Technical information | Casio 4383 Watch User Manual

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Operation Guide 4383
Getting Acquainted
Congratulations upon your selection of this CASIO watch. To get the most out of your
purchase, be sure to read this manual carefully.
• This watch does not have a time zone that corresponds to the Greenwich
Mean Time differential of -3.5 hours. Because of this, the radio-controlled
timekeeping will not display the correct time for Newfoundland, Canada.
Bright light
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Keep the watch exposed to bright light
Solar cell
The electricity generated by the solar cell of the watch is
stored by a built-in battery. Leaving or using the watch
where it is not exposed to light causes the battery to run
down. Make sure the watch is exposed to light as much as
possible.
• When you are not wearing the watch on your wrist,
position the face so it is pointed at a source of bright
light.
• You should try to keep the watch outside of your sleeve
as much as possible. Even if the face of the watch is
blocked only partially from light, charging will be reduced
significantly.
• The watch continues to operate, even when it is not exposed to light. Leaving the
watch in the dark can cause the battery to run down, which will cause some watch
functions to be disabled. If the battery goes dead, you will have to re-configure watch
settings after recharging. To ensure normal watch operation, be sure to keep it
exposed to light as much as possible.
Battery charges in the light.
Solar cell
(Converts light to
electrical power.)
If the analog hands aren’t moving...
If the analog hands aren’t moving, it means that the power saving mode has
stopped them to save battery power.
• See “Power Saving” for more information.
• The hands also stop whenever the battery level reaches Level 3.
About This Manual
Hour hand
• Button operations are indicated using the letters shown
in the illustration.
• Each section of this manual provides you with the
information you need to perform operations in each
mode. Further details and technical information can be
found in the “Reference” section.
Minute hand
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Date
Second hand
Battery discharges in the dark.
Bright light
Electrical
energy
LEVEL 1
LEVEL 2
All functions disabled,
except for analog timekeeping.
All
functions
enabled.
LEVEL 1
Dis- LEVEL 2
charge LEVEL 3
Charge LEVEL 3
All
functions
disabled.
Rechargeable battery
• The actual level at which some functions are disabled depends on the watch model.
• Be sure to read “Power Supply” for important information you need to know
when exposing the watch to bright light.
General Guide
• Press B to change from mode to mode.
Timekeeping Mode
Home Position
Adjustment Mode
Receive Result Mode
Press B.
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Radio-controlled Atomic Timekeeping
This watch receives a time calibration signal and updates its time setting accordingly.
The time calibration signal includes both Standard Time and Daylight Saving Time
(summer time) data.
• This watch is designed to pick up the time calibration signal transmitted in the United
States (Fort Collins, Colorado).
• The U.S. time calibration signal can be picked up by the watch while in North
America*.
* The term “North America” in this manual refers to the area that consists of
Canada, the continental United States, and Mexico.
Current Time Setting
This watch adjusts its time setting automatically in accordance with a time calibration
signal. You can also perform a manual procedure to set the time and date, when
necessary.
• The first thing you should do after purchasing this watch is to specify your Home
Time Zone, which is the time zone where you will normally use the watch. For more
information, see “To specify your Home Time Zone” below.
• When using the watch outside the range of the U.S. time signal transmitter, you have
to adjust the current time setting manually as required. See “Timekeeping” for more
information about manual time settings.
To specify your Home Time Zone
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A for about five
seconds until the second hand moves to the currently
selected GMT differential value and stops. This is the
setting mode.
• The GMT differential value indicates the time
difference in hours between Greenwich Mean Time
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and the currently selected time zone.
2. Press B to select the time zone you want to use as
your Home Time Zone.
GMT differential GMT –05 (5 o’clock): Miami, Toronto, New York,
value (–05)
Montreal, Detroit, Boston, Panama City,
GMT
GMT differential
Havana, Lima, Bogota
differential value (–06)
GMT –06 (6 o’clock): Mexico City, Winnipeg, Chicago,
value
GMT
differential
Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, New Orleans
(–08)
value (–07)
GMT –07 (7 o’clock): Edmonton, Denver, El Paso,
Culiacan
GMT –08 (8 o’clock): Vancouver, Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Las Vegas, Seattle/Tacoma,
Dawson City, Tijuana
3. Press A eight times to exit the setting mode.
• The watch will also return to the Timekeeping Mode if you do not perform any
operation for about two or three minutes.
