Do you turn off turn your wrist to wake?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by RedlegsFan, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. RedlegsFan macrumors 6502

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    i turned it off for today for the first time, and I don’t miss it. It seems to be saving a decent of battery as well (not that my battery life was bad).

    For those who keep this feature off, have you noticed better battery life since your watch doesn’t turn on every time it thinks your turning your wrist toward your face?
     
  2. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502a

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    The battery life is definitely improved, but I keep mine on personally. I don’t run into battery issues with my daily routines. If I feel like I am going to, then I put it on theater mode, which is basically turning raise-to-wake off.
     
  3. jwlbel macrumors 6502

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  4. staggerlee41 macrumors 6502a

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    I've always kept mine turned off so I can't say I have ever noticed any difference in battery life tied to this setting. Back when I first got my Series 2 an article I read on improving battery life suggested turning it off so I did. Aside from battery improvement I found it mildly annoying the screen would just turn on randomly, enter my OCD. I totally get the idea of it though.
     
  5. wchigo macrumors 6502

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    I kept it on for my S0 and since I always charge my watch every night, I didn't see anything issue as even with the setting on, I still had more than enough battery to get through the day.

    Just got my S4 over the weekend and battery life is amazing, so I don't see any reason to change anything. Plus, I like it working like a watch where I just turn my wrist and can see the time, without having to tap on the screen first.
     
  6. ipaddaro macrumors regular

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    so you have to tap the watch every time in order to see the hours?

    i was hoping for an always on display in future in order to be effectively a watch... the wrist wake is something that let me consider the AW more similar to a watch
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    My battery lasts way more than a typical day for me so raise to wake stays on for me.
     
  8. ipaddaro macrumors regular

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    i am at 30-40% at the and of the day with it on
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I average 50% on my typical work day. The raise to wake is way to convenient to turn off for me.
     
  10. ipaddaro macrumors regular

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    to me, too. it's a watch, it's useful to see hour/information at a glance without having to interact with it... (you have dirty hands, you don't want other to see that you are checking time etc., you have busy hands etc...)

    to me sometimes it's even quite annoying that i have to turn the wrist instead of having it always on :-D
     

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