Which Notifications for Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Maskusee, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Maskusee macrumors 6502a

    Maskusee

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    #1
    I'm hoping the Watch will free me up from my iPhone, especially with those attention crazed notifications.

    Was wondering from you guys that are going to be picking up the Watch, which apps are you probably going to allow access to the watch and which will you chain to the iPhone only?

    Here are my thoughts:

    Allow access to Watch Notification:
    - Mail
    - Texts
    - Phone calls
    - Calendar
    - Deliveries app
    - FaceBook and Facebook Messenger
    - DarkSky Weather app
    - Whats App (if made available)

    iPhone only
    - all news apps (CNN, ESPN, AP, Yahoo News Digest)
    - all other weather apps
    - all other social media apps (Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest)
    - all other productivity apps (Evernote, DropBox, etc)
     
  2. Patriot24 macrumors 68030

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    It is a really good question that I think we're all just going to have to feel our way through as soon as we get it on our wrist.

    For me personally, I try hard to really tailor the notifications on my phone to those that I absolutely care about. For the watch, I will likely pare that list down even further to the absolute must-haves.

    Off of the top of my head, it might look like this:
    • Phone Calls
    • iMessage/SMS
    • Calendar Events/Reminders
    • VIP E-mail (2-3 senders only)
    • Facebook Messages, Twitter DMs, Skype Chats (few and far between for me)
    • Select Sports Notifications

    I simply don't want it tapping me on the wrist every few minutes. On a normal day, somewhere south of 15-20 total notifications would be great (fitness/stand reminders notwithstanding - I want those).
     
  3. Armen macrumors 604

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    My notifications are organized per app not device. So whatever app I allow notifications on my phone now I'm ok with it popping on my watch.

    Email is definitely not one of them. I get too many e-mails during the day. My watch would constantly be lighting up.
     
  4. Maskusee thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Maskusee

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    Good point about limiting email notifications to just VIP.
    I agree, i'd want a happy medium between watch notifications throughout the day and less notifications on iPhone.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    There is one other factor that may or may not be an issue. When your watch is off your wrist notifications go to the phone only. So, technically you may end up getting notifications on your phone that you did not want.
     
  6. Maskusee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll probably be charging the watch overnight during Do Not Disturb period for iPhone.
     

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