Favorite Complication? Most Wanted?

What is your favorite complication? (1.0.1)

  • Outside Temp

    Votes: 34 42.5%
  • World Clock/2nd Time Zone

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Next Calendar Event

    Votes: 7 8.8%
  • Day/Date

    Votes: 4 5.0%
  • Lunar/Solar

    Votes: 1 1.3%
  • Timer/Countdown

    Votes: 5 6.3%
  • Activity Circles

    Votes: 16 20.0%
  • Battery Status

    Votes: 8 10.0%
  • Something I'm missing!

    Votes: 4 5.0%

  • Total voters
    80

starbot

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Original poster
Jan 20, 2005
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... mine is definitely the ability to check the temperature outside at a quick glance!

Most wanted would be a weather symbol for rain, etc.
 
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eagleglen

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Oct 2, 2009
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I might have chosen the temp instead of the activity rings, but I'm never sure if the temp is up to date. My experience is that it usually isn't :(, at least to the degree I would like it. The timer/countdown complications are convenient short cuts to those apps.
... mine is definitely the ability to check the temperature outside at a quick glance!

Most wanted would be a weather symbol for rain, etc.
I might have chosen the temp instead of the activity rings, but I'm never sure if the temp is up to date. My experience is that it usually isn't :(, at least to the degree I would like it. The timer/countdown complications are convenient short cuts to those apps.
 

QquegChristian

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Jun 24, 2010
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The big calendar complication would be my favorite if it showed all day events at all.

Timer complication because I am a food photographer so I do a LOT of cooking when on a project. Could do without the little "set" text tho when not in use.
 
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page3

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Feb 10, 2003
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I'd like the following complications:

1. date/time (as we get now)
2. diary (next event, but from specific calendar)
3. local temperature
4. home temperature from Nest
5. home/travelling/school status for my son (like in Harry Potter)
6. outstanding emails from VIP list (or specific folders)
7. traffic alert (any problems on my usual journey, or pre-selected journey)

That'll do for now...

(might need a bigger watch to fit them all on!)
 
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LewisChapman

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Jan 10, 2015
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I want a complication or more preferably a glance for the battery of my phone. Maybe a combined glance with Watch, iPhone and Mac battery? (Maybe the Mac battery status is pushing it)
 

Karnicopia

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Mar 27, 2015
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Outside temp is the best but I agree that Apple needs to do something about weather. The glance and app are bad too. It needs to just check every hour regardless. If you open the app or glance it can at least update you with the info from an hour ago while it looks for an update now it just shows the last time I checked which more often than not is the day before.

Someone here posted it but what I'd really like to see are contextually aware complications. Like maybe at work I care about calendar travel time home etc but after work maybe activity progress Bulls game etc or even watch face. Something like modular during day and chronograph after work. Also travel time home would be great in the city with traffic. The capability to set alerts when it starts to grow out of control would be awesome too.

What I really want is some complication options under solar face. I just love the look of that one.
 
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Suture

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Feb 22, 2007
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I use the timer/countdown multiple times a day, which replaced the need to keep using it on my iPhone.
 

LewisChapman

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Jan 10, 2015
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I thought a glance was exactly what that app did?
You are correct, I didn't realise they offered a glance.

Seems like a feature that should be native. Would be nice if you could see both battery levels in one glance, similar to the iOS 9 notification centre widget.
 

CellXor10

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Apr 23, 2015
174
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Connecticut, USA
http://www.iphonetricks.org/remaining-iphone-battery-life-displayed-on-apple-watch/

Note: Apple has added a "batteries" widget in iOS 9 that shows both the iPhone and Apple watch battery statuses.
Yep, I have the last one on that list, Remote Battery, which is one of my primary Glances I use. prior to the 1.0.1 update it was a bit of a hassle, but that was true across all 3rd party Glances. It is much smoother now and almost always loads quickly for me, though on occasion it acts up and takes a bit to load. This is also one of a handful of apps I leave Background App Refresh on for.

Also- and my vote was for Weather for favorite complication- I leave BAR on for Weather on my iPhone as well and generally feel I have quite up-to-date and accurate weather displayed on my Watch at any given time. I actually just turned it off earlier today to see what effects it may have been having on cellular data usage due to my total usage this period apparently being through the roof (tho I am thinking there may be issues with AT&T's monitor rather than my actual consumption blasting off all of a sudden), so I'll see if I notice a lag in my weather complication.

Last point- I use the Modular Watch Face, so I have the Weather as the large center complication, which is really awesome. rather than just seeing current temp, you get your location, current temp, current conditions, and the High and Low daily temps. I really friggen love having that available with the flick of my wrist.
 

Easttime

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Jun 17, 2015
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Option to make time a complication so I can fit more complications on the face, or make other apps primary with four complications, time being one option.
 
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LeeKennedy

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Mar 31, 2012
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I want a complication or more preferably a glance for the battery of my phone. Maybe a combined glance with Watch, iPhone and Mac battery? (Maybe the Mac battery status is pushing it)
MiniStats will do the iPhone for you, it's neat and best designed I've seen of these type of apps
MiniStats by Tobias Wiedenmann
https://appsto.re/gb/qLrG7.i

I hope when Pocketcasts gets a watch app they include a complication which shows now playing Podcasts name and time remaining.

And ideally with the new Time Travel API as I scroll the crown I'll see what's queued next
 

LewisChapman

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Jan 10, 2015
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MiniStats will do the iPhone for you, it's neat and best designed I've seen of these type of apps
MiniStats by Tobias Wiedenmann
https://appsto.re/gb/qLrG7.i

I hope when Pocketcasts gets a watch app they include a complication which shows now playing Podcasts name and time remaining.

And ideally with the new Time Travel API as I scroll the crown I'll see what's queued next
Again, the capability to see your phone battery from your watch and vice versa should be native. Thats what I am hoping for anyway, all we can do.
 

Buckeyestar

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Sep 17, 2011
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... mine is definitely the ability to check the temperature outside at a quick glance!

Most wanted would be a weather symbol for rain, etc.
Temp for me too. A rain/snow indicator would be nice. But I'm really hoping for a sports complication to allow me to keep tabs on my Blue Jackets while I'm at work at night.
 

Karnicopia

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Mar 27, 2015
429
247
Temp for me too. A rain/snow indicator would be nice. But I'm really hoping for a sports complication to allow me to keep tabs on my Blue Jackets while I'm at work at night.
Someone said Google has a bunch of calendars and if you synch up the sport one for your team they update the score real time in the meeting title. So if you synch the Google blue jackets calendar with your apple calendar and use utility watch face with the big calendar complication the scores will update real time in the calendar section while a game is going on. There was a thread about it in here a while back.
 

Buckeyestar

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Sep 17, 2011
805
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Someone said Google has a bunch of calendars and if you synch up the sport one for your team they update the score real time in the meeting title. So if you synch the Google blue jackets calendar with your apple calendar and use utility watch face with the big calendar complication the scores will update real time in the calendar section while a game is going on. There was a thread about it in here a while back.
Yeah, but I avoid Google like the plague.
 

Starscream19120

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Apr 8, 2015
22
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I'd love a 24 hour time complication. That way I'll have both 12 and 24 hour times, even though it's not hard to convert it