I’ve been spending some time with the Apple Watch. And I’ve been scattering my experiences along the way.

Today I’m going to show you one of the design fails of the Apple Watch as I show you how to access Glances. And why they should’ve made the “swipe up for glances” gesture more universally available, like on the iPhone. Today it’s only available from the watch face. But a new Watch OS was announced a few weeks ago, so we’ll see if they update the Glances access from the apps screen as well.

And I’m going to show you what it looks like when an app crashes. My Fitness app is dead. I suppose I have to reset or reboot the apple watch to force quit the app. But at the moment I can’t use one of the best features of the apple watch, the fitness tracking based on activity and goals.

Here’s my quick video on Glances and what a crashed app looks like on an Apple Watch.

How to force quit a crashed app:

  • Press and hold the side button in (the button just below the Digital Crown) until the shut down screen appears.
  • Let go of the side button, then press and hold it again.
  • That’s it. You’ll be returned to the apps screen and the pesky crashed app can be relaunched.

Stay tuned and get in step with my other posts about the Apple Watch.

John McElhenney
@jmacofearth (also seen on Google+: jmacofearth)
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