The File Extensions Database

.GWD File Extension

  • Developer by: Samsung
  • Category: Developer Files

What is an .GWD file?

.GWD is Gear Watchface Design File

A GWD file is a watchface design project created by Gear Watch Designer, an application used by developers to create faces for Samsung watches such as Gear S, Gear S2, Gear S3, and Gear Fit2. It contains a design for a watchface which includes the background, index, images, animation, complications (battery, heart rate, workout, etc.), and watch hands.

Gear Watch Designer allows you to edit every detail of the watch face. You can specify the dimensions, placement, angle, font type and size, language, and time format of the watchface. Once you are finished designing your watchface you can build it as a .TPK file then upload it to the Gear store.

NOTE: GWD files created by version 1.2.0 or later cannot be opened by version 1.1.0 or earlier of Gear Watch Designer.

Programs that open Gear Watchface Design File
Samsung Gear Watch Designer
Samsung Gear Watch Designer

How to solve problems with GWD files

  • Associate the GWD file extension with the correct application. On :
    Windows: Right click on any GWD file and then click "Open with" > "Choose another app". Now select another program and check the box "Always use this app to open *.GWD files". Mac: Right click (or Ctrl-click) the GWD file, then click "Open with" > "Other...". Then choose another program and check the "Always Open With" box. Linux: Right click on the file, and select "Open with" and choose another program. iPhone: Tap the file. If you do not see an app to open the file, then tap Share "Share" and choose an app. Alternatively, save the file. Then open the Files app Files app. There long-press on the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. Then tap "Share" and select an app. Android: Tap the Settings icon on your smartphone, then tap on the Apps section. There tap the Options icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to change the default apps.
  • Update your software that should actually open .GWD is Gear Watchface Design File. Because only the current version supports the latest GWD file format. Search, therefore, e.g. on the Samsung manufacturer website after an available .GWD is Gear Watchface Design File update.
  • To make sure that your GWD file is not corrupted or virus-infected, get the file again and scan it with antivirus software.