Here's How to Customize Your Garmin Watch Face With the Face-It App

Garmin has a lesser-known app in the App Store and it often gets overlooked.

At the end of the season Garmin launched Face-It, a customizable watch face creation app for its range of Connect IQ compatible products. This will allow you to be different from everyone else standing at the start line and make you the envy of your running buddies. You'll even have them thinking your an amateur hacker.

The app can create custom watch faces for the following Connect IQ compatible wearables: fenix 3 HR, fenix 3 Sapphire, D2 Bravo, D2 Charlie, D2 Delta, D2 Delta PX, D2 Delta S, Descent Mk1, epix, fenix 3, fenix 5, fenix 5 Plus, fenix 5S, fenix 5S Plus, fenix 5X, fenix 5X Plus, Forerunner 230, Forerunner 235, Forerunner 630, Forerunner 645, Forerunner 645 Music, Forerunner 735XT, Forerunner 920XT, Forerunner 935, quatix 3, quatix 5, quatix 5 Sapphire, tactix Bravo, tactix Charlie, vivoactive, vivoactive 3, vivoactive 3 Music, vivoactive HR.

How to install a Face-It watch face

1. Turn on your phone. Download the Face-It app from the App Store(iPhone) or Google Play(Android). 

2. Open the app. 

3. You'll be prompted to choose a picture from your phone's library. You can then choose whether you want the face to be analogue or digital. 

4. Once you've chosen your design, hit 'Send to device'. Garmin Connect will automatically fire up and you need to sync the your device as normal. Note: You can also connect your device via USB to a PC and sync via Garmin Express.

5. Voila, you're customized.

We should let you know that Garmin universally opts for low resolution screens to help extend battery life when you're on your run. This means that you'll need to choose your image wisely, and have realistic expectations. Rather than choosing a portrait with a lot of depth and colors, choose a logo with a white background, such as a Chicago Cubs logo. Less is more in this scenario.

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