Does the Face stay on?

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  1. jmrdmd macrumors newbie

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    Hi All
    Does the face stay on like a regular watch or is it motion /touch activated.
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  2. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    motion/touch. Simply raise your arm up like you'd look at it and it is supposed to magically just turn on (and prob of again if you lower your arm). This really helps with battery life.
     
  3. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    No, it doesn't stay on. It turns on when you lift your wrist.
     
  4. jmrdmd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Great...thanks for the lightning fast replies! This forum is great!
     
  5. lirn8 macrumors 6502

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    Will it be possible to disable the "raise your arm" to activate the watch? And activate it by pressing the digital crown?
     
  6. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    maybe, but that would then require you to use two hands to use the watch..one had to raise it up and the other to touch it. wouldn't that make it complicated?

    what if you have something in your other hand and can't reach to touch the watch?
     
  7. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    This kinda concerns me. I want to glance at it and see the time. It needs to be "seamless", if it seems to me that I am making some kind of special effort for the time to be visible, I'll hate that.

    If I look and there's a lag, or I need to be too specific, too deliberate with the wrist motion, it will suck.

    With a normal watch, the time is always visible - and there are a lot of times when it is in full view with you not having to move your arm at all.

    I really have my fingers crossed on this issue.
     
  8. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    I like how pebble does it. Just a flick with the wrist and the display lights up.
     
  9. rcarter3636 macrumors member

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    I teach tennis for a living.
    My Watch will be turning on and off like a Christmas tree
     
  10. lirn8 macrumors 6502

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    That's exactly what I mean..
    My job also require me to raise my hand a lot so I want to disable this feature and press the crown to activate the watch
     
  11. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    Yes, it is! The leaked images of the Companion App display an option for "Wrist Detection," which toggles this specific feature.
     
  12. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    The different is the pebble display is always on, that's just the backlight.
     
  13. lirn8 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the information
    I'll go check it out
     
  14. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    It sure is. Wouldn't stop that feature from working on the apple watch though.
     
  15. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    I think it would be annoying to have to flick your wrist every time for the display to turn on.


    Raising to look is much better.
     
  16. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I do it with my Pebble all the time. I don't have a problem with that.
     
  17. Zaft macrumors 68040

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    No with the pebble it's only when your in a dark place and need it to light up. With Apple watch you would need to do it always.
     
  18. Armen macrumors 604

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    I turned this feature off on my Pebble because apparently moving my arms around is considered a "flick" also.
     
  19. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    I saw a video I think it was from techcrunch ,one of the guys there says he tried moving his arm around while it was down to see if the Apple watch would turn on , it only came on when he raised his wrist up to check the time
     
  20. Mr.C, Mar 14, 2015
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    It still wouldn't bother me. The only reason I would turn the feature off is if it had a significant impact on battery life.
     
  21. lirn8 macrumors 6502

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  22. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    Are you responding to me. If so like I said it doesn't bother me. If it did I would just turn it off and use the button to activate the back light.
     

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