1. miketko's Avatar
    Anyone know how sensitive the raise write to wake feature will be? will it wake up when you are running for example? Can that feature be turned off?
    I know with my pebble i turn off the shake to turn on the display backlight because it turns on when i am at the gym or walking .

    I am assuming this will have to be answered by someone who's actually used the watch
    04-16-2015 09:08 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I've heard mixed reviews about the sensitivity, but I believe the raise to wake feature can be disabled in the settings.
    04-16-2015 09:18 PM
  3. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I wouldn't invest too much worry in what people have experienced with the display units...wait until the watch is out and people have them in hand at home in the real world, and you'll get all the answers you ever wanted (and many you didn't) at that time.
    04-16-2015 09:20 PM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    We won't know for certain until we get our Watches.
    04-16-2015 09:20 PM
  5. miketko's Avatar
    Well I guess as long as we can turn the feature off at certain times like when I'm at the gym all will be good.


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    04-16-2015 10:20 PM
  6. Nanci's Avatar
    Is there a different way to wake it?
    04-17-2015 08:15 AM
  7. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Is there a different way to wake it?
    Press the side button or digital crown
    04-17-2015 08:18 AM
  8. miketko's Avatar
    Press the side button or digital crown
    I can see myself going with that. Future update should include a type of screen saver that just shows the time.
    04-17-2015 10:31 AM
  9. John Yester's Avatar
    I can see myself going with that. Future update should include a type of screen saver that just shows the time.
    Then it will kill the battery. I can see the option being added maybe later, but not many would want to use it.
    04-17-2015 10:44 AM
  10. miketko's Avatar
    Then it will kill the battery. I can see the option being added maybe later, but not many would want to use it.
    Not if it's done like the pebble. Pebble screen is on all the time and the battery lasts 10 days for me. Maybe they can have a certain screen saver that uses very low battery life that's black and white


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    04-17-2015 10:46 AM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Not if it's done like the pebble. Pebble screen is on all the time and the battery lasts 10 days for me. Maybe they can have a certain screen saver that uses very low battery life that's black and white


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    That works on the Pebble because it uses e-ink tech like a kindle which doesn't require additional power once the text is displayed. An OLED screen will always require some battery power for the lighted pixels.
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    04-17-2015 11:00 AM
  12. iEd's Avatar
    That works on the Pebble because it uses e-ink tech like a kindle which doesn't require additional power once the text is displayed. An OLED screen will always require some battery power for the lighted pixels.
    Really? The Pebble uses e-ink? Yuk!!
    I didn't know that.


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    04-17-2015 11:06 AM
  13. miketko's Avatar
    That works on the Pebble because it uses e-ink tech like a kindle which doesn't require additional power once the text is displayed. An OLED screen will always require some battery power for the lighted pixels.
    Fair enough. That being said I'm sure there can be some kinda low powered screen saver in the future


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    04-17-2015 11:07 AM
  14. John Yester's Avatar
    Actually it's E-Paper....

    E-paper is just "electronic paper" defined as any display technology that looks similar to ink on paper and works by reflecting light instead of emitting light.
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    04-17-2015 11:19 AM
  15. miketko's Avatar
    Actually it's E-Paper....

    E-paper is just "electronic paper" defined as any display technology that looks similar to ink on paper and works by reflecting light instead of emitting light.
    Well it looks like $h*t lol. But gets the job done ha


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    04-17-2015 11:23 AM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Actually it's E-Paper....

    E-paper is just "electronic paper" defined as any display technology that looks similar to ink on paper and works by reflecting light instead of emitting light.
    Thanks. I guess I got the name wrong. Anyway it is still the same tech used in a kindle.
    04-17-2015 01:19 PM
  17. Premium1's Avatar
    I was curious as well. Especially when driving. I drive with my left hand(same hand the watch is on) and if it constantly was turning on and off, I feel like that would kill the watch. That and while teaching (i talk with my hands a lot) it could kill the battery quick if you couldn't turn it off.
    04-17-2015 06:03 PM
  18. miketko's Avatar
    I was curious as well. Especially when driving. I drive with my left hand(same hand the watch is on) and if it constantly was turning on and off, I feel like that would kill the watch. That and while teaching (i talk with my hands a lot) it could kill the battery quick if you couldn't turn it off.
    Yup. Hoping it can be turned off. It's a great idea in theory but with my experience (pebble) it does more harm than good
    04-17-2015 08:18 PM
  19. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I was curious as well. Especially when driving. I drive with my left hand(same hand the watch is on) and if it constantly was turning on and off, I feel like that would kill the watch. That and while teaching (i talk with my hands a lot) it could kill the battery quick if you couldn't turn it off.
    From my experience with a Galaxy Gear, and a Moto 360. Arm motion wasn't that big of a deal. Your wrist has to be at a particular angle & motion to activate the back light. Yes it can and does come on at unwanted times, but not to the point where I wanted to turn that feature off
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    04-18-2015 10:42 AM
  20. miketko's Avatar
    From my experience with a Galaxy Gear, and a Moto 360. Arm motion wasn't that big of a deal. Your wrist has to be at a particular angle & motion to activate the back light. Yes it can and does come on at unwanted times, but not to the point where I wanted to turn that feature off
    Plus I'm confident apple has done a good job making sure that feature works properly. They aren't first to the market with the watch but I'm confident they have done it right.


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    04-18-2015 10:46 AM
  21. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    Yup. Hoping it can be turned off. It's a great idea in theory but with my experience (pebble) it does more harm than good

    How is this a problem with the Pebble? It takes a pretty good flick of the wrist to get my back light to come on ..
    04-18-2015 10:46 AM
  22. miketko's Avatar
    How is this a problem with the Pebble? It takes a pretty good flick of the wrist to get my back light to come on ..
    Well it comes on while at the gym for sure. Also found it comes on when I'm driving and making turns lol.


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    04-18-2015 10:47 AM
  23. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I've always found it harder to get any smartwatch to come on when you wanted the damn thing to LOL
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    04-18-2015 10:51 AM
  24. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I've always found it harder to get any smartwatch to come on when you wanted the damn thing to LOL
    I hope the Apple Watch isn't like this. I don't need any more aggravation in my life.
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    04-18-2015 10:56 AM
  25. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I would say multiple times a day I'd find myself raising my wrist to see the time only to be greeted with a black screen. Then having to raise my wrist several more times till it kicked in. Like I said earlier, your arm and wrist need to be at a particular angle that a quick glance doesn't always provide. That's one area the Pebble excels at because of the always on screen ...
    04-18-2015 11:06 AM
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