Cronosurf Wave watch

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About this app

Cronosurf Wave is a chronograph watch app for Android devices and a watchface for Wear OS! No other OS are supported for now. SOME UNSUPPORTED operating systems include: Tizen (Samsung GEAR and GALAXY 3 and earlier), Garmin, HarmonyOS (like Huawei Watch GT2).
If you have a Galaxy Watch 4, please install from Google Play directly on the watch.

This app is based on the original design started 2014 as a web-based technology demonstrator ( Its main focus lays on design, functionality and usability. It has become the most popular chronograph watch face for Wear OS. If you are a chronograph watch lover, you'll find yourself using Cronosurf as your day-to-day app for alarm, countdown timer and stopwatch.

Since Cronosurf has many features, the app includes a comprehensive user manual. The Button Assistant (also available on the web version) labels each button according to the momentary state of the watch and helps you to quickly get familiarized with the basics. To activate it, simply tap on the area above the watch.

Discover all the special features and great usability of Cronosurf Wave. You will love it!

Cronosurf Wave also runs on Wear OS watches without the need of an Android device! Install it directly from Google Play on the watch.

Standalone Android smartwatches are also supported. Note that Cronosurf runs as a regular app on these devices (not as a native watchface).

Key features
- 12-Hour Stopwatch/Chronometer with 1/20 seconds resolution
- 12-Hour Countdown-Timer (CD) with optional automatic repetition
- Daily/Once Alarm (AL) with optional gradual volume
- Optional vibration for AL/CD signals
- Customizable presets for both AL and CD
- World Time with 15 minutes steps
- Current date, day of the week and the unique Cronosurf's monthly calendar
- Innovative 100-year-Calendar
- Week number
- Indication of moon phases
- Compass (when supported by device)
- Screen-On timer
- Analog and digital battery level indicators
- Second hand: pulse or sweep motion
- Set mode supports set-by-drag (not on Wear OS watches)
- Torch function
- Day/Night modes (white/colored components)
- Tachymeter in stopwatch mode (experimental)
- Wear OS: Optional automatic Day/Night mode switching at user defined fixed times or via light sensor (when available)
- Wear OS + Android standalone: Auto-Return to TME mode after 1.5 minutes; long press [B] disables for current mode till next mode change
- Wear OS: Optional minimalist ambient mode
- Wear OS: Support for Moto 360 and other 'flat tire' displays
- Live Wallpaper (basic interactivity, customizable background, adjustable size/position; enable it like any other Live Wallpaper.)
- Lots of extra functionality you've probably never seen on other chronographs
- Ad-based, (only small banner, no fullscreen ads)

- Run at startup: For reactivating a pending AL or CD.
- Prevent device from sleeping: While an alarm is being played, so the user can see the watch and stop the alarm.
Updated on
Feb 5, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

5.22K reviews
Jeremy Huff
September 25, 2021
I first thought this face was too complicated, but am glad I gave it a chance and will be upgrading to the pro version. Basically, this face gives you access to many useful functions (alarm, compass, stopwatch, timer, etc) while never leaving the watchface itself. I see this as VERY handy. Just read the instructions and you will grasp the virtual buttons (touch areas) quickly. It is intuitive.
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A Google user
July 19, 2019
best watchface around! ive tried a bunch, and as a regular watch lover i wanted something that combined a great looking and functional chronograph type watch while retaining the ability to use it as a smartwatch. this one does it about as good as it can be done. the user manual and interactive browser face app help to learn the functionality, and it only took a couple of hours of trial to get the hang of it. great job!
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July 20, 2019
Thank you very much for this great 5-star review!!! It’s the feedback like this that keeps us going and makes us strive to further improve our app! Your Cronosurf team
Edward J. Bolds
January 8, 2022
A classic chronographic watch face that I was having a difficult time getting pushed to the watch, mainly because of my lack of familiarity, having only had the device for a week... received prompt feedback from the developers, which may assist me going forward as well, absolutely enjoying this face, though it is taking me some time to learn its many functions, but I highly recommend it.
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January 7, 2022
The easiest way to install it on the watch is to open the Google Play app on the watch itself and a) go to "Apps on your phone" OR b) if the watch has internet connection, use the search function to search for Cronosurf and install it directly. If still in doubt, please contact us:

What's new

v4.1.6 Wear OS
- Messages now appear on the bottom on the screen. This solves the issue on newer versions of Wear OS were the graphical menu could not be opened since the message was blocking the center of the screen