Nice try, rip off though 1/5
It’s a good first attempt. Not nearly good enough to charge premium yet and will NEVER be good enough for a subscription model. What a joke.
needs dark mode 2/5
hurts my eyes to stare at this too long, also, the font is weird
Not support watchOS 6 1/5
Could be great but needs both work and responsive support 2/5
Gotta bang the 3 stars down to 2. I want to love this, but it doesn’t work, and the dev does not respond to support inquiries.
9/29 The concept is good and highly appealing. Unfortunately, for now, the execution is lacking.
The only way I’m able to get these complications to update according to the time of day is to delete the app from the watch and redownload it. That’s not how it’s supposed to work.
If the developer is able to work out this bug, I’d give it 5 stars, but for now, I’m on the verge of deleting and not reinstalling. 3 stars for the attempt at greatness. :-)
Does not sync Widgetsmith subscription 1/5
Does not sync Widgetsmith subscription.... only the other way around.... does not answer support requests
Have to add way more features for $2/month 2/5
I really don’t need complications to change at different times. I just add all the ones I need. Wish I can just add my own text as a complication. Cool that I can customize layouts, font, & colors. But $2/month for that? Not worth it for me. And if complications at different times becomes popular, I’m sure Apple will just add it in the future.
Great idea, but bugs 3/5
Started off great but lots of bugs in watchOS 7 and above. Maybe it’s an apple issue, but complications are unpredictable in updating. Hope these bugs are squashed!
No instructions! 5/5
It is insulting to expect your users to just have to figure things out. I do not have time to mess with your app for half a day to figure out what everything does when you could’ve just written a very simple tutorial included in the app. Especially considering your subscription model. I am more than happy to pay money for well written apps and paying even five or $10 is absolutely fine with me, but this trend of everything being a subscription is unacceptable. Please, just include some basic instructions and set a fixed price for your app. This subscription model is inherently dishonest, as it relies on people to simply forget about their subscriptions and get automatically billed.
Doesn’t work 1/5
None of the watch faces I created showed up on my Apple watch like they were supposed to.
Cannot sync with my Widgetsmith Premium! 1/5
I got no watchsmith premium after synced and I subscribed Widgetsmith Premium for monthly!
Great for watch! 5/5
Really love the complications adds to the watch face. Is the starfield complication real stars? And if so in what direction? Facing north, south etc?
Confusing and didn’t find value 2/5
- No instructions when I downloaded it.
- Seems to be just a complication that opens a menu to open its own complications. So it’s less convenient than native Watch complications because of indirection
- Free version complications gave no value over my favorite native Watch complications so I didn’t even consider paid version
The app is verygood!
So confused 1/5
I’m so sorry but I’m so confused? I downloaded the app and there are absolutely no instructions on what to do and it’s not easy to figure it out on your own. I tried the tutorial video but there’s no volume and I’m not sure if it’s meant to be that way but I can’t figure out how to even get these watch faces on my watch at all. Information that should be clear, is not. And the format on customization is another story. I have no idea what I’m doing and absolutely nothing gives me a clear indication on what is happening when I customize the watch face. It would be way better to simply be able to view an example of the watch face after you customize it but I don’t see that anywhere.
This app is not user friendly at all, I’m super surprised that there aren’t many reviews mentioning that.
Don’t bother 1/5
Great concept, poor execution. The only thing this app will do it display the default day/date complication configured in the app. I followed all the suggestions for syncing, but it still just won’t switch to anything else. On the plus side, it was free. Glad I didn’t subscribe for this.
Getting better with each update 4/5
Where are the new maps touted in the latest update???
Charge me a flat fee at version 1. Another when you upgrade it to version 2, etc. this isn’t difficult. I’m quite happy to support developers and have actively over the years, but a monthly fee for a marginally interesting app is ridiculous.
Calendar dial 5/5
It would be great if there’s an option for the calendar dial to show the next 24 hours (or 12 hours) rather than just today. Anyways, keep up the great work!
Interesting but $24 worth? 3/5
I’ll buy an app but the developer has to have a special reason for a subscription. This one doesn’t other than he can.
Pay for nothing... receive nothing. 1/5
By Slick Ricky Bobby 3
All the free options are already installed on the watch. It’s a waste of a space, and a waste of an app.
