I was at a friend’s church yesterday, Jason Neville – Praise Chapel , when I saw this guy worshipping God with his hands raised. Then I saw his watch on his left wrist. Then I saw his watch face on his watch on his left wrist, with his hands raised, worshipping God. I know, i’m not supposed to be distracted by such things like a watch, but I was – so judge me.
This guy’s digital watch had some kind of branding on it. I was several feet away, but I could see it was a letter, like an “F” or something. That’s when it hit me, “wow, I never thought about a branded watch face before.” I wonder if I can do that on my Apple Watch. It turns out, you can!
First I needed an app to design a font. A logo will work, but the watch face is kinda small, so a single letter or similar is better. Yes, you can do color, but that just makes it harder to see from a distance. I needed a simple app that let you control font style, color and background. I already had it and had used it before. It’s called Typorama.
First I used the app’s Watch Face template.
Just tap on the letters to change them in the app. Ignore the warning and click continue anyway – they don’t know what your creative jam is.
Then I choose a letter, mine’s a “g” because I like g’s – I have two of them 🙂
You’ll need to experiment with the app yourself to get the results you’d like. Just a hint, if you want to add the time and date and other info below your branded watch face, you’ll want the letter to ride high on the screen.
I recommend a white letter on black background, but feel free to do whatever.
Save it to your photos, I created a watch face album for organization purposes.
Once that’s done you open your watch app on your iPhone.
And go to Photos at the end of your face selections.
Then click ‘add photo’ at the bottom
Select the photo of your brand (letter or logo) and click done.
Scroll down to add things to your watch face.
And click ‘save as your current watch face’ if your happy with it.
That’s it. You’ve branded your Apple Watch face.