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Questions about Battery, Taptic Engine, Push and dust

dsTny

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Jul 6, 2015
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Hello,

first post, first questions :) I've an Watch 42mm for two weeks. So after some time trying that new gadget, some questions came in my mind which I wanted to ask you.

BATTERY
I know that this topic is very subjective. But maybe you could help me to answer that though. I had following times:
Usage: 5:43 hours
Standby: 1 day, 12 hours
At: 1%

I'm using my Watch to manage my push notifications (not a lot) and often for answering a message with the help of Siri. What I noticed: After I've opened Messages app or Telegram and dictated Siri a message, I often lost 1% or 2% of battery. So I am feeling that the battery life is not good. But I did already clean install iOS and (un-)paired my Watch a few times. No difference at all. I already set the brightness to low.
So in your opinion: Are the usage and standby time normal? Is it (also) normal that dictating needs "much" battery?

TAPS
I've experienced that the "taps" of the Taptic Engine are sometimes hard to recognize, especially when my arm is moving. So push notifications of Telegram are very easy, but mails and iMessages are very hard in that situations. The taps are short and a bit soft. The haptic strength is set to max, Prominent haptic is off (and I don't want to turn it on because in "normal" situations that "pre-buzzing" annoys me too much). Do you experienced that, too?

PUSH NOTIFICATIONS
Mail and iMessage notifications come in very late. When I am working on my MacBook, iMessage notifications need at least 20 seconds to come in, Mails sometimes about a minute (I will be noticed even if I already deleted the mail on my MacBook). Is that a correct behavior?

DUST

I noticed that there is a bit dust between the gap of display and case. It looks like that:
Dust.jpg

I magnified some of the dust that you better see this. I don't think that this is abnormal, but I wanted to be on the safe side. So any answers on that? :)

Thanks for every answer.
 
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Newtons Apple

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Battery: Charge you watch while you sleep everyday and you should have no problem

Haptic Engine: not all are alike. Some are stronger than others. My 2nd AW stopped working and now my 3rd haptic tap is very strong. SO far very good.

Notifications: not much you can do. Mine come in pretty timely

Dust: I see no gap on my 42mm SS.
 

Jack426

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Jan 4, 2015
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Battery: I can't comment specifically, but mine lasts a whole day with 30-40% left.

Taps: Yeah, I miss an occasional tap or two, even when while using prominent. I don't find the pre-buzz annoying, but then again, my iPhone is set with long custom vibrations. I recommend trying it for a day, just to make sure.

Push Notifications: If you're using your MacBook, it's going to get the notifications. If you're currently using a device, it always receives the notifications. However, to fix the issue with delayed notifications on your watch, go to Settings>Notifications>Messages/Mail on your iPhone and toggle the switch "Allow Notifications" for each off and on.

Dust: Yes, I also have some dust in that small gap. Wether or not it's normal, I have no idea.

By the way, welcome to the forums. :)
 
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TwiceNightly

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Regarding the dust you may want to look a little closer at it.

Where the screen meets the watch there is a small flat rim around it before it starts to bend off round towards the back of the watch. On my Space Grey on that rim I had several small pieces that looked like dust but I noticed that I couldn't rub them off and that they caught the light, on closer inspection they were a Silver colour that looked like the coating had come off or something like that.

Not sure what they were but they weren't removable, I took it back to the Apple Store and they noticed it too and swapped watch without question. When swapping I moved to the Silver Sport as after that happened I would always be looking out for it!
 

dsTny

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Jul 6, 2015
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Thanks everybody for your answers.

Battery[...]
Okay, so the battery life is normal at all, isn't it?
Haptic Engine[...]
Good to know, so it's something I'll check…

Taps[...]
I've change the vibration for messages and mails to a custom one. But the taps are still the same as before, as it was set to default. How can I change the taps of the Watch (or did I understand your post wrong?)?
Push Notifications[...]
I thought it depends on the iPhone and not on the Mac :) But the delay also happened when I am away from my MacBook. So I toggled the switch off and on and I hope the delay is gone now (didn't test it until now) :)

Dust: Yes, I also have some dust in that small gap. Wether or not it's normal, I have no idea.
Regarding the dust you may want to look a little closer at it.
Thank you, I'll also check this :)

By the way, welcome to the forums. :)
Thank you very much :)
 

Jack426

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Jan 4, 2015
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I've change the vibration for messages and mails to a custom one. But the taps are still the same as before, as it was set to default. How can I change the taps of the Watch (or did I understand your post wrong?)?

Yeah, I'm sorry. I just realized that I might have been kind of confusing. What I meant was that, because I use long custom vibrations on my iPhone, I'm used to all of the buzzing. So, having prominent on my watch make a "pre-buzz" doesn't bother me.

I recommend trying prominent for a day, just to see wether or not it bothers you.

Also, for notifications, it doesn't matter if it's a MacBook, iPad, or iPhone. If you are currently using one of them, it is going to receive the notifications. (Your watch still gets the notifications, but the device you're using will alert you with sound and vibration.) If they are asleep or locked, your watch will get and alert you about all notifications.
 
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dsTny

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I recommend trying prominent for a day, just to see wether or not it bothers you.
Okay, thx. I'll try that :)

QUOTE="Jack426, post: 21553668, member: 941393"]Also, for notifications, it doesn't matter if it's a MacBook, iPad, or iPhone. If you are currently using one of them, it is going to receive the notifications. (Your watch still gets the notifications, but the device you're using will alert you with sound and vibration.) If they are asleep or locked, your watch will get and alert you about all notifications.[/QUOTE]
Sometimes it happens that my Watch vibrates even if I am on my MacBook. For example on mails. But you're right, for iMessages it happens just sometimes, maybe if synchronization of read status needs more time ;)
But yesterday I noticed that my iPhone did not push new messages and mails (and maybe other push notifications) to my Watch instantly. It took some seconds to got them on the Watch though. I thought that the notifications will be pushed from iPhone to Watch instantly. But if I got a mail on my MacBook, I check my iPhone which already had this push notification on its lock screen. And after ten seconds or so, my Watch notified me.
I will check if that was a temporarily problem or a general problem.

Thank you very much for your answer :)
 
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