Manage a Watch Face Studio project

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A project in Watch Face Studio (WFS) contains everything that defines your watch face, from assets to build configurations. When you start a new project, Watch Face Studio creates the necessary structure for all your files. This guide provides an overview of the key components that make up your project.

Project management

Manage projects on the landing page of Watch Face Studio. Options include the following:

  • New Project : Create a new watch face project.
  • Open Project: Open an existing project.
  • My Workspace: A list of all the projects stored on your local machine.
  • Recent Project: A list of all the projects you've worked on.
  • Starred Project: A list of all the projects you've starred.


Each folder has a view type, sort option and search box. View your folders in grid view or list view. Sort by last opened, date created, name ascending, or name descending. Use Move to my Workspace to move the project to a location designated as a local workspace folder.

Sample projects are loaded together with read-only options in the tool. To save your versions of these projects, select save-as.

Project settings

The following list describes the font and health settings within each project:

  • Canvas circular crop: Crop the canvas to a circle by default. If the outside of the circle need to be filled with a color uncheck this option. crop
  • Font: Sets the default font that is shown.
  • Bitmap font: Sets the Bitmap font for the opened project. The bitmap font set here is also shown in the properties menu.
  • Step goal: Sets the step goal to be used for step percentage calculation.
  • Heart rate measurement interval: Sets the interval for automatic heart rate measurement.


The following list describes the most important files and folders that configure the Watch Face Studio environment:

  • workspace folder: Contains project files and build outputs.
  • Project settings file: Contains the following settings.
    • Project location: Sets the location that your project uses.
    • View: Sets the properties for Grid, Guidelines, and Snap.
    • Edit: Allows you to edit layer-specific configurations.
    • Appearance: Set and use various themes including light mode, dark mode or system default.


Additionally, WFS supports importing GWD project files from Galaxy Watch Studio. Some components and settings may not be imported because of operating system differences. Encrypted GWD project files can’t be imported. To import your GWD, go to Files > Import GWD.

Create a project

If you don't have a project opened, WFS shows the landing page. Otherwise create a new project.

  1. Click New Project. If you already have a project opened, create a new project by selecting File > New Project from the menu bar.
  2. Specify the width and height of your watch face.
  3. Click Create.


Open an existing project

To open an existing local project in WFS, follow these steps:

  1. Click File > New > Open Project.
  2. In the open project window, navigate to the root directory of the project you want to open.
  3. Click OK to open the project.

Alternatively, you can open existing projects in the following ways:

  • In WFS, go to Menu bar > New Project > Recent, then select your project.
  • Double-click a project file directly from a folder.