Provide clear navigation

The watch's small display can and should display a limited amount of content. It should use a clear information hierarchy so users can understand which information is critical and which is supplementary.


  • Provide easy navigation using a simple structure.

News Briefing curates news from user-designated categories into a list. In a detailed news page, content is loaded smoothly within the same page, reducing the navigation depth for a seamless experience.  The image, title, and text are presented in this order for simple navigation. Users see an image, read the title, then read the text of a news article.

  • Provide clear navigation by displaying only essential information.

Spotify lists music in a simple structure, allowing users to navigate playlists intuitively. The fixed button on the bottom of each screen takes the user to the song that is currently playing.

Things to check

  • Can users explore your app easily?
  • Is there any inconsistency in your navigation flow that deviates from the watch guidelines?
  • Does your app provide visual cues for what to do and where to tap?