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Do you have raise to wake on or off?

  • Raise to wake on

    Votes: 54 74.0%
  • Raise to wake off

    Votes: 19 26.0%

  • Total voters
    73

The Game 161

macrumors Nehalem
Original poster
Dec 15, 2010
30,266
19,485
UK
What is everybody using now with AOD do you keep raise to wake on or off? You keep it off for battery reasons or because it feels more like a normal watch?
 

mjschabow

macrumors 601
Dec 25, 2013
4,781
6,055
I keep mine always on but still keep my wrist as close to my eyes at all times.
 

lexikon318

macrumors regular
Dec 3, 2018
212
245
Off... was getting annoyed with it waking up when I didn’t want it to. AOD eliminates the need for it for me.
 

TrueBlou

macrumors 601
Sep 16, 2014
4,531
3,619
Scotland
I have my AOD on and Raise to Wake on as well, just for convenience really, for when I need to interact with a notification. Or to get quicker access to music controls.
 

Jay-Jacob

macrumors 6502
Sep 10, 2015
494
278
England
Mine off because it keep coming on when I am signing (me Deaf). So better off for me.

EDIT: I misss part say series 5. I don't have series 5. I have series 4.
 

djpatrickb

macrumors member
Nov 20, 2011
65
31
Cincinnati, OH
Off. The reset timer in my workout app was not not functioning properly with it on. Plus, I was experiencing faster battery drain with it on.
 

jekim

macrumors regular
Jul 7, 2010
148
25
I don’t have anything turned off. My watch lasts throughout my day. I start out around 6 at 100%. I wear it all day and I put it on the charger for 30-60 minutes before I go to bed. I wear it while I’m sleeping and put it on the charger in the morning while getting ready for work 20-40 minutes.

Turning off “big” features like AOD, Noise, Siri etc isn’t something I’ve had to do, and something I don’t want to do.
 

Renho

macrumors 68030
Sep 15, 2014
2,797
1,413
SR, CA
I tried it off to see if it would help battery but that means I have to tap to see notifications. That’s huge, just raising wrist to see notification instead of raise and tap. So on that alone I keep it on!
 

Strangedream

macrumors 6502a
Sep 15, 2019
661
545
London, UK
I like mine on along with AOD, it feels more natural than tapping the screen to see what's going on. I don't care much about battery life yet as I charge my AW every night.
 
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bbeagle

macrumors 68040
Oct 19, 2010
3,541
2,981
Buffalo, NY
I like the AOD. It's awesome. I also like how if I'm playing music on the screen, when the screen dims, the music part goes into a blur and the time is displayed on top of that.

To see messages, you need to tap the screen. I've gotten used to that. It's nice in a way that nobody else can see them. Maybe there should be an option to not do this, but I like it this way.
 

Ericdjensen

macrumors 6502
Nov 6, 2019
321
390
Springfield,VA
On. If it awakens when I don’t want it to it usually goes back in less than two seconds. My battery has been fine as well. I can’t imagine turning it off would save much.
 

deeddawg

macrumors G5
Jun 14, 2010
12,244
6,392
US
Why not try it each way and see which you prefer?

For me I kept it On.

AOD is nice but I see no reason to change how I've been interacting with Apple Watches since my Series 2.

Battery life is fine - was as good as my S4 when on 6.0.1 and now on 6.1 it appears to be a little bit better.
 

44267547

Cancelled
Jul 12, 2016
37,642
42,491
Honestly, I don’t care for the ‘always on display’. It does nothing for me, but if I need to see the time or anything else, ‘raise to wake’ is plenty sufficient. AOD is a great feature to have, but at least Apple provided the option that it can be toggled on/off.
 

Easttime

macrumors 6502a
Jun 17, 2015
696
498
I had RTW off at first when my S5 was new and it was ending the day at 30%, but battery performance steadily improved and even with RTW on it is ending the day at 60-70%. Even on workout days. Pretty amazing.
 
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spartan1967

macrumors 6502a
Nov 9, 2019
587
868
AOD is off and RTW is on for me. Uses much less battery when measuring a full day with 6.1. And, when I get a notification, I don't have to touch my AW5 to look at it with these settings.
  • AOD on and RTW off = 38% battery left after 13 hours and 4 hours of use.
  • AOD off and RTW on = 52% battery left after 13 hours and 4 hours of use.
 
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QCassidy352

macrumors G5
Mar 20, 2003
12,028
6,036
Bay Area
I have it on. My watch finishes the day around 45% if I didn’t work out and maybe 30% if I did. Since i charge it every night regardless, I don’t need to turn anything else off.
 
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Otflyer

macrumors 65816
Nov 14, 2017
1,474
999
SF Bay Area
AOD is off and RTW is on for me. Uses much less battery when measuring a full day with 6.1. And, when I get a notification, I don't have to touch my AW5 to look at it with these settings.
  • AOD on and RTW off = 38% battery left after 13 hours and 4 hours of use.
  • AOD off and RTW on = 52% battery left after 13 hours and 4 hours of use.
With 38% remaining and AOD off it seems pointless to have an S5 as you’ve disabled it’s primary feature while there is Plenty of battery remaining.
 

spartan1967

macrumors 6502a
Nov 9, 2019
587
868
With 38% remaining and AOD off it seems pointless to have an S5 as you’ve disabled it’s primary feature while there is Plenty of battery remaining.
38% is with AOD on. Went from AW2 to AW5. Love everything else about the AW5 beside the half baked AOD feature.
 

Otflyer

macrumors 65816
Nov 14, 2017
1,474
999
SF Bay Area
38% is with AOD on. Went from AW2 to AW5. Love everything else about the AW5 beside the half baked AOD feature.
My mistake. Meant AOD on but, still if it gets you through the day with 38% or even less I don’t see a problem. I would be ok with that.
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cappo3

macrumors regular
Dec 3, 2014
205
66
I like the AOD functionality (at least with watch faces, definitely not with third party apps) and prefer to keep RTW off.
That way AOD comes more into play and the watch does not try to blind me in dim environments every time I look at it.
 
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