Chat any way you like
Stay in touch with the family
One of the most important thing of being further apart is the ability to communicate. We have grown accustomed to send short messages, like when we are coming home. Wanderwatch has extensive chat functionalities for sending messages to/from parents and friends with Wanderwatches.
The chat application can be started with the chat icon on the main screen of the watch. If there are unread messages, a red dot will appear on the icon. The message thread with the latest message is always shown first when you start the app.
Creating your first message
To create your first message, double tap on the screen to show the context menu. If you prefer you can also press and hold the back button on the right side of the watch until you feel a short vibration. The context menu shows 3 options:
The flower will allow you to create a doodle message.
The microphone will allow you to send a voice message
The text icon will allow you the dictate a message that will be translated to text. You can change the text by tapping on it before sending.
Selecting a contact
When you start the app, the screen shows all message thread. Messages sent to mom are in a different thread than messages sent to dad.
If you want to send a message to dad you have 2 options:
Open the context menu (see previous item) and select the message you want to send. If you are not in a thread, Wanderwatch will ask to whom you would like to send your message. You will get a screen similar to the one on the left
First press the thread with messages of dad and then open the context menu. Now Wanderwatch knows you want to send a message to dad, so it will not ask you.
Sending a voice message
Sending a voice message is easy. Select the microphone from the context menu and tap it. When it starts recording, the icon changes from black or white to red or yellow depending on the appearance
Once you are done with your recording, press the microphone again. If you want to send it, open the context menu and press the paper plane icon. You can also press the bin if you want to delete the recording and start over.
Dictating a text message
If you rather send a text message, you don't have to type it all. Instead just say what you want to send and Wanderwatch will write it down for you. Very convenient. And if something was not quite right, you can correct it using the keyboard.
Once done, open the context menu and press the paper plane to send the message.
Send a doodle!
Perhaps the coolest way to send a message is by making a doodle. Send a quick message by writing something. Or make a secret language with your friends!
Once you are done, open the context menu and press the paper plane to send the message.
Wanderwatch will only send messages if you want to. So when you are done writing or drawing your message, don't forget to actually send it! Press the paper plane to send it or the bin to delete it.
If you don't want to send the message, you can press the arrow to go back to the previous menu.