Now that I’ve had the watch for a bit I wanted to give some feedback too. I’ll preface this by saying I knew what it was when I picked it up and I’d used the band for about a year prior and some of my pain points with the band pushed me to try the watch.
This screen really needs to include sleep data. I’m not really sure why they are disconnected, but when I swipe left from the watch face, I’d like to see sleep data too.
Definitely allow customization of the defaults here. Further, the swipe control to set a custom time does feel reliable. I think there’s a snapping mechanism in play but I never know for sure if it’ll land on the right number and it feels really difficult to get precise control to adjust it.
I’d love to see more tracked options. Specifically walking and bike riding.
This generally works well for me, but I have pretty standard and regular sleep cycles. I’d love for it to track naps if I get them in the afternoon as well. I recall the band initially did this but had a lot of false positives with people working at desks so it changed to what’s there now. Biggest piece here is improve sleep detection and allow for daytime tracking.
ADD EMOJII SUPPORT. This is just unconscionable in today’s world. Emojii’s are the bread and butter of social communication and it really sucks to just get a blank notification. I’d also love it if there was some limited emojii responses like happy, sad, thumbs up, thumbs down.
There’s also some oddities with notifications from certain apps like Skype where you get a second message telling you there’s a new message in a conversation. This second message means you can’t actually see the real message unless you scroll through the received notifications.
I’d really like to see the name associated with the number coming through. Would make this much easier.
I’d like to see this autosync every hour or half hour. I’d also like to be able to tap on the weather from the quick settings screen when you swipe down from the watch face to open the weather app proper since it follows that if you want more information you’ll want to open the weather app and that then requires going back to the watch face, then going to apps, then opening weather.
Scrolling on the notifications, Data, and Sleep screens all seems really off. It’s not smooth or precise. It feels like there’s a really bad attempt to snap the scroll to certain points or a flick acceleration effect which just breaks the feeling of control and makes it hard to center the information you want to see.
I’d like to see a return of the band feature that drops the screen brightness when do not disturb is on.
I don’t typically have an issue with syncing notifications or other connected activities, but it would be nice if it would periodically sync the data to the app so i don’t have to wait.
Some of these are objectively bad, but some are ok. I’d like to see a few more though in the vein of what you’d see on android wear, watchOS, or FitBit would be nice.