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Preventing the watchface to lit up?

MacLilja

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is there a way to prevent the watchface to lit up at all? Like if you're at the movies and eating popcorn with the hand you have the watch on it's going to light up with each popcorn.

I haven't found a way to do this but it seems strange if Apple didn't think of it.
 

melman101

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is there a way to prevent the watchface to lit up at all? Like if you're at the movies and eating popcorn with the hand you have the watch on it's going to light up with each popcorn.

I haven't found a way to do this but it seems strange if Apple didn't think of it.

Turn off wrist activate?
 

thelookingglass

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is there a way to prevent the watchface to lit up at all? Like if you're at the movies and eating popcorn with the hand you have the watch on it's going to light up with each popcorn.

I haven't found a way to do this but it seems strange if Apple didn't think of it.

I just started another thread about the battery life drain for this function. It's called raise wrist. You can turn it off in the Watch app on your iPhone. The downside is that you have to tap your watchface to get it to light up.
 

Mac2me

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Does turning Off "Wrist Detection" prevent that (Go to Watch App, General, Wrist Detection)? By disabling it are you making your watch less secure? Not sure from the language displayed. If so they should add a "Turn Off" selection under "Activate Under Wrist Raise". Any Developers out there that can suggest that in your feedback?
 

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Does turning Off "Wrist Detection" prevent that (Go to Watch App, General, Wrist Detection)? By disabling it are you making your watch less secure? Not sure from the language displayed. If so they should add a "Turn Off" selection under "Activate Under Wrist Raise". Any Developers out there that can suggest that in your feedback?
No on your watch go to setting and then general. It will have an option to remove the raise to wake but not the wrist detection.
 
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Mac2me

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No on your watch go to setting and then general. It will have an option to remove the raise to wake but not the wrist detection.

It works! Thanks. They did think about that! One of the reasons I like coming here since getting the watch. Learn something new all the time.
 
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MacLilja

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It works! Thanks. They did think about that! One of the reasons I like coming here since getting the watch. Learn something new all the time.

Yeah, that works. Thanks! Now they need to create a shortcut for that :)
 

Mac2me

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It was just an example to illustrate what I wanted to ask. I don't want to bother people at the Cinema by having the Watch go on and of if I move my hand.

....Although if you need to check the time, the face will light up then. For that purpose you might want to set up a Theater face on your watch, customizing Modular face with just the time showing, and then setting the color to red which gives off little light but is still visible to you (think alarm clocks).

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There are other times I will take advantage of turning off the wrist raise option on the watch though.
 
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MacLilja

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Thanks for the tip. I wish there were a shortcut for turning that of. Like when you put your phone on silent mode.
 

gottafly

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There are other times I will take advantage of turning off the wrist raise option on the watch though.

Yeah...went out for a paddle (flatwater kayak) last night for the first time since getting the watch. didn't think to turn off wrist raise option, and after 1 1/2 hr. paddle, I went from around 70% battery to 8%. Ouch!

Also discovered that the watch doesn't like wet hands as the screen was non-responsive to my wet hands. Had to dry them constantly just to skip a song on the BT headphone. Not as friendly as I was hoping...but still really enjoying it.
 
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