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Power Reserve Mode Clock

Itinj24

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Is there a practical way of checking the time in power reserve mode? For me, the only way I can get the digital time to show is some seemingly random clicks of either the Digital Crown or side power button. Is this normal?
 

jonblatho

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That’s by design; wrist detection is disabled when Power Reserve is on along with pretty much everything except the display, and the display is enabled only when you press the side button.

It’s not like Low Power Mode on an iPhone where the device is still very much usable. In Power Reserve, the Watch’s sole function is to tell you the time.
 
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Itinj24

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That’s by design; wrist detection is disabled when Power Reserve is on along with pretty much everything except the display, and the display is enabled only when you press the side button.

It’s not like Low Power Mode on an iPhone where the device is still very much usable. In Power Reserve, the Watch’s sole function is to tell you the time.
I understand but it’s not just a press of the side button. It’s more like 4 presses lol. The amount of battery being used to show that small digital time is negligible. Should be always on at that point. To have to press the button 4 times to show the time is counter intuitive and useless IMO.
 
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jonblatho

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I understand but it’s not just a press of the side button. It’s more like 4 presses lol. The amount of battery being used to show that small digital time is negligible. Should be always on at that point. To have to press the button 4 times to show the time is counter intuitive and useless IMO.
I usually have to hold mine very briefly, but if you’re having to press it four times, are you sure the button’s working properly?
 
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Itinj24

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I usually have to hold mine very briefly, but if you’re having to press it four times, are you sure the button’s working properly?
The button (crown and side button) work properly for everything else. When you say hold briefly, are you saying it’s more of a tap and hold?
 
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honglong1976

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I understand but it’s not just a press of the side button. It’s more like 4 presses lol. The amount of battery being used to show that small digital time is negligible. Should be always on at that point. To have to press the button 4 times to show the time is counter intuitive and useless IMO.
Sounds like you have a side button problem.

One press on mine and the time comes up. There is a delay. Press once, wait! It should appear.
 
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Itinj24

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Sounds like you have a side button problem.

One press on mine and the time comes up. There is a delay. Press once, wait! It should appear.
Side button works fine for everything else. Maybe I’m not waiting for this delay and pressing three more times before it finally comes up lol.
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Sounds like you have a side button problem.

One press on mine and the time comes up. There is a delay. Press once, wait! It should appear.
Ok, thank you for your help. I always figured the time is supposed to show immediately. I’m probably pressing three more times during this delay and coincidentally, it comes up on press 4 lol. Just tested and there is a good 3-4 second delay. Works with the crown too BTW. Thanks again.
 
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honglong1976

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Side button works fine for everything else. Maybe I’m not waiting for this delay and pressing three more times before it finally comes up lol.
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Ok, thank you for your help. I always figured the time is supposed to show immediately. I’m probably pressing three more times during this delay and coincidentally, it comes up on press 4 lol. Just tested and there is a good 3-4 second delay. Works with the crown too BTW. Thanks again.
You're welcome. Happy to help!
 
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