I want to love the Siri watch face so much! Here’s why I hate it...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Patrick G, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Patrick G macrumors regular

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    The Siri watch face has/had so much potential, but it’s ultimately a fail. I wish it had an UNintelligent option. Take my specific use case, for example. I love the fact that I can select my favorite complications (date/time and workout), and I’m pleased with the way those display. My problem is with the “intelligent” behavior of the data sources and tiles. I turn off all data sources except weather and calendar because that’s what I want at a glance on my watch face - the weather and what’s next on my calendar. And when I wake up in the morning, that’s exactly what I get. There’s the weather tile on top with current temp and hi/lo for the day, and just below it is the calendar tile with my first event of the day. That’s EXACTLY what I want. But, sadly, it all goes to sh!te before midday. At some point in the late morning, the weather tile changes/is replaced by a tile that indicates the sunset time for the day. I didn’t ask for this, nor do I really care about what time sunset is. So at this point the watch face is delivering no real value to me. To make things worse, at this same time, when my weather goes bye bye, the calendar tile disappears and is replaced by... wait for it... NOTHING. Just blank space on the watch face despite the fact that I have TWO data sources enabled in settings. THEN, once the sun sets, the sunset tile changes/is replaced by one that reads, in today’s example, “Happy Tuesday”. Really!?!? At the END of the day you’re wishing me a happy Tuesday?!? Regardless of time of day, that tile too now delivers zero value! And still no calendar tile! Just a single tile wishing me a Happy Tuesday when it’s almosy Wednesday! So half of the day, every day, the Siri watch face delivers absolutely no value to me, despite its potential to give me exactly what I want (current weather conditions + calendar) as I’ve configured it within the watch face settings. I beg you, Apple, please fix this.
     
  2. Chorx macrumors regular

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    I personally am in love with the Siri watch face. It’s been an absolute wonder at work. it’s perfect for showing queued up events on my calander, what who why when and where — quickly in a “card” like view with quick weather and a time as well as the Siri complication to quickly tap and bang out fast voice commands.

    I’ve turned off practically everything from the sources list like news, photos and all of that. I just like having the weather and calander events.

    I can see where this would be damn near useless if you don’t utilize calander events very often. For me it’s awesome.
     
  3. deadworlds macrumors 65816

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    Sounds like you should be using the modular face instead. Give you weather and also shows your calendar.
     
  4. edhchoe macrumors 6502a

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    I wish modular face had option to place the clock in the middle row with hh:mm:ss format.
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I think the Siri watch face for those who want more of a timeline of events and or options that are accustomed to what the user wants to see.
     
  6. testcard macrumors 68040

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    I think the Siri face has a lot of potential for being more useful, particularly if Apple open it to third party apps.
     
  7. 0003462 Suspended

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    The Siri face is the only one I’ve used since getting my Series 3. It’s completely set-it-and-forget-it. I would like Weather to be shown more often though.
     
  8. eVolcre macrumors 68000

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    Legit issues but your happy Tuesday rant made me laugh!

    Hope you can sort it all out.

    Happy Thursday!
     
  9. KarinvdB macrumors member

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    I get what you mean, I used the Siri face on the first day and after lunch when I was out of calendar events:
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    Right.... like I told my colleague, a bit troubling when your watch can’t tell it’s not actually morning.

    I’ve actually come to the conclusion to use different watch faces for different moments of the day. Siri to start the day with. Modular after my last calendar event is done, with complications like activity and breathe which I will likely use then, then a different modular face in gentle orange with HomeKit and remote to use in the evening at home. I have yet to optimize the faces but it works pretty well for me. Put them in order and swipe through the day. Would be awesome if you could schedule watch faces!
     
  10. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    The UI for the Siri face is just plain ugly, but I don’t know how you can display the same information in a more aesthetically pleasing way.
     
  11. seatton macrumors 6502a

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    I work out every day at 6:30 am and I was hoping the face would show me the workout ring / anything related to fitness... nope. Now, I switch back to an old watch face.
     

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