I’m a runner and I use Garmin watches to track them. When I got my first Garmin watch that supported custom watchfaces and applications, I couldn’t find a design that I liked.

Luckily, the Garmin platform is open for developers. And so I set out to design and develop my own watchface designs. This page shows the projects I made for the Garmin Connect IQ SDK.

Simple, minimal, and free designs

I like my running watch to look like a nice, minimalistic watch when I’m not running. This is something I hope my designs reflect. I also like other people to enjoy my designs, so every watch face design is free to use.

Interested in developing your own Garmin Watchface? I wrote a blogpost about my experience developing my first Garmin watch face. You can read it here.

Minimal Binary (3k+ downloads)

Minimal Binary Watchface design for the Garmin Smartwatch

A minimalistic watchface that shows time using binary indicators.

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Minimal Data (new)

A minimalistic watchface that displays time using squares for hours and small lines for minutes.

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Minimal Digital

Minimal Digital Watchface for Garmin Smartwatch

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Design ideas

  • Maximal Binary: a watchface showing time using one row of binary indicators for the current hour and one row of indicators for minutes.
  • Data Viz Design: a watchface that shows time using a data-visualisation-like representation of hours and minutes.

I wrote a blogpost about the experience of developing my first watchface. It might be helpful if you want to develop your own. You can read the post here.