Easily create your own Pebble watch face for free

This free Web site makes it extremely simple to create personal Pebble watch faces.

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The Pebble smart watch allows users to design and install custom watch faces and apps. But if you've ever thought about trying to design your own faces, only to find the Pebble developer site and learn it's not even close to a streamlined process, you're in luck.

A very kind developer has created a Web site, Watchface Generator, where anyone of any skill level can create and share a Pebble watch face.

The hardest part of using Watchface Generator is deciding how you want your watch to look and work. You're able to set the font, set a background image, decide between digital or analog clock, whether to include the date (and its format), and customize any text displayed.

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With the live preview on the left side of the page you're able to immediately see what your watch face will look like and make changes accordingly.

You can upload your own image to be used as a background image, along with custom fonts if you don't like the font options.

Once you're done with your watch face and want to install it on your Pebble, you can scan a QR code or visit an autogenerated link from your smart phone. The Pebble app will take care of the rest.

The site also includes the option to make a watch face private, allowing you to require a password before anyone can access your creation.

Overall, the entire process only takes a few minutes if you know what you want. If not, you're likely to spend a lot of time tinkering with your design, getting everything just right. So, if creating a custom watch face isn't something you want to do with the official tools from Pebble, give Watchface Generator a try. Even if you're not all that creative, at least you'll have a unique watch face.

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Jason Cipriani has been covering mobile technology news for over five years. His work spans from CNET How To and software review sections to WIRED’s Gadget Lab and Fortune.com.

 

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