Harmony watch app

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by eclipse01, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    Sure wish Harmony would make their remote app work with the watch.
     
  2. chibamac macrumors 6502

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    Yes please!!!!!!!! why is it taking so long?
     
  3. chibamac macrumors 6502

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  4. lveselovsky, Aug 7, 2017
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  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    It works just as advertised on my Harmony Smart Hub. It’s not pretty on the iPhone but I only wanted it for the watch app anyway. The iPhone app is only really needed to get the Harmony configuration, which it does automatically the first time it’s opened, and to rearrange the activities. Bury it in a utility folder after you’ve set that up. It works well on the watch. Pretty nice little utility worth the $1.99 for the devs time.
     
  6. flandraco macrumors newbie

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    I downloaded the "Harmony Apple Watch" application, and can't get it to work reliably. In the very rare occasions where it does work, it is rather nice and impressive: I love the layout and content of the screens, it is EXACTLY what I would hope for.
    But it works so rarely that I actually stopped using it, going back to the Harmony App on my iPhone.
    Problems:
    1. When first starting the application on my Apple Watch, it takes forever to hook up to my Harmony Hub. If the hub is found at all.
    2. In the case of a connection, the app freezes (screens can't be moved, or become unresponsive).
    3. If the app doesn't freeze, there is a serious lag between the commands and the execution. A log that seems to get worse over time.
    4. If there is a connection, and the app didn't freeze, and I get to manipulate the volume control, then:
    4.1. There is no visual feedback on the current setting of the volume control (that is something the developer could easily fix, and use a widget like the one for the battery level).
    4.2. I have no idea what my actual setting is. The most probable situations reveal themselves a few minutes later, where either the sound drops to zero, or the speakers make my house explode.

    I did provide this feedback in my App Review, and got no response from the developer. I'm about to contact the developer directly ( develop@lubak.net ), and if that doesn't move things along, I will ask for my money back.

    In the mean time: if anybody in this forum has more success, I would love to figure out how I can get this to work, because I absolutely love the concept of this App.
     
  7. lveselovsky macrumors newbie

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    Please, email me directly.
     
  8. flandraco macrumors newbie

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    I have been contacted by the developer, who gracefully gave me access to the Beta of the upcoming version.
    Now that is much better! A few glitches, but at least I can now use my Apple Watch to control my Harmony Hub with TV/PS3/Apple TV/...
    The connectivity and lag issues are mostly resolved.
    The volume now works OK with the +/- buttons, not so much with the crown (yet).
    Lifting my Feedback Stars from 1 to 4.
     
  9. lveselovsky macrumors newbie

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    New version 1.3 is available on AppStore.
    Added more functions and buttons (on Apple Watch and iPhone too).
    Resolved many bugs and problems (I hope).

    iPhoneAnim.gif WatchAnim.gif
     
  10. flandraco macrumors newbie

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    And: it works great now! Definitely use it. Definitely recommend it!
     

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