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Željko Trogrlić
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After spending some time with G8, I have couple of ideas how to improve the software:

Important

Document how to insert SIM card. There are no instructions so I was worried that I will break the watch.

Add Bluetooth phonebook search, same as local search. Add option to copy Bluetooth phonebook to local phonebook, completely or just some numbers.

Wake-up gesture has too much lag. The display should turn on faster. Half second should feel much better than one second.

Add clean and readable watchface for formal occasions. The second watchface is not bad, but it is not readable. As the screen is mostly turned off, use the black background to make the transition to "on" state nicer. Try with a black and white version of third "Colorful" watchface.

Document icons on the watchface (blue and green Bluetooth, envelope).

Useful

Batch notifications: if notifications are not checked, do not sound alert for a minute. It is annoying when notifications from group chat beep constantly.

Accessing notifications should be easier.

If the display is turned on with a button or screen was pressed, it shouldn't turn off by the gesture, only by timeout. It is very inconvenient when screen turns off in the middle of navigation through menus.

Add "OK" button to Alarm > Repeat> Custom screen, Or save on right swipe. Long press here is neither documented nor logical.

Instead of the Outdoor menu, which I find useless, put two-part weather forecast (morning/afternoon).

Add user-definable canned responses to text messages, like "I will arrive in 10 minutes", "Do you need anything from the shop", "I'll call you back" etc.

Make notification tones shorter.

Option to automatically switch to Phone mode from Bracelet mode if BT connection is lost (and vice versa). This is useful when unanswered calls are forwarded from phone to watch.

Nice to have

Make brown strap.

Sell straps on sites that accept PayPal, as many people, including myself, are not willing to provide credit card number everywhere, and Aliexpress accepts only the credit cards.

Blood pressure monitor does not show meaningful values. It would be better to remove it.

Improve menus

BT menu should be renamed to something like "Phone control" or "Phone link".

Tool menu icon design does not fit with other icons.

Organize menus in a logical way. In Application menu, all options, except BT music, should go to Settings menu (Units, Motion, Mode). BT Music and everything under Tools menu should go to "Applications"; "Tools" should be removed.

12/24h clock selection should not be grayed out by Autosync.

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