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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jmrdmd, Mar 13, 2015.
Does the face stay on like a regular watch or is it motion /touch activated.
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.
No, it doesn't stay on. It turns on when you lift your wrist.
Great...thanks for the lightning fast replies! This forum is great!
Will it be possible to disable the "raise your arm" to activate the watch? And activate it by pressing the digital crown?
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?
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.
I like how pebble does it. Just a flick with the wrist and the display lights up.
I teach tennis for a living.
My Watch will be turning on and off like a Christmas tree
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
Yes, it is! The leaked images of the Companion App display an option for "Wrist Detection," which toggles this specific feature.
The different is the pebble display is always on, that's just the backlight.
Thanks for the information
I'll go check it out
It sure is. Wouldn't stop that feature from working on the apple watch though.
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.
I do it with my Pebble all the time. I don't have a problem with that.
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.
I turned this feature off on my Pebble because apparently moving my arms around is considered a "flick" also.
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
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.
It will if you move your hand pretty often
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.