What The? 1/5
By Ben Kenon
Pros: Watchsmith is a great concept. In theory.
Cons: 1. Terrible UI.
2. No instructions.
3. Doesn’t seem to do anything.
4. Costs money.
This has to be the most confusing app I’ve ever purchased. I can’t make heads or tails of what I’m supposed to do. I can create a complication, but I am unable to make it show up on my watch. I am concerned that this app was designed either to sap my confidence or insult my intelligence, or both.
On the plus side, the dev got my $2, so at least they got something out of this relationship. I hope that was the best 1/3 of a cup of coffee she/he/they ever had.
Needs Seconds!! 3/5
By Lemuel B
It’s a good app all that is missing is 1 compilation that everyone is missing... Seconds! It’s something I really need but no one have seconds. I bet if you add seconds slot of people will deff get your app.
I’m confused about the bad reviews 5/5
No other watch app is doing anything like this.. so many options! I didn’t give you $2 a month yet, but I probably will... I just avoid subscriptions...
Really great job here! I love all of these options
Probably a good app but... 2/5
I downloaded this app and couldn’t figure out how to install it on my iwatch. Good luck to anyone who hasn’t been able to afford an iwatch 4 or 5. Cuzus poor people cannot use this one.
Why won’t it sync? 3/5
So I got this app recently for my watch. I played around with the settings but it still kept saying that it was syncing. I also tried the force sync. Nothing. Is their a way to fix this?
VERY UNIQUE WORTH THE OPTIONAL SUBSCRIPTION 5/5
By Herr ArtigMeister
This application turns a mediocre watch face(s) into a new viewing experience. While android wear users can laugh at us apple watch users for good reason, this app adds life to a deliberately-dull designed host if faces. To the developer, Dave, keep up the fine work!
Can’t trust reviews 1/5
By v from midlo
Rave reviewers who give 5 stars and refer to the dev by name... no not suspicious at all. A subscription for such a limited app is ridiculous. One time $5-10 sure, $2/month for a Watch App is ludicrous. Subscription apps for me anyhow are few and far in between for apps too good to live without. I think the subscription model is not going to work for too many devs.
The app is OK, it's still limited until Apple let's us customize like Android. No matter what a developer does, still limited.
I wished Apple would allow us to use apps like watchmaker to completely design our own watch face. It's what Android allows us to do. Why can't Apple?
Nice application 5/5
To be able to put digital notifications in time segments is good
Decent idea, not good design 2/5
Really confusing app in general. For every screen I have more questions than answers. That would be fine and I would put in the effort to figure it out, but every complication is like a less-detailed version of other complications. It feels like quantity over quality.
Again — really cool idea but it needs a lot of professional design work. The entire point of the app is to show beautiful complications... that means they need beautiful designs
Awesome app 5/5
Updating my review based on the recent version 1.2 update. Love the tide clock added option! Really useful at a glance reference in an area where knowing tide levels are critical for safety on the water. Kudos to the developer for listening and acting on user suggestions.
This app has superbly innovative features. I love the ability to conditionally change the complications depending on time of day. I happily made the annual in-app upgrade to get the weather and tide feeds. Having an at a glance tide reference on my wrist is so helpful for boating in the shallow waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Kudos to the developer for an outstanding app and his responsiveness to a question I submitted.
I want to like this 4/5
By Ned Scott
Needs location based weather 3/5
Love the concept and am currently a paying subscriber. I really just wish that the app could follow my location just like so many other apps do. I live in a mountain valley and ten miles of travel can mean the difference of 20 degrees so... the weather function is really worthless to folks like me at the moment.
Please consider this. ^
Complication Lags 2/5
I downloaded this app for the time complication so I could have a good-looking and easy to read digital clock complication anywhere I want. I quickly discovered that the time as shown on this app’s complications tends to lag as much as a couple of hours behind, which makes it useless. I gave it 2 stars because I assume its other features are useful for someone, just not for me.
By Free Clinic Doc
Waiting on response from developer. Somehow downloaded to my apple watch without my knowledge after asking me for my itunes password from my watch and not being able to erase feom my watch or delete then downloaded. Subsequent warning from apple. Then $100 paypall pending charge and $1 pending paypal charge. Do NOT download unless software developer has a logical response to this concern.
