Activate on Wrist Raise

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by The Tuck, May 12, 2015.

  1. The Tuck macrumors 6502

    The Tuck

    Jun 8, 2003
    Am I the only one to find this feature work almost every time I raise my wrist? I've seen a lot of complaints that it doesn't work every time, but I can literally just barely twist my wrist toward me and the screen turns on. If I barely twist it away, the screen turns off.

    And if I exaggerate it even more and turn and lift my wrist towards my head it turns on and when I lower my wrist, the screen turns off again.

    I have to think this has to do with the 6-axis gyroscope in the Watch and excessive tweaking on Apple's part. It seems they've really tried very hard to make this feature work reliably and from my perspective it works as advertised.


  2. Pinksteady macrumors 6502a


    Aug 19, 2008
    I find it works well so long as your wrist is relatively horizontal. If, for example, you are reaching high or low for something and you rotate your wrist, nothing happens. If your wrist is at an angle, the chances of the watch not recognising wrist rotation is much much higher.
  3. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    I don't know. I'll tell you next year when my watch arrives #
  4. MaulRx Suspended

    Aug 27, 2012
    Haha. Have faith, hope for Christmas!

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