Watch OS 3.0 Wishlist

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by moxxham, May 21, 2016.

  1. moxxham, May 21, 2016
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    moxxham macrumors 6502

    moxxham

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    I thought I would create an official watch OS 3 Wishlist! Put down the features you'd love to see in the new os.

    I'll keep adding more as I think of them

    Mine are:


    Watch Faces
    • Dynamic watch faces - let me explain. It would be great to set up time dependant complications and notifications. In the morning once your alarm is turned off, that complication disappears and is replaced by the activity complication. If your watch is charged over night, when you put the Apple Watch on, the battery complication will disappear and be replaced by weather. Just simple things like this would be great. It would really stop you from changing different faces all the time to suit your needs. The watch would predict, based on your usage, which complications would suit you and at what time.
    • New watch faces. I'd love some planet themed motion faces
    • More customisation of your custom photo watch faces
    Siri
    • Siri on watch to control Apple TV (e.g Siri, play American horror story on my Apple TV)
    • Siri with audio
    Workouts
    • Specific workout links on watch face. (E.g. A link to outdoor walk as an icon that when selected, instantly starts that workout)
    • More workout options
    • Ability to edit workout length; in case you forgot to pause it.
    • Ability to dictate notes to a workout. For example, if you workout with 'other' at the gym, once you complete the workout, you could put in the exercises you did, weights you usued etc. You can view and edit them in the iPhone too. This way you can track how many weight sets you went up or other basic things like that.
    Apps and notifications
    • Notes App
    • Sleep tracking app
    • Podcast app
    • Weather notifications for upcoming events e.g. rain, storm or snow
    • More dynamic apps! E.g. A motion weather app, like on iPhone with animations.
    • Find my iPhone app
    Misc.
    • When in low power mode, place the time directly in the centre, rather than on the side. (Very minor improvement)
    • Backup watch to iCloud
     
  2. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    I'd like to see a dedicated reminders app. We have apps on the Watch that mimic everything else on the iPhone, why not reminders? We could easily check things off throughout the day. There are third party options but I only use Apple's Reminders app so it'd be nice to have it on the Watch. Even notes wouldn't hurt, to quickly check something.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Someone posted this in the AW2 Wishlist thread:

     
  4. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Totally agree with that, the scrolling would be really nice on glances, even if I don't use them much.
     
  5. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Scrollable months in the calendar app.

    Seconds display (option) for digital watch face.
     
  6. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Agree with the calendar thing, there have been many times where I went to check a date or something and wished I could view multiple months.
     
  7. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Like when my wife asked me ten minutes ago if I had any business trips planned in June and I stupidly pulled it up on my watch, rather than my phone? ;)
     
  8. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Had me confused: I thought you were telling me that someone else posted about this. Now I get it... I'm the"someone".

    I still think this would be a very useful feature. Of course, as a Watch 1 owner, I'd rather see it implemented via WatchOS 3.

    Calendar scrolling using digital crown is a good idea too. Shouldn't be hard to implement.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    Good list except the sleep tracking. If you're wearing it while you sleep and wearing it while you're awake when are you supposed to charge it? The battery only lasts about a 1 day (1.5 days if you push it).
     
  10. moxxham thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I manage to track my sleep fine! Lasts through the night after a full day wearing it. Then I just chuck it on charge while I'm getting ready to go to work in the morning, and it's ready to go again when I leave! Might not work for many people doing it that way...guess it could be considered more of a feature for the Watch 2 on OS 3. Would just prefer a native sleep app that ties in with all the fitness data
     
  11. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    I could see this being implemented for sure, just like you said probably a WATCH 2 feature.
     
  12. The JTizzle macrumors 6502

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    The ability to disable stand notifications while driving.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G4

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    I just turn that notification off. It is easily the most annoying inaccurate of them all. I will be standing and it will tell me to stand.
     
  14. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    Please please please watch faces pleeeeaaaseee
     
  15. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Totally agree, I'd like to see some classic looking ones like the chronograph face, but with square faces. And some new digital ones too, just to keep things fresh.
     
  16. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    They're giving an unbelievable advantage to competitors.
     
  17. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Usually, when I head to bed, I have 30-40% remaining. Another 15% or so comes off during sleep. Throw it on the charger for the 60-75 minutes I have between awakening and heading to work and I'm at 100% also.
     
  18. anthonymoody macrumors 68020

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    To the OP: Carrot Weather has a fun/slightly more informative weather widget.

    I agree with many of the above.

    I would like the ability to reassign the Favorites button. Make Favorites an app if they're married to the functionality (which I NEVER use), and let me use that button for...starting an Other Workout, or whatever.
     
  19. Armen macrumors 604

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    That's the luxury I don't have. I wake up at 6:30, shower and leave by 7:15. That's not enough time to charge the watch to full from whatever is left the night before.
     
  20. ladytonya macrumors 6502a

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    Reminders Nano does this. Apple should have included it but Tia Nano app works flawlessly. I can have a list created on my phone or even using Siri and check it off on my watch, especially handy with shopping lists!
     
  21. Simche macrumors member

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    I would love a more dynamic workout app in watchOS 3. What I mean is mostly that it understands when I'm walking/runnig slower, stopping & continuing for a more accurate time & calorie-burn data. More workout-rpograms obviously would be nice too.

    A more speed-improvment and efficiency. This is a lot of work for the developers, cutting down code and so on. Apple can make this since they own the product on every aspect, their internal software structure is "bendable", so I hope they focus on this.
     
  22. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    I wear my watch as a silent alarm and sleep tracker and charge from 8-9pm typically. Usually have about 40-50% battery at 8pm and normally hit all my rings so that is the perfect time for me to charge back to 100% and then put back on - turn off wrist raise, set alarm and start sleep tracking app. I usually wake 7-8 hours later with 91-93% battery and that is back to full while I shower or close since I usually workout for an hour first thing in the morning.

    Someone mentioned programming the buttons to do other things than favorites. I've mentioned this before and love that idea. Program for a specific workout start and stop or make it a macro to activate my bedtime routine above.
     
  23. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Posted it in another thread --

    I'd like to have the crown scroll through lists on Apple TV while using the watch as a remote control. I've habitually tried to do it so many times already, I wish it was a real function.
     
  24. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    I was just wondering about if there was anything you could do with the watch and the tv. Just started getting some serious use out of mine.
     
  25. gwhizkids macrumors 68020

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    Well, there is the Remote app on the Watch, to control both Apple TV and iTunes on your Mac.
     

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