Genius idea for Nano Watch

Discussion in 'iPod' started by samiznaetekto, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    (in reply to http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/18/ipod-nano-review-as-a-watch/ "And here's the biggest problem: you can't just glance at your wrist and check the time! The screen is completely dark when it's asleep, so you have to reach over and hit the wake button with your other hand to see the time, and worst of all, hitting the wake button doesn't light the screen up instantly -- there's a significant and noticeable delay of over half a second before the clock is displayed.")

    Wouldn't be nice if Nano turned itself up automatically when you lift your arm up to look at it? Nobody checks the time with their arm hanging down :)

    Use accelerometer to detect the swing motion followed by change in orientation (screen vertical to horizontal, if you're standing, or horizontal to vertical if you're laying).

    A million dollar idea for Apple and/or nanojailbreakers... FREE!*


    *for a limited time
     
  2. Nermal Moderator

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    My Casio watch does that and for some reason there's still a bit of a delay while it turns back on. However, I don't know whether it's something inherent to the technology or whether it's just an implementation issue.
     
  3. rapaleeman macrumors 6502

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    My G-Shock does that too. Thought it was buggy. Also, I find that it comes on faster when there is light around. In the dark/low light I have to wait for it to pop on then hit the light button on the side.

    I have a GX56 for what it's worth.
     

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