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- How can I download and install clock faces for the Fitbit smartwatches?
- Do I need to pay to change the clock faces?
- What are the benefits of the additional Fitbit Watch Faces?
- What is an AOD (Always On Display) watch face?
- Can I install my pictures to my Fitbit Versa 3 face?
- Can I store watch faces on my watch?
- To wrap up
With a 1.58 inches wide AMOLED 336×336 pixels color touchscreen, the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3/2 offer plenty of space for displaying sharp and multipurpose watch faces.
Before we start, it is vital to understand that The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 and Versa 2 share the same screen and watch faces, so in the rest of this article, please consider that we used both devices interchangeably. All of the watch faces we describe in this are fully compatible with the three Fitbit smartwatches.
A Fitbit Smartwatch clock face will do much more than tell you what time it is. After all, if you bought a smartwatch, it is probably for getting plenty of information about your fitness and health levels.
When the Fitbit Charge 5 is a great fitness tracker and includes most of the sensors of the flagship Fitbit Sense, its 1.04 inches screen doesn’t offer enough space to display more than basic information. It may be one reason the number of available screens is limited.
It doesn’t go the same way with the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3. With the possibility to choose from both free or paid watch faces, the choice is virtually unlimited. However, with such an abundance of options, it may take time to finally choose a clock face that will meet your tastes and needs.
This article will guide you through making the most of your Fitbit Sense smartwatch clock faces and will offer you our selection of what we consider the best watch faces for the Sense/Versa 3 smartwatches. Of course, everybody has different tastes, and our choices will match our preferences, but we trust that we will provide you with several options to consider and potentially leverage from.
First, let’s answer some of the technical questions you probably have regarding the Fitbit Sense watch faces.
How can I download and install clock faces for the Fitbit smartwatches?
Choosing a Fitbit watch face and installing it is smooth and easy. However, you will probably spend more time selecting the clock face that meets your taste than installing it.
As always, the first step is to launch the Fitbit App on your iOS or Android smartphone then:
- Next, tap on your profile icon on the top left corner of your screen to access your account screen,
- From your account, tap on your smartwatch. This should lead you to the gallery, where you can access the vast library of Fitbit watch faces to choose from.
Once you find one you like, tap on “install,” The watch face will be automatically downloaded and installed.
Do I need to pay to change the clock faces?
No, you don’t. The clock faces come either free for the most common ones and those created by Fitbit or reasonably priced, around $1.
Note that the faces are paid for on external websites, so if you are like me and do not like to spread your credit card number on too many websites, it is also possible to pay using Paypal, which offers an extra level of safety.
Another point to consider is that the premium watch faces offer a wide range of customization. One of our favorites, ntprOwr, allows us to change the color scheme by just tapping on the right bottom corner of the Fitbit device.
What are the benefits of the additional Fitbit Watch Faces?
The obvious benefit is that you will genuinely get a watch face that will suit your tastes, moods, and occasions. The other benefits are that you can choose the key information you want to display continuously.
If your goal is to lose weight or walk more, some watch faces will let you do just that and remind you when glancing at the time that you just walked 2,000 steps today or that your Active Zone Minutes are a bit on the downside. In a nutshell, being able to show the information that matters to you is the ultimate way to personalize your Fitbit device.
It is also essential to know that the continuous measurement of blood oxygen levels will require a specific watch face that will manage the measurements during the night.
A word of caution, though. Even though being able to get your blood oxygen saturation is an essential health metric, it comes at a price. A battery price. The SpO2 clock faces will impact your battery life…significantly. We found that you will use at least 30% of battery power when installing these watch faces during our tests.
What is an AOD (Always On Display) watch face?
You will agree that the name is somewhat self-explanatory, but it is essential to get to the bottom of it. In a nutshell, the Fitbit Sense offers the possibility always to display the time at a level of brightness.
This feature both has pros and cons. On the positive side, you will not have to raise your watch to look at the time considering that the Screen Wake mode is set to automatic or to push the button in case the Screen Wake is on manual.
With clock faces compatible with AOD, the time and other important information will be displayed continuously. When looking for an AOD clock face, check the description provided to confirm that this feature is available for the watch face you like.
The only negative side with Always on Display watch faces is that even though the brightness is set to a minimal level, the AOD mode will continuously use a minimum level of energy and will drain the battery a little bit faster than with non-AOD watch faces.
Do not be too scared, though. With a battery life of up to 6 days, the Fitbit Sense has plenty of power to offer, and displaying a dimmed watch face will only have a minimum impact on the battery.
In our opinion, the benefits of sneakily checking the time during a meeting far outweigh the minimal need of using a bit of battery power.
Can I install my pictures to my Fitbit Versa 3 face?
Yes, you can, and it brings a whole level of personalization to a Fitbit clock face. Just like you can have pictures of your significant other, children, or pets on your smartphone, tablet, or computer, some clock faces will let you upload your pictures and use them as a background.
There are plenty of watch faces that will let you upload pictures, and the best way to find the one you like is to use the search bar on the Fitbit App Watch Gallery and type “photo.”
Be aware, though, that most of the watch faces coming with the photo upload feature are not free, and they will cost you around $1 for a lifetime purchase—a small price to pay to always have the pictures of your quality family times on display.
Can I store watch faces on my watch?
There is no need always to use the Fitbit App to download and install a new clock face. Luckily, the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 offer the possibility to save five watch faces directly into the device’s memory.
The watch faces can be changed directly from the clock app on your watch. In addition, the selection of your faces is managed directly from the app.
To wrap up
Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa smartwatches come with many available watch faces, either free or you will need to pay to unlock all of the features.
With so many clock faces available, it is hard not to find one you will not like and will not be in line with your taste or even political convictions.
Diving into the world of the Fitbit watch faces can be time-consuming, but we found it fun and entertaining. The main question being which one to choose…Changing the clock face is the best and easiest way to do just that if you want to feel like wearing a new watch every day.
Did we say that it is also possible to create your watch faces? We will tell you all about it in another article. Stay tuned.