The 6 Best Gear S2 Watch Faces of 2023

Because digital watches are so customizable, you can choose anywhere from serious to Snoopy

The Samsung Gear S2 may not be the latest generation smartwatch, but plenty of watch faces can make it feel like you have the coolest watch around.

Installing any of these watch faces on your Gear S2 is simple using the Samsung Gear app for Android or the Samsung Gear App for iPhone. If your watch is on and paired with your phone via Bluetooth, the phone will scan and recognize it.

Sync your phone with the watch using the app, and you're ready to start uploading watch faces to your watch.

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Bold Style: Xenon Gear

Xenon Gear watch face.
What We Like
  • Impressive, complimentary colors.

  • Includes moon phase.

  • Dual digital and analog display.

What We Don't Like
  • Limited to one color scheme.

  • Small font.

  • Limited functionality.

If you struggle to decide between an analog or a digital watch face, the free Xenon Gear watch face gives you the best of both worlds.

The red hands, combined with the white numerals against a black background, make essential data pop against the black background.

While the watch face is not as customizable as others, it provides enough information that you don't need to. On this watch face, you'll have access to:

  • Digital time (in both military and 12HR formats)
  • Last recorded heart rate
  • Weekday and today's date
  • Current steps
  • Battery level
  • The current phase of the moon

Tapping the steps on the display takes you to your steps history. Tapping the battery side takes you to the battery status.

The Xenon Gear watch face combines just enough class with functionality that it'll turn heads while also being useful in your everyday life.

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Cartoon Nostalgia: Snoopy

Snoopy and Woodstock watch face
What We Like
  • Nostalgic watch face.

  • Displays battery and steps.

  • Clean, digital display.

What We Don't Like
  • Few details displayed.

  • Very basic watch face.

  • No analog option.

If you're a fan of the Peanuts comic strip, the free Snoopy watch face is a solid choice.

The watch face shows Snoopy and his sidekick, Woodstock, sitting on top of Snoopy's dog house and looking at each other.

This watch face isn't overflowing with features, but it does what a watch needs to do. The date is at the top, and the time is in red right below it.

The daily step count is in black on the side of Snoopy's doghouse, and your current battery level in the center of the screen.

It's everything you need at a glance, with the bonus that every time you look at your Gear S2 watch face, you're guaranteed to smile.

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For Photographers: PhotoWear Photo Watch

PhotoWear Photo Watch Face
What We Like
  • Customizable watch face.

  • Clean display.

  • Analog and digital time.

What We Don't Like
  • No sensor data displayed.

  • Date and time only.

  • No extra features.

This free watch face is ideal if you find the perfect watch face for your Samsung Gear S2.

You can use any photo as the background and choose nine of your favorite photos from your phone's gallery to toggle between right from your watch face. The Photo Watch watch face lets you customize your watch to look exactly the way you want.

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A Pet On Your Watch: Lifesum

Lifesum Gear S2 watch face.
What We Like
  • Adorable display.

  • Very interactive watch face.

  • See health data.

What We Don't Like
  • No analog option.

  • Limited features.

  • Very simple design.

While the free Lifesum Gear 2 watch face looks like the perfect watch face for children (and it is), it's plenty of fun for adults too.

A cute, animated cartoon character lives at the bottom of the face. Every time you check the time, you'll see your Lifesum buddy active doing something that he thinks you should be doing.

Around the watch face, you'll see:

  • A step indicator
  • Calories burned
  • Glasses of water consumed

You can tap any of these data points to access your Gear S2's health dashboard.

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Best Classy Watch Face: Paris

Paris Facer watch face
What We Like
  • Very classy watch face.

  • Displays date and time.

  • Minimalist design.

What We Don't Like
  • No sensor data displayed.

  • No digital option.

  • Limited features.

The Paris Toujours classic watch face isn't flashy or stuffed full of features. But what it does do, it does well.

The watch face displays the Eiffel Tower front and center, stretching from 12 o'clock down to 6 o'clock. There's no animation or anything to tap for more information on this watch face. 

It's a stylish, classy watch face that'll catch the eye of everyone around you every time you check the time.

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Visuals: Day/Night Cycle

Day/Night Cycle watch face
What We Like
  • Creative watch face.

  • Animated design.

  • Displays battery level.

What We Don't Like
  • No sensor data displayed.

  • No analog option.

  • Consumes more watch battery.

If you love the moon and the sun, this animated watch face might be appealing. It is a hybrid of digital and analog with a rotating triangle counting the seconds and a digital display.

The watch face only displays the current date, time, and battery level. But what makes it stand out is the animated triangle that slowly circles the outer edge of the watch and the changing sun and moon dial.

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