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The Cockney Rebel

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I'd like to have full control over the design of the watch faces.

I find that even though there are some nice faces, I have to choose one thing over another, as the designs are limiting.

How about you? What, if anything, would you change about the Apple Watch?
 
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madrigal77

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Many more watch faces. It's insane how few choices there are considering how long it's been out. I agree with more customization of the existing ones too.

Battery life is a non issue for me. I easily make it through the day.
 

russell_314

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Many more watch faces. It's insane how few choices there are considering how long it's been out. I agree with more customization of the existing ones too.

Battery life is a non issue for me. I easily make it through the day.
I second this. It's been out for way too long for them not to have someway to make better watch faces. There at least needs to be an app or something or we can create and customize faces. While I wouldn't turn down battery life, it's good the way it is because unless I forget to charge it I'm good for all day
 
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Pilot Jones

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Add another slightly smaller screen variant for people who want to primarily use it only as a fitness tracker and traditional wristwatch as opposed to a full-blown smartwatch.

Yes, I know that's a niche demand, which is also why it probably doesn't exist 😆

Also if Apple swallow their pride and somehow make Apple Watches work with a certain degree of seamlessness on Android phones, it would absolutely eviscerate every general use Android smartwatch that isn't super specialised like Garmin, etc.
 

madeirabhoy

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Make Siri smarter and give it the ability to do more things. Apple needs to spend some money and make Siri more usefull


Siri and autocorrect are Apple's main failings at the minute imho.

for me, regular releases of new watch faces.
a couple of decent games. i know its hard with the small screen and weak processor but something better than 2048.
 
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Piscestg

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Many more watch faces. It's insane how few choices there are considering how long it's been out. I agree with more customization of the existing ones too.

Battery life is a non issue for me. I easily make it through the day.
I agree and a step further for me would be able to delete faces from the offerings listed. There are some that I will NEVER use.
 

usagora

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It would be nice to have complication "stacks." For example, you set the primary complication (for a single complication "slot" on a watch face) to be the "Timer", but then you can add "Stopwatch" to that to make it a "stack." The way it would work is if you simply tap on the timer complication it would pull up the timer, but if you tapped and held it briefly, it would bring up the stopwatch instead (or if you had more than 2 complications in a stack, it would pull them up in a grid for you to select which one you want).
 

sjsharksfan12

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Replace the Stand Ring with a Steps ring. Yes you have the Move ring, but that tracks calories, not steps. I think the Stand ring is the most useless ring of the three, yet it's the one that kind of hamstrings you to the watch.

Also, something I noticed going through the watch faces, most of the faces are analog and not digital. I would love more Digital watch faces and be able to put more compilations on the face itself.
 
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MisterSavage

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It would be nice to have complication "stacks." For example, you set the primary complication (for a single complication "slot" on a watch face) to be the "Timer", but then you can add "Stopwatch" to that to make it a "stack." The way it would work is if you simply tap on the timer complication it would pull up the timer, but if you tapped and held it briefly, it would bring up the stopwatch instead (or if you had more than 2 complications in a stack, it would pull them up in a grid for you to select which one you want).
I actually love this idea. I have some complications that I do use, but don't use often.
 
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usagora

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I actually love this idea. I have some complications that I do use, but don't use often.

Exactly. Every time I set up my watch face, I always feel there are at least 2-3 complications that I want on there that simply won't fit.
 
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The Cockney Rebel

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It would be nice to have complication "stacks." For example, you set the primary complication (for a single complication "slot" on a watch face) to be the "Timer", but then you can add "Stopwatch" to that to make it a "stack." The way it would work is if you simply tap on the timer complication it would pull up the timer, but if you tapped and held it briefly, it would bring up the stopwatch instead (or if you had more than 2 complications in a stack, it would pull them up in a grid for you to select which one you want).
That’s a great idea.

I wonder if Apple has explored this?
 

madeirabhoy

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Having video on it. Weirdly my boss sent me a text message with some video clip and it pinged on my watch and I tapped it and it played. So it is possible. Not saying I want to watch films but For football highlights it’s ideal.
 

The Cockney Rebel

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Having video on it. Weirdly my boss sent me a text message with some video clip and it pinged on my watch and I tapped it and it played. So it is possible. Not saying I want to watch films but For football highlights it’s ideal.
There’s actually a strap/band that has a built in camera.

You can video conference between two AWs with the strap.

I wonder if Apple will include a camera, at some point?
 
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Gator5000e

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Have the heart sensor be able to diagnose other ailments such as Sinus Rhythm with Superventricular Ectopy, Wide QRS and premature ventricular contractions and such. Other one line ECG monitors (Kardia) can do this so I am not sure why AW can't or doesn't monitor for this. If the sensor currently can't do this, Apple needs to upgrade the sensor to be able to do this. The watch and phone certainly have the computing power to do this.
 
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