I’m a big Star Trek Fan and so, I enjoy having stuff that looks like it might be used in the show if the show were real life.
Over the holidays I was inspired to create a couple of Apple watch faces that make my watch look as if it runs on the “Library Computer Access/Retrieval System” (or LCARS). That’s the operating system used in all the Star Trek shows set in the 24th century from Next Generation to Lower Decks. I created two, which you can see here.
But here’s the thing: These are made using the Apple Watch’s Photo Face. These are static images that look like they have buttons, but the “buttons” aren’t functional. The only things that are active are the complications that are active from the Apple watch itself.
This isn’t ideal. So what’s the next best thing? How about a watch face that seems interactive? We can get closer. If we load a number of images to the Photo Face the Apple Watch will display a different one every time you raise your wrist and, if you want to pretend it’s actually interactive, you can tap the watch face and it will switch to another image. You can’t control which image you get next, but you can make-believe. Here’s a collection of images you can use.
This collection includes:
A home page with the UFP Logo, three astrometrics faces, two each of planetary conditions, tactical, and medical faces, one face that appears to scan for life signs and a face that looks as though a communications system is active.
So, if you want a watch face that looks like it might be used on a federation vessel, feel free to use the collections above!
To install, save all of the images above to your iPhone.
- Select all the images you want to use from your gallery.
- Scroll down and select “Create Watch Face.”
- Select the “Photos” face.
- Set the position of the time, “Bottom” for all of these, and choose the complications you want above and below the time.
- And select “ADD.”
You should be all set. Comments and suggestions are welcome; and if you’d like a Voyager face let me know in the comments. If you use the watch face please leave a picture in the comments!
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