I got my Galaxy Watch on Friday and for the most part I love it. However, a couple of things really bug me about a) the consistency of the wake up gesture and b) its tendency to turn the screen off much more quickly than it should.
So for a) - sometimes I just find that the wake up gesture doesn't work at all and I have to put my arm down and then back up again until it works. This feature is one of the most fundamental aspects of a smart watch that needs to work. It is especially noticable if I'm lying down but occasionally causes issues when sitting or standing. I think it's something your engineers really need to look at as, after a quick Google, I've seen many people complain about it on the Gear S3. I hope this is looked into as the fact it was an issue back then but still hasn't been fixed is a bit of a bad sign to me...
For b) I have 2 main issues. 1 is that the screen timeout setting only applies if the watch was woken up by the buttons and not by the wake up gesture. I think it's fine to have a different screen timeout if it was woken by gesture, but it should really be a configurable option.
The other annoyance is that the screen turns off when you tilt the watch back down. I think this is OK if you've woken the watch up with a gesture but it should be possible to disable this if the watch has been woken up by buttons or the dial.
That normal AOD % is spot on. I usually get a 3%/hr drop too with my 46mm watch. And TBH, I used to have a 9%/hr drop with normal AOD on my Gear S3! It was terrible. The Galaxy Watch is so much better on battery life.
Thanks I found it no problems using my phone, couldn't find the app using my computer, and it's so nice to finally see my watch looking like a normal watch. I hated that screen turning off all the time. Thank you for this, it's great. I don't care about battery life, watch is easily charged right!!
I have the same problems running the Gear S3 Frontier on Tizen 4.0. Raising my arm to look at the works about 10% of the time. Thought it was just me. Thanks for bringing this up! I agree that screen timeout should be configurable for wake up on raising your arm.
I just wished my phone would wake up when I raise my arm. I can swing my arm like a monkey and get no response. I have to press a button or turn the bezel to wake it up. Where are the engineers to fix this problem. This is unsafe if your riding a bike. We need help.