FITC Toronto 2018

2018-04-08 00:00:00 2018-04-11 00:00:00 America/Toronto FITC Toronto 2018 FITC Toronto is a three-day professional celebration of the best the world has to offer in design, web development, media and innovation in creative technologies. Toronto FITC Toronto


Note: This workshop is on Saturday, April 7th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm and requires a separate ticket.

Eventbrite - Designing Watch Faces for Samsung Wearables

Samsung Gear is at the forefront of the wearables industry with eight unique watch models, including the Samsung Sport, Samsung Gear S3 and Samsung Gear S2. With millions of devices sold, Samsung wearable is #2 in market share, (after Apple Watch).

In this hands-on workshop, experts will provide an introduction to Samsung Gear and the Gear Watch Designer Tool – a tool that allows you to create interactive watch face apps with absolutely no coding. We will also present a product overview and provide insight on how you can generate revenue and explore marketing opportunities. Bring your laptop, curiosity and appetite – snacks included!

Level & Assumed Knowledge
Beginner. No technical knowledge required, but design background is recommended.

Target Audience
All creators welcome – designers, artists, developers, and everyone in between.


  • Samsung Gear product overview
  • Watch face basics
  • Introduction to Gear Watch Designer
  • How to build a simple watch face in Gear Watch Designer
  • How to implement watch face complications
  • How to build and deploy a watch face app to a device
  • How to distribute a watch face app
  • How to promote a watch face app

Hardware Requirements

Samsung will lend Gear devices, Galaxy devices and additional accessories necessary for completing the workshop. Students are expected to bring the following:

  • Personal laptop:
  • Mac OS X or Windows 7+ (recommended)
  • Personal Samsung Gear and/or Galaxy device (optional)

Software Requirements

To participate in the workshop, download and install the following applications:

  • Gear Watch Designer: Download
    • Windows: BETA DOWNLOAD for Win – v1.5.2 (NEW)
    • Mac OS X : BETA DOWNLOAD for Mac – v1.5.2 (NEW)
  • Java Development Kit 8 (JDK)
    • For Windows, download the latest version of JDK 8: download
    • For Mac, download JDK 8u151: download