20 Apple Watch GUI Kits and Templates for Download
Apple’s announcement of the Apple Watch sparked a frenzy within the mobile app industry. Designers and developers are constantly working on GUI kits, templates, and other resources for the tech giant’s own smartwatch model.
Here is a collection of twenty of the Apple Watch GUI kits, templates, mockups, etc. that any developer may consult, download and use.
1. Apple Watch GUI PSD
Developed by impekable, this is considered as the first GUI PSD. Impekable aimed at helping designers to kick-start their Apple Watch app designs faster and better. For the company, it is a way to give back to the design community.
A flat scalable mockup, this one is developed Alexander Kutuzov. This was previously intended for previous versions, but the developer introduced the free PSD flat mockup for iPhone 6 Plus. You can add screen designs for your app project.
3. Watch Apps UI Kit 2.0
Jan Losert develops this GUI kit that is compatible with both Photoshop CC and Sketch 3+. It includes more than forty screens and app icons and elements ready for 38mm and 42mm watch screens. The designs are fully customizable to create your own concepts.
4. Apple Watch Free Template
Juan Carlos Ferraris, its designer, encourage the use of this template for explorations. Ferraris created the template while the company is presenting the state-of-the-art product. While it has limited technical specifications, the screen is edge to edge.
Moe Slah specifically designed these mockups for Apple Watch Sport. The best thing about the kit is it includes a mockup for all colors and models. The PSD kit contains fourteen templates with unique designs. The screens are fully editable to suit any design.
6. Apple Watch Doodlers
Watch Doodlers was designed by Jed Bridges with designing for general concepts in mind. The idea is drawing on paper and hashing out ideas. Nonetheless, the designs are not perfectly to scale.
7. Apple Watch Design Resources
An offshoot of WatchKit, Richard Burton rebuilds the PSDs in Sketch pixel-for-pixel. Additionally, he put all the PSDs into a single image that is easy to scroll. The image accounts for both 42mm and 32mm screens.
Marcel Wichmann developed this Apple Watch 42mm template for Sketch 3.2 because he needed it initially. This was the first version based on the features that Apple itself provided during its launch.
9. Apple Watch Free Template PSD
This template was designed by Daniel Macedo. The template has a very sleek black and white design that can also be used for concept explorations. It is downloadable on DropBox.
10. Apple Watch PSD Hi-res
Andres Drage develops this high-resolution PSD to match Apple’s superb rendering. The PSD includes a hi-res image replaceable by smart objects for easy mockups.
11. Apple Watch Mockup in 6 Colors
Another free Apple Watch mockup that Sebastiano Giuseppe Garilli develops. The mockup can be created on Sketch. The best part is, there are six different smartwatch strap colors to choose from and to base your concepts. The color varies from blue, black, white, green, and pink.
12. Apple Watch GUI Sketch
Richard Burton initially developed this kit. Nonetheless, he needed to introduce updates to include the right screen sizes and the San Francisco font. This kit is a Sketch version, though.
Vincent Le Moign noticed that the majority of the available templates are for Sketch and Photoshop. If there are templates for Illustrator, they don’t seem realistic enough. So, here’s a template for Illustrator designers.
14. iWatch Time Piece Inc PSD Mockup
For elegant mockups, Aaron Humphreys develops this PSD mockup of the iWatch. His rendition’s goal is to manipulate various designs to suit the iWatch.
15. UX Diagrams Kit for iPhone 6, 6 Plus and Apple Watch
Alex Tsayun made this Sketch kit for both iPhone and Apple Watch. The diagrams are used in creating users flow diagrams. The said kit is downloadable through DropBox as well.
The kit consists of more than forty Apple Watch UI screens and elements. To be exact, the kit has forty-one Apple Watches screen templates, twenty elements, and six icons for 38mm and 42mm iWatch. These high-fidelity elements are handcrafted and are available for both Photoshop and Sketch. All these are use-any-way-you-want UI kit.
17. Flat Apple iWatch UI Design
This kit aims to inspire application designs particularly those that are based on flat design standards. The UI kit has five highly customizable PSD files that can you explore to create various color styles. The images are replaceable with smart objects. All the elements are 100% scalable vectors.
18. Apple Watch Flat Mockup Free
Yigit Pinarbasi recognizes some great mockups for Apple Watch and intends to add more to the growing list of free kits. His mockups are pixel perfect, fully editable, and 100% vector shapes. Another good thing is these are organized in layers with five different color selections.
19. Apple Watch Custom
Alexis Doreau designs these realistic iWatch mockups in front view. Available in Sketch, the mockups capitalized on the black screen that is mainly intended for customization purposes. Doreau plans on his next release.
20. Apple Watch Free Template PSD
Designed by Francesco Scalambrino, the template includes seven models in front and angle views (or perspective screens). The kit contains seven layers with straps in varied designs people can choose from.
Again, these Apple Watch GUI kits and templates are free for download that any mobile app designers and developers can use in their respective projects. These kits, which are available for both Photoshop and Sketch, can be manipulated to tailor the app to the specific iWatch model.
What’s more, the developers themselves continue to release updates and versions to complement with the features, functions, and resolutions of the Apple Watch. These updates are usually unannounced so make sure to visit the pages and social profiles of the designers to get your hands on the latest versions.