WatchMaker, a popular Android and Android Wear watchface platform, has some good news for our readers. They are currently in the process of expanding their supported platforms and will be targeting Tizen and its latest wearable smartwatches, the Samsung Gear S2 and Gear S3.
The company will expand their support of Android Wear to Full Android Wear 2.0, as well as Tizen in the next two weeks, and then Ticwatch2 in the February to March timeframe. All new WatchMaker versions will be available to their current WatchMaker users at no additional cost. Using the app users will have access to 1000's of new watchfaces and can even use the watchface design tools, which are free of charge, and allow you to quickly create a watchface.
Below is a list of supported features that are currently supported on the Android Wear Platform. There is no news at the moment how well or if these features will be supported on Tizen:-
- Animated GIFs - Add custom animations to your watch face!
- 3D Gyroscope - Create an amazing parallax effect!
- Interactive Clock - Create hotspots to launch watch or phone apps!
- Animations - Create bright / dim / tap animations with 45 tweening functions!
- Calendar - Choose which calendars to show!
- Weather / Moon Icons - Add in 1-click!
- Countdowns - Days until your birthday, Christmas, etc!
- Cool Text Effects - Add glow, outline, even flat shadow!
- 1-Click Widgets - Including battery (watch/phone) + WiFi widgets!
- OpengGL Shaders - Powerful rendering for watch segments, radars
- Free Watches - Get 1000's of watchfaces from our huge G+ community!
- Tasker - Full tasker integration to set watchface, change variables, run tasks
- Compass - Add rotating compass or bearing
- Stopwatch - Why design a watch when you can build a stopwatch?!
- Multiple Time Zone - Set up to 3 custom time zones
- Series of hours / minutes Zooper style!
- Heart rate and step counter for fitness
- Programmable Watches make calculator, stopwatches, countdowns, anything your like using in-built Lua programming engine!
- Time Machine - test your watch at any speed to see how it looks in the future!
- Very low battery usage!
- 6 free watch faces for Android Wear
- 4 new featured watches each week!
- Weather Data
- Smooth second hand - 50fps!
- Supports round and square faces
- Selection of analog and digital clocks!
- Customize sizes and placements for cards, indicators + OK Google!
- Get data from all phone sensors, accelerometer, etc.
We assume the same pricing model will be maintained as the company previously had in place:-
- You get 6 watches, 12 fonts, 15 backgrounds and the watch designer for free!
- Premium is $3.99: 8 featured watches each week and exclusive access to 1000's of faces from their G+ community, also lets you use your own images in watchfaces!