Stays on when off wrist

Fusionskies

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Apr 30, 2015
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Does anyone else’s series 5 stay on, even when off your wrist?

Many times I find that my display stays on overnight and kills my battery.
Sometimes the heart rate sensor lights up, and kills it even quicker.

I know I can turn it off, but I don’t want to have to every time I remove it from my wrist.

Anyone else have this?

Thought it was a software bug, but several updates later still no fix.
 
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lclev

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Jul 29, 2013
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Mine goes off but then the green wrist green lights light up for several seconds. The display stays dimly lit for about a minute even after the green lights go off. After about two minutes it shut down again this time for good as several minutes later it was still off.

If I take my watch off I usually place it on a charger so I would not really notice if this happens all the time.

Lisa
 

Fusionskies

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Apr 30, 2015
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United Kingdom
Just tried that with mine, and no, the display goes dark after a moment. It also goes dark immediately if I set the watch on its side.

You might want to contact Apple about that.
It sometimes is off when I place it down on a table, but when I wake up sometimes the display is showing. It seems that it thinks the watch is on my wrist when lying on a surface. I may contact Apple about this yes.
 
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