Idea for a watch face

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Armen, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. Armen macrumors 604

    Armen

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    I think it would be awesome to have a Music watch face.

    The watch face itself would display album art of whatever song you are playing (black if none)
    Analog hands would be layered over the album art for the time indicators.

    Custom complication:

    The 9 o'clock position would have a <previous track> button
    The 3 o'clock position would have a <next track> button
    The 6 o'clock position would display track information as a scrolling marquee
    Tapping the center of the album art would pause the track.


    Thoughts?
     
  2. mcdj macrumors 604

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    Legibility would be too big a challenge. The dial elements would have to change on the fly to contrast with whatever album art lies underneath. Thats a CPU/battery hog.

    You would need white clock/buttons/text graphics on AC/DC Back in Black, black clock/buttons/text graphics on The Beatles White Album, and red or blue or something else for an album like this...

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    Things would get mighty ugly mighty fast, or totally illegible.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    I really like Armen's idea, but unfortunately, mcdj is right about the contrast problem. :(
     
  4. Armen thread starter macrumors 604

    Armen

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    If contrasting would be a problem at least they should give us some music control complications on a specific watch face. Kind of like how Chronograph links directly to the stop watch.
     
  5. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

    FrisbeeK9

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    Great IDEA... first useful application on the watch face for me.
     
  6. jmh286 macrumors member

    jmh286

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    I agree that it would be hard to pull this off with such a small screen, but it would be nice to have a watch face that allowed you to control your music.
     
  7. GenesisST macrumors 68000

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    How about reading the time, weather, activity? ;-)
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Hoping that 2.0 will give us all some more options. But Apple will only go so far.
     

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