Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 6:24 AM (in response to howwow)
Not that I'm aware of. Sorry.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 7:17 AM (in response to howwow)
@howwow, that is not a silly question. I found out about the new clock faces, watching the Apple Keynote podcast. Really cool stuff and luv the digital one. I need to find out how to get one of those watch bands. Anyway, your question is akin to asking if iOS devices can remain lit all the time. As you might know, they go to sleep after so long to reserve power.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 9:03 AM (in response to howwow)
Unfortunately not - at least no way that I have been able to find.
I'm with you on the clock faces.. I use my Nano as a watch all the time, and it would be good to have the time and pedometer data on for a little longer.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 6:21 PM (in response to howwow)
I'm surprised that this feature is lacking. Should be considered in the next s/w update.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 7:35 PM (in response to howwow)
surprisingly, mine goes competely off when the screen fades away, tht is after the latest update!!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 7, 2011 10:30 PM (in response to howwow)
Unfortunately NO. They could do that in another software update, maybe contact them to suggest!!! But if you are wearing your watchband and that is your problem, it will run out SUPER quick anyways. So sorry, but i think it is not really a big issue.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2012 4:39 PM (in response to howwow)
I would like to be able to do the same but when it is attached to a speaker dock that I keep next to my bed. It would be nice to see in the next software upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 22, 2012 4:27 AM (in response to howwow)
You won't believe it - you can actually. The default settings with no added music data will set the clockface on all the time. When I purchased mine, I didn't sync to itunes straight away, so turning it on has the clockface on, but - yes there's always a but - I was very dissappointed to see the itunes pop up instead after my first sync! - guess that's why its not a tiktok!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2012 11:33 AM (in response to howwow)
Another way to have the clockface come up first when you turn the power on is to go to fitness, choose run, choose basic, then scroll to the bottom to select no music. Then when you go back to clock, if you turn the power on the clockface will come up first.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 3, 2012 8:35 PM (in response to courtapple)
The problem isn't going to be solved by a software update. The problem is that it is impractical to have the video display on all the time... The battery life simply won't support an extended period of video display (and who wants to have to recharge a watch every couple of hours)?!?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 27, 2012 9:39 AM (in response to howwow)
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Currently Being ModeratedApr 18, 2012 6:41 PM (in response to howwow)
DISCOVERED THE ANSWER!!!!!
I recently got one of these fun little squares and I just figured out (what seems to be) a simple way to keep the clock face on. (Though, I certainly agree with the comments about the ultimate impracticality of doing so for a long time, as the the battery in this thing only has so much to give.) I'm running the latest update on it.
This seemed too easy to believe when I did it! No need to keep it empty of music! No need to keep it in Fitness running! I think this works because the clock face, stop watch, and timer are all in the same segment of it's little nano operating system.
If you turn on the stopwatch then switch back to the clock face, it will stay fully illuminated as long as the stopwatch is running. I think the limit on the stopwatch is 24 hours, but my guess is your battery is going to be dead long before that. I'd recommend setting the brightness super low if you're going to do this.
Anyway, problem solved if you want to keep it lit for however long you like. (of course you have to sacrifice the stopwatch)
Currently Being ModeratedApr 19, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to innerneith)
Well, of course it wasn't that simple....
Sorry to have been so excited, but the stopwatch solutions is not a perfect fix.
With a bit more attention, I've discovered that by keeping the stopwatch running it will keep the watch illuminated for 10 minutes, but not forever.
However, as many have commented, this all comes down to the battery issue. Even 20-30 minutes of constant illumination seems to seriously drain the battery. The device just isn't designed to support keeping the screen on all the time. I doubt any future firmware update is going to fix that.
Oh well. At the very least, 10 minutes is a whole lot better than 1 minute. And its really easy to activate. This will help you use the watch hands free for a few minutes if you need to keep it on for some reason or just want to show it off. Hope this was helpful.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 10, 2012 10:28 PM (in response to wendizzle)
Simplest thing to do is go to:
Settings - General - Date & Time - Time On Wake - ON
It will then show clock when you press the wake up button from sleep mode.
as for keep ON and prolong the time until display sleep, i dont think you can do that