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Prominent Haptic On or off ?

Che Castro

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and how is your brightness set ?
I heard in a podcast someone said turning the brightness down helped with battery life a lot
 

zacheryjensen

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May 11, 2009
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and how is your brightness set ?
I heard in a podcast someone said turning the brightness down helped with battery life a lot

Default brightness here. No battery life issues. I do not use the prominent haptic, but, I do have the haptic intensity set to the highest setting. I think I will be lowering it soon, though, as I'm getting more used to the feel and don't think I need the extra intensity for it to be noticed any longer.
 

Watabou

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Feb 10, 2008
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Prominent haptic off. I can discern between different notifications that way. I almost always know when a messages (vibrate-tap) is coming in vs standing up(two gentle taps). Prominent haptic would make that difficult.

I do have the haptic turned on to the highest. Brightness set to 2.
 

jojods

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Sep 12, 2014
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I'm using prominent but wished i used normal, it's just the normal haptic isn't strong enough and I miss my notifications.
 

mavis

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Jul 30, 2007
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I'm using prominent but wished i used normal, it's just the normal haptic isn't strong enough and I miss my notifications.

This. Maybe my Watch's tactic is just weaker than normal, but I don't notice it at all if I'm active (walking, cycling, etc).
 

My Name is URL

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Nov 18, 2013
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I have the normal haptic set to max and that's perfect for me. Subtle but I notice it. Hated prominent haptic. And I have brightness set to mid.
 

catalyst6

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Oct 13, 2007
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Berlin
I'm not quite sure I understand the brightness setting completely...as far as I can tell it uses an ambient light sensor to adjust the brightness anyway. So right now, I have it at full brightness, but I am sitting indoors in a darker room and I can tell the brightness is being automatically lowered.
 

shenfrey

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May 23, 2010
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and how is your brightness set ?
I heard in a podcast someone said turning the brightness down helped with battery life a lot

If you want it to feel like every other smart watch out there, then turn on prominent haptic.
 

Sphyrna

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Jul 9, 2008
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I have prominent haptic turned on for right now, just until I get used to the taps. I lowered my brightness just because I think it looked better, didn't need it higher and figured it'd save battery.
 

ttexxan

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Aug 18, 2012
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Prom Hepatic on and brightness set to middle. Been working well for me. Took off charger around 930 am yesterday and at 8 pm still at 65 percent and using quit a bit
 

dotnet

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Apr 10, 2015
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My brightness is two out of three bars. I wish it would react to changing ambient light a bit better, it's usually ok but sometimes feels too bright.

The taptics are maxed out for me. I can clearly feel the taps when I'm expecting them, or sitting still, but when distracted or walking briskly I often miss them. They seem to be just the below the pickpocket threshold ;)
 
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Trent0341

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Default brightness here. No battery life issues. I do not use the prominent haptic, but, I do have the haptic intensity set to the highest setting. I think I will be lowering it soon, though, as I'm getting more used to the feel and don't think I need the extra intensity for it to be noticed any longer.

I'm using prominent but wished i used normal, it's just the normal haptic isn't strong enough and I miss my notifications.

This. Maybe my Watch's tactic is just weaker than normal, but I don't notice it at all if I'm active (walking, cycling, etc).

I have prominent haptic turned on for right now, just until I get used to the taps. I lowered my brightness just because I think it looked better, didn't need it higher and figured it'd save battery.

Up until now I've had the prominent haptic turned on because I didn't notice the haptic by itself. I'm going to give it a try now with it off to see if I have become more accustomed to the notifications on my wrist like Zach is.
 

susan12369

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Apr 20, 2015
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I haven't changed the defaults at all, the haptic level looks like it's on the highest, and bright is about in the middle, and both settings work well for me.
 

Che Castro

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What was the default brightness out the box ?
Was it max or in the middle
I don't remember now
 

haleigh

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Oct 6, 2011
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Detroit, MI
It's turned off for me and my brightness is set to high. Not really effecting my battery life in any way so far. I wore it since 8am (it's 7:30 now) and I still have 55% left.
 
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