IFocus 10 Its All About the Watch



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Voiceover

Kim button. Carla. Button.


Douglas Walker

Carla.
Voiceover

Caitlin button. Beth button.
Douglas Walker

Jeff. Jacob.


Voiceover

Nick button.


Douglas Walker

Just a left flick now it Kim.


Voiceover

Beth button. Caitlin button. Carla button. Kim button.


Douglas Walker

All right, and—


Voiceover

Double tap to interact with friend.


Douglas Walker

Okay, so we heard voiceover announce that we could just single finger double tap to interact with Kim from our friends list, so how about we do just that? We will just single finger double tap.


Voiceover

Kim.
Douglas Walker

Okay. We have selected Kim, and now we have several ways that we’re able to actually interact with Kim, so before we do that, let’s talk about what’s on our screen here. Before we actually flick all through it. Okay, so in the top left corner of our screen, we have a back button. And we can activate this back button and we’ll take us back to that friends list that we were just in. We also have a button that we can right flick to right in the middle of our screen here that’s called Kim right now because she’s, the person that’s selected our friend, and if Kim had an Apple Watch, we would be able to use this button to either send her a series of taps. It’s almost like Morse code, you could have a secret code that you talk back and forth with or I could actually send her my heartbeat right here. I guess that would let her know I’m still alive, I guess right? Or I could send her an actual drawing that I created on my little screen here. I tell you, with my abilities as an artist, well, I wouldn’t want to think about how that would turn out.
Anyway, the bottom left corner of our screen, we have a phone button. And we can use this to actually call Kim right from our watch here. I think that is just beyond cool right there, and the bottom right hand corner of our screen, we have a message button. Now, we can use this message button to dictate a text message for sending, and now once we single finger double tap and activate that dictate button or message button down there, we would also be presented with a list of prewritten texts that we’re able to single finger double tap on and quickly send any of those as well.
Okay, so how about we wake our watch and quickly flick through the screen, just to check out how it looks. So we’ll just wake our watch.
Voiceover

It’s 1:55 PM.


Douglas Walker

Press that communications button again once, because it’s closed on here.



Voiceover

Friends. Kim.


Douglas Walker

We’ll pick Kim here. We’ll select her again.


Voiceover

Use crown to select friend.


Douglas Walker

See, I could’ve used the crown to go through that list as well. So here we are on our Kim list here. We’ve selected her.


Voiceover

Kim. Kim. Button.


Douglas Walker

All right.


Voiceover

Triple tap to send tap or double tap to digital touch.


Douglas Walker

And that’s where it gets in the haptic taps or our heartbeat or a draw an image there in the center of our screen, so we’ll right flick past that.


Voiceover

Phone. Button.


Douglas Walker

And here we are in the bottom left corner of our screen and voiceover just told us that we could single finger double tap to call Kim right here, so I’ll right flick again.


Voiceover

Message button. Double tap to message.


Douglas Walker

Of course I could single finger double tap there and message Kim and the top left corner, don’t forget, there’s a back button if we need to get back to our friends list there. You know, I tell you, it is just so cool that we’re able to place phone calls right from our wrist here. Hey, the future’s here, right? All right, so the ability to use the, moving along here, so the ability to use Apple Pay to make purchases right from our iPhone was added with iOS 8.2 and the Apple Watch also has this ability. So that brings us to our next feature. Because pressing our communications button twice will bring up our Apple Pay feature. So how about we try it? We’ll just wake our watch and then we’ll press our communications button twice. So let’s try it. So we’ll wake our watch here.



Voiceover

It’s 1:57 PM.


Douglas Walker

Mickey sounds so happy, so we’ll press that communications button twice there.


Voiceover

Ready. Ready.


