Activating on wrist raise way to sensitive

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jqc, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. jqc macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2007
    Just wanted to share my thoughts on this feature for everyone who is still waiting and is wondering about this like I was before I received my SS white yesterday.

    I was wondering how they were going to implement this, and was afraid you would really need an exaggerated motion to activate the screen when raising your wrist to look at it.

    Turns out it's way to sensitive and I would say that after 1.5 days of usage, probably 90% of the activations are unintended. It basically takes a very subtle turn of your wrist inward to activate. Like right now as I'm typining on an iPad in my lap, it's activated a number of time. This will kill battery so hopefully they tweak this over time.

    And yes I know you can turn this feature off and only activate by tapping it, but that requires both hands and there are many times when that's not desired (carrying groceries in your other hand for example).
  2. shandyman Suspended

    Apr 24, 2010
    Dublin, Ireland
    It's the opposite of the Pebble. The Pebble you had to really go for it.
  3. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I had to shake my wrist like crazy for that to turn on. I really like the sensitivity on the :apple: Watch, it's very quick to turn on and it doesn't take much to activate the display.
  4. adm58 macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2007
    It seems like a technology that would be basically impossible to get perfect. By perfect, I mean activating every time you want it to and never activating when you don't. Just impossible. So I'm surprised it works as well as it does. I read they really agonized over that in development and just tweaked it to no end.
  5. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    I just turned it off. It's super easy to just tap the screen
  6. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    I hope they don't. I think it's perfect. I'd rather it was overzealous in turning on, than the other way round.

    I've been using my watch quite a lot today. It's now 9.30pm and I have 52% battery life. I'm really not worried about the battery being killed by the watch turning on too often.

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