by Peter Hauser
@All - great feedback, thank you. Let me explain some thinking behind the long presses. Our experience with such devices indicates that many people have a hard time coordinating two or three consecutive presses within a short timeframe. Thus giving people a simple way of telling what was done tested-out well vs. the multi-press approach. Of course, as always, we are taking your feedback into account and will test both approaches before shipping.
@Chris: it sounds great
Can we use the Long Button Press to change between two or three different button profiles, instead? That way we can swap functionality of the buttons without resorting to the app?
Using Double Tap also sounds like a superb idea! (Much handier than long presses!)
E.g.: Long Button Press: cycle between Play Controls, Location Controls, (Utility Controls)
Play Controls could be Play/Pause and Skip
Location Controls could be Drop Pin and Facebook Check-in
(Utility Controls could be Activate Voice Control (Siri) and Find my Phone)
In my opinion, double/triple press would be much faster/practical than holding the button for 3-6 sec. Sadly it seems that I have been tamed by the iOS for too long.
One more thing. You could keep the double press action specifically to music if that helped with the development so turning on the music controls would enable short press = play/pause and double tap = skip song but when used for a different function the double tap is not enabled.
Ditto on that. The double tap for skipping a song would be clutch. I believe a lot of iOS users are used to these types of music controls and very intuitive while saving the medium and long button presses for other functions. If you could program this ability into the watch, the functionality would just increase by that much more. I would say if its feasible... do it!!!!!!!
@Peter - Ultimately giving people both options would be great especially considering that with smartphones there's so many different controls, but if you look at what Apple does with the iPhone's home button they seem to prefer double and triple taps rather than holds. While a six second hold doesn't seem too long, a triple press would take a fraction of that. Just my opinion.
@All - thank you! I am intrigued by your requests for a double and even a triple-press. Don't you believe that this would unduly complicate the interface? A simple button press and hold with haptic feedback (e.g. a vibration) at the threshold transition between short, medium, and long button presses seems more intuitive to me than a double-press event... Thoughts?
This is perfect. ATB Peter & the cookoo team! Can't wait to get this amazing piece of technology on my wrist.
Yeah, it's great if it can be made to act like apple earphone's functionality, and so the medium and long press can be reserved for the cookoo's function
yeah it would be bit more familiar to use if we could press the button like we do on those apple earphones. like once for pause, 2x for skip, 3x for back and so on.
+1 for double press!!
ooh yeah a double tap on the cmd button would be cool! good idea
im so excited, congrats!
And I don't even have a bluetooth 4.0 capable device besides the new iPad.....excited for iPhone 5.
its going to have to be a very durable button for much use it will get compared to normal watch buttons.
Any chancaction more actions like double press?
Congratz, can't wait.