Original topic:

Second hand dissapeared on always on display

(Topic created on: 11/23/20 3:49 PM)
packy2003
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I use my Active2 as a nurse and have always had a second hand on my AoD. I use it to count heart rate and breathing in my patients. I noticed this week that the seconds hand was removed after an update. Is there any way to get it back? Losing that feature makes this $300 watch practically useless to me.

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packy2003
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I tried several different ones and each time the always on display activated, the second hand disappeared. Even on the digital ones the seconds disappeared.
simpsonite
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they got rid of it with the most recent update. The patch just says UX update... I hate it. Wasn't impacting battery life and causes a flicker each time the watch wakes up.
packy2003
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It's awful
userifRqcJeexX
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I am so happy I found this discussion before updating my Samsung Watch Active 2. I was suspicious what they meant with 'second hand will not be shown', and this confirms my fear.

 

Conclusion: I will not be updating my watch until they bring back the possibility of seconds updating in AOD. Without that feature, the value of the watch is zero.

I hope a lot of customers complain to Samsung about this.

 

userbhu2AvRgDd
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Very very dissapointed. Updated without thinking. 

As a doctor it was a "must have feature. Now can't waer this to work and basically it's a piece of junk to me.

Hope they restore it in future update.

Samsung_3I1luiD
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Solution we found: increase the screen timout to 1 minute (or 5 if you want) , then you have to press the top button and the watch will stay on with seconds for 1 minute. This will at least help with taking vitals. 

userdZnt6o65km
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I also look forward to colleague! I am very disappointed with the withdrawal of this basic and essential resource for our activity :\

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Samsung_3I1luiD
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Solution we found: increase the screen timout to 1 minute (or 5 if you want) , then you have to press the top button and the watch will stay on with seconds for 1 minute. This will at least help with taking vitals. 

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Another work-around (not needing a button press) would be to use a Watchmaker face and in Watchmaker on the watch change the timeout after a "wrist wakeup" to 60 seconds (15, 30, 45 or 60). Then it always stays active the set time after a wake up gesture.

(A difference to the standard behaviour is that a "reversed gesture" does not switch to AOD. It stays ON the set time, so I don't know what the impact on battery life would be.)

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