Riding with the Apple Watch

  • Now with the new OneWheel update to the Apple Watch, it's a great addition to riding. I tried it for the first time yesterday and went for a 5 mile trip. I keep the Wake Screen watch setting (that you change in the General Setting in watch app on your iPhone) to "Resume Last Activity" and allow the watch to wake up every time you lift your wrist to view the screen. In that way, you can simply lift your wrist and view the speed and battery setting instantly and that adds to OneWheel experience. It makes a person more aware of speed and what's too fast so you don't blow past the small pushback on extreme mode, and allows such easy reference to battery life for gauging distance left.

    I didn't think I'd really care to use the watch for this, but I love it and changed the experience to make it that much better than it already is.

    Very cool stuff. I hope OneWheel gets an app going for android and all the android watches out there too. It's an addition that can't be missed with the OneWheel.

  • Agreed. The Apple Watch app works very well. Clean design and easy to see the necessary info.

  • Do you need an iPhone to use the watch with OW?

  • Good question. Tomorrow I'll keep my phone off, go under the Bluetooth options on the watch and see if the OneWheel pairs with the Apple Watch. That'll tell the tale.

  • @njcustom I believe you do. You need to have the iPhone need the watch to use most apps. Sort of annoying in general, but it's nice riding a OW without having to fumble for my phone.

  • What watchband have you found that works around wrist guards? Milanese loop? Im trying to work that part out so its useful and visible since im riding where its super cold.

  • @darthj0n
    I have been using the sport band that came with my series 2 Apple Watch. It works well fully expanded with my K2 wrist gaurds. From what I have learned thus far you will need your iPhone paired and on person to us the app. I love it as you can scrub between % battery and speed.

  • For the Cold rides I use my snowboarding mittens and roll the Apple Watch side mitten down to expose the face so I can see the read out once lifted toward my view (watch face turns on when rotated toward the top for viewing of the watch face).

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