Anyone considering turning off "Activate on Wrist Raise"?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mightyjabba, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

    mightyjabba

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    No, it's not because it doesn't work well. I actually find that it does a great job interpreting when I want to look at the watch. The problem is all of the false positives it creates when I'm just moving my arm around and don't intend to look at the watch. I can't help but feel that it's adversely affecting battery life, and it kind of bothers me to have it turning on and off all the time.

    When you turn the feature off, a quick tap with your other hand is all it takes to activate the screen, which really is not a big deal, and I like that the screen stays on longer that way. I haven't decided which way I will go, but I think I'll try it for a day with it off and see how it works.

    On a related note, even though I had "Resume to clock face" selected, it never seemed to work for me. It always seemed to go back to the app I was using beforehand, although maybe you have to not be interacting with the watch for a certain amount of time for it to go back to the face?
     
  2. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't have one, but frankly I have trouble visualizing this working. It can't know when your just looking at it unless it has a camera. Otherwise I can't see how this would work. It MUST be able to differentiate.

    It seems to me this would drive me crazy after about 5 minutes. A gimmick.



    I may be totally off. Explain to me why I am please.
     
  3. arminta7 macrumors regular

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    I've only had mine accidentally turn on maybe once or twice so far? So I haven't run into this issue.

    I do think if it hasn't been that long it tries to resume your last app location.
     
  4. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    I like the feature and really, in my one day use case, after 14 hours, I still had 40% battery left- I started at about 80% this morning.
     
  5. mightyjabba thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't literally know when you're looking at it, but it can use things like its gyroscope and accelerometer to tell when you're moving it into a typical "I'm checking my watch" position. As I said, it actually does work really well for the most part (especially if you're not lying down or something -- that seems to throw it off a bit).
     
  6. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    There's a setting to have it go back to last app or the watch face.
     
  7. arminta7 macrumors regular

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    I think the OP has that selected, but it still goes to the last app sometimes.
     
  8. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    Probably will get fixed in an update. I had that happen a few times.
     

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