Watch OS2 Update has ARRIVED!! What is your favorite features!

mikezmac

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I am excited for the update. (How about you?)

What I am most looking forward to is:
* The new watch faces
* custom complications
* native applications
* improved Siri


What's nice but I'm not excited about:
* more colorful sketches
* reply to emails
* add more friends
* transit information
* use more cards with Apple Pay
* activation lock


What I'm the least excited about or not looking forward to at all:
* The time travel feature
* nightstand mode

 

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coldsweat

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Really excited & constantly checking the forum for a thread just like this one - and now we have it - woot woot!!

(genuinely not try to be sarcastic - I really have been checking the forum for a thread like this one - sad I know)
 
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cambookpro

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I'm looking forward to native apps (this could drastically improve performance) and activation lock the most.

I do feel this is more of a .1 update, but oh well. I suppose they wanted to get all three OSes in sync.
 

Warbrain

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Time Travel is super useful when you've got a lot of events. I was just at Riot Fest this past weekend and had all my bands on my Calendar. Turning the wheel to see the next band and what stage they were on was awesome. Saved me so much hassle fishing my phone out of my pocket.
 

matrix07

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Time Travel & Night Stand Mode is what I'm looking forward to the most but I can't say I'm excited for OS 2. The Watch is pretty good as it is now. If they add weight lifting option in Workout I might be much more excited.
 

Cnasty

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I am excited for new watch face possibilities. I am tired of the standard ones and I have seen some great ideas done by people on the AW Reddit forum with pics and such.
 
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Armen

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I am excited for the update. (How about you?)

What I am most looking forward to is:
* The new watch faces
* custom complications
* native applications
* improved Siri


What's nice but I'm not excited about:
* more colorful sketches
* reply to emails
* add more friends
* transit information
* use more cards with Apple Pay
* activation lock


What I'm the least excited about or not looking forward to at all:
* The time travel feature
* nightstand mode

The new Watch faces aren't too exciting honestly with the reason being that all of them only display the time and date and no other complication (Album, picture, time lapse). I'm not aware of any other new watch faces aside from the ones I mentioned.
 
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Newtons Apple

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Just make it more easy to delete things like texts and emails One force touch should give me the ability to ERASE ALL!

I also would like Apple to let the watch use the iPhone GPS data to map our runs and walks. How hard would that have been? Not happening.
 

sean000

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My order is almost identical to yours, but I'm excited about both the time travel and nightstand mode features.

What I am most looking forward to is:
* The new watch faces
* custom complications
* native applications
* improved Siri
* The time travel feature
* nightstand mode


What's nice but I'm not excited about:
* more colorful sketches
* reply to emails
* add more friends
* transit information
* use more cards with Apple Pay
* activation lock


What I'm the least excited about or not looking forward to at all:
* Endless threads about how slow/buggy/unstable/battery draining the new OS is that will make me want to wait to upgrade until we figure out which issues are affecting only some folks vs which are affecting many (wait, those threads have already started with the GM release!)
* Waiting for Watch OS 2.0.1 (and iOS 9.0.1) to resolve all the actual bugs and issues that will inevitably surface.

So yeah...I am excited, but I am also going to hold off on updating my iPhone 6 and my watch for a few weeks. I work in the IT department for a university and our busiest time of year is Fall quarter start (which begins next week). This is the time of year I need all my stuff to work as I expect it to work (and how I know it can work). Oh sure odds are that everything will go just fine and I won't have much to worry about as far as issues, but I also won't have time to play with the new features until mid-October at the earliest.

I may not look forward to endless threads regarding the readiness of the new versions, but I will probably read through every single one of them before I upgrade. I would like to thank, in advance, those of you who lead the way and test the new versions for me over the next few weeks. :D

Sean
 
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GaryNoine

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I'm looking forward to having more options for 'typing' on the watch. I know also more apps will be exciting and the new faces too. With iOS 9 released too it'll be a great day tomorrow
 
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