Newbie Dumb Question

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by Boca, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Boca macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2008
    Just got a watch. Love it and using more then I anticipated. Can someone explain "complications" to me? What they are, why called "complications", etc.

  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    Complications are widgets in which you can add into your Watch faces, like Alarm, Sunrise/sunset, stocks, today's date, ect. You have the option of scrolling through the complications with the Digital Crown when customizing your Watch face.
  3. testcard macrumors 68040


    Apr 13, 2009
    Northumbria, UK
    The term "complication" originated with mechanical watches and referred to anything beyond the display of hours and minutes. For example, a day/date display would be a complication. Here's a more detailed explanation:
  4. Melrose Suspended


    Dec 12, 2007
    Timepiece "complications" in the digital age is a misnomer. They're using it as a cheap reference to something looks fancy - to people who know what Complications literally are, using that word makes no sense whatsoever.

  5. Boca thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2008
    Thank you everyone. Very interesting. I'm appreciating the watch more then I expected.
  6. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    So Apple should make up a new word for them? You argument could also apply to the :apple:Watch itself or ANY digital watch ever made. Then you could move on to the iPhone. How about digitize pictures since they are NOT pictures? Do you rewind a music track? Do you roll up your car window? The list of words that need to be changed is near endless so what not just reuse them so people will easily understand what it is or how it works.

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