Checking the time in Power Reserve mode takes too long

Number:rdar://33469272 Date Originated:21-Jul-2017 09:29 PM
Status:Closed Resolved:
Product:watchOS + SDK (Watch Faces) Product Version:watchOS 3.2.3 (14V5751a)
Classification:Enhancement Reproducible:
Watch Faces

Checking the time in Power Reserve mode by pressing either the side button or the Digital Crown takes longer than it should. I'd like to see this delay shortened because it makes it inconvenient to check the time on my watch when it is in this mode (as opposed to, say, pulling out my phone).

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Press either the side button or the Digital Crown in Power Reserve mode.

Expected Results:
The time appears in under a second (like iPhone does!)

Observed Results:
The time takes 3-4 seconds to appear.

watchOS 3.2.3 (14V5751a)


38 mm Apple Watch Sport Series 2 running watchOS 3.2.3 (14V5751a)


Engineering has provided the following feedback regarding this issue:

Thanks for the feedback! This is an explicit design choice.

By SaagarJha28 at Aug. 10, 2017, 12:19 a.m. (reply...)

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