Battery saving mode.
when turning on the battery saver mode, where the watch works like a “normal watch”, does not wake up, has a black mark and needs to be restarted, what could be the reason?
@kajkom what do you mean by “black mark”?
The battery saver effectively shuts down the WearOS, showing just the timem date and battery. There are no other functions available in this state.
To use WearOS with all its bells and whistles it needs to be bootet which takes time.
This is by design.
@egika LIKE AN ORDINARY ELECTRONIC WATCH
@kajkom yes. As said, this is by design. It is not a watch face of WearOS. The OS is completely shut down.
I understand it, but I still don’t know if the fact that the watch has the operating system turned off is slowing it down from freezing …?
I have to restart the watch several times during the day because the screen is black
@kajkom Can you elaborate on when you need to restart the watch?
It goes black screen in the battery saver mode shown in your picture?
Or it does so during normal operation?
And can’t be woken up with the push of a button?
There is a time out that switches off the screen after some seconds. It still should be on when you push a button or raise your wrist.
@egika Regardless of whether I use it on my wrist or it lies on the desk top, I cannot wake it up several times a day.
None of the buttons work, and the touch dial also doesn’t work, and lifting the watch doesn’t work either.
The only and effective way is to turn it back on and put it back into battery saver mode.
@kajkom please contact support, there seems to be something very wrong with your watch.
@isazi do you mean to send the watch back for service?
@kajkom I suggest to at least contact support and communicate with them. They should help you.
I have another question, do your watches also display information on the dial as I want, once there is information (icon) of the battery and steps, and then it is not?
@kajkom have you fiddled with developer settings in WearOS? Specifically animation factors etc?
Those can have an effect on watch face drawing.
@kajkom none of that, I don’t even know we can interfere with the animation?
@kajkom Yes, I have this also.
It does not happen often and is usually fixed by pressing the home button (sometimes a few times).
It is mildly irritating but it does not affect the functionality of the watch, it is just a slight graphical glitch.
I have made no changes to any of the settings in developer mode either. I’ve seen other people post about the same issue. It’s nothing to worry about.
ok thanks for the info. I am still going after the blow, when working in the battery saving mode, the display screen sometimes shines at about 15-20% brightness and sometimes at 100%, what could be the reason for this?
This is all pretty strange…
did you buy the watch new or second hand?
almost every day I encounter a similar behavior of the watch, I wonder if suunto watches are repeatable in their operation, or is it such a problem?
recently I noticed that when I charge the watch (100% charged) and go into battery saving mode, the battery icon remains as it was before charging it, i.e. the watch is eligible for charging.
Restarting makes it okay, but how many times a day you can do a restar (I will try to do and send photos for review)
I bought a new watch in the showroom on 10/09/2021
@Kajkom I have just put my S7 into battery saver manually in order to test it’s operation (i had to do it manually as I haven’t it fall into this mode in months so can’t remember how it works).
When in battery saver, the screen activates when I raise my wrist, or press the home/power button. The three buttons on the right hand side do nothing.
The brightness seemed set around mid brightness and did not change when I moved from bright light to dim light.
The battery indicator was roughly at the mid point, yet in WearOS it shows it to be at 97%.
No issues of a black screen.
I did have to hold the home/power button for longer than I thought I would in order to turn WearOS back on again.
@Kajkom can I ask why you use the battery saver so much? In my impression this mode is purely for the times when you are running out of battery but still need a way of telling the time. When in this mode the watch does nothing except display the time and date - even my 'plastic fantastic1 £10 Casio watch does more.
It seems most people are getting roughly 48hrs of battery life from their S7 and it more than lasts a day. If you are needing a watch to last longer than this (due to being away from a charger for extended periods) then maybe a WearOS device isn’t for you? If you prefer the battery saver mode, than you have bought a VERY expensive digital watch that does nothing but tell the time (buy a Casio instead as it also has timers, alarms, etc, and lasts for years on a battery).
I’m just curious about why you use the battery saver mode so much, nothing more
I will write it very clearly that I do not criticize the SUUTNO brand and their products in any way, I only ask specifically about matters that concern only my copy.
“In battery saver mode, the screen activates when I lift my wrist or press the Home / Power button. The three buttons on the right do nothing”
The question is, how many times have you done it, for example, 1 time, 2 times a day …?
The whole problem is the lack of repeatability of such simple functions that I write about.
Everyone has the right to use the watch in the way they want and it is given by the manufacturer, but the functions they provide will be repeatable, so with the Casio you write about, because probably every company can afford it, and especially SUNNTO.
For me, the battery saving mode is great because it doesn’t drain it when I don’t need it and that’s it.
@kajkom I was not criticising your use of the battery saver mode, far from it, I was simply trying to understand why you use it, and how often, in order to try to help.
At face value, buying a smart watch with health and fitness tracking features but then turning it all off seems odd. But maybe you are often far away from the ability to charge the watch and need it to last multiple days?
If you want a fitness watch that lasts multiple days, then a S9P or a Garmin might be a better option.
If you want a smartwatch that lasts multiple days, they don’t exist yet sadly.
I am simply confused as to why you use the battery saver mode. No criticism at all, just confusion.
Answering your question about how often I check the raise to wake feature in battery saver mode - literally only for a few minutes whilst I checked it prior to the message I posted. I do not use the battery saver mode (I want a smartwatch that tracks my health, not a simple digital watch, I have a drawer full of them).
I pop my watch on charge whilst I shower each day and those few minutes are more than enough to keep it with enough battery to last well over a day, I never get close to running out of battery.
But like I said, your use case may be different and you may not be able to charge it easily, hence needing battery saver.
I am only trying to help, please don’t think otherwise.