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 set out to create my own watchface designs. This page shows the projects I made for the Garmin Connect IQ SDK.

Simple and minimal 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 is free to use.

Minimal Binary

Minimal Binary Watchface design for the Garmin Smartwatch

A minimalistic watchface that shows time using binary indicators.

Garmin Store

Minimal Digital

Minimal Digital Watchface for Garmin Smartwatch

Garmin Store

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.