Best Garmin Watch Faces: My 7 Top Picks

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If you want to make the most of your Garmin sports watch, getting the right Garmin watch face that fits your lifestyle and needs is the best place to start.

With Garmin watches more versatile than ever before and on par with many other smartwatches on the market, it makes sense that they have stepped up their game when it comes to their watch faces.

I dug deep for this one and scoured the internet for every Garmin watch forum, list, video review, and social media mentions to find the most consensus from fitness and fashion fiends around the globe—on top of my own experience as an athlete with Garmin watch faces.

Also, not to pull weight here, but I’m kind of a smartwatch expert. I love to nerd out on this stuff. In fact, I have a whole website dedicated to the nerding out of smartwatches!

I’ve tried every smartwatch in the books and tested countless watch faces, so let’s just say it’s not easy to impress me at this point. BUT, with that said, here are the best Garmin watch faces on the market right now.

1. Alfa Zulu


If you did a military-style watch face, Alfa Zulu is a great (and free) option that is available on all Garmin watches. The face is easy to read and broken up into quadrants that allow for customization of widgets.

You also have color options, making it easy to match with your outfits or whatever mood you happen to be in that day.

Overall, a solid watch face that, despite being a free option, displays a ton of info and provides a level of customizing many Garmin users love.



Let me start by saying this watch face is free but you’ll need to pay for some of the premium options. In my opinion, you’ll definitely get your money’s worth with SHN ACT II features.

It’s sleek, elegant, and provides more detailed info at a glance than some of its watch face counterparts. You get six data fields that allow for customization with bold, classical fonts that make it easy to read.

Also, one of the best things about it is battery time. This watch face doesn’t drain your battery nearly as quickly as other Garmin choices. That alone is a reason to consider it!

3. Otron


If you’re looking for a clean watch face that displays essential fitness stats without the business of added widgets, Otron has you covered.

A lot of people who want simplicity with their Garmin watch face found this one to be the most compatible with their needs.

The top of the face displays the time clearly and boldly, while the rest of the screen is split into two sections down the middle.

With one glance, you can check the time, your heart rate, the temperature, and other quick details without having to touch anything. You also have icons on the bottom of the screen to quickly connect to other watch features.

4. DigiSport


Any Nike+ Apple watch or Galaxy watch fans out there? For those of you who became accustomed to these types of watch faces but are making a transition to a Garmin watch, DigiSport is an excellent option for you.

It’s a minimalistic approach to a sporty and highly functional face. And with the paid version, you’re able to customize with color and other options not available with the free version.

Again, a quick glance shows you all your activity stats, which is perfect for athletes and active individuals who just need the basics. It’s also a clear favorite across fitness forums.

5. Lachesis


Lachesis is another luxury option that gives you functionality with style. I know, it’s one of the most popular ones—but there’s definitely a reason for that. It’s sleek. It’s clean. It’s easy to read.

And it has all the info you need, displayed in four minimalist sections that you can customize individually.

Designed by Garmin, this free watch face works flawlessly and offers way more features than other free options. Told you… there’s a lot to love.

6. Not Enduro

Not Enduro

Okay, enough with the minimalism, right? Not Enduro is a more colorful option that many Fitbit smartwatch users have embraced.

This face has four color-packed bars on the top that display your preferred stats, which you can pick from over a dozen stat options. The bars are bold, sporty, and easy on the eyes.

However, keep in mind that these bolder or more colorful watch faces can take a toll on your battery life. If that’s not really an issue for you, Not Enduro is a fun option that lets your customization choices shine a bit more.

7. Hexagonalia 3

Hexagonalia 3

Lastly, we have the Hexagonalia 3. Why not go out with a bang? Bring some personality to your Garmin watch face with brightly colored hexagons that accompany your icons and stats.

While you must pay for this theme, it does offer a level of colorful customization options that many users appreciate.

Overall, it’s fun, kind of cute, and a favorite with people who want to get the most personalization out of their watch face.

What Are Your Thoughts?

It’s so hard to choose just a few Garmin watch faces from the myriad of choices on the market now, but these were consistently named as favorites among Garmin watch users. And with all these watch faces downloadable from the Garmin Connect IQ store, you’re just a click away from giving these a try.

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Joe Davies
Joe has a keen interest in wearable tech, after running marathons and triathlons and trying just about every Garmin watch there is.