Apple Watch Design Flaw

I discovered this in church, which was pretty awkward.

A huge Apple fan, I was super-psyched to get an Apple watch as a birthday/Christmas/anniversary gift. The thing is that we were traveling here and there, and I hadn’t really gotten around to my online meeting to learn about the watch. And I hadn’t much time to research it.

This didn’t worry me since I find Apple products to be incredibly intuitive. And for the most part it was. But then it happened. While I was in church, I heard some news I knew someone in my life would want to know so I texted it to him.

Confession. Yes, I text in church sometimes. I’m a terrible role model for my children.

I was okay with that conscious choice until a few minutes later when we were in the middle of prayer, and I realized that person might text me back. My phone was off, but I had no clue how to silence my watch (panicking, I forgot I could just throw it into sleep mode).

watch

I did know to click the digital crown on the right side of my watch then to swipe from the bottom to the top to open my menu with battery percentage and such, but then I was stymied. See that little icon that looks kind of like this: (( [] )) ?

Well, that sure looked to me like an icon to put something on vibrate. Apparently it’s not. It’s a button to LOCATE a phone. Like even if your phone is on silent mode it will suddenly (and repetitively) start dinging loudly.

I tried to pretend it was someone else’s phone dinging, but my son betrayed me by dramatically turning and quirking an eyebrow at me. He is currently grounded 😉 jk.

Okay so this was bad enough, but as I checked it out more and looked it up, I realized that the icon above that one is the one that mutes the device. Say what? Not an icon three icons away? Nope. Right there on top so any time you want to be quiet, you have to be SUPER-duper careful to not let your finger slip and hit the shout-out by accident.

What’s up with that, Apple?

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4 comments on “Apple Watch Design Flaw

  1. codeinfig says:

    heh. design-wise, thats even worse than the power button so cozied up to the esc key that hitting esc tells the computer to shut down.

    at best, its about equal. there has to be at least one person on the team who goes “this is a really bad idea.” fortunately this is a software issue– not that they will fix it, but they could with an update.

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  2. the sort of experience that is excruciating at the time and funny afterwards. x

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  3. That’s great! I have apple everything, except the watch. Personally, I wouldn’t have a use for it.
    That doesn’t mean I’m not totally intrigued and jealous every time I see someone wearing one.
    I will likely be wearing one before the internet ink dries on this comment.
    Thank you!

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