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Six Colors

by Jason Snell & Dan Moren

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Watchsmith developer on watchOS 7 Wishlist

Developer _David Smith, whose apps include not only the new Watchsmith, but also venerable standbys like Pedometer++ and Sleep++ has written up the improvements he’d like to see in watchOS 7 when it’s presumably announced at this year’s WWDC:

I really wish the Apple Watch had some concept of a rest day. All of its streaks, badges and coaching assumes that you should be closing your rings each and every day. From my understanding of physiology and my own life experience that is often not advisable. Some amount of periodization between activity and rest is beneficial.

For example, in Pedometer++ (and My Trends++) I have the concept of an earned rest day where if you reach your goal for 6 consecutive days then you gain a rest day that you can take without loosing your streak. I’ve found this concept to be really helpful and well understood by my customers.

I’m totally onboard for this; it’s an idea I’ve asked for myself. I’ve gotten used to filling my rings everyday–especially now, when it makes sure I get up and out of the house at least once a day–but every once in a while it would be nice to feel like the technology works for me, and not the other way around.

The rest of the suggestions in here are likewise great ones, and it’ll be interesting to see just what changes Apple will make next month.

—Linked by Dan Moren

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