Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Improving the Apple Watch Through Better Software

Tim Schmitz has some terrific suggestions, particularly for the ways in which Apple could improve the “smart” part of smartwatch.

Meanwhile, the hardware “side button” being permanently mapped to Digital Touch features has always seemed awkward, like the Watch’s version of the Zune’s “squirting” feature. It feels like an attempt at trying to grow the user base through exclusivity, but it ends up creating a button on the side that nobody really uses for that purpose.

I still think the Watch needs to be faster, whether through hardware or software, but these suggestions would do the Watch well.

(Via Michael Tsai.)