Hi @r.liechty_SDR, I have a two-part question / feature request for WFS…
1: Currently (with WFS 1.5.7) you can add a new complication to your watch face, and on the Properties panel you can select Type = Fixed. This gives you a list of Default Providers like so:
This list includes Step count, but not Heart rate.
It also includes Sunrise sunset, but not Weather.
I find the exclusion of Heart rate and Weather to be a little illogical, given that their respective “sister” complications – Step count and Sunrise sunset – are both available here, which come from the same data source.
As you explained in your comment here, “Wear 4 uses an intermediate app Health Services that take data from the hosted Health App, be it Samsung or Google.”
And this data includes both Heart rate and Step count. That’s also the reason why we can add a text field that uses [HR] or [SC], and the heart rate or step count data is displayed, regardless of whether the watch is Samsung or Pixel or whatever, because the data comes via the Health Services app.
Therefore it makes sense that if Step count is available as a Default Provider, then Heart rate should be too. Right?
Likewise for Weather. If we can show Sunrise/Sunset as a Default Provider, whose data comes from whatever app is the default weather app on the watch, then we should also be able to have Weather as well, as this data also comes from whatever is the default weather app. Right?
2: Secondly – related to this are the list of apps that are provided under “Open App” in the Actions section:
In this list we have Heart rate, but not Step count! This also seems illogical – why one and not the other, given that both come from the same data source?
I know it’s possible to select “Custom” and enter health://steps there, but this is not obvious to most users – as you know, the solution of using health://steps was only just discovered/provided to us a few weeks ago via this post.
It would be much more helpful if Step count could be added to this list of apps too.
Could you kindly forward both of these feature requests to the dev team please?