1. Premium1's Avatar
    Interesting read. Will be interesting to see how the apps improve over time
    Apple Watch performance for third party apps said to be slow | BGR
    04-17-2015 06:21 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    BGR...the tech equivalent of National Enquirer...
    SmartFah likes this.
    04-17-2015 06:42 PM
  3. SmartFah's Avatar
    BGR...the tech equivalent of National Enquirer...
    😂😂😂 So true
    04-17-2015 07:00 PM
  4. Premium1's Avatar
    BGR...the tech equivalent of National Enquirer...
    I only go there to read the comments. It is like a war zone in the comment sections. Think you lose a few brain cells trying to read some of the comments lol.
    kch50428 likes this.
    04-17-2015 09:44 PM
  5. deadp1xel's Avatar
    BGR...the tech equivalent of National Enquirer...

    Lies. BGR isn't that good.
    techitrucker likes this.
    04-21-2015 06:39 PM
  6. phreddyl's Avatar
    I think I will wait and reserve judgement until I get my hands on mine. Hopefully Friday!


    Sent from my iPad Mini using Tapatalk
    04-21-2015 07:21 PM
  7. CodeApe's Avatar
    I've had mine for a little while now and I can honestly say that most third party apps struggle. If you haven't used an app for a while it will take at least 5 seconds of spinning before you are shown anything. From there, depending on the app, you may have to wait more before you can actually do anything and you'll have to wait more again if you actually do do anything. It's almost always a few seconds wait for anything you do apart from scrolling a list of stuff which is usually nice and smooth.

    For me, in many cases, it's about bad enough that I may as well get my phone out of my pocket and use that instead.

    Apps that have buttons to press (which is most of them) are also often clunky. You can't quickly tap a sequence. Press, wait, press, wait... I have a calculator app and I'd probably be quicker working out the sums on paper if I needed to use it.

    Don't get me wrong, I love my watch and the native Apple apps are nothing like this. The photos app for instance, I have 200+ pics on there and it loads in less than 2 seconds and is super smooth. The music app pops up so quick I can't time it, same with email and maps though it takes a little while to get my location.

    I'm just really hoping that when the native app SDK comes out it will come to V1 of the watch.

    -Chris
    05-08-2015 12:37 PM
  8. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The only app that seems to take long to open on *my* Watch is the Weather a underground app. The others I have installed, loads fairly quickly. To be fair, I only have a few apps installed - ones where I can quickly access what I need like Stocard, OneNote, Skype, 1Password, etcetera.
    05-08-2015 03:36 PM
  9. Valana's Avatar
    I've just installed Watch OS 1.0.1… Hopefully it improves third-party app performance significantly because just like CodeApe at times I do get rather impatient with those.
    05-19-2015 03:25 PM

Similar Threads

  1. App Store (seems to be a strangers account)
    By CrownIsle in forum iPhone 6
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-19-2015, 05:38 PM
  2. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-18-2015, 09:16 AM
  3. LaunchBar for Mac updates with improved support for tags and more
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-17-2015, 12:00 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-17-2015, 11:25 AM
  5. Apple watch try-ons: Delight and accessibility
    By iMore.com in forum iMore.com News Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-17-2015, 11:12 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD