No complications on certain watch faces

sflomenb

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i really like watch faces such as solar and motion. However I wish you could use some sort of complication on these faces. I'd just like to be able to see the battery life complication, for example. What do you guys think?
 
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CellXor10

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A little late to the party on the subject, but yes, Astronomy was the first Watch face I thought I'd go with but soon after completely abandoned due to no customization. Modular and Utility are my two primary used, the latter of which I only started using really earlier this week, though I've been using it extensively lately. Modular got like 98% of my time for the near 2 months prior.
 

Armen

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i really like watch faces such as solar and motion. However I wish you could use some sort of complication on these faces. I'd just like to be able to see the battery life complication, for example. What do you guys think?
Battery is the last complication anyone needs considering:

1. There is a battery glance
2. In iOS 9 you can see the watch battery % in notification center as a widget.
 

LIOC

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Battery is the last complication anyone needs considering:

1. There is a battery glance
2. In iOS 9 you can see the watch battery % in notification center as a widget.

IMO Battery is one of my most used complications. Same at the battery level on the iPhone being on the main screen. Its something I like the keep track of without clicking or swiping around to find out. I may notice I am running low while doing any number of other things not only when I think to look at the power level.
 
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thelookingglass

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IMO Battery is one of my most used complications. Same at the battery level on the iPhone being on the main screen. Its something I like the keep track of without clicking or swiping around to find out. I may notice I am running low while doing any number of other things not only when I think to look at the power level.
Me too. I love having the battery meter right on the watch face.
 
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wchigo

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IMO Battery is one of my most used complications. Same at the battery level on the iPhone being on the main screen. Its something I like the keep track of without clicking or swiping around to find out. I may notice I am running low while doing any number of other things not only when I think to look at the power level.
I found that I used to obsess over the battery level of my phone, even after switching to the 6+. After a while, I noticed I would basically never run low on battery unless I played a lot of games on it, and switched off the battery percentage indicator and have felt a lot better about it.

I used to run the battery complication when I had the 38mm version of the AW, but since switching to the 42mm version I've never had to worry about running out of battery within the waking hours of one day, so I've been able to dedicate that spot for something else. I think the lowest I've ever been at the end of one day has been around 49% and that was having the watch off the charger at around 8am and back on around 11:30pm.

Of course that's just me and to each their own, but I'm very much enjoying not fretting over that anymore.:D
 
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Armen

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IMO Battery is one of my most used complications. Same at the battery level on the iPhone being on the main screen. Its something I like the keep track of without clicking or swiping around to find out. I may notice I am running low while doing any number of other things not only when I think to look at the power level.
It seems you may have another underlying problem. My Apple Watch lasts about 1.5 days on 1 charge even though i put it on the charger every night so a battery complication isn't necessary for me.
 

ilian92

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Why is it that in every thread when someone asks for the battery complication at least 3-4 others tell them they have a problem and shouldn't use it? If a guy (or girl) wants to see the battery on the watch face - then let them do so. No one's forcing you to do it. :)
 

LIOC

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It seems you may have another underlying problem. My Apple Watch lasts about 1.5 days on 1 charge even though i put it on the charger every night so a battery complication isn't necessary for me.
See that is the thing, I never said it was for you, I said it was for me. I like knowing were I stand. If I am going out for a 10-20 mile run in the evening I like knowing if should charge before I go without having to look for it. I have never run out, but if I did and could not watch my pace mid-run I would be upset. I don't OCD on it, so seeing it does not cause me stress as one of the posters above stated. It is just another piece of info I passively process. Should I remove the weather complication as well, since I only need to know it when I am heading outside. What about the date? I only need to use it a few times daily. Guess that should go too. Point is people use the watch for bits of info they like to see. What does it matter to you? Some people find the whole watch pointless. Should we all return them?

And it did save me some grief one time. I noticed it was draining fast one day. Found out an app was written poorly and was killing the battery. Because I am used to seeing the drain rate of a normal day for me I am able to notice when something is wrong.

I have finished the day anywhere from 60% to 15% left. I use the watch differently on different days.

I hope one day that the phone's batt level will be on the watch as well. Hope this does not cause you any stress.

These type of threads always reminds me of the "cut and paste is not needed on a phone" people pre iOS 3


Why have the battery anywhere since if you run out "you are doing it wrong"?
 
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slvrscoobie

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There is an app called low battery by a programmer from MR - works well, puts a iphone battery in your glances, as well as wifi or LTE signal...
 

Armen

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See that is the thing, I never said it was for you, I said it was for me. I like knowing were I stand. If I am going out for a 10-20 mile run in the evening I like knowing if should charge before I go without having to look for it. I have never run out, but if I did and could not watch my pace mid-run I would be upset. I don't OCD on it, so seeing it does not cause me stress as one of the posters above stated. It is just another piece of info I passively process. Should I remove the weather complication as well, since I only need to know it when I am heading outside. What about the date? I only need to use it a few times daily guess that should go too. Point it people use the watch for bits of info they like to see. What does it matter to you? Some people find the whole watch pointless. Should we all return them?

And it did save me some grief one time. I notice it was draining fast one day. Found out an app was written poorly and was killing the battery. Because I am used to seeing the drain rate of a normal day for me I am able to notice when something is wrong.

I have finished the day anywhere from 60% to 15% left. I use the watch differently on different days.

I hope one day that the phone's batt level will be on the watch as well. Hope this does not cause you any stress.

These type of threads always reminds me of the "cut and paste is not needed on a phone" people pre iOS 3


Why have the battery anywhere since if you run out "you are doing it wrong"?
Since you like batteries so much here you go ;)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/power-glance-at-battery-life/id1001364164?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo=4
 

Armen

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Think you missed the whole part about not having to swipe or click to see it. But thanks for the help. ;)
It's fine man. There's no point debating over this. I get it, you like being able to see your battery easily. It's just not a priority for me. Let me know how that app works out if you decide to get it.
 

CellXor10

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I also get a little tired of people insisting you do not need to see battery percentages. I do fully understand why some people do not want or do not like having it visible, but that does not mean it applies to everyone.

On my Modular watch face, I have it included. On my Utility face, I do not. (these are the two I use close to exclusively right now). Course that has to do with how many complications a given face has and how much of a priority it is.
 
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