Apple Watch Software wishlist

Now that I’ve had my Apple Watch Series 3 for a while, here are somethings I’d like to see on the next version of the software:

1 – Keep the screen on at all times.  I think it should be an option for all the time – even if that means dimming the time and date, and turning off all other complications.  However, there are a couple instances where the screen HAS to fully remain on:

  • When in a workout, keep the screen on.
  • When the timer is on, keep the screen on.
  • When the stopwatch is going, keep the screen on.

2 – Please quit showing the ring closing animations DURING A WORKOUT!   I mean, come on!  Wait until I’m done working out.

3 – Manual Laps button during a run workout – so I can track what and how I want to.

4 – Make the HR sensor a little smarter – sometimes it will lose your pulse from time to time if you are using your wrist or arm in the workout.  It needs to be much smarter about picking up the HR.

Too many times it loses my pulse, then somehow catches on to only half of what I’m doing.  If I’m pushing a 140 HR doing a workout, too many times I’ll look down and see 70 – as if it only catches every other beat.  Come on – there is no way a HR goes from 140 to 70 in 10 seconds!  I’m working hard here!

And, it takes way too long to catch up to the HR once it does lose it – I thought it was scanning once per second, but sure doesn’t act like it.

5 – I still want longer battery life, but I’m seeing some really good life span with this new version.  I’ve done a six hour walk/hike with GPS on and still had over 65% battery life.

6 – I’d still like an Apple approved watch face that was all complications – allow me to place my second most used items one swipe away from my main watch face.

7 – More watch faces – including one with digital seconds and an improved large face.

That is all I can think of right now – any that you have thought of that is not on the list?