Why isn't the watch face a Glance?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Brookzy, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Brookzy macrumors 68040

    Brookzy

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    It is just me who looks at the time, then instinctively tries to swipe left and right to access Glances panes?

    That you need to swipe up first seems unnecessary.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. sammich macrumors 601

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    The watch face is a central app.

    Swipe down to get to your last glance.

    From any glance, swipe up to get back to the watch.
     
  3. Brookzy thread starter macrumors 68040

    Brookzy

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    I know that, the point I'm making is the initial swipe to access Glances is unintuitive and time wasting.

    BTW swiping down accesses notifications for me, not the last glance.
     
  4. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Agree completely.

    EDIT to add: But we may yet to see additional functionalities of the Watch.
     
  5. HopefulHumanist macrumors 6502a

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    Nah, I think the clock face should be the central app and the default face. It's a watch, after all.

    If the clock was a glance, what would be the central app/default face?
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    I agree with you.

    Apple should have adopted iOS home screen behavior for the watch. i.e.:

    swipe left/right between glances
    tap the crown on any glance to return to the watch face
    tap the crown again at the watch face to go to the home screen with apps.

    The whole "swipe up" should have just included the Control Center toggles and music controls.
     
  7. Sirious, Jun 17, 2015
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2015

    Sirious macrumors 65816

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    I like what they've done with it right now.
    Clearly, it's a watch first, then everything else.
     

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