Complications work much better with WatchOS 2 (I’m on 2.2). No more rebooting the watch to get the sunset time.
Apps are still slow.
WatchOS 2 brought color to the complications on the Utility face. Most complications look nice with color, but the Sunrise, Stopwatch, and Timer are a hideous orange, which forces me to set the second hand to match. So instead of using my favorite yellow second hand:
I have to use an orange one, when I have the Stopwatch or Timer complication on the face:
I’m more comfortable with some of the watch faces now, and I have set up three Utility faces, a Chronograph face, a Simple face, and a Modular face to be switched to at will. The various faces leverage the complications for Stocks, World Clock, Carrot Weather, Fantastical, Activity, Moon Phase, and even mean-old-orange Stopwatch, Timer, and Sunset.
In the top two complication slots, I’ll switch between any of the Carrot, Fantastical, Timer, Stopwatch, Sunrise/sunset, Activity, Moon Phase, or World Clock, depending on what I need that day.
My typical Utility Stock setup (with New York City showing on World Clock so I know when the market has closed at 4:30):
Examples of Utility without Stocks:
In the evening, I’ve taken to using the Simple watch face more than I expected. Its refreshingly monochrome complications balance its infuriating over-abundance of tick marks:
Setting the Chronograph face to a white background allows the second hand to remain visible while running the chronograph, plus other complications are monochrome. Anytime I expect to use the Stopwatch a lot (like grilling or timing things at work), I can use the chronograph face again. Plus it matches the gauges in my car!
Because of using Sleep++ to track my sleep, I’ve set up a modular face, in red, to preserve night vision. The Battery complication makes its only appearance here!
I still use the yelow modular face for travelling, or if i need to pack maximum data onto the screen.
The Complications are, by far, the biggest use of my watch. I do sometimes use apps, but only sparingly, since they are so slow as to usually not be worth the bother.
I use Evernote as a reference, while playing cards or anytime I’m short on hands but want to refer to data:
Sometimes I use Fantastical to show my shared grocery list from the Reminders app to lessen my fear of dropping my phone while pushing the cart in the grocery store.
And yes I can start my car from my watch!
the Apple Watch is worth it and makes a great reference and tool due to the complications. Apps are good too if you have the patience.