• Normally, your watch should show the correct time as soon as you specify your
Home Time Zone. If it does not, it should adjust automatically after the next auto
receive operation (in the middle of the night). You can also perform manual receive
or you can set the time manually.
• Even if the time calibration signal is received correctly, there are some times when
the analog hands may not indicate the correct time. If this happens, use the
procedures under “Adjusting the Home Positions” to check the home positions of the
hands, and make adjustments as required.
Time Calibration Signal Reception
There are two different methods you can use to receive the time calibration signal:
auto receive and manual receive.
• Auto Receive
With auto receive, the watch receives the time calibration signal automatically up to six
times a day. When any auto receive is successful, the remaining auto receive
operations are not performed. For more information, see “About Auto Receive”.
• Manual Receive
Manual receive lets you start a time calibration receive operation with the press of a
button. For more information, see “To perform manual receive”.
Important!
• When getting ready to receive the time calibration signal, position the watch as
shown in the nearby illustration, with its 9 o’clock side facing towards a window.
Make sure there are no metal objects nearby.
9 o’clock
or
• The watch should not be facing the wrong way.
• Note that this watch does not have a city code that corresponds to Newfoundland.
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• Proper signal reception can be difficult or even impossible under the conditions listed
below.
Inside or
among
buildings
Inside a
vehicle
Near
household
appliances,
office
equipment,
or a mobile
phone
Near a
construction
site, airport, or
other sources
of electrical
noise
Near hightension
power lines
Among or
behind
mountains
• Signal reception normally is better at night than during the day.
• Time calibration signal reception takes from four to seven minutes, but in some
cases it can take as long as 14 minutes. Take care that you do not perform any
button operations or move the watch during this time.
• This watch is designed to pick up the time calibration signal transmitted in the United
States (Fort Collins, Colorado).
Reception Range
Fort Collins
• At distances further than about 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) from the Fort Collins
transmitter, signal reception may not be possible during certain times of year or
times of day. Radio interferance may also cause problems with reception.
• Even when the watch is within the reception range of the transmitter, signal
reception will be impossible if the signal is blocked by mountains or other geological
formations between the watch and signal source.
• Signal reception is affected by weather, atmospheric conditions, and seasonal
changes.
• See the information under “Signal Reception Troubleshooting” if you experience
problems with time calibration signal reception.
About Auto Receive
The watch starts to receive the time calibration signal automatically when the time in
the Timekeeping Mode reaches 0:01 a.m., 1:00 a.m., 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m., and 4:00
a.m. each day (calibration times). The watch also will perform an additional auto
receive at 5:00 a.m. if none of the regularly scheduled auto receive operations are
successful. When any auto receive is successful, the remaining auto receive
operations are not performed. The reception schedule (calibration times) depends on
your currently selected Home Time Zone, and whether standard time or Daylight
Saving Time is selected for your Home Time Zone.
Note
• The auto receive operation is performed only if the watch is in the Timekeeping
Mode when one of the calibration times is reached. It is not performed if a calibration
time is reached while you are configuring settings.
• Auto receipt of the calibration signal is performed early in the morning, while you
sleep (provided that the Timekeeping Mode time is set correctly). Before going to
bed for the night, remove the watch from your wrist, and put it in a location where it
can receive the signal easily.
• The watch receives the calibration signal for four to seven minutes everyday when
the time in the Timekeeping Mode reaches each of the calibration times. Do not
perform any button operation within seven minutes before or after any one of the
calibration times. Doing so can interfere with correct calibration.
• Remember that reception of the calibration signal depends on the current time in the
Timekeeping Mode. The receive operation will be performed whenever the display
shows any one of the calibration times, regardless of whether or not the displayed
time is actually the correct time.
To perform manual receive
1. Place the watch on a stable surface so its 9 o’clock side
is facing towards a window.
2. In any mode, hold down B for about two seconds until
the watch beeps.
3. When you release B, the second hand will move to R
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(READY) to indicate that the watch is setting up for time
calibration reception.
• The second hand will move to W (WORK) and stay there
while actual reception is in progress.
• The hour and minute hands continue to keep time
normally.
• Time calibration signal reception takes from four to
seven minutes, but in some cases it can take up to 14
minutes. Take care that you do not perform any button
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operations or move the watch during this time.
• If reception is successful, the second hand will move to
Y (YES). One or two minutes later, the hands will move
to the correct time.
