Garmin recently launched a new app called Face-It. Face-It runs on your smartphone, allows you select a photo stored locally (cloud-based photos not supported) or just take a photo, connect to your Garmin device, and then apply an digital or analog watch face that sports your selected photo.
The Face-It app can create custom watch faces for the following Connect IQ compatible wearables: Fenix 3, Forerunner 230, 235, 630, 735XT, and 920XT, Vivoactive and Vivoactive HR. There is also support for D2, Bravo, Epix, Quatix and Tactix.
Download the app, choose an image from your photo library, add the time, and just set it as your watch’s face. Whether it is a scenic view from your last hike or a picture of your new kitty, the Face-It app lets you add personality to your watch that’s uniquely you.
When you’ve designed the watch face hit Send to the device. All that will happen is that Garmin Connect will fire up and you need to sync your device as normal. You can even connect up your device via USB to a PC and sync via Garmin Express.
More seriously, it is evidence that Garmin is starting to take Connect IQ seriously. The store has boosted quality over the last year, and perhaps the new Face-It app shows that better quality screens – perhaps aping the Polar M600 which doubles as a smartwatch – are on the way.