Can we talk about that epic pairing..

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Speechless, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Speechless macrumors 6502a

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    Small thing, but WHOA. Actually made my jaw drop. It seemed so futuristic and was just ****ing cool. The watch's animations are simply A++
     
  2. LiemTa macrumors 6502

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    They invented entirely new data matrices for that effect.
     
  3. ecdc macrumors member

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    I don't have my watch yet because I was a giant sucker who ordered the SS w/ black sport band ;) But I've thought that the pairing of the watch with the phone is one of the biggest underreported things about the watch. That the watch requires no computer to set up is something else. It's happened slowly, but now someone can get an iPhone, iPad, and Watch and be completely connected and do what they need to do without ever owning a desktop computer or laptop.
     
  4. Speechless thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am completely slayed.
     
  5. alxy8s macrumors member

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    What did it do? I had to enter a code manually, so I guess I missed out on it.
     
  6. ethan028 macrumors 6502a

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    What is the animation?

    Is there a video on this?
     
  7. Speechless thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I seem so dramatic but the pairing (Especially the synchronization when it was finished) gave me chills.

    Masterfully done.

    P.S. That SS is one of the nicest watches out there. Congratulations
     
  8. Mavik macrumors member

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    It was amazing.

    That and the animation where they show your watch configuration after the pairing.
     
  9. DynaFXD macrumors 6502a

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    My wife's watch never showed that; the screen never came up. It may have been user error, she was trying to do this as we were driving home. She had to enter the number and go that route. It was easy enough to the point that is makes me wonder, why develop that visual technology at all? It's not like the manual entry is a 32 char alpha numeric number or something...just 6 digits, IIRC. That being said, it popped up on my watch just fine and was indeed mega cool.
     
  10. Charlesm3030 macrumors member

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    I don't have mine yet either because I ordered it at 12:06 and got the SG sport. Damn credit card info didn't have billing info#. But my friend got his Green Sport and we made an unboxing video below.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1lym-VZTzs
     
  11. Speechless thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Found this one for ya'll

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGSseon3C9w
     
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  13. Speechless thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Odd. Maybe the motion stopped the process

    #ITalkLikeIHaveAnyIdeaWhatImSaying LOL

    happy you both got it at the same time though.
     
  14. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Yeah the animation was awesome. I would love to see that as one of the watches faces.

    I can't believe the Apple watch puts a second app on your phone that you can't remove - grrrrrr.
     
  15. riffola macrumors member

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    I've been looking forward to this ever since I saw the certificate of authenticity for the Rose Gold watch in the Wired Article. http://www.wired.com/2015/04/the-apple-watch/

    It's been my iPhone 6 Plus & iPad Air 2 wallpaper ever since.
     
  16. whatos macrumors 6502a

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    Perhaps it's the years of Apple experience with a vast number of products, but I wasn't that impressed with the animation.

    I would have been more surprised if it didn't have the animation. Apple has always featured nice animations going back many years.
     
  17. bunnicula macrumors 68040

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    I dug it. It was pretty neato.
     
  18. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

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    I agree, so awesome and unique.
     
  19. anez, Apr 24, 2015
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    I was super impressed, so much so that I took a photo. Hang on while I get it off the camera card...

    Edit: damn it, I don't seem to have got any shots of the animation. This is all I got:

    [​IMG]

    Fortunately, someone else has captured it here.
     
  20. Sphyrna macrumors regular

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    I didn't get an animation when I tried pairing mine. I powered the watch off then back on and this time I got the animation during pairing.
     
  21. Andylar macrumors regular

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    Is it not the nfc chip that sorts out the pairing ?
     
  22. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I haven't found a straight answer regarding whether taking the photo of the screen is literally what pairs the watch to the phone, or if it's just kind of a special effect and the actual pairing is done in some other way.
     
  23. Wreckus macrumors 6502a

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    I think the dots on the screen is some sort of unique QR code. Imagine the code is your serial # of your watch.

    Regardless, I thought it was really cool and hope apple uses it for more devices in the future.
     
  24. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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    lol

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    No because it works with iPhone 5
     
  25. sbharj macrumors member

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    Yeh it was pretty special. Everything from opening the box to setting up the watch was spot on.
     

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