Apple Watch notification is cumbersome to use.

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Folks - I have three cars plugged into Automatic. Love it. I have notifications turned on for all of them. I also have an Apple Watch.

My problem is that the Apple Watch notifications, by default, are super frustrating. The main benefit of notifications on the watch is that they are fast to get info from and then you can chose how to respond. However, the Automatic notifications appear to be broken in several ways.
1. The layout. The layout of the notifications is such that i cannot get ANY information simply by glancing at the watch. Each notification contains first an image, which is full screen for the watch, and THEN the information about which car, the action, and the location. This means that EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. a notification occurs i have to scroll through the useless picture to get to the real information.
2. The picture itself. It appears that you are trying to convey something in your selection of what image you are showing (a giant "P", a play icon?) but it baffles me what you are actually communicating to me. It's not whether the car is parked .... because sometimes i get a play icon when the car is parked and sometimes i get a "P" icon. This is confusing.
3. The "play" icon is useless. You are selecting some media type that Apple Watch thinks it can play - but when i hit play, the screen just winks and nothing happens.

This COULD be extremely useful .... but instead it's just frustrating.
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Posted 5 months ago

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Derrick S., Official Rep

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Hi Josh,

Thank you for the feedback. Unfortunately this is because there isn't a complete Apple Watch integration for Automatic Pro or the new Automatic app. The Apple Watch is simply showing the notifications from the Automatic app. There are no plans to add an Apple Watch app at this time. You can read more here: