How to make your Android Wear gear look like it's on Apple Watch OS with WearFaces


If you are at least a little bit intrigued by Apple's new Watch OS, with all of its circular happenings on the home screen of the Apple Watch, but don't want to wait until early next year, when the wearable will be released, fret not, as there is a way to get that unique look on your smartwatch right now. It was a matter of time before enterprising developers offered the new Watch OS interface for Android Wear gear like the LG G Watch R, Samsung Gear 2 or the Moto 360 via watch faces. The developers even did some funny stuff with the app, naming it PEAR watchface, as an analogy with a certain other fruit-titled company.  Here's how to get the goods:

1. Download the PEAR Round (always colorful for Moto 360) app directly, if you have that certain round smartwatch, or the PEAR Square (always colorful) one for the square types. There are also versions of these apps with Ambient Mode, meant to save on battery life by dimming the display, called PEAR Round (with dimmed state)  and PEAR Square (with dimmed state), respectively;


3. Import the downloaded .zip file with your PEAR watchface of choice to the WearFaces app on your phone, and install it to your smartwatch from there. Here's a video tutorial of how to do this last step, for those who are braving the Android Wear universe for the first time:


source: WearFaces (Albrecht Noll)

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41 Comments

1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Why would anyone want this? iWatch home screen sux, period.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And what kind of idiot would do that? I prefer the Moto 360 I don't want any iSoftware on any watch or phone. Plus the Gear sequel will surpass it's predessor.

2. slh163

Posts: 140; Member since: May 19, 2014

that's the beauty of android, you don't have to be stuck with what you have. if you get bored. just change the whole thing

12. WendyFromCircus

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Apple watch can customize both interface and bands fyi... Who's beauty now cave man?

18. Awalker

Posts: 1973; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

You can change the band on any watch.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7170; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

You can change the band on Apples Watch (iWatch). But for a different band that only comes from Apple. There are already thousands of band already on the market with all kinds of different pricing, shapes, and sizes. So if you don't like the band on your say Gear Live or LG G Watch then change it. I changed the band on my Gear Live at a watch store for $20. That included installation as well. That metal band was only $15. I could have changed it myself. But it was only few bucks more. How much is Apple going to charge for each of its watch bands? Does anyone really know? You can bet that Apple won't give anyone a fair price for its watch bands.

40. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

lol THANK YOU!!! omg i guess its a man thing to know that. or no man ever taught u. i taught my chick bout watches so she knows.

41. reckless562

Posts: 1153; Member since: Sep 09, 2013

air head much?? ALL watch bands are CHANGABLE!!! what do u think they do at Watch shops?!?!?

21. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

This app doesn't really do anything though, it's purely for show. There is no functionality behind it. You can't actually click on an app on the screen to launch it. Clicking on any of the apps just wakes up Android Wear. It's merely just made to look like you have an Apple Watch.

4. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

We'll.. imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

5. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

But why is that my trypophobia itches for that screen.. rrrrrr

14. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Dont get why anyone likes this kind of customization/immitation. might as well just buy the gadamniWatch!! I see the same thing with lockscreens, launchers etc for wp and ios design ui and I dont understand why people actually like these. If i want my note 3 (with the much loathed touchwiz) to mimic(in looks only) wp or ios, it is perhaps nice to know its possible but this always seems like taking many steps backwards when you consider usability and features that is already available to any android version since 4.0

17. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Because we don't want to get struck to one look forever.

20. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

You forgot to mention one important fact about Pear, "You can’t actually interact with that redesigned grid. It’s just for show, and touching the display only wakes up Android Wear. So really Pear is just a joke. It’s a gag watchface for pretending you already got your hands on an Apple Watch and maybe fooling a few friends." http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/09/12/apple-watch-homescreen-copied-for-android-wear/

29. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

That the challenge for both developer and user. Normally only geek and determine developer with take up that challenge. In months we will have more and more features build on top of the basic. There is even a good chance that the mod end up better than the original. Anyway I taking a plunge on Android wear in 2015.

33. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014

power of ANDROID

35. bakhti

Posts: 4; Member since: May 06, 2010

Is it available for LG quick circle case?

36. theguy2345

Posts: 1216; Member since: Jun 24, 2014

this interface is on the PlayStation vita from 2011. apple innovates my butt

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