on/off functionality?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by chewbee, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. chewbee macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    My biggest Apple Watch question...

    How well does the "lift arm to turn on the screen" function?

    Worried that the watch face might turn on constantly when I lift my arm for other reasons than checking the time. or when I turn my wrist for anything else. Like, reaching up for something, rotating wrist to pick something up...

    All you folks with watches... does the watch turn on at odd times when you're not meaning to check it?
  2. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    Way too sensitive for me and my job. I just turned it off, easy to just tap the screen.
  3. chewbee thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 23, 2007
    hmmm... both hands have to be free to check the time ?? I really want the watch, but that could really be a pain.
  4. Uccle macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2012
    I was surprised by this. It is actually pretty good when wearing the watch properly on the outside of the wrist (doesn't work at all when you wear it on the inside). Don't know if the weight of the watch has any impact on its accuracy, but mine turns on unexpectedly infrequently. It is much better than other things I've tried (e.g. basis band which would often wake me up in the middle of the night).

    But it isn't perfect. Just surprisingly good. But I had low expectations.
  5. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
    I guess its a big deal to some. I use my nose if my hands are wet lol. It would be impossible for me to use the setting, my actions at work would have it lit all day long
  6. susan12369 macrumors 6502

    Apr 20, 2015
    I find it works really well for me. I think it's something you'll have to see for yourself, based on your movements and what you're looking for.

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