Douglas Walker

And what happens is it brings up our debit card here and it says ready, which is really nice. So if we were standing at a cash register, and we were ready to pay for our purchase, well, of course our merchant will need to accept Apple Pay as a payment method, right? We would just hold our Apple Watch close to the terminal there and when our purchase is confirmed, our watch will vibrate or tap us a couple of times and we’ll be given a little ding audio cue, and that would let us know that our purchase has been approved. And that really is all there is to it. I really love the ability to use Apple Pay. It is really, I tell you, it really is a fast, accessible way to pay for products.


All right, our communications button has just one more feature, and that is a press and hold to turn our watch on and off.

Voiceover

It’s 1:58 PM.


Douglas Walker

Actually, my Apple Pay feature just closed itself, which is probably a good idea. You know, actually we’re presented with three options when we press and hold our communications button. We are of course able to turn off our watch there. We’re able to put our watch into what’s called power reserve mode. Now if our Apple Watch’s battery gets really low, it will automatically go into what’s called power reserve mode, and when we’re in power reserve mode, our watch will only have the ability to tell us the time and none of our other watch features are going to be available to us at that point. Well, at least until we charge our watch back up again.


All right, and last but not least, we’ll also be presented with a lock button. Now if we activate this lock button, we’ll be forced to or made to enter our passcode before we’re able to use our Apple Watch again. All right, so let’s quickly look at how this works before we open the room back up for questions, so we’ll wake our watch and then we’ll just press and hold our communications button here, so we’ll wake our watch.

Voiceover

It’s 1:59 PM.


Douglas Walker

And then we’ll just press and hold our communications button.


Voiceover

Cancel button.


Douglas Walker

Okay, so at the very top of our list here is a cancel button so we can just single finger double tap to cancel out of the screen, it goes back to our watch face or we could right flick. Just did that. And that’s how we would power down our watch. It’s just single finger double tap on that power slider button there. I could flick to our next option here in this list.


Voiceover

Power reserve button.


Douglas Walker

And there’s power reserve.


Voiceover

Slide or double tap.


Douglas Walker

So we could single finger double tap on our power reserve but now if we did that, it’s important to know that we’re going to have to restart our watch again before it will be available for use, so just a heads up on that. Okay, I’m going to right flick one more time in this list, whoop, it fell asleep on me. Too much of a talker here. Okay, I’ll press and hold our communications button. We’ll flick through this.


Voiceover

Power reserve button.


Douglas Walker

One more button in this list.


Voiceover

Lock device button.


Douglas Walker

And it’s lock device, so if we wanted to put, to lock our device here, make it unavailable to anyone else, we could just single finger double tap and lock it there, so. All right. So that pretty much covers most of what our Apple Watch can do for us. And of course we didn’t even get a chance to discuss all of our watch’s apps. I tell you, there’s just too much to cover. But hopefully, today’s seminar will give you a jump-start on how to navigate the Apple Watch and to be able to explore all of these great features on your own.


Larry Muffett

Hi. Douglas. We’ve got a bunch of questions in the text box here. I want to jump on some of these before I turn the microphone loose, so if everyone could sort of hold loose on the microphone until Douglas answers some of these questions in the text box and then we’ll have an audience question and answer period. We’ve got a number of questions here and all sort of revolve around the thing that people have noticed that their watch goes to sleep or locks out after a while and they want to know if the time period can be adjusted or set to be on all the time, so that’s question number one.


Douglas Walker

Yes. I know you noticed that. That was a big issue with actually doing today’s seminar, and I contacted Apple to try to find a way around it. There’s nothing in settings. Hopefully that’s something they’ll add in the future, but you know, it’s really, I really give this a lot of thought and it’s really not that big a deal, unless you’re doing something like this where you have a live seminar where you’re wanting the watch to stay awake and not keep falling asleep.


