just got out of the movies

Technodynamic

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how's the whole raise to view thing going to work in the movie theater? movie mode?
 

extricated

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Haha. Good point.
Maybe (depending on watch face) it won't be much brighter than a normal wristwatch. Notifications however ... hmmm?
 

F apple FE

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how's the whole raise to view thing going to work in the movie theater? movie mode?
Android Wear already has 3 solutions to that (they do different things and are suited for slightly different scenarios) so Apple will copy at least some of those: "Theater mode" (especially designed for your specific scenario, as the name clearly shows) from the swipe down shade, notification disabling (also from the swipe down shade) and you can always, easily and quickly disable only the raise-to-view feature from the companion app (I have this always OFF and BTW I keep Ambient Display always ON, my LG G Watch easily lasts AT LEAST 24h of heavy use and 2 days of average use). I have never run out of battery even on 36 hour long travels of medium to heavy use (and that's with the display always ON...).
 
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Bane-Thunder

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how's the whole raise to view thing going to work in the movie theater? movie mode?
Simple answer, you eat popcorn with the hand your watch is not on.

I plan to have my watch on my left arm and I'm right handed so I eat my popcorn with my right hand.
 

DakotaGuy

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Android Wear already has 3 solutions to that (they do different things and are suited for slightly different scenarios) so Apple will copy at least some of those: "Theater mode" (especially designed for your specific scenario, as the name clearly shows) from the swipe down shade, notification disabling (also from the swipe down shade) and you can always, easily and quickly disable only the raise-to-view feature from the companion app (I have this always OFF and BTW I keep Ambient Display always ON, my LG G Watch easily lasts AT LEAST 24h of heavy use and 2 days of average use). I have never run out of battery even on 36 hour long travels of medium to heavy use (and that's with the display always ON...).
I love the always on ambient display on my LG G Watch R. Is the Apple Watch going to have a same feature? It's really nice to have the time showing at all times and then when you raise it up the display comes to life.
 

F apple FE

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I love the always on ambient display on my LG G Watch R. Is the Apple Watch going to have a same feature? It's really nice to have the time showing at all times and then when you raise it up the display comes to life.
I don't know but if they are really having this big battery problem even if it has an Ambient Mode option you would probably want to keep it off...

Look at the Moto 360, the only Android Wear smartwatch with battery life problems.. the best way to squeeze a day of use out of it is keeping the Ambient Mode off.
 

8CoreWhore

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If you raise your wrist when there are no new notifications, it'll show default watch face, which will not be very bright because there's little on the screen. Lots of watches do this now.

As for notifications, you control them as you would your iPhone when going to the movies.

Using the Watch to tell you a call is coming in will solve the current problem of phones buzzing loudly as the Watch will give you a silent vibration.
 

kdarling

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I brought up the same question months ago.

I think that as wearables get more common, we will see them getting more rules attached, just as happened with smartphones. For examples:

- Movie and broadway theatres will add warnings to put your watch in theatre mode.

- Teachers will begin to make students take their watches off during tests. Especially Apple Watches, with their little instant drawing and tapping apps that make sharing answers easy.

- People will learn that a glance at a wrist does not mean the person is a hurry, but instead that they might simply be getting a notification.
 

Night Spring

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Uses your other hand perhaps? Do people have favourite hand for popcorn or what?
If you are sharing a tub with someone else, and that person is sitting on the side you are wearing your watch, you'll have to use that hand/arm.
 

bbeagle

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I brought up the same question months ago.

I think that as wearables get more common, we will see them getting more rules attached, just as happened with smartphones. For examples:

- Movie and broadway theatres will add warnings to put your watch in theatre mode.

- Teachers will begin to make students take their watches off during tests. Especially Apple Watches, with their little instant drawing and tapping apps that make sharing answers easy.

- People will learn that a glance at a wrist does not mean the person is a hurry, but instead that they might simply be getting a notification.
The watch probably has an ambient light sensor, like the iPhone. So in dark theatres, the watch would show notifications very dimly. If the vibration was really so silent that only the person with the watch could 'hear/feel' it, then there would be no need for 'theatre mode' then.
 

