Fathom Watch Faces

Fathom Watch Faces is a collection of experimental watch faces for the Android Wear collection, which is part of the Google Android Experiments. Our series focused on using the internal components of the watches, such as their accelerometers and pedometers, to create delightful user feedback at every glance, and to explore the information people can gain from a wearable device attached to their wrists.


  • Native Android development
  • Developing for sensor technology such as accelerometers
  • Designing for limitations and possiblities of wearables

The Coubertin Rings watch face uses built-in sensors to display daily step counts, and motivate users to improve their daily activity. The Bouncing Isaac model is an experiment with light and physics, using the watch's built-in sensors to display playful, interactive, geometric patterns and colors that change throughout the day. The Gaze Effect watch face is a quirky reference to self-awareness, and our relationship to personal devices and time. The experiments are designed to bring developers together on a common platform to push the capabilities of Android tablets, phones, and watches.