*****'s guide to customizing watch faces?

anon(166548)

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I still haven't been able to figure out how to configure a watch face. Here is what I have tried. Can someone post the one key step that I am missing please?

On the watch:
Press/hold the watch face until the Change watch face selector comes up.
Select a face (say, Minimalist).
Press the gear icon immediately below the selected face - this allows me to choose the color scheme, nothing else.

On the phone using the Android Wear app:
On the main screen, under Watch faces
Select a face (say, Minimalist)
If I change the color that change takes effect on the watch, but if I want to add items to the face I ...
Tap Customize
Select some items (say, watch battery level)
OK, now what? There is no "apply" button. Using the back-arrow on the phone shows my newly-customized watch face, but there's still no "apply" button. Using the app's back button (at top left) has the same effect (not surprisingly)

Also, is there a way to design a face where the static elements (such as day-of-month) move around on the face so that they are never obscured by the hour & minute hands?

Thanks ... Mike

Edited to add - is "i d i o t" considered rude enough that it gets starred out in my title?
 

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I'm baffled as well regarding this, but thought I was the *****!

I set up my Nexus 5X and Zenwatch 2 a couple of months ago, and happily and easily edited watch faces.

Went back to my Windows Phone for a couple of weeks, then came back to the Android setup. Factory-reset both phone and watch, and now can't figure out how to make watch face editing "stick".

Has the app changed? Is this a new bug that developed while I was gone?
 

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I was able to get ZenWatch Manager to upload a face to the watch, but any of my attempts to customize the few basic faces they have looked like they were done by a 5-year old :-(

And ZenWatch Manager doesn't seem to be able to import the faces that Android Wear includes.
 

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I was replacing my Nexus 5 with an identical Nexus 5. As part of getting the ZenWatch 2 to connect to the replacement Nexus 5 I had to factory reset it.

After the factory reset I am able to customize watch faces from the Android Wear app. Either something was messed up on my phone, or a factory reset of the watch did the trick.