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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by RDowson, Jul 28, 2015.
What does this mean? A friend just had it display on her watch. We've both never seen it before.
Was her watch really low on battery? I believe it's the icon letting you know that it's really low on charge. Kinda like the icon that appears on you phone when it's too dead to turn on
I haven't seen it on mine so I'm not really sure. That's just my guess
That's what I thought. I believe the battery was low.
It looks like Apple is trying to remind the owner what the charging cable is for!
The fact that people have to ask what is it testifies that Apple UI/UX went downhill. It used to be much more intuitive.
I "got it" instantly - (implied message = remember this, time to use it)
Can't get more intuitive if you ask me.
The OP didn't say he had no idea what it was. In fact, he correctly suspected that the battery was low.
In any case, there will be people without common sense who won't be able to figure things out no matter how good Apple UI/UX is, if this forum is any indication. What else could it be, a tampon?
Even a touchscreen UI is unintuitive. If you're NEVER used to touching a screen, and ALWAYS used to using buttons below the screen to control the interaction, it would never even occur to you that to press a button on a touch screen device would mean to actually 'touch the screen'. I dealt with that for like a day or two until it became natural.
Now, I have the opposite problem, I try to touch non-touch screens. Does that mean that the mac, which 'used to' be intuitive is all of a sudden unintuitive? Nope. 'Intuitive' is generally a term that means 'easier', not necessarily known immediately.
If it can display a bitmap, why not accompany it by text? "Battery critically low. Connect to charger." Is it that hard to do? Apple is progressively dumbifying everything to look minimalistic. When you don't know why your device is not turning on, being cryptic and minimalistic is not helpful, more verbosity helps.
I remember a thread here where an iWatch user was presented with a red sign with an exclamation point. No t3xt. WTF does it mean? Why we should decrypt Apple's gobbledygook?!