How to create your own dials or dials for an Amazfit watch

One of the benefits of having a smartwatch is that you can almost completely change its look by changing the face (also called look at faces). In the specific case of Amazfit smartwatches, from its application you can install dozens of spheres And that’s not even talking about unofficial places with even more designs, like amazfitwatchfaces.

There is no shortage of dials for Amazfit watches, but if you have a concrete idea you will have to roll up your sleeves. Creating faces for an Amazfit watch is not difficult, although it requires dedication and patience. here we will see how you can create faces for your Amazfit smartwatch in three ways with different levels of difficulty and customization.

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From the Amazfit app

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so simply you want to put an image on your watch, the easiest way to do this is to use the official Amazfit app. This is the easiest method to give your smartwatch a unique touch, although it has the disadvantage that customization is limited to the background image and is not available in a analog version.

To create a custom watch face, you need to open the Amazfit app on your mobile. in the tab Profiletap on your watch to open its options screen, where you’ll need to tap Watch face settings. Then press Personalize.

Personalize

Now comes the fun part. Press on change background sphere to choose a background photo, which you can take with the camera or from any gallery app you have installed, such as Google Photos. Before continuing, you can adjust the cropping of the photo.

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The app lets you choose three slots for now, which overlays the image you previously chose. Choose the one you like the most and press the button. To sychronizewhich will send your personalized face to the smartwatch.

With ‘Watchface Editor’

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If you want to create a completely custom sphere instead of changing the background image, you’ll have to resort to third-party tools. Watch Face Editor is a web page that serves as a tool to design watch faces for Amazfit watches and some Mi Band.

It is now compatible with Amazfit Bip, Amazfit Cor, Mi Band 4, Amazfit GTR and Amazfit Bip S. Its use is not too complicated, since you have several tabs in which to make adjustments to the design and what you want to include or not. For further customization, you will need to have skills in preparing images that will be used as assets.

You don’t need to have an account and the web app itself allows you to easily create images for different fonts with a related tool. Getting used to it will take some time, but the main thing is that you can add items from the tab Edit then locate them from the tab Design. All this, while you see a preview of the result on the left side.

With GTR Watch Face Editor

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Although technically you can create a completely custom sphere with an image editor and a notepaduse apps like GTR Watch Face Editor by SashaCX75, available for Windows makes your task much easier. You can download this tool here.

With this application you can create watch faces for Amazfit GTR 42 or 47 mm, Amazfit GTS, Amazfit T-Rex and Amazfit Verge Lite. It’s similar to the web app we reviewed earlier, but it’s less easy for you (it doesn’t help with typography and doesn’t include any out-of-the-box layouts). You have more control over the outcome, however you have to create everything from scratch. Luckily, you can also open a sphere you already have and edit it by tapping unpack the bin. Thus, you will be able to open spheres downloaded from AmazfitWatchFaces.

Unpack

This will unzip the dial to a folder on your hard drive, including the images used and the JSON file that includes the what’s what and where they’re placed. Now comes the tricky part: modify the files to get the sphere of your dreams. The images are standard PNG files, so you can use them with any graphics editor you have installed.

In the application, all changes must be made in the tab assembly, where there are different groups to configure the appearance of sphere elements. For example, in the sphere that I downloaded, I put the logo where the weather information was displayed before, so in the tab Time can i deactivate Enable so that the time is not displayed.

Enable

Each tab has its own options, but usually you will have to choose the position of each element and which image is used for it. The images are numbered, so if your minute hand on the dial uses image 26, you will need to edit the file 0026.png to modify it.

I’m not going to lie to you, creating spheres with this application is not very easy, although it is easier than it seems at first glance. After struggling with the options for a few days, you’ll probably start to get the hang of it. These are the following sections you can configure:

  • Background. the background image of the sphere.

  • Time. Set the appearance of the digital clock. It can be disabled.

  • Date. It allows you to add the date on the dial, with different options to display the day of the week, the year, etc.

  • progress of days. Shows the current day, but as a graph.

  • step progression. A chart to show the steps.

  • Activities. Here you can add an indicator with steps, distance, pulse, calories and goals.

  • Status. Set status icons (Bluetooth connection, alarms, lock, do not disturb)

  • Drums. It allows you to include the clock battery in the form of numbers, icons and graphics.

  • analog clock. The appearance of the clock hands is defined here.

  • Time. Here you can set whether to show the weather icon and the current temperature.

  • Shortcuts. You can include up to four shortcuts to directly open the Steps, Pulse, Time or Power Saving Mode view by touching a specific area.

  • Animation (beta). Experimental feature to add animations to your sphere.

The good thing about this app is that it shows you a real-time preview what your sphere looks like with each change you make, so you can play around with the settings to see what changes. In the background, in most cases, you’ll just change the X or Y coordinates of where a particular frame is located.

Settings

With a lot of patience, creativity and an image editor, you can create a sphere completely in your image and likeness. Creating spheres is easy, but making them look good isn’t so easy. When you’re happy with your creation, tap Wrap and compress the bin to create a file that you can install on your Amazfit.

The application does not install the watch face, instead you will have to use an application to transfer your face to the watch. On Android, a good alternative is Tools and Amazfit. To install a custom watch face with this application, you must go to the Options tab and press Custom Installthen choose the file you created with GTR Watch Face Editor.

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