Date and Timer Labels

Date and timer labels display real-time values on Apple Watch.

Screenshot of a Mail message, highlighted to show a date label that displays the date May fourth 2020 on the left and the time one PM on the right.

Date label. Displays the current date, the current time, or a combination of both. You can configure a date label to use a variety of formats, calendars, and time zones. After configuration, a date label updates its value without further input from your app. For developer guidance, see WKInterfaceDate.

Screenshot of the Stopwatch app's Hybrid screen, highlighted to show the current time value of ten minutes and forty-four seconds.

Timer label. Displays a precise countdown or count-up timer. You can configure a timer label to display its count value in a variety of formats. After configuration, a timer label counts down or up without further input from your app. For developer guidance, see WKInterfaceTimer.

Consider using date and timer labels in complications. When you use the system-provided date and timer labels, watchOS automatically adjusts the presentation of the label content to fit the available space. For developer guidance, see CLKRelativeDateTextProvider.