WATCH map turn directions / haptic feedback mystery solved!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shawnchittle, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. shawnchittle macrumors newbie

    shawnchittle

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    A steady series of 12 taps means turn right at the intersection you’re approaching; three pairs of two taps means turn left. Not sure what your destination looks like? You’ll feel a vibration when you’re on the last leg, and again when you arrive.

    Source: http://help.apple.com/watch/?lang=en#/apdea7480950
     
  2. simonx314 macrumors regular

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    Awesome. I'm really looking forward to navigation with the Apple Watch. Studies show that the brain processes haptic feedback faster than other senses like vision and hearing, so it should be easier to follow a route without having to concentrate on a GPS. It'll be great with walking directions too so we don't have to look down at a phone while walking. If somebody doesn't know you have navigation on your Watch, it would appear that you just naturally know where you are going.
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    12 seems an awful lot, though...wonder why they chose that number?
     
  4. shawnchittle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yah this was one of the killer apps / ideas they had that made me buy this thing.

    Of course, I'm going to love to see how they handle this sucker. But I won't be mad, as I don't see how anyone could make sense of this insanity.

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    Great question. I'll ask Kevin.
     
  5. spoa94 macrumors 6502a

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    I think so too. At least there is a distinct difference between left and right
     

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