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[Q] Wrist flick to turn on

OP eurorauser

19th April 2014, 12:53 AM   |  #1  
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Hi, I'm about to go for a Neo (don't need a camera), but the reason i returned my original gear was the "turn your wrist to turn the screen on" motin was either

- Too unreliable - meaning i'd be twisting my wrist like a fool just to see the time
- Annoying when i was playing the piano (screen went on/off like crazy)

I'm wondering if this is improved at all? Also, is it possible to actually turn it off completely?

Shame this watch doesn't have an always-on clock....

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19th April 2014, 01:47 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by eurorauser

Hi, I'm about to go for a Neo (don't need a camera), but the reason i returned my original gear was the "turn your wrist to turn the screen on" motin was either

- Too unreliable - meaning i'd be twisting my wrist like a fool just to see the time
- Annoying when i was playing the piano (screen went on/off like crazy)

I'm wondering if this is improved at all? Also, is it possible to actually turn it off completely?

Shame this watch doesn't have an always-on clock....

A

hi sir, you could actually go to setting, display, then wake up gesture and turn it off. hope this helps.
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19th April 2014, 03:15 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:

- Too unreliable - meaning i'd be twisting my wrist like a fool just to see the time

this is my first gear I don't know how good/bad the first one was
as far as I can tell: works really great
had no problems so far

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- Annoying when i was playing the piano (screen went on/off like crazy)

that will never change
you move your arm --> motion sensor activates the screen
what you can do: lower the screen timeout to 10sec or deactivate the motion completely

settings -> display -> wake-up gesture -> off

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19th April 2014, 09:57 AM   |  #4  
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Mine is very flaky. Funny thing is I was missing the way my Pebble worked 95% of the time and meant to ask about this until I ran across this thread. With this, wrist flick is maybe 50%, OR I have to do an exaggerated arm raise motion - I can't just look down and flick my wrist like I would on my Pebble to see anything. Also when it does work, it's slow - there's like a half second where I'm waiting in suspense for the display to wake. Maybe you people that came from the older Gears are used to that and it's ok for you, but with my Pebble I was never waiting - maybe it's due to the fact that Pebble is only turning on the backlight from the sensor, as the display is on all the time.

Which brings me to my biggest frustration. I had hoped that somehow an AMOLED screen could be set up to be always on with just the basic info while still saving battery (like active notifications on the Moto devices). I hope that somehow there's a way to work around this and have a simple info display that could be always on (no colors/animations, just white text on the black background to save power). If i needed to charge every night, that's fine. I'd rather have that than look like/feel like an idiot shaking my wrist around and still not getting it to wake up. That's one of the reasons I returned the Sony smartwatch last year.
19th April 2014, 07:39 PM   |  #5  
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I just received my NEO yesterday.

The motion sensor *is* rather sensitive and ANY vertical arm motion with even the slightest twisting kicks the phone screen on. At first it's interesting . . . after a while it's a bit annoying.

I would like to have a self-defined motion, or perhaps a bit more control over exactly when it turns on.

At least it would be better if we could reduce the screen time to 3 or 5 seconds that would lessen the distraction.

I turned the motion sensor off and that's actually pretty good -just got a text message and it displayed correctyl, and for now a quick press to see the time is not bad.
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