Apple Watch UI videos from the Apple Store demo unit

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

    T-Will macrumors 6502a

    T-Will

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    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:
    https://youtu.be/ZYEqfN6uKNU

    Double-tap digital crown in Apple Watch to switch between last two apps:
    https://youtu.be/7NY9ZuLFu5c

    Apple Watch "Astronomy" watch face:
    https://youtu.be/NMngxVh5qvg
     
  2. kodaker macrumors member

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

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    Has anyone else noticed how like 4 of the default app icons look extremely similar (orange colored ones)?
     
  4. D.T. macrumors 603

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    Yeah, these are some of the best videos I've seen circulating. :cool:
     
  5. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    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

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

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    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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