What happened to all the one handed users around here?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rocknblogger, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    For years I've read comments regarding the importance of one handed use of the iPhone. Now everyone's ready to jump on the smartwatch bandwagon and use two hands. There's only a couple functions that will be able to be completed using one hand. 1, see what time it is 2, see incoming messages. For everything else it's going to require both hands, or a wrist and a hand:D

    So is the importance of one handed use officially a thing of the past? Just curious is all
     
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    I have really long fingers & am double jointed, so I'm going to touch the screen & crown with the same hand I'm wearing it on...

    /s
     
  3. boshii macrumors 68040

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    I'm pretty sure that the complaints were about using a cell phone with two hands and not about doing anything with two hands.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Unlike two-handed use on the iPhone 6 (particularly the Plus), you can still carry something with the hand that you're wearing the Watch on. It's not "two-handed use" in the same sense.

    I still use my iPhone 6 with one hand exclusively so nothing has changed. I'll still be able to do the same with the Watch or iPhone while carrying something with one hand.
     
  5. Donstil-nl macrumors 6502

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    If one device is one handed its the apple watch.
    Because there is no way you can use it with two hand. Except when you take it off and lay it on a table.
     
  6. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    This.

    I have no idea what on earth he or anyone else is on about when they talk two handed use, it's as if I'm dreaming or something.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    I keep waiting to see a video of how someone with it strapped on their wrist can possibly put both hands on the :apple:Watch. Even with the :apple:Watch face on the underside of the wrist your fingers would have a hard time touching it.:eek:

    What is this 2 hand operation that people keep talking about?
     
  8. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    Why is that important. I do lots on my iP6+ with two hands. Not a problem at all for me.


    You don't need two hands to use the watch. Did you intend to have the person next to you help you use it?



    A wrist is not a hand. Never has been. Never will.

    Nothing is official.
     
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    Yeah, still not the same thing, as I suppose you can still hold a bag of groceries with your "watch hand", and use your other hand to operate the watch and check messages, etc. The watch was made for 1-handed use (and not really 2 even if you did take it off your wrist and set it down somewhere), whereas an Iph... it helps to have a smaller screen to reach everywhere, or at least have a hand mobile enough to be able to use multi-touch.
     
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    [sarcasm]The wrist is the neck of the hand.[/sarcasm]
     
  13. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Whatever you're carrying is going to have to be fairly light
    Seems like you're all being a bit dense or arguing for the sake of arguing. Yes the Apple Watch will be on your wrist. So I'll rephrase and say that you'l need both arms to operate it. While holding your watch arm to your face you'll have to use your other arm, which is attached to a hand I presume, to operate your watch.

    Let me put it this way. If you lose an arm in the course of a day you can still use your iPhone. If you lose an arm and need to use your watch you'll only be able to see what time it is or read incoming notifications (The moment they come in).
    Only if your groceries are in a bag with handles and the bag is fairly light.

    It just surprises me how many people around here made a big deal about using a smartphone with one hand but now it isn't even in the conversation. Personally I think it's a conversation worth having. The convenience factor was always a big part of a conversation when discussing iOS and iPhone size. Now it seems that everyone is willing to give up some of that convenience for putting a smartwatch on their wrist. I could think of quite a few scenarios where one arm/hand can be completely occupied. Can't all of you?
     
  14. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Most "use" of the Watch will be glances, which require no hands. You're setting up the criticism that everyone says use one hand, and now everyone is on some bandwagon and contradicting themselves, and now the Watch is a 2 handed device, and everyone os full of it.

    If you honestly want to understand people, you have to first realize that there is no uni-block consensus about these things, only your perceptions. Don't over-generalize.
     
  15. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I'm only basing my comments on comments and arguments I've seen here regarding the importance of one handed use. I'm not generalizing and trying to lump everyone into one category. I just think it's an interesting conversation to have and I have not seen any discussion about it.
     
  16. Wildgift macrumors 6502

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    Honestly? Using the other hand is inherent in this Device.
     
  17. VFC macrumors 6502a

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    How do you hold a cup of coffee and use the AW?
     
  18. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You haven't seen any discussion here because it makes no sense.

    Not everything needs to be used with one hand. Might as well go to the Macbook forums and ask where the one handed users are. :rolleyes:
     
  19. D.T. macrumors 603

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    Really? You've never held a cup of coffee (or any other beverage) and looked at your watch?

    You must be a coffee amateur :D
     
  20. Goldfrapp macrumors 601

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    A two-handed use of a watch is like Escher and Hieronymus Bosch having a baby.
     
  21. ackmondual macrumors 6502a

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    I take this to mean MacRumor users? While I would like to use my Samsung Galaxy s4 and IpT5 (and formerly... gs2, IpT4, and IpT3) one-handed, I ended up playing a game or doing a task that forces me back into 2-handed territory. Heck, any app or task in landscape mode is automatically a 2-handed opp. As such, I've never made a big deal out of it. Then again, iOS users have mentioned a lot of weird things and then just let it go, so I don't think too much of it...
    1) other devices have cheap plastic...
    -so does the Iphone 5C which is now "unapologetically plastic" (now all the other phones can use that one now :D)
    -many of the Iph I've seen are in a protective case. It doesn't matter what the phone's made of now, as you're touching whatever the material of that protective case is.
    2) Why do I want a phablet? 4" is the perfect size for me!
    -the Iph6/+ went in those directions, so Apple didn't agree with that for long
    -in all fairness, some folks are bitter about Apple not releasing an updated 4" Iph. For them, even the 4.7" Iph6 is too big. Their only choice of having a 4" screen is to be one generation behind on tech and innards via the Iph5S.

    3) I don't need an exp card slot. I can just get everything iCloud!
    -data costs $$
    -data costs extra power
    -some places, you don't have data, so goodbye documents, music, photos, whatever if you venture into wifi and cell signal-less places
    -it can be awfully convenient and cheaper to get a few 64GB micro SD cards for about $20 a pop.
    4) I don't need a user replaceable battery!
    -for those few who are road warriors, they've run out of battery
    -get a power sled, and it's now a large enough size to be against "apple user guidelines"



    This has extended from my Palm OS days, although Palm made it better with the 5-way controller.
    [​IMG]
     
  22. rocknblogger thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I think it does make sense. A smartwatch is supposed to make things more convenient. I think people are going to be surprised at how often they'll end up having to pull out their phones.
     
  23. Julien macrumors G3

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    Since I'm so "dense" and don't understand 2 hands from one hand please clue me in on how this one arm/hand operation would work? How do you envision touching the screen or pushing the Digital Crown using the hand of the same arm that your :apple:Watch is on? I can't for the life of me (remember I'm dense) see how this would work. Also point too any examples of this one arm/hand watch user interface.
     

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