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UI design & data for wrist-based apps.

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Luke Wroblewski

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Prioritizing one-tap actions over configurations in wearable app design.

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I'm not a big fan of the second alternative because it depends on the people who chose the preselected intervals to have chosen well. The options in Hangouts (at least the last time I checked) are a classical example of dismally bad choices. If you want to snooze notifications so you can get a full night's sleep (at least 8 hours) and don't want to be awakened by notifications, you have to snooze for 24 or 72 hours -- which you almost certainly do not want to do. Some preset choices are fine, but users need to be able to choose their own intervals. 
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From a real-world study of Apple Watch users: frequency and time usage of applications/features. Note the differences between the two.
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Sort of cements why i chose a pebble as my "smart" watch. I wanted 1) a watch 2) something to show my notifications and who is calling on. (I now never use sound on my phone)

Always on screen = watch at a glance - Paper screen = one week battery time.

I realize its limited in features and others may have other needs, but I feel some go for "bling" over actual use when they choose what to buy. :)
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Average interaction times: smartwatch vs. smartphone. From: http://www.mobilelifecentre.org/sites/default/files/Smartwatches_invivo%20w%20authors.pdf
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Very interesting. How long before language drops the 'smart' tag? Just 'phone' and 'watch'...
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Obvious always wins (on the wrist?)
http://www.lukew.com/ff/entry.asp?1945
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My morning as seen through my wrist(-based computer).
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Thanks, +Pavol Vaskovic!
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But how much does looking at iPhone go down when you have Apple Watch?
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Smartwatches give me one killer feature. I don't have to stop typing to get notifications. I just bend my wrist a little, think "screw that guy" and keep typing. Because 95 percent of the time notifications are meaningless. This alone pays for smartwatches for me. They give me back hours of time a month, and reduce my stress level significantly. The Apple watch fails because it's not a watch when I look at it. It's a black space. It's useless at a glance. It defeats the biggest value of any watch. Being one. 
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Smartwatches result in less dependence on smartphones. Data from Wristly's 2,500  Watch user panel.
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It's true, I use my watch primarily, but some things I still do on my phone, and I wear my watch all day. :D
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Don't make me work.
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I actually haven't seen this changed and I'm running OS2.1. I wonder if it's only for certain types of exercises. I use the Open style.
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Apple's internal metric for interaction times on the Watch: 5 seconds or less. Compared to minutes on the phone & tablet.
https://developer.apple.com/videos/wwdc/2015/?id=802
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Trying to use the Uber app takes waaaaay more than 5 seconds. 
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After wearing my Apple watch daily for the past two+ months, I've found myself wishing for a simpler interaction model for moving between content and apps. Here's what I'd propose and why.
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+James Walker the Watch os 2 definitely borrowed many android wear features (typical apple) but hey, that only made it better.
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