F apple FE

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The watch probably has an ambient light sensor, like the iPhone. So in dark theatres, the watch would show notifications very dimly. If the vibration was really so silent that only the person with the watch could 'hear/feel' it, then there would be no need for 'theatre mode' then.
However dim, in a dark teather you WILL notice the light.
That's why a "Teather mode" a la Android Wear is needed.

Anyway, read recently on the WSJ that the Apple Watch would have the display off by default (like I speculated few replies above) because of battery life problems. If really so, another HUGE negative for that smartwatch (that would be a straight up deal killer to me)...
 

bbeagle

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Anyway, read recently on the WSJ that the Apple Watch would have the display off by default (like I speculated few replies above) because of battery life problems. If really so, another HUGE negative for that smartwatch (that would be a straight up deal killer to me)...
That's normal for EVERY smart watch. The displays are ALWAYS off to save battery.
 

kdarling

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That's normal for EVERY smart watch. The displays are ALWAYS off to save battery.
Most Android Wear watches default to an always-on low power mode, where after a delay, the screen goes black and just displays the time in white.

And my 2011 WiMM smartwatch had a dual mode LCD with color when active, and transflective B&W when not in use. This made it easily visible in sunlight.

In both cases, the time is always visible, so you don't have to sometimes do crazy contortions just to check the time. (Anyone who's had a watch that turns on only when you make the right move, knows what I'm talking about. From recent reports, Apple's will be no different.)
 

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That's normal for EVERY smart watch. The displays are ALWAYS off to save battery.
I can't fathom how people manage to speak in so absolute terms about something they clearly know nothing about...

In this very thread I (and others) have written about how Android Wear smartwatches (and BTW, Tizen ones too) have ALWAYS ON displays and that is, in fact, their DEFAULT behavior (AFAIK the only exception is the Moto 360 which has to deal, this way, with its poor battery life... exactly like it seems the Apple Watch will have to do as well).

On Android Wear you can set everything exactly the way you like and decide for example to turn only this feature off and get even more battery life, you can disable the raise-to-wake, you can disable notifications, you can enable Teather Mode (which is a combination of all of the aforementioned) and still more, but the DEFAULT behaviour which they ship with is ALWAYS ON display mode.

Like I have written, with the display always ON, my LG G Watch easily lasts AT THE VERY LEAST 24 hours of heavy use and 2 days of average use. I have never run out of battery even on 36 hour long travels of medium to heavy use (and that too is with the display always ON...).

I get lots of notifications and use a lot Google Keep (one of the killer apps for a smartwatch, for me) and Google Now on it, I have lots on apps on it, some of whom I use very often (including audio recorder, torch, calculator, calendar, map view and widget toggles), heck I even have a file manager, an image viewer and a browser!
 

cmChimera

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I can't fathom how people manage to speak in so absolute terms about something they clearly know nothing about...

In this very thread I (and others) have written about how Android Wear smartwatches (and BTW, Tizen ones too) have ALWAYS ON displays and that is, in fact, their DEFAULT behavior (AFAIK the only exception is the Moto 360 which has to deal, this way, with its poor battery life... exactly like it seems the Apple Watch will have to do as well).

On Android Wear you can set everything exactly the way you like and decide for example to turn only this feature off and get even more battery life, you can disable the raise-to-wake, you can disable notifications, you can enable Teather Mode (which is a combination of all of the aforementioned) and still more, but the DEFAULT behaviour which they ship with is ALWAYS ON display mode.

Like I have written, with the display always ON, my LG G Watch easily lasts AT THE VERY LEAST 24 hours of heavy use and 2 days of average use. I have never run out of battery even on 36 hour long travels of medium to heavy use (and that too is with the display always ON...).

I get lots of notifications and use a lot Google Keep (one of the killer apps for a smartwatch, for me) and Google Now on it, I have lots on apps on it, some of whom I use very often (including audio recorder, torch, calculator, calendar, map view and widget toggles), heck I even have a file manager, an image viewer and a browser!
That sounds cool and all, but the LG G watch is really ugly. So I mean, I'll take my daily charging.