Upgrades Series 3 to Series 4 - WOW! Couple questions

ex android dan

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I upgraded my Stainless Steel 42MM S3 to a Space Black Stainless Steel 44MM S4 and I’m IN LOVE! The screen feels twice as big, and it feels super snappy and responsive. That said, I have a couple of questions.

What are you running on your complications? I absolutely love the 2 new complications, with the Infograph being my favorite. The corners are awesome! I’d love to see what people are using.

That brings me to my new question though...why are you so limited in what you can put in the different locations? I really want the stopwatch, for example. And Podcasts. And email. On and on. They seem severely limited. Any workarounds?
 

ex android dan

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Also, is it just that the battery needs a few cycles or does the new 4 have significantly worse battery life than the 3 did?
 

PaladinGuy

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I find that the biggest battery advantage for the series 4 is, by far, found with exercising. I can get a lot more battery from an hour or so out of my 4 than with my 3.
 

Archetim

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Imo the Infograph analogue watchface consumes some more energy than the simplier ones, esp. when "raise to wake" is on. The face has to update every of the eight possible complications, whenever the watch gets active.

Archetim
 
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ex android dan

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Imo the Infograph analogue watchface consumes some more energy than the simplier ones, esp. when "raise to wake" is on. The face has to update every of the eight possible complications, whenever the watch gets active.

Archetim
That’s a good point. Yesterday I wore the watch for about 18.5 hours and it was at 42% when I got home so that’s an improvement. I measure it in whether it will last 1 day, 2 days, 3 days, etc... As long as it makes it at least 1 day I’m good.
 

MisterSavage

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That brings me to my new question though...why are you so limited in what you can put in the different locations? I really want the stopwatch, for example. And Podcasts. And email. On and on. They seem severely limited. Any workarounds?
I love my Apple Watch but this does annoy me. I'd like the infograph modular digital face with the time large in the center. Seems so simple but you can't do it.