Time Travel. Another lost opportunity

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  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

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    So I turn the crown and Time Travel steps minute by minute even though there are no changes to my calendar for 48 hours. I can be turning crown for ages with very little change.

    There should be an option for it to advance to the next event and not the next minute.
     
  2. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Works great imo. It checks weather and all other complications as well. If you spin fast enough you can easily jump in 6 or more hour increments.
     
  3. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There should be an option to go from event to event and not minute to minute.

    I have a busy calendar but some weeks I have 48 hours between events. Spinning the crown relentlessly for no change seems pointless.
     
  4. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I see what you're saying. But in that use case isn't better to just open the calendar? I use it for checking whats ahead in a couple of hours. There is a limit under 30 hours anyway to I guess thats the point of it. Just checking quickly during the day of whats happening.
     
  5. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yea but technically I have no idea if my next appointment is in the next hour or tomorrow.
     
  6. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    I'd recommend the calendar app as well. It's as simple as touching the complication and will probably give you a better viewpoint of your day/week than time travel could ever achieve.

    The reason time travel can't do this is pretty simple; appointments/calendar is not the only complication. The only scenario Apple could implement this would be if the appointment complication were the ONLY complication (that implements time travel) on the watch face. Otherwise it would screw with the other complications. And in this case it's debatable if that confuses things by changing time travel functionality depending on which set of complications are being displayed.

    I suppose one potential implementation would be to increment by "complication changes" instead of by minute. I could possibly see that working better anyway, because who needs to see minute-by-minute updates really....
    (obviously this was an evolving post... haha)
     
  7. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Time Travel was designed to work with multiple complications, not a single one.
     
  8. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    If you have the modular watch face (or one with date and time) it can show you the date and the time so you know what the calendar complication is references but it kinda is a workaround. I'm sure there is a better way to make it more glance able.
     
  9. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have that set up. What I mean is turning the crown may or may not show my next appointments depending on when they are. If for example my next appointment is 10 hours away, I've got a lot of turning to do.
     
  10. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Time Travel is.. TIME Travel so it's going to change based on the time. I agree with you though. Maybe there needs to be another feature there.
     
  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    The feature is called "time travel" not "next calendar". It literally fast forwards time to display calendar events in a few hours, the weather, etc.
     
  12. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    I see what you're getting at but don't think of Time Travel as a way to deal with your calendar. Think of it as a way to see multiple things come together at a specific time. Example, I have a sporting event at 4 so I want to time Travel to that event and look at the weather from the start to end of the event so I can plan what to wear and what to bring. I could open calendar and open weather and put the two together but its nice to see what to expect. I don't look two days out with the feature, I use it for coming real soon events that I already see on my calendar complication. If you have nothing remaining for the day then its best to look at calendar for your next event. Then once you're close to that event spin the dial and see your complications give you context to that event.
     
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  14. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I hear what you all say but I'm sure I will have totally forgotten about this feature in a months time.
     
  15. Armen macrumors 604

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    I agree with you. It's not a daily workflow type feature. My wife and I both have Apple watches and we never send heartbeats or drawings to each other. Another "neat" feature that's easily forgotten.
     
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    Armen, you need to get some romance into your life :)
     
  17. Armen macrumors 604

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    We did the heartbeat thing a few times then got bored of it. If I recall Apple said when you sent the heartbeat it was YOUR actual heartbeat they'd receive. I don't think that's the case. It seems to be the same vibration pattern every time so booo! :p
     

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