Wrist detection question

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by stoomc, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. stoomc macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I just have a quick question regarding wrist detection.
    I have come across an image of the wrist detection setting and it states "When this is on Apple Watch will automatically show you the time and the latest alerts when you raise your wrist..."
    Does the Apple Watch not come on when you raise your wrist with wrist detection off? I know there is a setting on the watch to turn wrist raise on/off, but I cant see why turning wrist detecion off would affect the wrist raise option.
    Can someone with wrist detection off please confirm that wrist raise still works?

    I dont have an Apple Watch at the moment, I am waiting for it to be delivered on Thursday and I know already that wrist detection being on is not an option. I've had a shot of my friends watch and my tattoos dont work with this feature. Funnily enough though it still gets my HR OK on a workout.

    Thanks very much :)
     
  2. Bigdog9586 macrumors regular

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    When it's off it doesn't work period. You have to either touch the screen or push the crown. I use it at night so when moving around it doesn't come on in the dark bugging my wife. In a black room it's pretty bright. Only downside is it then comes on for 15 seconds instead of 6. But I just lay my hand over screen and this turns it right off
     
  3. MrTazz macrumors member

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    Was gonna turn mine off to find out but it says my card details for apple pay will be removed, so it's too much hassle sorry
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  4. stoomc thread starter macrumors regular

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    So, just to clarify wrist raise doesn't work when wrist detection is turned off? Even though the wrist raise option is turned on?
     
  5. Bigdog9586 macrumors regular

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    Oops, I was thinking on wrist rise which I turn off at night.
     
  6. stoomc thread starter macrumors regular

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    No problem! I'm just confused as to why they state on the wrist detection setting that it will automatically show you the time etc. When it is set to on.
    It makes it sound that when you have wrist detection off, wrist raise will not work
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Wrist Detection (iPhone) and Wake Screen on Wrist Rase ( :apple:Watch) are slightly different.

    Wrist Detection is actually a security feature. This tunes off/on the infrared LED sensors that can tell if you take the :apple:Watch off and require security code when you put back on. You also have to have it on to use Wake Screen on Wrist Rase.

    Wake Screen on Wrist Rase is just the part that turns off/on the screen as you rase you wrist. You can turn this off and still leave Wrist Detection active.
     
  8. stoomc thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's a pity then. I might just cancel my order. I wont be able to use wrist detection and dont want to lose the wrist raise option as well.
     
  9. stoomc thread starter macrumors regular

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    Updated to add that I got the watch this afternoon. With wrist detection off, wrist raise still works, so the above is not correct... unless they changed something after you checked.

    Thanks.
     

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