I was just watching this video of a demo Tesla app and it made me realise something that I have been subconsciously thinking about since getting the Apple Watch. A big shift in thinking for these sort of apps should be giving the user access to actions before information. I feel far less friction about being given options to do things and then having to swipe to get information than I do when it’s information and then I get to my actions. In this context, menus can also be considered information.
More than that, I tend to use the Watch to do, rather than view. Quick access to functionality is key.