2.0.1 Raise wrist to wake improved

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  1. jhagg macrumors member

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    Not sure if anyone else has noticed this but since the update, the watch is much more sensitive to my arm/wrist movement in terms of waking the watch display, in a good way. This was something that I found annoying having to tap the face to actually see it, but now a flick of the wrist wakes the display every time.

    Well done Apple
     
  2. fox1401 macrumors regular

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  3. lah macrumors regular

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    Yes. Mine too.
    All in all this has been a great update. The watch feels smooth, apps load a lot faster and glances are actually usable. I'm very happy.
     
  4. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Confirmed. The display lights up instantly. That's how it's supposed to be. :)
     
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  7. macworksgreat macrumors member

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    Well just speak softly to it and then it's feelings won't be hurt so easily. Sorry, had to say it . Lol
     
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    Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    LOL! Good one. I always speak softly to my Apple hardware.:apple:
     
  9. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    I was skeptical of this when I first read it. Now that I've updated, it is definitely improved!
     
  10. Attirex macrumors 6502

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    Is "wrist-raise more responsive" now the AW equivalent of "Safari feels snappier?"
     
  11. techguy69 macrumors regular

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    Mines improved right after I read this thread :p
     
  12. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah yeah yeah but seriously I have not had to tap my screen once today to turn it on. Previously, I did that many times a day.
     
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    Bbqthis macrumors 6502a

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    Hate to rain on the parade, but just spent a good 15 minutes testing it compared to my wife's watch that is still running 2.0 and.....

    They're the same. It's just the new software placebo effect.

    Made very small, calculated movements with my wrist and in no case could I make the updated watch turn on without the other coming on too. One case the outdated watch actually came on and the updated one didn't. But hey, YMMV.
     
  14. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    I can confirm this. My wife's watch is still on 2.0, and I'm on 2.0.1. Put both watches on her wrist, and they both light up exactly at the same time when wrist raised, at different speeds etc. NO changes there.
     
  15. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    but but but safari is snappier!!!
     
  16. nburwell macrumors 68040

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    I have definitely noticed a difference since I installed 2.0.1. I was starting to grow a little frustrated on 2.0 when I would constantly raise my wrist, and there would be times where the watch face wouldn't come on. Glad to see this was addressed in the new update.
     
  17. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I've also noticed a difference for the better. Before 2.0.1 there had been a few times when the watch display would not come on. Since updating to 2.0.1. it's worked 100% of the time. Granted this is not scientific but I don't think it's a placebo effect.
     
  18. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    The Watch is pretty intelligent in terms of raising your wrist. For example, if your wrist is rotated toward you, and the screen comes on, and then off, you need to rotate your wrist away again and rotate back for it to come on. This is probably what you're seeing as "a few times when the watch display would not come on."

    I've never once had the watch not come on when rotating from a natural position to a look-at-my-watch position, since 1.0.1. I really don't mean to be a doofus, but it really amuses me when people see all sorts of changes that are LIKELY not there, from one firmware to another.

    Sure, I only have my sample of my wife's 2.0 Watch to my 2.0.1 Watch, but again - both on the same wrist - ZERO difference. I tested over and over, using fast rotations, slow rotations - ZERO difference.
     
  19. RabbitLuvr macrumors 6502

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    Raise-to-wake worked really well for me on 1.0.1. I had a very significant decrease in responsiveness after upgrading to 2.0. 2.0.1 seems to have fixed that for me.

    (It was one of my two gripes with 2.0; the other being major lag when pressing buttons on the screen. Example: On 1.0.1, I'd finish a workout and press the "save" button; I would get the animation feedback that I pressed, almost instantly, and it would save. After 2.0, I press "save" and my watch does nothing so after a five or so seconds I press "save" again. It then takes a second or so and I get the "workout saved" screen- but no animation inbetween of the button being pressed. Sometimes it takes three or four presses before my workout is saved, so I'm just standing there poking at my watch like an idiot. That one still doesn't seem fixed, sadly.)
     
  20. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    There is nothing wrong in the way I raise my wrist to check my Apple watch. It did not work consistently before 2.0.1 and now it does. Simple as that. There has been no significant change in the way I raise my wrist. There is definitely a difference in how this performs with 2.0.1 compared to previous watch OS versions even if you think there isn't. I have no idea why it's the same for you.
     

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