All jokes aside, it is a nice feature to set the watch in the charging doc yet still be able to see the time. Some AOD watch faces are totally awesome with neon type hands against a black background. I was surprised myself that this was not a feature, and odly, tapping the watchface to initiate a power level readout while charging was not originally present either; it was in an update.
I do hope the developers will seriously consider AOD remaining when charged; if desired. Having a little "alarm clock" for $350+ is just an added perk to the already wonderful features of the watch; when active.
Other than the Galaxy Gear 2 that same out with a camera/video ability (which they never took that away), this Galaxy Watch is one of the best I've worn; the Active 2 looks to be exceptional as well, with battery life the only concern against the Galaxy Watch.
Have a great day all.