Apple Watch - The First Day

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by DavidLynch, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I've spent my first full day wearing my 38mm Apple Watch Sport. Coming from a Pebble, I'm very pleased how well the watch integrates with the functions of the iPhone and addresses some of my issues with the Pebble (which I still loved).

    First surprise, Apple sold themselves short on the battery life. Over 13 hours today I have checked and replied to notifications, used the watch for 2 hours of navigation, had a 15 minute conversation, used the MLB at Bat app to follow the Yankees game a few times, messed around with my watch face, and checked a few things periodically like the weather. I also have prominent haptics enabled and 2/3 brightness. I'm currently at 72% battery remaining. Very impressed and surprised.

    The taptic engine is EXTREMELY subtle. I enabled prominent haptics and this helped tremendously. It vibrates more heavily (though still silently) before important notifications like text messages but not before every notification. After a day, however, I'm getting used to the taptic engine and noticing it much more regularly.

    The watch faces are all great, though I wish more of the digital faces allowed for complications. The force touch feature is very cool, as well as the crown, and the UI does not take much time to get used to.

    Phone conversations work well, though I would certainly use my iPhone in public or with a longer conversation. It was convenient for walking around while doing other things. I could hear the other person well and they had no idea I wasn't using my iPhone.

    A couple negatives. The screen turns off sometimes when I don't want it to. Minor annoyance but I'd like to be able to adjust the length of time it stays open. As others have said, third party apps are also fairly slow.

    I hope everyone else is enjoying their watches too!
     
  2. dotzero123 macrumors regular

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    Congratulations!!!! I've become happily dependent on my watch over the years. For calls, I typically wear my bluetooth buds so that I can see who is calling and answer without digging out the phone. I've gotten so used to raising my wrist to wake up the screen that I don't notice myself doing it anymore. I hope you have lots of fun w/ your new toy!
     
  3. RodThePlod macrumors 6502a

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    By default the screen remains lit for 15 seconds when you tap it. There’s an option in the Watch app on the phone where you can increase that to 70 seconds. Might help.
     
  4. Rangers94 macrumors 6502

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    Yes they have an option for 15 or 70 sec’s for screen to stay lit when you tap it.
    However, when you turn wrist to turn display on, it only stays lit for 5 sec’s.

    I wish they had an option to adjust the amount of time the display stays on when you turn wrist to show display. 5 sec’s sometimes isn’t enough. I agree with op.
     
  5. rugmankc macrumors 68000

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    You guys realize this thread is 3.5 years old and OP hasn't posted for 2 years--;)
     
  6. Rangers94 macrumors 6502

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    Haha..didn’t notice that.

    Display time on Options are still the same from 3 years ago so I guess it’s still relevant. :p
     
  7. rugmankc macrumors 68000

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    True

    Hopefully OP is now rocking an S4----
     
  8. dotzero123 macrumors regular

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    lol newbie here... guess you need to focus on the details :)
     
  9. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    same guy.
    both apple addicts.
     

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