How to use Motorola Connect to customize the pre-installed Motorola watch faces on the Moto 360

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We already showed you the six custom watch faces that Motorola pre-installed on the Moto 360, but you might not know that you can further customize them using the Motorola Connect app. This app was only available for the Moto X and DROID devices, but they have opened it up to other Android devices since not everyone with a Moto 360 will own a Motorola phone.

Assuming your Moto 360 is already paired to your phone using the Android Wear app, just open the Connect app and you will immediately see your 360 displayed on the screen. Tap on that, and you will be given a few options. Just tap on “Watch Faces” and you will be able to select any of the pre-installed faces to customize. Right now the options are a little more limited than I would like, but I assume Motorola will update the app down the road.

For starters, you can change the background color of each face to either black or white, as well as change the accent color. The accent color is usually the second hand, but is might include a little more for certain faces. Some watch faces offer a little more customization like Dials, which lets you set the smaller faces for different cities across the world. Classic lets you choose either basic numbers or Roman numerals. It’s always fun to customize so give it a shot.

Check out my video below showing you how it works.

There are a few other things you can do with the Motorola Connect app. You can also setup your wellness profile to get more accurate wellness data from the pedometer and heart rate monitor. You can input your height, weight, gender, and birthdate. Along with that, the app will track the location of your watch so you will be able to see its last known location if you misplace it. It’s also compatible with the Motorola PowerPack keychain, which will help you find your phone if you misplace it. Lastly, Motorola Connect allows you to send and receive SMS / MMS messages from your Chrome browser. You can download the app below.

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Be sure to check out all our Moto 360 guides.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.