Apple Watch

(Rika) #11

Top-up via. Apple Pay would unfortunately not work (at least entirely) on the Watch, would have to handoff back to the phone to complete that sadly.


(Kyle Kennedy) #12

I agree that the glance feature would be fantastic. It’s not in plain site and easily accessible, if only for the balance it would be a great addition. Having today’s spend would also be welcome of course :wink:

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Would that change when Mondo is fully recognised as a bank?


(Jonathon) #15

Just to point out that glances are no longer in Watch OS3. It’s replaced with the dock which is slightly different and not as useful for quick information glances.


(Rika) #16

Honestly, I disagree that the dock is less useful than glances. Especially considering that it’s worlds quicker and far more reliable. Also able to show nearly anything rather than a limited set of templates.

With watchOS 3, a Watch app for this case could be structured as balance and spent today on the initial screen above the fold. This would show in the dock.

A user could then enter the app and scroll down to see maybe five recent transactions (more accessible via. handoff to the phone). Force press to freeze card and possibly top up with Apple Pay. Throw in a full set of complications, make it work when not connected to the phone (having done extensive disassembly of the Watch system and APIs, I believe this will be more important in the near future) and that’s all the major use cases I can think of covered.


(Jonathon) #17

I didn’t say it was useless I said it was less useful for Mondo, which even by your own explanation it is.

It’s not a quick glance in the dock now. The icon isn’t the full width of the watch face, which particularly for those with a 38mm watch isn’t as easy to see as in glances with a quick swipe up and instant full screen.

Yes of course the dock has uses, but for the most part require either 1. Less retail space to deliver information and/or 2. More clicks as you have to press to go into the app to get the best information.

The live data function of the dock also isn’t perfect and there are apps I have that aren’t automatically updating to be shown on the dock.


(Si) #18

If only I could afford one :weary:



I’d personally love a current balance view and the ability to top up my balance from my watch.

The whole point I bought it was to save having to take my phone out of my pocket half of the day for small actions. Top up feature would be great for those times you’ve been caught out with not quiet having enough on the card.

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(Karim) #20

But you would still need the phone in this case any way since you need internet connection to be able to top up


(Alex Sherwood) #21

You can use wifi with the watch too -


(Rika) #22

I wouldn’t necessarily make that assumption. Apple’s developer documentation is very clear that developers should not be concerned about how the Watch is or is not connected for some very good reasons.

Not only does the Watch itself have WiFi to connect to (a currently limited type of) networks but it is also technically capable of roaming with Bluetooth and WiFi between more devices than just your iPhone for connectivity. Additionally, there have long been rumours of LTE enabled Watches in development so while limited today, the APIs allow for much more in future hardware. :wink:

Even just notification forwarding from the phone to the Watch can work when out of Bluetooth range providing the Watch can get some kind of network connectivity somewhere.


(Karim) #23

WOW I really didn’t know this. Completely missed the part of Apple Watch having wifi! I am testing now based on the link you provided i.e. Just turning off my iPhone Bluetooth and waiting for the watch to show it is connected via wifi (little green cloud) (using wifi at home so should be a “compatible iPhone I expect”). Nothing happening now. I am not gonna turn this thread into Apple Watch connectivity, but I will figure it out. And thanks for the tip.

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(Karim) #24

Thanks. Seems I completely missed this part!



Yes, as I mentioned, I just like to make full use of the watch’s ability to keep my phone in my pocket.

Maybe you haven’t experienced this, but if I go to make a quick payment (bus journey, couple drinks etc. Where there are people waiting behind me), and realise I need a top up…the quicker I can do that the better.

It’s certainly not spoiling my overall experience, but if we’re here to get this system running perfectly, it’s an addition I would fully hope for.

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(Ross Harrison) #26

I’d like the notification I get on the Watch to have a button to choose a different category. The info I get now is useful to check what’s going on with my purchase, but I think a quick action like that would be a useful improvement for me.


(Alex Sherwood) #27

Me too, I requested the ability to change a transaction’s category’s & add notes i.e. emoji aka subcategories from notifications here -

& I expect the Apple Watch app - if they take off & it’s ever created - could mirror that functionality or vice versa :wink:

I have my doubts that more users set transaction’s categories as expenses or do whatever the other action is, than that.

Then again, the team have more important things to work on too…

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I would like to see this as well - I recently got an Apple Watch and it would be nice if I could do basic stuff like freeze/unfreeze the card or even see my daily spending and balance on the watch.



it would great to have an app on my wrist that quickly allows me to check my balance and maybe recent spends too :slight_smile:


(Kim) #30

(Sorry for thread necromancy, but I imagine it’s preferable to starting another thread on this topic.)

I think an Apple Watch complication and app for Monzo would be useful. I get that it’s not going to be for everyone so it might not be the highest priority, but different folks work in different ways.

Personally I currently use the Monzo widget on iOS—which shows account balance and the current day’s spend—a hell of a lot and it would be a significant benefit to my workflow to have that accessible on the Watch. Conversely the dynamic notifications are something I don’t think I’ve ever used, though as far as I can tell the only functionality they currently provide is being able to mark something as expenses, which isn’t something I need.

I wouldn’t expect an Apple Watch app or complication to replicate any of the mobile app functionality, but it’d be a great for ‘at a glance’ information, I think!


(JoeO) #31

Unfortunately I don’t see this ever happening. Even if it is on their radar it must be so far down the priorities list that they are unlikely to ever get to it.

I would, of course, love to be proved wrong…