Apple Watch OS 2 - nightstand alarm clock - really?

keatth

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I want to wear the watch while sleeping so I can use it as an alarm clock with no sound, a vibration on my wrist, thats one of the most useful things for me for a smartwatch. I guess we're just not there yet.
 

flur

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You can do that. Just charge it while you're showering or whatever. You don't have to use the nightstand feature just because it exists.
 

usmcchet

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Ive been wearing watches since I was like 7 or 8 years old and unless I was just too tire to remember I never wore a watch when I slept with the exception of my time in the service and I was out in the field. I know some people do it but to me its not something I take into consideration when I buy a watch
 
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Bryan Bowler

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I agree with flur. If you want to wear it to bed, then do so and choose to charge it at a different time. It's really that simple.
 

NovemberWhiskey

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I want to wear the watch while sleeping so I can use it as an alarm clock with no sound, a vibration on my wrist, thats one of the most useful things for me for a smartwatch. I guess we're just not there yet.
Can you not do this currently? You can't set an alarm to only sound through the haptic engine?
 

Prattdizzle

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Well I just did a review of this very feature. Honestly I find sleeping with my watch on very uncomfortable and rather take it off as I don't like having unnecessary things on overnight.


Honestly I think the nightstand feature is cool as all hell.
 
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Arran

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I want to wear the watch while sleeping so I can use it as an alarm clock with no sound, a vibration on my wrist, thats one of the most useful things for me for a smartwatch. I guess we're just not there yet.
I had a Jawbone Up band a few years back and the silent alarm thing was great. The Up's 7 day battery life made it practical.

Maybe just get an Up to wear at night? I've seen them on sale/clearance quite a bit recently (around $50). You'll get sleep tracking too, if that's something you're interested in.
 

coffeemadmanUK

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yeah but then how and when would you charge it?
In an ever so slightly drunken stupor I fell asleep with my Watch on the other night.

Woke up with 47% battery. Put it on charge as I showered and brushed my teeth.

Lasted the whole day again.

I think I could make it work to wear at night and charge for maybe 30/40 mins in the morning as I get ready for work. Okay I would probably miss a couple of steps as I go to the bathroom and the bedroom but if I could have sleep patterns monitored and a silent alarm it would be a sacrifice I would make.
 
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