Workshop: Designing Watch Faces for Samsung Wearables

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Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

110 9 Avenue Southeast

Room: Acadia A

Calgary, AB T2G 5A6


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Registration is at 1:00pm. Workshop begins at 2:00pm

Just confirmed - a few lucky attendees of this workshop will go home with a special prize from Samsung!

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.

In this hands-on workshop, we 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 are on us!

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

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Beginner. No technical knowledge required, but design background is recommended.

ardware 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:

  • Windows 7+ (recommended) or
  • Mac OS X

Samsung Gear and/or Galaxy device (optional)

*In order to borrow devices for the workshop, attendees will be required to provide a form of indentification that will be held in the care of the workshop staff until the borrowed device is returned.

Sofware requirements to participate in the workshop, download and install one of the following application(s):

Gear Watch Designer (DOWNLOAD):

  • Windows: BETA DOWNLOAD for Win - v1.5.4(NEW)
  • Mac OS X : BETA DOWNLOAD for Mac - v1.5.4(NEW)

Java Development Kit 8:

  • For Windows, download the latest version of JDK 8 (DOWNLOAD)
  • For Mac, download JDK 8u151 (DOWNLOAD)


Kavitha Gopalan, Sr. Software Engineer, Samsung

Kavitha Gopalan

Kavitha Gopalan is a Sr. Software Engineer at Samsung. She has Master Degree in Computer Science and more than 10 years of experience in Mobile App development. At Samsung, for the past 2 years she has been focusing on Tizen Wearable SDK and Samsung Android SDKs. She has been working closely with Strategic Partners in developing apps for Tizen Wearable devices like Gear S2, Gear S3 etc. She has presented many webinars and enjoys working with partners and evangelizing Samsung SDKs.

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Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

110 9 Avenue Southeast

Room: Acadia A

Calgary, AB T2G 5A6


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