Whostheref watch app

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@whostheref, are there plans for a phone version of the iOS app? Or another way to access my game history outside the watch? Thank you. Great app so far!
@whostheref, I may have missed it but wanted to follow up here.
Can I access my watch game history anywhere else?
 

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@whostheref, I may have missed it but wanted to follow up here.
Can I access my watch game history anywhere else?
Not yet, but soon....... (ish). We are launching a subscription option which will allow you to download all information (which will optionally include enhanced data such as movement around the field etc) into WhosTheRef.com. If you don't have a WTR account then there will be a separate app. Some basic history information will be available without this subscription service.
 

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Just got a new Garmin watch (epic pro) and loaded the app and played a little with it. Noticed that when a conversion taken - there is no shot clock (unlike the Apple Watch version) - am I doing something wrong or is it just not there?
 

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Just got a new Garmin watch (epic pro) and loaded the app and played a little with it. Noticed that when a conversion taken - there is no shot clock (unlike the Apple Watch version) - am I doing something wrong or is it just not there?
Hi, at the moment, its just not there...... the program code for the Garmin is completely different to the Apple, its just not as straightforward to implement the shot-clock on the Garmin. It will be there eventually :)
 

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Hello all, I run the company that develops the WhosTheRef watch app so happy to respond to questions raised above.:

No ability for extra time. This could become an issue towards the end of the season when it is Cup season
- This feature is currently being developed. It won’t be in the next release as right now we are focusing on adding other sports (League, football and hockey), but will be in the one after the next. We are also adding a “half time timer” – so you’ll get a reminder vibrate just before half-time is up. All of these setting are configurable pre-match.

An indication on the main page that I have a yellow card in play
- Good point. We’ll see if we can get this onto the screen. However we’re being careful not to clutter up the main screen, it seems that everyone loves the simplicity of the app.

A reminder vibration 1 min before a half is about to end so I just get a nudge that we are coming to the end of a half
- We are adding a feature for various alerts like this one for “near end of half”. Also adding optional affirmations which will display at preset times in the game.

Vibration alerts could be stronger. They are quite weak at the moment and can be missed. Critical for say YC or end of half
- these are usually configured in the watch settings, but will see what we can add to the app

Log my stats into my fitness and tracking apps so I can at least prove that I have moved that day
- this will be in a future release. Data will go to your watch’s own fitness app, but we are also launching a subscription service that will record your various stats for analysis. Also match data such as the result will be uploaded automatcially to WTR/WTU.

Count up in second half
- This is being added in next version but one

Android version
This is complete but Google take an age to approve the first version of apps. We keep chasing them, hopefully it will be any day now.

Garmin version
This is now available in Garmin Connect.

Other ideas – don’t hesitate to get in touch with ideas for improvement! The Facebook page is a good place to suggest ideas (facebook.com/whostheref) but we also now have a website dedicated to the watch (watchapp.whostheref.com)

I will also commit to keeping a closer eye on feedback via this forum!

Mark.
cheers Mark. Great to have you on here with great feedback for this application.
 

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I've seen posts that an Android WearOS version is complete and ready to be launched, but I don't think it is out yet.

However, I've been using this app on my Samsung watch since March:


Honestly, I can't find a fault in it. It was buggy earlier this year, but after providing feedback to the developer, I've since tested several builds and provided input, and I think it now offers 99% of what you want/need.

It keeps track of clocks, scores, penalties, including player number for each event, handles extra time, several defaults formats (10 a side, beach, etc) and custom for kids game, for example. At the end of the game it saves a match report on the watch and syncs it to your phone. You can also setup your match info on the phone (easier with bigger screen) and then sync it with the watch app.
I prefer this app. Not having to subscribe to WTR is a bonus. If you are using WTR for allocations, fair enough but we don't.
 
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looking to get a watch just for this app, as the one i use for the other software is broken and its not being developed any more.
The watch will be for games only, so dont want to spend a fortune on a watch just for that.

What is the best and cheapest option? Was thinking maybe get an older apple watch just for the app, or is it better to go garmin/Android?
 

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looking to get a watch just for this app, as the one i use for the other software is broken and its not being developed any more.
The watch will be for games only, so dont want to spend a fortune on a watch just for that.

What is the best and cheapest option? Was thinking maybe get an older apple watch just for the app, or is it better to go garmin/Android?
I would go for an older Apple Watch - but not too old - I think that the Apple Watch needs to have the ability to have App Store on the watch - which much older versions dont support (I was hoping to use my first generation Apple Watch but was not able to). I think from series 4 onwards does support.
The app on the Apple Watch shows more information and supports different team colours (not available on Garmin yet!) and also shows shot clock.
Hope that is helpful (I am using a Garmin so definitely not biased!)
 

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This lot have gone silent. A number of questions asked and no reply.
yer i know the bloke that created it/runs it. He is not doing it any more unfortunately, as a brilliant product, well made. Hopefully the WTR one can be as good once updated
 

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I would go for an older Apple Watch - but not too old - I think that the Apple Watch needs to have the ability to have App Store on the watch - which much older versions dont support (I was hoping to use my first generation Apple Watch but was not able to). I think from series 4 onwards does support.
The app on the Apple Watch shows more information and supports different team colours (not available on Garmin yet!) and also shows shot clock.
Hope that is helpful (I am using a Garmin so definitely not biased!)
cheers @Boobly , that was my initial thought. I like the sound of them items you listed. Shame you cannot see all it does, such as a video before buying.
 

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@whostheref if i get the apple 4, is there going to be a software upgrade in the future wheich means its no longer supported by this watch?
 
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