What are Apple Watch faces and how to use them

Apple is quite scrupulous about the development of its devices, but also the operating systems and the interface in it: you probably already paid attention to how clearly everything is drawn in iOS and how much attention is paid to the little things. For example, when you turn on the flashlight, the switch on the icon itself moves – everything is so imperceptible that you wonder when you find it. Or take, for example, the Apple Watch: each smart watch face has not only an original design, but even a history of creation and function. We tell what are the Apple Watch faces and how to use them.

We tell you what the secret of the different Apple Watch dials is and how to use them

The most popular Apple Watch faces

Take for example some of the popular watch faces for Apple smartwatches: California, Chronograph, Count Up (Diver), and also GMT known as Greenwich Mean Time. At first glance, it may seem that these are ordinary, beautiful and perfectly traced clock screensavers. But this is not so: not only does each of them have their own functions, but also the history of creation. To begin with, it is important to understand that each watch face is a direct reference to some existing watch, and not just a design taken from thin air.

    The California dial has a history

  • California dial – one of the most popular for Apple Watch. It has a simple minimalist design without unnecessary elements. It may seem that the name is a reference to the location of the headquarters of Apple, but everything is somewhat different. The original design was designed and owned by Rolex and features Arabic numerals. By the way, on the Apple Watch you can change them to Roman or mix the two styles, or even turn off the numbers altogether.
  • The chronograph is one of the most difficult to understand, but convenient

  • Dial Chronograph – designed for people who, in addition to hours, also need a stopwatch. It is believed that the first chronograph was produced in 1822 and has since been modified by Breitling and Longines. In Apple’s variation, it has two additional mini-dials with numbers that were not in the original. Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, who went to the moon, had an Omega watch. There is also the Chronograph Pro dial, a more complicated version with an additional bezel.
  • The diver was created for military divers and has a specific function.

  • Dial Diver called so for a reason. It has a rotating diving bezel to help you read the elapsed time in minutes when diving. In the original, this dial was on Oyster watches – it is this company that owns the patent.
  • Greenwich has a two-tone bezel for a reason

  • Dial Greenwich called so for a reason. This is a tribute to the GMT Master watch, which was made for travelers to adjust to other time zones. In the original, the numbers were only on the bezel, but Apple moved them to the dial itself.

Now you know what watch faces design for Apple Watch clearly not taken from the ceiling. But how do they work? Now let’s explain.

Features of Apple Watch faces

The most interesting thing is how watch faces work on Apple Watch: not everyone knows that this is not just a smart watch decoration, but also a useful function. Each of the aforementioned watch faces works differently and can be used in almost any life situation. Remember!

How to use popular Apple Watch faces?

  • The California watch face is the simplest and has no hidden chips, but it has many settings: you can change the color, change the layout to Roman, include Arabic plus Roman numerals, Arabic and Indian, and you can also change its shape to make it round.
  • The Chronograph dial allows run counters on the Apple Watch screen. With the stopwatch stop button, you can memorize the result, and another second hand will move on the screen. The second sub-dial has a minute counter that works in a similar way. The Pro version has a tachometer to measure the speed, and it also has an active bezel.
  • The most interesting of all watch faces is without a doubt Diver. Touch the bezel to lock Apple Watch minute handto count down the dive time from a specific minute. In addition to diving, such a calculation can be useful in other situations, for example, while cooking.
  • When using the Greenwich watch face, you need to press it or rotate the Digital Crown, after which the bezel will rotate according to the suggested time zone. Two colors (red and blue) – for a reason. They display the time of day or night in a specific location.

There are a lot of watch faces for the Apple Watch: you won’t believe it, but each has its own history and hidden features, whether it’s a Kaleidoscope or even a sports one from Nike. In addition, each of them requires serious painstaking work of engineers, which is why they turn out to be so detailed.

Write in the comments which watch face you use and what you like about it!

Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.

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