Why isn't the Reminders app on the watch?

Honey Badger

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I know it will send alert notifications to the watch from the reminder app on the iPhone, but why didn't Apple just include the Reminders app as an icon on the watch home screen?
 

fireman13

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I imagine they will eventually. I've just been using Siri on the watch to set reminders and it's worked flawlessly so far. I would be interested to see how they would make one for the watch since you can't type anything. you would still have to use Siri and we are already doing that now so I'm not sure what the point would actually be. I would love to hear thoughts on this
 

Honey Badger

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I imagine they will eventually. I've just been using Siri on the watch to set reminders and it's worked flawlessly so far. I would be interested to see how they would make one for the watch since you can't type anything. you would still have to use Siri and we are already doing that now so I'm not sure what the point would actually be. I would love to hear thoughts on this
Well, in my case, I would just like to be able to scroll through my reminder/to do list on my watch throughout the day and maybe delete them as I complete the tasks. Adding reminders would be a secondary concern as I do that on my computer when I prep for the day or week.

For now, I have been setting a to do as a daily event in my calendar and viewing my calendar on the watch in list view and that seems to be a good temporary fix, but I would prefer keeping to do's in the reminder app separate from the calendar.

I looked at an app called 2do, but I just want to stay within the apple native app ecosystem if I can.
 

ebika

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Well, in my case, I would just like to be able to scroll through my reminder/to do list on my watch throughout the day and maybe delete them as I complete the tasks. Adding reminders would be a secondary concern as I do that on my computer when I prep for the day or week.

For now, I have been setting a to do as a daily event in my calendar and viewing my calendar on the watch in list view and that seems to be a good temporary fix, but I would prefer keeping to do's in the reminder app separate from the calendar.

I looked at an app called 2do, but I just want to stay within the apple native app ecosystem if I can.
Someone in the grocery list thread clued us in to Reminders Nano (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reminders-nano/id987307918?mt=8). It's working pretty well for me so far to keep using the Apple Reminders.
 

fireman13

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Well, in my case, I would just like to be able to scroll through my reminder/to do list on my watch throughout the day and maybe delete them as I complete the tasks. Adding reminders would be a secondary concern as I do that on my computer when I prep for the day or week.

For now, I have been setting a to do as a daily event in my calendar and viewing my calendar on the watch in list view and that seems to be a good temporary fix, but I would prefer keeping to do's in the reminder app separate from the calendar.

I looked at an app called 2do, but I just want to stay within the apple native app ecosystem if I can.
Yeah, that would actually be a great use for the app on the watch and I agree, adding reminders would have to be a secondary concern due to the watch interface.
 

jomo25

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OneList is free and also does the same for one iCloud reminders list. for 99c IAP, it will allow you to access all your iCloud reminders lists.

also if you happen to have fantastical on the iPhone ($5), it now has watch app that also allows checklist for iCloud reminders
 
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CharlesShaw

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Siri on my watch is my new favorite way to add items to my grocery list in Reminders when I'm at home, because I can add it immediately (while the fridge door is still open) without the need to find my phone or log into my Mac.
 
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CharlesShaw

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Someone in the grocery list thread clued us in to Reminders Nano (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reminders-nano/id987307918?mt=8). It's working pretty well for me so far to keep using the Apple Reminders.
I previously thought you were just passing along the link and were sticking to Apple Reminders because it worked well for you. It was not clear to me from the posts that Reminders Nano actually connects to the Apple Reminders data, so this is indeed something to be happy about! Thank you!!! My grocery list is now on my watch AND I can still use Siri to add items. Awesome.
 
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gsmornot

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I have not tried Reminders Nano but do use an app called Up Next. It too pulls data from the Reminders app on the phone and will let you decide which lists you want to see. I use Shopping and Reminders. Shopping for a grocery list and Reminders for everything else. (mostly). Just another option for you to try. No idea why this was not included from the start other than the fact that it can be a little slow at times to sync the data.