Watch OS3 - keep watch face during workouts?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ericg301, Sep 10, 2016.

  1. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    Pre Watch OS3, I enabled the setting to keep the face watch active while running the workout app. That way while my workout was being tracked, I could turn my wrist to see my modular face with workout specific complications. If I needed to get into the Workout app, I would double tap the digital crown.

    But now, having installed Watch OS3 GM, I'm not seeing that option anymore. I've fiddled around with "On Screen Show Last App" but I'm not totally sure what that means -- and regardless, it still defaults to the workout app, not the watch face. This makes no sense -- especially with all the new complications and workout faces.

    I set up a modular face with activity, current heart rate (via 3rd party app), music, timer, and the workout icon. Tapped the workout icon, and got exercising. But whenever I tilt my wrist, it shows the workout app, not the watch face.

    What am I missing? I should be able to start a workout but keep the watch face on "rise to wake".
     
  2. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    What happens if you hit Digital Crown to go to watch face after you set up your exercise?
     
  3. ericg301 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it goes to watch face. but when i cover the screen or it times itself off, it goes back to workout when i raise it again.
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    This with "Show Watch Face" set in Wake Screen?
     
  5. ericg301 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    that's what im saying, that option doesnt exist anymore in OS3. This is the new menu:

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    Im wondering if the Watch Face itself is considered an app. Under the "Always" option above, it says "when you raise your wrist, AW will always display your last app or activity." Will have to test this tomorrow.
     
  6. matrix07, Sep 10, 2016
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    matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    You don't have this? Very strange. A bug maybe.. hmm...
    So everytime you open an app you need to close it otherwise you will see it when you raise? That sounds awful.

    (Is this for the benefit of Pokemon Go?.. no, I'm not joking)
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    But you still can do what you want, I guess. Just selects "Within 8 Minutes", starts workout and get back to watch face then run for more than 8 minutes before raising your wrist for the first time. Not ideal I know but...
     
  7. purpleparrotuk macrumors 6502

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    This doesn't sound good especially since it's being released in a few days.
     
  8. purpleparrotuk macrumors 6502

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    If you click on while in session again does it remove the tick from all options or do you have to have an option ticked?
     
  9. rishiomedia macrumors member

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    You should send Apple a bug report. But people may disagree because it could hold back Watch OS 3 for another week. :D
     

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