So the watch is really designed not to – I mean, you’re not going to be doing like web browsing where you keep it awake all the time and you sit there browsing or you keep your watch opened to do one particular event. It’s to do really quick things, like you have an email pop in and you just want to see who that email is or see who that text message is, so you’re really interacting with it enough where you’re touching it and you’re keeping it awake. So this is sort of an unusual situation of wanting it to stay awake, so you know, maybe they’ll give us in the future the ability to keep it awake, but honestly, it’s not that big a deal unless of course you’re doing a live seminar or something like this, so but it would be nice to give us the option of maybe just a little more time on that.
Larry Muffett

Another question. A couple of people anted to know that you mentioned Bluetooth and how exactly does Bluetooth play into this between the iPhone and the iWatch.


Douglas Walker

Of course you use the Bluetooth that, you know, it’s to talk to each other. And if you’re not familiar with what Bluetooth is, it’s very similar to like your Wi-Fi in your home so that your computers can take to the internet or talk to other computers out there. Bluetooth is very similar, except it allows devices to talk to each other when they’re within range of each other, maybe within 30 feet or so, so that’s what gives the ability for the watch to actually talk to or communicate with your iPhone.


The thing that I love about the Bluetooth ability is the Bluetooth earpiece or headset that I use when I use my watch. That way I can listen to my voiceover through my Bluetooth earpiece and it pairs right with my watch, so that I don’t have to worry about other people in the room being able to hear my voiceover as it’s speaking so that’s what Bluetooth does, and the fact that it has the ability to pair with other Bluetooth headsets makes it really, really nice especially if you’re jogging or walking. Of course, you want to be careful because you want to be ble to hear all those environmental cues and clues as well, so you might want to go with just a single earpiece.
Larry Muffett

Another question. Do you have any feeling about battery life, is there any indication? I know this is a pretty new product, but any indication on battery life?


Douglas Walker

And I tend to be sort of a power user. I use it all day until I can figure out exactly what it does, so I’d been running through the battery, but it usually lasts for standard use, checking it, you know, periodically when you have a text message or an email come through. Of course if you sit there and talk on the phone, it’s going to wear it out pretty fast, but usually lasts a good day, just like your iPhone. You just charge it at night, so I just, when I plug my iPhone in, I put my battery in.


Now, if you want to go to power reserve mode and just have the ability to use the clock, I will be traveling to Europe in a couple of weeks here and so I want to be able to last all the way over there an so I’m going to put it in power reserve and just use the clock as I fly and it’s supposed to last several days on just power reserve. But remember, when you put it in power reserve, you’re going to have to power off your Apple Watch so that all the features will come back on. Power it off and then you’ll have to power it back on again so that everything will function properly after that.
Larry Muffett

All right, I’m going to turn the microphone over to the audience, so start queuing up and we’ll take some questions where you’ve got a finite amount of time here, so I don’t know that we’ll get to every single question, but let’s get through as many a possible.


Caller

Yes. Hi, guys, it’s Elizabeth speaking again. Number one, that was extremely cool, I’m thinking of getting one. Number two, when you, will you have the same ringers that you use on your telephone and the next thing, the last thing that I’ll mention is will you be able to set an alarm clock, an alarm on this as you would a regular digital one or on your telephone.


Douglas Walker

Number one, yes it is very cool. I am loving my watch. I had really mixed emotions about it. I didn’t know what it would do for me, but it really, one thing it’s done is it’s kind of separated me from my iPhone a bit. I mean, it has to be there close to me, but I used to get on my iPhone and I would, you know, if I heard it ding, and then I would go to another app and I’d go to another, so I wasted a lot of time wandering around in different apps where I’m actually using my iPhone less because I look to see what that alert was, and then I’m right back off of it. So that’s really helped there.


So far as different ringtones, nope. Unfortunately, you get the same ringtone. It’s sort of like a chiming ring when it sounds like an old timey kind of soft telephone that rings there. But if you’re using voiceover, you do, it does announce on there who’s calling, so that’s a huge help. And give me that last question again, if you would.
Caller

Yes. I was just asking will you be able to set an alarm like you would on your telephone?


