Apple Watch Series 4 questions

watchOS & Apple Watch Apps

Hi all. I have previously had an Apple Watch series 0, the original Apple Watch. I originally used it quite a bit for notifications and it’s activity functions, but I found I was using it less and less due to its lag and really just because there wasn’t a lot that I needed it for, it turned out to be more of an expensive talking watch really. I am now looking at getting an Apple Watch Series 4, so I have some questions. Have many of the lag issues been fixed to make the watch more usable? I am also looking at the cellular version, is the cellular function a completely separate contract service from your iPhone (I currently have an iPhone 8 Plus). Just generally wondering whether it’s worth it and whether I will really enjoy the experience this time



Submitted by Pangeran Satry… on Saturday, October 6, 2018

Hello @D25. I have owned my series 4 a week ago, and i love it very much.. The lacking problem is solved on the series 4. For me, using apple watch series 4 is like i am using my iPhone X with VoiceOver.. Super faster and responsive.

Submitted by Adrian Wyka on Saturday, October 6, 2018

I also have a series 4 and it's cool, but it has a few bugs.
The watch works very fast. Maybe not like the iPhone XS but like the 6s.
I hope that in the next versions of the wOS, they will fix the most annoying bugs.

PS. It is a pity that BT headsets Apple AirPods and BeatsX are not able to smoothly switch between devices.
Fortunately, I also have a plantronic.

Submitted by Pangeran Satry… on Sunday, October 7, 2018

What bugs is it? Can you elaborate more?

Submitted by Adrian Wyka on Sunday, October 7, 2018

1. Problem with activating the options in the control center.
2. When using a Bluetooth headset, there is a problem with changing the VoiceOver volume. Changes the percentages, and returns when you select.
3. When the notification get, it can block the content and if i use swype VO does not read any button on the screen. nP. OKAY. You have to use a crown.
4. The touch can hang.
5. It does not always activate Siri when up a hand, and blocks the screen when it down.
6. After blocking the screen Vo doesn't stop reading the spoken content.

Submitted by Forereel on Monday, November 12, 2018

Hello. I'm thinking about giving one of these to a totally blind user.
My first question is are there any benefits to you if you have the 44MM version aposed to the 40MM version?
I know it has a speaker, but would it be more of a benefit if used with a headset?
Thanks for all your help.

Submitted by Michael Hansen on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The bigger screen means there's more room to perform the various VoiceOver gestures. But, it really comes down to the user's preference for the size of watch they want on their wrist.

I know this sounds really obvious, but does the person in question have an iPhone already? I'm not sure how familiar you are with the Apple Watch, but an iPhone is required to use the Apple Watch.

Thank you for your reply.
I absolutely no nothing about it, so am doing my homework. :)
Sure, I've read about it, and I saw it during Apple's program on its release, but that's it.
Yes, she has an iPhone XS.
I know it has an app for the watch, but I'm not sure how much adjustment can be done on the phone linking to the watch.
I've been told it is difficult to remove data from the watch for a total blind user.
This in turn makes the watch slow and less useful over time.
Thoughts on this?

Submitted by Eric Davis on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The watch app is completely accessible I have no trouble setting up the watch. A headset is always a benefit when you don't want every body and there brother to hear what your phone and watch are telling you. Two things that you must think about when looking for a headset is that it can connect to both devices at once, and that it can switch seamlessly between them. Go with a headset that is at least bluetooth version 4.2 or greater. Unfortunately the Apple and Beats devices don't switch seamlessly like others do. I have had good luck with Boes and Jabra. Just pay attention to the features of the headset and you will be fine. Reviews can help you with figuring out what to look for.

Thank you much for your reply.
You don't have any issues at all clearing old text messages, emails, and such?
I see I've asked this before, so be patient with me. Smile.
I'm trying to make sure this watch will be useful.
Maybe this was an issue on the older model watches, so is not anymore for a totally blind user?
I've been asking, and this was one of the issues I've been told.
Thanks again.

If I have a headset connected simultaneously to Apple Watch and iPhone, then I can not listen to any audio from the iPhone.
e.g. If I'm playing a Audiobook in then listen to only a second and it's stoped.
If I play an audio file on Messenger, only the fragment is played and it is stoped.

Have you observed such problems?

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