Your Number ONE favourite feature?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by karinatwork, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. karinatwork macrumors regular

    karinatwork

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    #1
    Mine: The "stand up" reminder. I'm a graphic designer. I get so busy at work, sometimes I don't move for hours. I'm so thankful for that nagging ding on my wrist.

    What's yours?
     
  2. Steve686 macrumors 68030

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    The clock. Duh.

    Don't have to take my phone out of my pocket to check the time anymore.

    Ya. I have a couple of Citizen Eco Drive watches, but don't wear them. :confused:
     
  3. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

    karinatwork

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    I really don't need the clock. I am in front of a computer all day. Or in the car. Or in my house. Clocks everywhere. So, strangely enough, for me the clock is just an added bonus. :)
     
  4. Phisherman81 macrumors 6502

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    at the moment it's the activity app.

    But that will change so many times each day. I really enjoy the apple watch. It does so many things so well.
     
  5. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    Having my calendar pushed to the watch. I use the modular screen because (as far as I know) it is the only screen which can have 3 lines of calendar information. I live by my calendar at work... and I am almost always going from meeting to meeting.

    /Jim
     
  6. Joey225 macrumors member

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    Texting! I think dictation is even better on here than on my phone, it feels a lot more accurate.

    I have a minimum of notifications coming to my watch - my VIP emails and texts, Snapchats, Dark Sky. The ones I care about. It's great to know that I don't have to pull my phone out of my pocket only to see that all I got was an email from Target or someplace. Anything I care about I'll know about.
     
  7. noobinator macrumors 601

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    People tell me how awesome, hip, and cool I am for having one. :cool:
     
  8. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Man tough to pick one thing. I like the whole thing so far. It's super cool and I do use my phone less now.

    Hey thats my favorite thing. The :apple:Watch has improved my iPhones daily battery life! :D
     
  9. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    I don't know my one favorite feature yet, but my least favorite feature is waiting till June.
     
  10. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    I know it sucks waiting but damn I lol on reading your post.
     
  11. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    The animated emojis are killing my friends because they are searching on their phones for them.
     
  12. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

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    My favorite feature so far is the activity app, tracking all my steps.
     
  13. bushido Suspended

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    dont forget those stares of "OMG HOW DID HE GET HIS HANDS ON ONE ALREADY?" or "IS IT OR ISNT IT AN APPLE WATCH" you get.
     
  14. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    As said, it changes all the time.

    Using modular face, so: having instant current temperature/forecast available without getting phone, opening Weatherbug, etc.

    Or, the Apple TV remote app. Love it. No more need to use the clunky (but better than the Apple one) DirecTV remote I re-programmed to work with the ATV. :) (And also so much better than the phone app...)
     
  15. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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    Workouts/Activity - keeps me motivated and works great!

    and I guess quite simply.. notifications
     
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  17. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oooh... I forgot about the Remote app. Must try tonight.
     
  18. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    As above, calendar on my wrist!

    Followed by:
    -Texts and emails (responding and managing)
    -Music glance
    -To do list when pottering around

    Things I don't like:
    -Siri: much slower than iPhone, often doesn't respond at all (either with Hey Siri or digital crown hold), doesn't do everything Siri does on the iPhone (eg change calendar events, there is no reason it can't do this) and you don't know what it will and won't do, won't recognise contacts who are there that my phone does without a problem, doesn't give voice feedback so requires you to interact a lot and tap, almost defeating its purpose
    -raising wrist only turns the watch on less than 50% of the time for me. Tried restarting but no improvement
    -UI has issues and inconsistencies. Also it's far too difficult to get to the actual watch face depending on where you were and your last 2 apps that were open: you should be able to press a button or tap somehow to always get to the time

    Overall, it's an amazing device that I love, with a number of teething problems that we all expected. I'm confident that close to 100% of our issues will be fixed in a software update which I hope won't be too far away!
     
  19. leenak macrumors 68020

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    Controlling my music at the gym and not having to carry my iPhone around to listen to music.
     
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  21. karinatwork thread starter macrumors regular

    karinatwork

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    I can't wait for Apple Pay to be introduced in Canada. Not sure why it is taking them so long. :confused:
     
  22. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    Although I wouldn't call it my "favorite" feature, as a fellow graphic designer I totally agree with you and love this little bit of the watch. Time can go by so fast when you're hard at work on a project, and I too can sit for hours at a time.

    This reminder is awesome for me. It sort of "snaps me out" of my work-trance and allows me to get up, move my legs, get something to eat/drink, and come back feeling a bit more refreshed.
     
  23. Ocean1286 macrumors newbie

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    My favorite feature was the text notifications but now its probably the Activity app. It does a great job of keeping you motivated.

    I went for a walk around midnight last night just because I was laying in bed and saw I was only a little bit away from filling my exercise/move rings :p
     
  24. Tehfez macrumors member

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    My favorite feature is the pre-existing damage that came with my Apple Watch Sport
     
  25. scott99 macrumors 6502a

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    I have a girlfriend who does the nagging until I receive my Apple Watch ;-)
     

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