Apple Watch UI videos from the Apple Store demo unit

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by T-Will, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. T-Will, Apr 12, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2015

    T-Will macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    Here are a few videos I took while messing around with the Apple Watch demo unit at the store.

    Just a few observations:

    -The UI was easy to figure out (maybe since I've been following the Apple Watch closely for a while)

    -The UI is very smooth, no noticeable lag except when using the swipe from left "back" gesture

    -It makes sense to have Glances/Notification Center only appear in the watch face, since with a small screen it would be too easy to accidentally activate those features while scrolling in other apps.

    -Force Touch is intuitive and easy to initiate. The only issue is knowing which apps or screens have force touch functionality. I just had to experiment and discover which apps use it on my own.

    -The flower and butterfly watch faces literally look like a flower/butterfly is sitting directly behind the glass.

    -The digital crown scrolling feels very natural and connected to the screen with no noticeable latency.

    -The Apple Watch overall is smaller than I imagined.

    -Sorry in advance for having vertical video syndrome. Grr. :-/

    Playing around with the Apple Watch:

    Double-tap digital crown in Apple Watch to switch between last two apps:

    Apple Watch "Astronomy" watch face:
  2. kodaker macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2015
    Very nice videos, really enjoyed, especially the first one. Thanks.
  3. Domino8282 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2010
    Southeast USA
    Has anyone else noticed how like 4 of the default app icons look extremely similar (orange colored ones)?
  4. D.T. macrumors G3


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Yeah, these are some of the best videos I've seen circulating. :cool:
  5. mightyjabba macrumors 65816


    Sep 25, 2014
    Thanks for the videos. Seems odd that you apparently can't do anything like select a date on the month view of the calendar. And the search in Maps was non-functional. Was that because it was a demo or what?
  6. Skylitfly macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2014
    Cool videos. I really like the jellyfish watchface.
  7. T-Will thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2008
    Yeah, it was strange. I don't think I showed in this video, but when you force touch the calendar it allows you to select the day and month views, but I don't recall being able to change to different dates.

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