Douglas Walker

Yes, you can, and I’ve used mine for alarms, and that’s one thing that I really like to use Siri for. I’ll just hold on Siri and it vibrates a couple of times to let you know on your wrist to let you know that Siri’s activated, then I just say set an alarm for 6:00 AM and then when you let it go you get a couple more vibrations and Siri will announce that you’ve set an alarm and the same thing with the timer, so you can set timers or you can say remind me at 3:00 to do so and so and a little reminder will pop up, so I am using Siri just tons and tons on my watch. I’m loving Siri there, so timers, alarms, all that stuff works very much like the iPhone does.


Caller

Yes, Doug, is there any way to have the watch ding every hour?


Douglas Walker

You know, I guess you could set, I haven’t really searched for an app to do that. I have a Westminster chime app on my phone that I use to sort of chime the hour like an old-fashioned clock, which is nice. But one thing you can do is there’s a stand feature within the activity part of the Apple Watch on the app, the watch on the app, the Apple Watch. You can set it so that it kind of taps you ten minutes before the hour to let you know that you need to stand up and kind of walk around, because my job really does consist a lot of typing an writing work on a computer, so that’s kind of nice to have that, but I guess you could set a timer to do that, too, alert you in an hour. But I haven’t seen or haven’t really checked into setting an hourly app or alarm yet.


Caller

Thank you.


Larry Muffett

Other questions for Douglas while we have him here?


Caller

It’s my understanding there is no app switcher in the watch because most things can either be, as far as you’re looking at stuff for the most part, so that can either be enabled or disabled from the watch or, you know, from the watch app from the iPhone, either way.


Douglas Walker

Right, there’s not an app switcher. The same double tap of the digital crown, just like the double tap of the home button. The home button of the iPhone of a double tap on that will be like the app switcher. The double tap of the digital crown actually opens your last used app. So there’s no app switcher where you can move between your recently opened apps, but you can just get back to your home screen and sort of flick through those apps.


Caller

Yes, Doug, John again. What is that app that you have on the watch that’s called Yelp?


Douglas Walker

Yes, and I haven’t checked the accessibility on that yet. It just synced from my iPhone because I have Yelp on my iPhone. That’s really a way to search for local restaurants and entertainment places in your area, wherever you might be. I’ll have to check that out and see if it’s an accessible app.


Caller

May I ask if you use ping my iPhone if your iPhone is set to silent or, you know, you have that little toggle, that little switch turned down and will it still ping?


Douglas Walker

Yes, it will. And I, as crazy as it sounds, I’m always losing my iPhone, I’m setting it down somewhere and then I have to, I was having to call myself and then it was on vibrate and I still couldn’t find it if it was under something or underneath a pile of laundry or who knows where it would be. But yes, the ping feature does work even if your iPhone happens to be on vibrate. It’s still going to make that little, I don’t know it sounds like an underwater sound like an old submarine or something like that so yeah, it will still work, which is pretty great.


Caller

I just actually want to bring up something about that. Yes, that does actually sound like a submarine coming in or whatever. Pretty neat. I live with a bunch of, I live with some military folks so I know all about that.


Caller

What is force touch and how do I use it with voiceover?


Douglas Walker

Now force touch isn’t something that we got into today, but it is a new part on the new trackpad on the new Macs and it all started with the Apple Watch, we just didn’t have time to stick it in here, but we’ll take a jump at it. Force touch is a way to access different or additional options, so say if you’re in your notification center and you wanted to clear all of your notifications at one time, you would just touch the screen and kind of press it just a little bit, and you’re going to hear it say clear all and then you just single finger double tap to clear all.


And if you’re within the music app or within your email and you were on an email and had an email open, you could force touch it, and you would get different options that you could flick between and just press the screen and kind of hold it down, and several options would pop up to give you the ability to maybe move it to the trash or move it to a different folder and stuff like that. So force touch is there. Just didn’t have much time for that today, but we were just scratching the surface, basically, today.
Caller

So what is that thing, is that a double tap and hold or a single tap and hold or what, what gesture would you do to get force touch to work? Will voiceover tell you what gesture to do to get force touch to work?


