Why isn't the watch face a Glance?

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?
 

sammich

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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.
 

Brookzy

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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.
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.
 

matrix07

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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?
Agree completely.

EDIT to add: But we may yet to see additional functionalities of the Watch.
 

HopefulHumanist

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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?
 

Armen

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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?
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.
 
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