Telling the time

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by profmatt, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. profmatt macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2015
    Can someone confirm that the screen goes off if you're not looking at it. How reliable is it at realising you want to know what time it is? Are you going to have to provoke it into turning on? That would slightly suck.
  2. matt9013 macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2013
    When you raise your wrist it should turn on. Not sure how well it is at that though.
  3. johnhansen macrumors newbie

    Nov 13, 2014
    I suspect it may have an always on option. But the spec for the battery test says it includes 90 time checks so we can assume it will turn off.

    "How reliable is it at realising you want to know what time it is?". I guess it depends on the user.
    For those who are not used to wear a watch it will probably work fine, because they will learn to use the gestures for switching it on.
    On the other hand, for those who are used to a standard watch and know that there are lots of different gestures you use to see what time it is - some that doesn't even move the hand but just shifts the glance slightly- it is going to be totally inadequate and disqualify it as watch.

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