Scrolling and zooming to find apps

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Robstevo, Sep 10, 2014.

  1. Robstevo macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone think it's going to be a tad bit hard/awkward trying to find apps on a small screen, by zooming In and out and scrolling through the tiny app icons?

    On such a small screen wouldn't it have been a bit better to have simpler, larger icons that you can flip through ?
     
  2. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Yep, although I'm buying the watch to write apps, I do not believe the crown idea is a very ergonomic design. Also what they mentioned at the keynote about pinch to zoom obstructing your content; well no duh, that's why when you're done pinching you remove your fingers from the display. Just my .02 cents. :)
     
  3. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    It's hard to know exactly how much you've zoomed with a pinch-and-zoom if you can't see what you're doing. And there also isn't much room to spread your fingers. (especially on the smaller version)
     
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I bet pinching would be more pleasant to use than constantly turning a tiny crown in an unergonomic position (your other hand laying on top of the hand that your watch is on :) )
     
  5. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Before the iPhone, people thought using the touchscreen would be difficult too. I'm sure Apple has it all figured out.
     
  6. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Yes this is true. I'm sure they are refining the concept heavily these few months up til it goes on sale. If they perfect it, then I welcome a new and intuitive interface.
     
  7. Sonmi451 Suspended

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    You don't have to use the scroll, it's a touch screen and you can touch which app you want to open.
     
  8. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Have you ever tried using two fingers on a 6th gen iPod nano? That's basically the same screen size as the smaller :apple:Watch, and using two fingers on it could hardly be considered pleasant.
     
  9. Robstevo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I know but I'm talking about the zooming in an out action and the moving about to find the right app. On such a small screen I think it will turn out to be too much of a hassle.
     
  10. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    I suspect it will be one of those things that after a short time of using it will become very natural plus the stuff you use a lot will be easier to find.
     
  11. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    I don't think so. I think the crown is a great idea. From what i've read it's not cumbersome, or awkward at all. It's not really that tiny. I am going to reserve judgement until after I've had the chance to play with one. But if im choosing between "pinch to zoom" vs "twist the crown", Crown wins by a landslide. I think I would HATE using finger gestures on such a small screen.
     
  12. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    If you had larger icons, you will be flipping forever to find the app you want. The zooming in and out makes sense -- you zoom out to navigate, limiting the amount of distance you have to scroll, then zoom in to select.
     

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