The Google Pixel Watch has been one of Google’s most sought-after hardware products. While there have been rumours of a Pixel Watch since 2017, Google has waited five years to release a Wear OS-powered watch. Along with the Pixel 7 and the Pixel 7 Pro smartphones, Google also released the Pixel Watch, although only in a few countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Taiwan, the UK, and the US. Unfortunately, if you live outside of these countries and want to get a taste of the new Wear OS, you will have to opt for a smartwatch from another manufacturer.
Google supplied eighteen distinct watch faces, ranging from simple ones that only display the time to more intricate ones that display numerous parameters for tracking one’s health and fitness. Naturally, your first inclination will be to use your Wear OS 3 smartwatch to test out those watch faces. For this, we have you covered. The step-by-step instructions in the tutorial below will allow you to easily install these Pixel Watch-only watch faces on any Wear OS 3 smartwatch, such as the Galaxy Watch 4 or the Galaxy Watch 5.
Pixel Watch’s watch faces have been extracted and combined into an APK file that has to be installed on your Wear OS 3 smartwatch. Either the ADB approach or WiFi debugging can be used to install an APK. The ADB approach is the more time-consuming one and includes several commands that you must be cautious with. On the other hand, the wireless debugging approach is straightforward and requires little effort; and we will use it in this article.
Install Google Pixel Watch Watch Faces On Any Wear OS 3 Smartwatch
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Two APK files are required before we can proceed: the first is the Pixel Watch watch faces APK, and the second is a wireless debugging app like Bugjaeger. Both files are free to download and can be downloaded from the link below.
Follow the steps below to get the Pixel Watch watch faces on any Wear OS 3 smartwatch.
Step 1: Download and Install the Bugjaeger app on your smartphone through Google Play Store.
Step 2: Download the Watch Faces APK file on your phone from the above link. In the following steps, we will push and install this APK onto the smartwatch.
Step 3: Now, on your smartwatch, Open Settings > Connections, and make sure both the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned On.
Step 4: Now go back, and enter into the About Watch settings, from there, tap 6 times on the build number to unlock the Developer Options.
Step 5: Once done, go back to the settings app and scroll to the bottom. This is where you will find the Developer Options. Now from there, Go and enable the ‘ADB Debugging’ and ‘Debug Over Wi-Fi’.
Step 6: Now make sure that your smartphone and the smartwatch are on the same Wi-Fi network.
Step 7: The next couple of steps are to be performed on your smartphone.
Step 8: On your phone, fire up the Bugjaeger app, and from there, connect the watch to your phone. For this, you need to enter the IP address being shown on the ADB settings of the Watch onto the Connect device option on the Bugjaeger app.
Step 9: Once this process is done. Select the install APK file option within the Bugjaeger app, locate the Watch Faces APK file on your phone, and hit install.
Step 10: Once completed, you will see the Google Watch Faces app on your smartwatch.
That’s it; the companion app for your watch should now display the updated Pixel Watch watch faces. As we mentioned, for this guide, we used a Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, and all the new eighteen watch faces are available in the Wearable app.
What do you think of these fresh watch faces for the Pixel Watch? Which one will you use on your Wear OS 3 smartwatch? Let us know in the comments section below.