Month day date 3/5
Would like to see month day and date as one compilation
Ugly font 2/5
I hate the font. The developers offended that people want options. UGH, let me customize my watch face!!! That’s the point of this app.
Great developer! 4/5
By 8 bit snow
Bless this developer for the time and effort he puts into the slow and painful process that is developing for the Apple Watch. That alone is worth throwing money his way!
Only negative thing I can ever say about this amazing human being’s products is... why does he always use fonts that just look weird and very un-iOS feeling? Using the system font isn’t a bad thing.
And now I feel terrible for typing that because I’ve listened to his podcast for years. And this developer just seems like he’s probably one of the top 10 kindest people on earth.
I look forward to seeing how this app evolves!
Subscription required for weather 3/5
I don’t mind paying a one time fee for a solid app, but having to pay for a subscription to have weather stats seems a bit much. Separately, the watch faces aren’t overly appealing
Ok at Best 3/5
While I appreciate the work and thought behind this app, in no way does it warrant subscription pricing. It only uses the basic complications; date, time, calendar, activity, weather and battery. If third party complications could be integrated, this would be a game changing app. As it is now, at best it should charge $1.99 one time fee.
Good app 5/5
It is nice. Thank you.
Can you have a darker background option please. It is very difficult to use it for long time because of the bright background. But you need to spend long time configuring it
Great Endeavor. Needs work. 3/5
By Matt Pesci
I gave the developer $1.99 for the effort, but to have me renew a lot of work is needed. The complications are pretty spartan. The top info graph complication doesn’t show any data in the top text area for example. The weather complications are very limited and Carrot does better. The idea of being able to schedule the complications is great. I’d love to have the default activity rings during the day and have sleep-based rings take the spot at night. I hope the idea takes off, whether through this app or through Apple taking some of these ideas and implementing them for power use in the future. But the dev deserves credit for having the initiative and giving us something in the meantime, even if it seems not quite professionally designed and perhaps even half baked. Tapping a complication really needs to take you directly to the relevant data. The corner complications need to be designed to be in the corners, not just relocated circles. And the weather graph is phenomenal and the one thing from this app I really would like to keep.
Disappointing for Series 3 1/5
This was a major disappointment for the price point. It’s not intuitive, and so many features are under the subscription service you end up with a very limited amount of customization for anything less than the series 4.
Great start! 4/5
This app has a great start. It needs to be able to read weather data from a Netatmo weather station (like CARROT does, for instance) for better accuracy, but so far so good. Look forward to updates!
Picks up where apple left off 5/5
By mackie cheese
Absolutely awesome app. Makes the complications so much more useful. Having them change by time (location would be a great option too) makes them much more relevant. Turning activity on or off based on when you work out or expect to have rings filled and change to next one is so amazing.
Developer: Could you add third party support? And I would like to see “top info graph” added to “meridian” face as well. Having more options to change would be nice. Keep up the good work.
The Apple Watch Hub 5/5
David Smith has really out done himself with this app! Being able to have a scheduled complication that perfectly reflects the data I need at that time of day is just epic. No longer do I have to pick a face that can handle 4 complications just to get more data.
I will agree with some reviews that the interface isn’t super intuitive. However once I discovered how everything worked it’s been easy to schedule the complications I need. The scheduling interface works exactly how you want hold and drag to rearrange the time zones. Drag the endpoints to adjust how long a complication will last. Tap on the complication to edit what appears and how it looks. Interact with the interface how IOS has taught you and you’ll find it “just works”.
The complications are awesome alone; however, the watch app is actually a really nice hub for all kinds of Apple Watch data: heart rate, weather, calendar, workouts, etc. It’s so nice to have a central location on my watch for all these items to exist.
Great job Mr. Smith can’t wait to see how this evolves.
Not quite there yet 3/5
Sorry to say I had to uninstall this app. It just would not work properly with my phone and watch. I have a 7+ and a series 4 watch and there were too many problems that I just couldn’t use it.
Not quite sure what this is yet 1/5
Looks easy enough but it is a yearly or monthly fee to access premium content. At this point not worth it. The free options provided by Apple do more than what this app offers for 1.99 a month. What a joke. Hard pass on this one.
Would love it... 4/5
By Marc Y. Liu
...if it worked :/