Transit app complication

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by Germwise, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Germwise macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    I live in dc and ride the metro. Over of my favorite iOS apps is transit, fort it's night shade metro widget.

    Essentially, I can pull down my night shade, and the widget instantly figures out skill the train times for the metro station nearest me based on location.
    It lets me know whether I should put a pep in my step to catch the next train, or if I can take it easy. There used nothing worse than seeing your train arteriovenous at the station when you are s quarter block away ( especially if it's not rush hour and it could be 20 mind to the next train).

    It would be amazing if I could add s complication to the watch that would do the same for my most used metro line. Does transit already do this? I'd there any app that does?
  2. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Transit has an app for the watch (as you probably know), but it looks like they haven't added a complication yet.

    Check CityMapper, though. I forgot that I have it; I may have even used it before.
  3. gwhizkids macrumors 68040


    Jun 21, 2013
    CityMapper is great in NYC. And it sounds like they have a big update ready for WatchOS 3 (judging by their update over the weekend that said "This is NOT the WatchOS3 update".)
  4. mjohansen macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    When I launch Citymapper on my S2 watch it just says "Updating City - Please wait while we get city details". How long does that take?
  5. Germwise thread starter macrumors regular

    May 2, 2009
    The city mapper app isn't very helpful to me. You need to initiate a navigation by indicating where you are headed before you get information on public transportation.

    I go to the same places. I know where I am going and I don't need directions. What I am really interested in is getting info on train/bus availability.

    Am I don't something wrong?

    I've also tried using the transit app. No complication, but I docked the application for easy access. The problem i'm having with it is SUPER slow refresh. When I pull down the widget on my iphone, it immediately reaches out to the server and within 2-5 seconds I have the info. On the phone, It can take 20-30 seconds. Sometimes, it never updates!

    I'm hoping these issues are fixed as this is one of the primary use cases for my apple watch.
  6. BarracksSi Suspended


    Jul 14, 2015
    Some screenshots of CityMapper's complications:
    Starting a trip:

    No trip set:
  7. kennysabarese macrumors newbie


    Feb 25, 2017
    Jersey City
    Completely agree about Transit being slow and needing a complication. Does anyone know how to filter apps in a way to see only those that have a complication?
  8. newtestleper macrumors 6502

    Jun 17, 2013
    The Transit watch app is no longer. Not cool.
  9. Brad Smith macrumors regular

    Oct 13, 2003
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I wrote to support and they confirmed it was removed because it didn't live up to their standards for speed, etc. The intent, I believe, is to rewrite it so that it works much better. So I imagine we will see it again eventually. Just probably not for at least a couple of months.

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