Mail complication: why no unread count?

swiftaw

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Jan 31, 2005
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I’m really curious as to why the mail
Complication doesn’t show number of unread mails, especially when the messages complication does show the number of unread messages.
 
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joshkinsey

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Oct 27, 2012
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I would like to know this as well. I am using Spark for email and it’s complication will show an unread count on the watch.
 

oeagleo

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Feb 5, 2016
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I would like to know this as well. I am using Spark for email and it’s complication will show an unread count on the watch.
Are you able to pull the message onto the watch from Spark? When I tap on a message notice, and it goes into Spark "Downloading message", I always get either a hang up, or a "Not available".
 
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daio

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Apr 14, 2011
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Probably due to the fact that its more likely that people have many unread emails but only one or two unread messages. Chances are even double figures during a day. They wouldn't be able to fit double figures into a circle.
 

BarracksSi

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Probably due to the fact that its more likely that people have many unread emails but only one or two unread messages. Chances are even double figures during a day. They wouldn't be able to fit double figures into a circle.
It'd look pretty bad with my unread message count. #cough four figures #cough wheeze#
 
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Lennyvalentin

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Apr 25, 2011
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especially when the messages complication does show the number of unread messages.
Even more aggravatingly, the reminders complication doesn't show you have active reminders! Bloody hell, why not? What good are you without an on-screen indicator I have stuff I'm supposed to remember?! Unbelievable! :p
 

Lennyvalentin

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FYI, the Siri watch face will show your reminders and their details.
Hey, that's pretty cool. Too bad I like the activity rings watchface so much. It's been my number one choice since it was first introduced. The Siri face feels sterile in comparison, like a budget spreadsheet compared to a nice watercolor vista. :)
 

tgara

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Jul 17, 2012
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Hey, that's pretty cool. Too bad I like the activity rings watchface so much. It's been my number one choice since it was first introduced. The Siri face feels sterile in comparison, like a budget spreadsheet compared to a nice watercolor vista. :)
I guess it depends on what information is important to you. The Siri watch face is actually quite dynamic since it changes to show you relevant information based on time and what apps you've been using lately. One overlooked setting is that you can set exactly which information you want to see. And, you can also use the colored activity ring complication to follow your rings at a glance!