Do you use raise to wake on your Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Hooterville, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Hooterville macrumors 68000

    Hooterville

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    I'm thinking about turning it off as my screen comes on and off a hundred times a day.

    Do you keep this feature on or off?
     
  2. BarracksSi Suspended

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    I leave raise-to-wake On.

    When I tried wearing my sixth-generation iPod Nano as a watch, I quickly realized how inconvenient it was to have to push a button to get it to show the time.

    Wristwatches have always been about convenience. More convenient than a pocketwatch, grandfather clock, or the clock tower at the city center.

    (btw -- I think it's funny that you ask this question when I hear others complain that they can't leave the display turned ON all the time ;) )
     
  3. Relentless Power, Jan 25, 2018
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    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    I have raise to wake on the Apple Watch disabled. I see its usefulness, however; I use tap the display when I want to view the time or any other notifications. I also found that my battery life has significantly improved with other various settings I adjusted on the Apple Watch.
     
  4. mollyc macrumors 68000

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    I do, because invariably the times I need to really KNOW the time or what has jangled my arm are the times when my other hand is occupied carrying something. I turned it off for a couple of hours but couldn't live without it. A watch should show you the time when you look at it, IMO.
     
  5. charlyee macrumors 6502

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    I keep mine on. I like the convenience of one handed operation as the poster before me said.

    I wear mine to bed and do put it in the Theater mode then until I get up.
     
  6. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    I use raise to wake multiple times a day.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G4

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    ...and this is a problem because?
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    .....Because I think it legitimately annoys the OP to the point where raise to wake is constantly being activated with the raise of the wrist if the display is activated inadvertently when you don't want to look at it. However, I don't believe it's a "Problem", but is an option that can be disabled to mitigate it.
     
  9. Julien macrumors G4

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    Then if it is annoying the OP then they should turn it off and be done with it.:eek:
     
  10. Hooterville thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I just might do that. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Shirasaki macrumors G3

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    I do. It sometimes light the screen even when I am not looking at it, or not light the screen even when I am looking at it. But still useful to have this feature.
     
  12. Trodolak macrumors newbie

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    I keep it off. It improves battery life and it’s no big deal tapping the watch face to see the time or use other features.
     
  13. newellj macrumors 604

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    I turn it off on my Watch and iPhone. It would be a battery-killer, not to mention lighting up the display at times when I didn't want it on.
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I have always left it on. Yes it comes on all the time while driving but it is still worth it to me to see the time with out taping. There are times when you do not have a free hand.

    What is great is Apple gives us a choice on this feature and if it bothers you, turn that baby off.
     
  15. JackieInCo Suspended

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    I've been keeping it off lately. I'll just tap the screen when I want to see something.
     
  16. BigMcGuire Contributor

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    I'm torn... absolutely torn. I can get much better battery life with it off, but every time I do, I always get someone asking me the time when both my hands are full (or my hands are full when I really need to know the time), I lift my watch and stare at a blank screen while they look at me like ???? --- then I have to put something down then tap my watch while they're wondering why the heck I'm wearing a watch.

    Could care less what they think (just funny that it seems to happen frequently like that) but it seems like raise to wake is something I may be leaving on. But every time I do, I always turn it off then change my mind again.

    Due to the fact that when I exercise for 30-40 mins, I end the day in the mid to high 80s, if I don't exercise, I'm usually in the low 90s -- may just do raise to wake. With raise to wake I can see 60-70% because it seems to come on a TON when I'm typing (programmer at work).

    With 1000 charge cycles the watch should easily last 2-3 years with either usage (20% of a cycle a day vs 40% (give or take 5-10%)).
     
  17. Otflyer macrumors 6502a

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    I leave it on. I tried turning it off but, found it inconvenient when one hand is occupied. I have wore a Apple Watch since launch and I rarely notice it coming on and off anymore.
     
  18. 960design macrumors 68030

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    Yes, I leave it on. I notice it alot while driving at night.
     
  19. Beerstalker macrumors 6502

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    I turned raise to wake off because I found the screen constantly turning on while sitting at my desk working, or while driving when I didn't need it too annoying. I would rather have to tap the screen every now and then to see the time, or have the face lit up all the time, rather than it turning on and off randomly.

    As I've mentioned before, I do wish it would still light up whenever I get text notifications, or GPS turn directions, like it does when I get a phone call.
     
  20. DeepIn2U macrumors 603

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    Simple solution, tell them “it’s time to buy an Apple Watch” ;)

    Or - check their smartphone,

    Best “Sorry I don’t have the time”. Just don’t lift your watch or double tap the screen. Hehehe
     
  21. kohlson macrumors 68000

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    I keep it on. Even then, it tell me the time when I want to know it only 80% of the time - I have to tap it or something.
     
  22. Dino F macrumors 68030

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    ...so just to clarify - if you have RTW turned off, does the screen NOT light up when you get a text message or any other notification?
     
  23. Chopmunky macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, this is what kept my series 0 running better in the last couple of months. Definitely worth switching it off to keep the longevity.
     
  24. Beerstalker macrumors 6502

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    The only time my watch face lights up on it's own is when I get a phone call. I need to tap the face, or push the button/use the digital crown to get the face to light up otherwise.
     
  25. JackieInCo Suspended

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    I kept it off for all of last week and while I was out walking every day, had to either rotate the crown or tap the screen to see how far I had walked. This week, I have raise to wake turned back on. It uses so very little battery power when the display turns on while driving and such and leaving it on is just so convenient.
     

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