new watch os

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dabigkahuna, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. dabigkahuna Suspended

    dabigkahuna

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    I want to know if it has two things:

    1. A digital watch face that shows the seconds.

    2. Any change (or user options) for how long you have to cover the watch to stop an alarm (I want it much shorter)

    And a bonus third one:

    Is there any watch face that lets you put more complications in? I'm thinking like the modular face, but having an option to make some parts smaller so more complications can be shown. I'd even like an option to not include the time at all, in rare cases where I need other things more. Ideally I'd like a face that lets you adjust the size of most complications (bigger areas give more info).
     
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    I hope it makes the maximum call volume louder because it's so quiet I can barely hear it when I'm in a quiet house by myself.
     
  3. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Well, its a no on each question. The digital watch faces show the same info as before. No change to the alarm stop, that is just a function of making sure you meant to cover the display before assuming. No adjustments to the complication sizes. Maybe in the future developers will have some flexibility to add this as a custom face, nothing from Apple yet though.
     
  4. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    Does covering the watch stop the alarm? Didn't know that.
     
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    Dang. Well, at least I know. I really wanted a quicker stop to the alarms. Even if they want to avoid accidental cutting off of an alarm, I think 3 seconds is way to long. I always feel a little silly having to hold one hand over the phone that long while interacting with other people.

    At the very least, I think it should allow any audible alarm from phone or watch to stop instantly, but keep the tapping longer if they are worried about user error.

    Just as one example, I may forget to turn off a phone alarm and go into a movie. When that alarm suddenly goes off, my approach would kill it in less than a second. Much faster than reaching for the phone to turn it off.
     
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    Yep, but you have to really cover it - not just cup your hand over the screen. And then wait 3 seconds!
     
  7. Thepixelsedge macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty sure that if you wait 3 seconds you flip your watch into "mute" mode permanently for future notifications but covering the screen for even half a second (as long as you put your skin down on the screen, not just cupping it) will silence a current alarm but not future ones...

    You can feel the difference because when you hold down for 3 seconds the taptics buzz but to simply silence a current alarm it just stops with no buzz
     
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    I have mute on anyway (as well as "cover to mute"). But covering it to mute one alarm took 3 seconds to stop the sound (roughly) and the next alarm did as well. I'd prefer it also stop tapping sooner, but the inability (unless I'm missing something) to immediately stop any sound from the phone is the bigger issue. Oh, I suppose the time for bluetooth to tell the phone to mute may make "instant" impossible, but certainly faster than several seconds.

    Oh, I tried covering the watch for a second when an alarm went off on the phone - the phone just kept playing the alarm. Seems it must be covered for the whole 3 seconds.
     
  9. Thepixelsedge macrumors regular

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    Hmmm... I dunno about the phone issue, mine is always on silent since I've gotten the watch. I've noticed that to instantly silence an alarm on the watch, it can be finicky because it seems as if you have to actually have your skin down on the entire screen... any tiny spot not covered and it won't silence... almost like you gotta press your skin onto the screen... I just palm it if it goes off in a quiet place and it shuts up pretty quick.
     
  10. dabigkahuna thread starter Suspended

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    Ah, okay, you don't have audible alarms on the phone. Most of my alarms are just on my watch since they are more like "nudges" to keep me on track. For example, I give private lessons and 2 minutes before each one ends, I have it tap me. But I have a few on the phone too, with sound, to make sure I don't miss anything. Like the time I wake up (a tap may not wake me occasionally) or before certain meetings, just in case my watch is off my wrist. Those are the things I want to shut off quickly if I am wearing my watch at the time.

    I use no sound on the watch at all.
     
  11. Thepixelsedge macrumors regular

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    Ah yes misunderstanding, I thought you meant silencing sound on the watch. I don't know how the feature is supposed to work to silence iPhone alarms. I use those too to wake up and they still make sound even with my phone flipped to silent. For those (alarms set on iPhone) I'm not sure that you can silence them by covering your watch but i could be wrong?... to silence those alarms going off audibly that I use to wake up or for cooking, etc a "dismiss" button appears on my watch and I silence it that way. Not as quick as covering the screen but as far as I know the "cover to mute" is a watch only feature
     
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    Yes, cover the watch and the iphone alarms stop too - but the usual 3 seconds. The silence switch never turned off alarms on the iphone, though I see for alarm sounds you can select "none". I assume those would vibrate. But I need the sound in those situations, but would like to mute it instantly with the watch. When I turn them off with the phone, I just use the power button - it's a bit faster than finding the on screen button. Not sure how that affects "snooze", but I always turn off "snooze" for all my alarms.
     
  13. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    I tried this this morning and it works a charm, but seemed to take a few seconds to silence the iphone and watch alarms.

    It would be good if a short cover put it on snooze, and a larger cover properly silences it.
     

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