Douglas Walker

No, voiceover’s not going to tell you how to force touch. It’s just a single tap and hold. One you touch the screen, you just kind of press your finger down a little bit, and that’s why they call it force touch. You touch the screen and you kind of press it down just a little bit, but there’s so many gestures. I tell you, a great place to get in, the gestures is Googling maybe Apple Watch users manual, and that’ll bring up the user’s annual for the Apple Watch. All the gestures will be there for that. So unfortunately you know, we only have so much time and I would love to spend hours in here just going through this stuff. But hopefully that’ll get you up and going what we’ve had so far and there you go.


Larry Muffett

Douglas, they always say in show business, always leave them wanting more, so that’s not the worst thing in the world that people have additional questions. I think we have time for one more question, one more question, and then unfortunately we’re going to have to start our closeout procedure.


Caller

Ah, yes, it’s Elizabeth. I just want to say thanks for everything. Holding the telephone. Sorry. I just want to say thanks so much for everything. This was extremely cool and that’s whatever you want to call it, that’s something I’m going to save up for.


Caller

Can somebody provide the presenter’s email so that if I do have further questions, I can ask questions?


Douglas Walker

Actually, I am more than happy to give my email. You can get in touch with me here at Hadley at Walker. W-a-l-k-e-r at Hadley, h-a-d-l-e-y.edu. So it’s walker@hadley.edu and I’m more than happy to help in any way.


Larry Muffett

Douglas, this has been a fantastic seminar and I want to let the folks know that this seminar, like all of our seminars, will be archived on our website and available for your use anytime around the clock. Also each Hadley seminar is now made available as a podcast which you can download to your computer and mobile device. If today’s seminar has you interested in this or related technology topics, please check out the seminar archives the Hadley YouTube channel, and Hadley’s course list.


Douglas and I both thank you for your participation, these were really truly outstanding questions today and the people that listened to this on the podcast are going to get a lot of value out of it from these questions. Hadley values your feedback. Please let us know what you thought about today’s seminar and please give us suggestions for future topics. One way you can do that is by dropping us an email to feedback@hadley.edu. That’s f-e-e-d-b-a-c-k the at sign H-a-d-l-e-y.edu. Also, we have some, we have an identify on Twitter, so once you’re done today, at sometime tonight maybe you can go on Twitter and use the hashtag #seminarathadley, that spell it all out s-e-m-i-n-a-r-s-a-t-h-a-d-l-e-y, and you can give us feedback there or join the discussion about today’s seminar or other seminars. I’m going to turn the microphone back over to Douglas for just a second and see if he’s like to make any closing comments.
Douglas Walker

Absolutely. First, I’d like to thank you Larry, you always keep things going and keep all these balls in the air at one time. I don’t know how it happens, but you do an amazing job and I want to thank you so much. I would lie to thank everybody else that’s showed up today without you guys, of course this would not be possible and I see a lot of my former students in the room. Guys, thank you so much for showing up.


Also wanted to let you know that three new videos at Hadley just went live on YouTube today. One is navigating the watch face. Another one is navigating the digital crown and the third one is navigating the communications button. They’re just, they give you a little bit more than what we were able to go over in today’s seminar, so you can check those out on our Hadley YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/hadleyschool and you want to go to the instructional playlist, the iFocus instructional videos playlist there. So thank you so much and take care. I’ll see you next time.
Caller

Yes, Douglas I just want to—okay.


Larry Muffett

I want to personally thank everybody too for taking the time to be part of this seminar and being so interactive and asking so many excellent questions. Again, I want to thank you for being a part of this today and for being a part of a very great seminar. Want to thank Douglas for his excellent work and we’re so lucky to have him here at Hadley, and I look forward to our next time out. Thank you. Goodbye for now.


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