The watchOS 5 update, introduced yesterday, brought several new watch faces that weren't available during the beta testing period. These faces are designed to work with the Apple Watch Series 4 and were shown off when the device launched, but they are available on existing Apple Watch models as well.

There's a new Breathe face that's designed to let you launch into quick relaxation breathing sessions by following the motion of the icon on the watch face. The Breathe watch face features three styles: Classic, Calm, and Focus, each with a unique look.


As with the Breathe app on the Apple Watch, the Breathe face uses the same rhythm and 8.5 second timing to invoke relaxation. The Breathe app can be outfitted with three complications, one at the top left, one at the top right, and one at the bottom.

Along with the Breathe watch face, there are three new watch faces that are designed to take advantage of the larger screen on the Apple Watch Series 4 with fluctuating materials that move and shift when you raise your wrist.

The new watch faces include Fire and Water, Liquid Metal, and Vapor. Fire and Water, as the name suggests, lets you select either fire or water animations, while the Liquid Metal face features liquid metal in silver, gold, black, and an option to cycle through the colors.

The Vapor face features a vapor-like substance that shifts around on the wrist in colors that include Blue/Green, Black/White, and Pink/Orange. With all of the watch faces, you can choose to have them switch between the various options when your wrist is in motion.

Fire & Water, Vapor, and Liquid Metal all support three complications, two at the top and one at the bottom.

Apple has other watch faces in store that are going to be exclusive to the Apple Watch Series 4 models, but we'll need to wait until the new devices launch this Friday to see those faces.

What do you think of the new watch faces Apple has added in watchOS 5? Let us know in the comments.

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Top Rated Comments

AlliFlowers Avatar
51 months ago
I was really hoping the face with 8 complications would come to the S3.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Bornee35 Avatar
51 months ago
I dont' understand why we can't get the new watch faces with the older watches. Makes no sense why they wouldn't include it, yet they make it exclusive only to series 4. Why does Apple always do this. It's not like you need special hardware for these new faces.
because the exclusive face is jam packed with complications, made viewable by the larger screen and higher resolution of the series 4, so yes you do need special hardware.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Blackstick Avatar
51 months ago
I still think we should be able to have tastefully designed 3rd party faces... I realize it's a slippery slope - but there's an opportunity here.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
steeevo Avatar
51 months ago
I liked the look of the fire and vapour watch faces but in the demo it shows it going to the edge of the screen. I downloaded the fire one and it doesnt cover the screen. It looks crap in a circle
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
212rikanmofo Avatar
51 months ago
I dont' understand why we can't get the new watch faces with the older watches. Makes no sense why they wouldn't include it, yet they make it exclusive only to series 4. Why does Apple always do this. It's not like you need special hardware for these new faces.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
carbonrain Avatar
51 months ago
How come the new watch faces don't fully fill the screen?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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