The Most Stylish Wear Watch Faces of 2023

Add flair to your wrist with unique watch face designs

If you have a Wear (formerly Android Wear) smartwatch, you may be less than thrilled with your watch face options. If you're looking for a more stylish alternative to decorate your wrist, check out these designer Wear watch faces that offer a little more flair than the usual options.

If you're looking for more choices, take a look at our picks for the best Wear watch faces of 2023.

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Best for Beautiful Simplicity: Half Watch Face

Half Watch Wear OS watch face
What We Like
  • Elegant minimalist design.

  • Works for square or round watch faces.

  • One-time 99-cent purchase with no in-app purchases required.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited features.

If you're looking for elegant simplicity, check out Half Watch Face. Choose from a variety of settings and themes, opt for a 24-hour format, and add the date to your screen. This watch face doesn't brim with additional features, but for a beautifully glanceable experience, its 99-cent price tag is well worth it.

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Best-Looking Weather and Fitness Data Watch Face: Mustache

Mustache Wear OS watch face
What We Like
  • Beautifully designed as well as functional.

  • See weather and fitness data.

  • Tap to launch apps easily.

  • Night, mute, and ambient modes.

What We Don't Like
  • You have to pay for some themes.

With a minimalist design and flexible options, Mustache is a simple, stylish Wear watch face that also displays your fitness and weather data. Tap to jump to other watch apps, and choose from a variety of customization options. This app is free to download and use, but many of its beautiful themes are premium and require an in-app purchase.

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Prettiest Wear Watch Face: Rose Gold Scallop

Rose Gold Wear OS watch face
What We Like
  • Beautiful design.

  • Looks particularly good with a white or gold watch.

  • Elegant, jewelry-like look.

What We Don't Like
  • Not as feature-full as some other watch faces.

If you're looking for something pretty and aren't concerned so much with complications and functions, Rose Gold Scallop is a beautiful adornment for your wrist. This lovely watch face is available from the Facer website, and you can also download Rose Gold Scallop from the Google Play Store as part of the Facer watch face collection.

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Best for Functional Style: Looks Watch Faces for Wear by Google

Looks Wear OS Watch Face
What We Like
  • Many beautiful designs to choose from.

  • Works for square or round watches.

  • Completely free.

What We Don't Like
  • Some users report that it drains battery life.

Looks Watch Faces for Wear by Google is a stylish collection of timeless watch faces that integrate seamlessly with any preinstalled watch faces. The app works with complications, so it's easy to access your apps and contacts, with customization options that make it easy to always match your mood and style.

Choose from numerous options, including Astral, which rotates beautiful photography, or Places, which shows your current location on a map. Time-Lapse features an ever-changing background, while Radius presents a classic design.

This app is completely free to download and use.

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Most Creative Wear Watch Face: Skinny Love

Skinny Love Wear OS watch face
What We Like
  • Artsy and different designs.

  • Light and dark versions to suit your mood.

  • Cute and functional.

What We Don't Like
  • Synchronization can take some time.

With letters, icons, and numbers sketched into the watch face by its designer, Skinny Love is a whimsical, creative, and beautiful option for your wrist. The app artfully displays the time, date, and day in a unique clock interface. Choose from three designs, including Holocene for square watches, Emma for round watches, and the classic Skinny Love design. The app is a 99-cent purchase that's well worth the price.

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Best for Year-Round Holiday Fun: 25 Days Christmas Watch Face

25 Days Christmas WearOS watch face
What We Like
  • Elegant design isn't garish like some holiday decor.

  • 25 different backgrounds to choose from.

  • Works on round or square watches.

What We Don't Like
  • You can't turn off the countdown timer.

The 25 Days Christmas Watch Face is a beautifully elegant surprise, adding a whimsical flair to your wrist as you wait for Christmas, whether it's days or months away. Choose from 25 different backgrounds that range from subtle to more festive, or set it to change your background for a daily surprise. This app is 99 cents to download and use.

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