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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by spoa94, Jun 13, 2016.
Just updated to watchOS 3. Where did the glances go?
They're gone, and replaced by the Dock.
How does the new OS feel like ? Apps load faster ? Just curios.
For the most part I don't mind this, the new dock system looks like it's meant to replace this fairly comprehensively.
But right now, biggest annoyance seems to be lack of playback controls for apps that aren't the default music player, which were only possible in glances on os 1/2
Like Watabou said. ^^^^
I think losing Glances is a backwards step. Swipe up and then swipe sideways to show the information I need. With OS3, press the side button, swipe along the dock, tap to open the app. I hardly ever open apps - Glances give me all the information I need in a bite-size view.
It is confusing because the watch app still has glances listed.
Perhaps they're still there - swipe up to Control Center, swipe left to Glances?
Force close the Watch app. When you reopen the glances will be gone.
OK, just noticed that now playing is showing in dock after all, but can't find it as seperate app.
The dock is live, with updated information, just like glances (except supposedly these actually update in the background, unlike current glances). This should be a vast improvement in almost every way.
Now if they would only bring back the map glance/dock that showed travel time to your next calendar event or work/home, that would be great.
OK, in that case it's not so bad if the dock displays "Glances" with similar information as before. And then tap to open the full app? Thanks for clarifying.
True, but getting rid of the favorites button for an instant load of dock that holds instant load apps is the key. They could essentially call it glances but the instant load is the best.
So you updated to wOS3 without having any idea of what it involves?
Reminds me of that one member who got a brand new AW and immediately updated to the non-public wOS2 beta without troubleshooting it in the current wOS or even playing with it first.
The dock shows a live version of the app in the state you left the app. For example if you open Activity, scroll down and close it, the dock will then show live preview of Activity as it was when you closed it. This includes any possible animations the app has. When you open an app from the dock, it will just simply be full screened and you can continue using it right away (or almost right away).
I much prefer the Dock over glances. I always thought that the glances were just a mini version of the main app with limited or no functionality. And if you actually wanted to do something with an app you had to launch it, which could take anything from a second to few. That usually meant that I just didn't bother with the glances at all.
Removing the glances makes the user experience more clear because now there's no longer a second version of every single app you have. You just have one version, and if it's an app you like to use often, it will launch (nearly) instantly.
With the glances, no matter how much you liked an app, or how often you used it, the glance either didn't refresh properly or didn't work at all and the app still took long time to open.
Also, having the swipe up gesture bring up Control Center makes the user experience more similar to that of the iPhone. Which is good, because if you use an AW, you also use an iPhone -> having same user experience on both is only a good thing.
To me, the Dock isn't as useful, cos it displays the actual app screen, which is not suitable for glancing information. For example, now OneFootball displays the 'EURO 2016 2 matches' instead of the latest scores of my favourite teams.
thats not any different than what it does now on OS2
it says that now on mine.
That's what you get when you actually open the app, right? I was talking about their Glance feature on my prev post. It's so useful because you can know the latest scores without actually opening the app. Now that Glance is gone, you have to actually open the app to know the latest scores (more taps involved), although admittedly it's much faster now on OS 3 to open the app through Dock.
Ok i get what you mean now, yeah when I go to glances now it still has the score from my team's last game to end the season and when you click thats when you go to the app.
I'm guessing that because this is beta that the onefootball app will be the ones who will make an update for the new OS3 update as thats what they did when the OS2.0 was out...they updated their apple watch app to suit the new update.
I bet developers will simply re-design their apps to make their app landing pages more like glances, now that the all-new Dock has replaced glances.
Yea, I agree with you all. Devs should definitely update their apps later for the OS 3 so their landing pages are more glance-able.
This! I can't believe they simply remove this functionality. My most used feature of watch was controlling Spotify through playback controls in glances!
I think it is much better now. Press button, scroll with digital crown, instant live no load time data.
There is a now playing on the new app dock. You are good to go.
An app is actually free to provide a snapshot of itself to be shown in the Dock that looks different from how it appeared the last time you used it. This can be used to provide more easily digestible information at a glance instead of the app's full UI, while still keeping that information up to date by periodically refreshing the snapshot. It's in one of the publicly available WWDC sessions. Apple only asks that developers smoothly transition from the snapshot to the live app.