Hands-on with Apple Watch’s new faces with watchOS 10

José Adorno


watchOS 10

watchOS 10 has been previewed during the WWDC 2023 keynote. Besides redesigned Watch Faces and apps, Apple is also introducing two custom options for this new operation system: Snoopy and Palette. Over the years, the Cupertino firm has brought new Watch Faces, whether with a new operating system or an Apple Watch model.

Now, as Apple celebrates the tenth version of watchOS, the company is bringing Snoopy to everyone's watches. With that, users can enjoy animated Mickey, Toy Story, and Snoopy characters when they check the clock.

Here's how Apple describes this Watch Face, available with watchOS 10: "Featuring the famous beagle of the Peanuts crew, this face showcases Snoopy's playful spirit. Soopy interacts with Woodstock and the watch's hands to bring information to life, depending on the weather, time of day, day of the year, and more. On Sundays, the color of the background changes on the hour, paying homage to Sunday coming strips. This face is available in three different styles, each using lettering from the Peanuts comics."

watchOS 10 Snoopy Watch FaceImage source: José Adorno for BGR

As I've been using this Watch Face for over a week now with watchOS 10, it's interesting to see how much effort Apple put into it, as it changes the animation based on the time of the day. When I wake up, Snoopy is kind of grumpy and drinking some coffee. Then, the dog goes fishing. While I'm not with the Watch Face activated, Snoopy sleeps above his dog's house.

For Palette, Apple says it "uses dynamic color to highlight different elements of the watch face. Gradients follow the hands and change as the second-hand sweeps around the face." Users can choose from various color combinations and select up to four complications in the same way Chronograph Pro, Color, Count Up, and many more Watch Faces use.

watchOS 10 Palette watch faceImage source: José Adorno for BGR

A public beta of watchOS 10 will be released in July, with the official version available later this fall to all users.

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