Google is trying to prevent Apple Watch news from stealing 100% of the spotlight with some minor Android Wear advances today including announcing over 1000 watch faces available for Android Wear.

Function and fashion. The watch has always been a great mix of both, and with Android Wear, we’re working with an ecosystem of manufacturers and developers to help you get more done and dress things up, right on your wrist. Today we’re adding even more ways to express your personal style.

There are now more than one thousand different watch faces available for Android Wear—from ones that match your clothes, to ones with napping cats, to ones that show the stars. To help you find your favorites, we’ve expanded our hand-picked collection on Google Play. So try a watch face on for size, and change things up as often as you want.

Google is also getting into the curated strap game with a number of different options from different makers:

Most Android Wear watches use industry standard 22mm bands, so you can choose almost any strap for your device. Starting this week, you can also explore a curated set of options from E3 Supply Co., Worn & Wound, and Clockwork Synergy.

While these definitely aren’t what I’d call Watch platform differentiators, it is good to see Google isn’t giving up without a bit of a fight.

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