With a growing stable of smartwatches, Fitbit is quickly becoming a more popular platform for people to track their health from – but the insights you get by glancing at the device largely depend on your chosen watch face.
Called Clock Faces, and available to change only through the companion app, Fitbit now has a large collection of retro and analog options for you to pick from. No matter whether you own a Fitbit Versa 2, Versa or Versa Lite Edition, you can trawl through the library and switch from a fitness-focused face to a traditional one in mere seconds.
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Below, we’ve picked out some of the best Fitbit Versa watch faces available right now. However, be sure to check back, as the list of options is growing, with more and more developers submitting fresh creations to Fitbit.
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Similar to the FlashRing and Moment Clocks faces from the Fitbit Ionic, About Time gives you a simple layout that includes four stats icons – steps, active minutes, heart rate and calories – below the time and date. You won’t be able to customize these, unfortunately, but they do give you a stylish and reliable option to keep coming back to when you’re done getting creative with other faces.
We thought we’d move to the simplest end of the spectrum, here, with the Minimal Clock Face. This analog offering is basic and clean, but can get a little more involved with the addition of metrics like the weather or your heart rate around the display. We really like the straightforward looks offered by Minimal.
Just like the Apple Watch, Fitbit’s Versa line also allows you to use your favourite photos as your watch face. Photograph allows you to take any image within your smartphone’s camera roll, pinch and resize to your taste and then add them to the smartwatch.
Unfortunately, this face doesn’t come with the option to customize the placing of the date and time, or indeed the color or metrics shown, but it’s definitely one worth exploring if you don’t necessarily need to see your stats every time you flick your wrist.
One of our favourites from the Ionic makes it across to the Versa line, with Arrows allowing you to get a clean, colorful look at your day. You’ll get six stats spots, with the metrics and colors of the top four arrows all easily changed. Even the background color can be toggled, making this one of the more customisable options within the store. You’ll initially get a 24-hour free trial with Arrows on your wrist before having to subscribe.
One of the latest faces to come to the Fitbit’s Clock Face collection is thanks to a partnership with Snap Inc. and Bitmoji. Now, Fitbit users are able to link their Bitmoji to their Fitbit account.
You’ll have to sign up through the Fitbit app once the face is downloaded, but once that’s done your avatar will continually change pose throughout the day. You can also teleport a new version over, if you’ve made some changes. The background color can also be tweaked, as well as the date and month format.
Essentially a more detailed version of the Fitbit’s Boxy face from the Ionic, Sliding Puzzle lets you interact with the tiles in order to change their color or rearrange by tapping the blank space. And besides that, the style still gives you a glanceable look at all your key stats, with the settings section allowing you to set the clock preference.
As the name suggests, this Versa face is all about the weather, showing you the current temperature alongside a scenic, geometric-style background. You can even display some fitness stats. It’s one of the best looking watch faces currently available, but it does come at a small price.
You can live with the face for 24 hours, but then you’ll need to pay $1 to unlock it forever. It also takes a bit longer than your average Fitbit watch face to download, but it’s well worth the wait.
Fancy freshening up the usual grids and tiles with something a little more creative? Look no further than Starry, a night-themed face that lets you customize the background of the night sky and the stars, while also receiving an insight into battery life through the moon in the top right and how close you are to crossing your activity goal (either steps, floors, calories, distance or active minutes) through the planet in the bottom left.
Another clean analog look is offered up by Modern Analog, which looks for all the world like a traditional watch face. You get the bonus of a small heart rate indicator in the bottom corner, and also a date counter in the center. Finally, you can control the color of both the minute hand and heart rate icon to match your style.
Heart rate monitor
When Fitbit OS 2.0 launched, it brought with it the new Today dashboard, making it easier to view resting and average heart rate data. Heart rate monitor embraces that data and takes full advantage of the Versa range’s screens to display HR readings from the last seven minutes.
When your heart rate spikes or drops, it changes color to indicate the different heart rate zones. It looks like it’s been inspired by the graphs used inside the Fitbit companion app, and if you care about keeping an eye on your ticker, it’s an essential download.
Sometimes you just want that data front and centre, and easy to see when you look down at your wrist. This is one watch face that certainly delivers on that front. If you want to know if you’re nailing your steps or need to keep closer tabs on your resting heart rate, this big, bold Versa-exclusive face is one of the slickest options to get onto your smartwatch.
Pink Floyd fans will know the inspiration for this watch face, but it’s more than just a simple homage to that iconic album cover. The colors can be configured to indicate the time and date, with the colored section showing your activity progress. It’s one of the best examples of a face that displays data in a really unique way.
Retro Sunset V
This 1980s inspired watch face just looks great. Tapping in the centre switches between all that important health data, including steps, distance and calories burned. It first appeared on the Ionic, and now it’s adapted for Versa devices and is one of the best to show off the vibrant screen of Fitbit’s smartwatch family.
This Versa line watch face is dominated by an analog face and three icons down the side that, when tapped, launch you into a chart plotting your physical, emotional and intellectual moments over a 30-day period.
We’re not entirely sure how it achieves that, but what we do know is that you have a great deal of shades to pick from if you want to change the look of the color on pretty much every element of this unique watch face.