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Old 05-11-2015, 06:42 PM   #1
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Apple Watch Reading App??

Other than the - IMHO - ridiculous Wear Reader 1.1.0 (Apple Watch) any reading app being discussed for the Apple Watch, epub or kindle or pdf ...?
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:02 PM   #2
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I don't think that the Apple Watch is really designed for long interaction apps like reading apps. It's more for apps that only take a few seconds to interact, such as checking the weather, or reading a text.
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Thanks pwalker8: I know your points and its limitations - I own one and love it - and I DO use it to read off NYTimes, CNN, WSJ, etc. and if an app allowed one to smoothly scroll - albeit continuously - while imperfect it would be great for standing in line, in the ladies' room, etc. in a "better than having to pull out phone and can't stand doing nothing" kind of way.

So thanks, but question still open if anyone happens to know if any kind of reading app might be on the way. Alley
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:57 AM   #4
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Glose

http://the-digital-reader.com/2015/0...e-apple-watch/
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Old 05-15-2015, 11:28 AM   #5
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As Nate alludes to, Spritz would be a natural extension of reading to any smartwatch:

http://www.spritzinc.com/
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Following up: thewitt and tomsem: thank you! I appreciate the above suggestions a lot!

Checked them out and they're really neat apps, BUT I'm afraid STILL don't work for me as, to be honest, to me as implemented on the Apple Watch they're NOT "reading" they're kind of ... flashcards. Both use "speed reading" technology on their Apple Watch app which just flashes one word at a time across the screen.

READING to me is MY moving my eyes across word after word and creating the worlds or images in my head. Not having the words moved for me. That uses the video part of my brain not the reading.

I am NOT telling the world how to "read" and I'm sure there are people who would use and appreciate this kind of tech/app. But honestly I already read too fast for these to be of any help and even with at least one app allowing the speed to be sped up, as noted I see this as kind of shape video and NOT reading a book.

In reply to those who say, "can you really read a page on the watch?" as noted I already read news on a dozen Watch apps and find it just fine for when you're waiting in a line or in some way stuck and don't want to be holding a phone. It's brilliant! And the first Watch update makes 3rd party apps much faster to load so it's even better.

But I'd still love to be able to READ - say using an endless scroll technique - a book.

I'll keep bumping this in case someone finds such an app before I do.

Always and seriously, thanks for all the information: did not know about Glose or digital-reader and even if they're no good for ME, hopefully someone else who finds my search may find help for themselves with your suggestions.

Kudos!

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Old 05-23-2015, 08:31 AM   #7
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I would contact one or both of these companies and let them now you want a different presentation method for the scrolling text. They are so close today, they may be able to offer that as an option and be on the market with a revision in a few weeks...

Good luck.
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Glose is garbage. Stay away from it.
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JSWolf: I totally agree: glose is crap. Still NO scrolling reading app. This really does surprise me.
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JSWolf: I totally agree: glose is crap. Still NO scrolling reading app. This really does surprise me.
Doesn't suprise me. The watch screen is too small.
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Ouch. Why do you say that?

Edit: referring to the iOS app, that is...
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Ouch. Why do you say that?

Edit: referring to the iOS app, that is...
Ignore him. Jon dug up an old thread for no reason.

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