Siri watch face is great, but not showing weather

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by deuxani, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. deuxani macrumors 6502

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    I didn't expect it, but I love the Siri watch face. It's actually sort of smart. It shows relevant cards for that specific time of day and it basically always shows 5 complications at the same time:

    1. Time
    2. Custom one above the time (I have Battery there)
    3. Custom one next to the time (I have the Activity rings there)
    4. Siri card one
    5. Siri card two

    It's also the only watch face that can show two different calendar events at the same time if they happen closely after each other. It constantly changes, showing appointments, the time the sun will set or rise, stocks, activity motivators, reminders, boarding passes, etc and it's always relevant.

    Nice example, yesterday I was at the office and it showed my upcoming two meetings. When the last meeting was finalising it still showed it, but the next card was my boarding pass for my upcoming flight. On the airport the first card was my boarding pass and my second card a reminder. After the reminder it showed the sunset time and stocks card and back home it told me to move a bit more. It really works well.

    However, the one thing missing is weather! When I scroll the crown up, I see the weather with a label above saying All-Day. When I scroll all the way down I see the weather of tomorrow, but weather never shows as a card on the idle screen like this:

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    It doesn't have to show all the time obviously, but it would be nice to at least get this card a couple of times per day or at least when there are no other cards available for the day.

    Has any of you seen this card on your home screen like above? I have a Series 0 and live in The Netherlands (maybe that matters :))
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    Mine is showing obviously.

    (I think it will show when you need to be reminded of weather, like raining)

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  3. deuxani thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nice example! This is exactly what's missing for me. Maybe it does show up sometime and I just miss it or something, but I've checked it quite regularly and I have never seen it.

    So what happens if you scroll up? Do you also see a card with All-Day and then the weather underneath?

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    And the card for tomorrow when you scroll all the way down?

    [​IMG]

    Also, I don't see that location icon next to it, while location is most definitely turned on for everything weather related. Maybe you are right and it's only showing when there is something important weather related to show.
     
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    I LOVE the Siri face. Very organic, very cool. :)
     
  6. Ryanmrash macrumors regular

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    I only have crap like this. Unimpressed. My old modular face gave me better info.
     

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  7. dallardice macrumors regular

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    I've seen today's weather as the first card first thing in the morning, but only when I haven't had a reminder or appointment early in the day. Yesterday it was showing me a Local Weather card showing rain starting at 1600, from about 1300.
     
  8. deuxani thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow, that's pretty useless :) But that either means you have everything turned off for Siri, for the Siri watch face or just really don't have any appointments, reminders, workout, etc planned for today, right? During the day I always have at least 4 or 5 cards, but mostly approaching 10.


    Was this a weather card or a weather alert with a time showing? It could be that it doesn't think that the weather card is relevant enough when the weather is very neutral or something.


    I only now notice that your card is not exactly what I was looking for. It's showing your location (is this Lumphini, Bangkok by chance? I stayed at the SO Sofitel in that area 2,5 years ago and fell in love with the city during my time there), a weather icon but then the time next to it. It looks like a weather warning of some sorts, because it's not showing the temperature.

    When you see the example in the Watch app on the iPhone it shows like this:

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    But that's different from this:

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    I haven't seen either on my Watch on the idle screen :D
     
  9. matrix07 macrumors 601

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    The last picture, I see it on Tomorrow. Maybe it will be the first card I see when I wake up.

    [​IMG]

    Yes, it's Lumpini BKK. I lived in Four Season for a while. :O
     
  10. GoFlex macrumors regular

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    Stupid question but can I change what's on the Siri watch face??
     
  11. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

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    On the iPhone in the Watch app, tap the Siri face and then toggle the different apps :)
     
  12. dallardice macrumors regular

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    I've seen both - the weather card (as in the San Jose example in post 8) at the start of the day (and at the end of the day showing tomorrow), and an alert type of card, like the Brighton example, showing a raincloud with the time of 1600. I assumed that was a Dark Sky-type alert, so not sure about the Brighton alert of sunshine...

    I suppose the weather card could be missing due to neutral weather, but I haven't had watchOS4 for long enough to spot any pattern.
     
  13. GoFlex macrumors regular

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    Thank you so much!!
     
  14. HeathH macrumors regular

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    I'm with deuxani on this. I am very surprised how much I am getting out of the siri watch face, have to tip my hat to Apple on that one (and I am on Series 0).

    I had the same issue with weather. I realized I had uninstalled the Apple weather app from the iphone in favor of Dark Sky app. I had to re-install the default Apple weather app, make sure location was set to always, and then make sure the settings for the Siri watch face on the watch were set to pull info from weather app. I also had to force restart both devices before working normal.
     

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  15. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    What's strange for me is that instead of weather, it says the time of the sunset. If I tap it, it gives me the weather, but I don't need the sunset showing all day long and would rather it show the temperature. Is there a way to change this?
     
  16. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    Has anyone tried setting a timer? That’s supposed to come up but never does
     
  17. Fantasigraphic, Sep 23, 2017
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    Fantasigraphic macrumors 65816

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    It does. On mine it shows weather first thing in morning, then when chance of rain/thunderstorms later in day. Here’s one I posted while back.

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    It does! Can’t remember how I did it but did show on my watch. Trying to replicate it and do a screenshot lol

    ***** UPDATE *****

    Got it working!

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    In early beta it had option to turn off but has since been removed
     
  18. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    It just makes no sense why it shows sunset all day long. I'm hoping this ultimately gets fixed. If anyone knows any way to get this to show the temperature instead, let me know. I just can't understand the thinking here.
     
  19. Ryanmrash, Sep 24, 2017
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    Here’s what I have for 4pm. Guess I have things a little too tight for Siri. I’ve never seen a sunrise/sunset card. Don’t even see options for that anywhere
     

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  20. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    The sunrise/sunset card is part of the weather "data source", it's not a separate one. So, if you select the weather as one of the "data sources," it may show the sunset time instead of the temperature. That's what it does for me - it only shows the sunset time and never shows the temperature. I have no idea why for some people it shows some things and others it shows other things. I have all the data sources selected except for photos, stopwatch, timer and wallet so I would think it would rotate through some of the other data sources, but it doesn't. For me, starting at 6 am and then all day it just showed the sunset time and my next calendar event (even though today my only calendar event isn't until 10 pm). Maybe that's because it's the weekend. I'll see how it works tomorrow at work. Hopefully this will improve over time, but right now I'm not impressed.
     
  21. Ryanmrash macrumors regular

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    I did a re-pair last night to see if thing improved. Did nothing, really. So I just did an “erase all settings” on the iPhone. Immediately the watch changed and more “stuff” showed up on the Siri face. I had things pretty locked down for battery savings and privacy. Going to redo some settings when the need pops up but it’s like a fresh phone/Watch.
     
  22. RMSko macrumors 6502

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    When I paired the watch to my phone, I did it as a new watch and did not install from my prior watch's backup. Given that was only two days ago, I'm not sure that a new install would do much.
     
  23. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    How did you get the timer to work?
     
  24. Fantasigraphic macrumors 65816

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    By setting timer via watch
     
  25. Ryanmrash macrumors regular

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    I gave it a go. I really tried to like the Siri face. But the settings needed to make the face useful absolutely burn down battery life, plus you only get 2 complications. The Siri face isn’t for me, modular is more pleasing.
     

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