Adding complications 1

Enhance your watch faces by adding a variety of information. Tapping on a complication lets users run apps directly from their watch face

Add complications

Step 1. Position the complication background

Decide where you want to position your complication.

Step 2. Decorate the complication

Add some hands and an index to the complication. In this example, the complication will show the battery level.

Step 3. Make an interactive complication

The complication now shows the current battery level. Next, let’s make this complication a button that can open the Battery app.

Tip! Adding backgrounds for all your complications isn't necessary. In this example, a background is used as a start for creating a complication. You can create complications for any component, like hands, indexes, and other elements.

1. Index : Go to Component > Index.

2. Hands : Add some hands, then go to Properties > Sync to > Battery %. Set rotation to 1.

* You can decorate complications in many other ways. For example, a battery level can be displayed in digits, and warning messages can be displayed when the battery level falls below 20%.

Step 4. Make the complication a button

The complication is now a button, and you can change its properties.

Step 5. Edit the button properties

Once a component is set as a button, you will see two new tabs in Properties: Normal and Action. Normal controls a component’s properties when it is not being used. Action controls a component’s properties when it is tapped.

Click 1Open the settings menu.

Click 2Select Set as button.

Tip!Any component of a complication can be a button. We recommend using components which cover the entire area of the complication, like a background. If it does not cover the entire complication area, use a transparent component positioned to cover the complication as a button.

Step 6. Set Action behavior

Decide what you want your new button to do when it is tapped.
In this example, the Battery app will open.

Step 7. Complication complete

Your complication is now complete.
It will show the current battery level. When tapped, the Battery app will open.

Click 1Show the list of apps from the drop-down menu

Click 2Select the app that you want to open when the button is tapped.

Tip!You can make a component’s image change when you tap it. Select Change image from the drop-down menu to add a maximum of 6 images.

Tip!There are a number of complication templates in the Galaxy Watch Designer. You can use these as a basis to create your own designs.

Step 8. Save as a custom complication

If you want to use this complication in another watch face, save it. Select all the components of the complication, right-click on it, then select Save As Complication. When prompted, enter a name for your complication and click OK. When you open another project or start a new one, from the component menu, go to Complications > Custom and select your custom complication to add to the project.

Delete custom complications

To delete a custom complication, on your PC, go to /Users/<>/GearWatchDesigner/complication, locate the folder that matches the name of the custom complication to delete, delete the folder and all of its contents, and restart GWD in order to remove the name of the custom complication from the menu.