Note
• To interrupt a receive operation and return to the Timekeeping Mode, press any
button.
• If reception is not successful, the second hand will move to N (NO). One or two
minutes later, the second hand will resume normal operation, without any
adjustment of the hand setting.
• If the second hand is pointing to Y (YES) or N (NO), you can return to the
Timekeeping Mode by pressing any button.
Viewing the Latest Signal Reception Results
You can use the Receive Result Mode to check if signal reception was performed
correctly.
To check the latest signal reception results
Enter the Receive Result Mode.
• If the watch was able to perform a successful signal
receive operation since midnight, the second hand will
move to Y (YES). If the watch has been unable to
receive any signal successfully, the second hand will
move to N (NO).
• To return to the Timekeeping Mode, press B three
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times.
• The current receive result is cleared when the first auto
receive operation is performed on the following day. This
means Y (YES) indicates successful signal reception
since the start of the current day.
• Y (YES) continues to be indicated even if an attempt at
manual receive fails after auto receive is successful.
• If you adjust the time or date setting manually, the
second hand will move to N (NO).
Signal Reception Troubleshooting
Check the following points whenever you experience problems with signal reception.
Problem
Probable Cause
What you should do
The second • You changed the time setting
• Perform manual signal
hand is
manually.
receive or wait until the next
pointing at N • The watch was not in the
auto signal receive operation
(NO).
Timekeeping Mode, or you performed is performed.
• Check to make sure the
some button operation during the
watch is in a location where it
auto receive operation.
can receive the signal.
• Signal reception results are reset at
midnight each day.
Time setting is • The Home Time Zone setting is not • Select the correct Home
correct for the area where you are
incorrect
Time Zone.
following signal using the watch.
reception.
• For further information, see “Important!” and “Radio-controlled Atomic Timekeeping
Precautions”.
Adjusting the Home Positions
If the time and date settings are wrong even after the time calibration signal is
received normally, use the following procedure to adjust their home positions.
To adjust the home positions
1. Enter the Home Position Adjustment Mode.
12 o’clock
• If the home position of the second hand is currently
correct, it will move to the 12 o’clock position.
2. While in the Home Position Adjustment Mode, hold
down A for about five seconds. This will cause the
second hand to make one revolution and stop at its
current home position.
• The analog hands do not keep time during home
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position adjustment.
3. Check the position of the second hand.
• The second hand home position is correct if it is
pointing at 12 o’clock.
Correct second hand
• If the second hand is not pointing at 12 o’clock, it
home position
means that its home position is off. If this happens,
press B to move the second hand clockwise in onesecond steps, until it points at 12 o’clock.
12 o’clock
4. Press A to advance to hour and minute hand home
position adjustment.
• If current hour and minute hand alignment is correct,
they will both move to 12 o’clock.
5. Check the position of the hour and minute hands.
• If the hour and minute hands are not pointing at 12
o’clock, it means that their home position is off. If this
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happens, press B to move the hour and minute
hands clockwise in 10-second steps, until they point
at 12 o’clock.
• You can change the hour and minute hand movement
Correct hour
direction to counterclockwise by pressing A. After
and minute hand
that, each press of B will move the hour and minute
home position
hands counterclockwise in 10-second steps.
6. Press A to advance to date home position adjustment.
• The date indicator will show
if the date home
position is correct. Note that it can take up to 90
indicator
seconds before
appears.
7. Check the date indicator.
8. If the date indicator shows something other than , it
means that the date home position is off. If this
happens, press B to advance the date until
appears.
•
is located between 31 and 1.
9. Press A to exit home position adjustment.
• This causes the date to change to the current date, and
the hour and minute hands to move to the current time.
• Note that all button operations are disabled while the
Correct date home
date is changing, and the hour and minute hands are
position
moving.
• To return to the Timekeeping Mode, press B.
• After you complete the home position adjustment procedure, place the watch in a
location that allows good time calibration signal reception, and then perform a
manual receive operation. See “To perform manual receive” for more information.
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Timekeeping
Hour hand
Use the Timekeeping Mode to set and view the current
time and date. This section also explains how to set the
current date and time manually.
• If you become confused and lose your way during the
following procedures, simply put the watch down and do
not perform any button operation for two or three
minutes. This will cause the watch to enter the
Timekeeping Mode (indicated by normal one-second
movement of the second hand) automatically. After that,
you can try performing the manual setting procedure
again from the beginning.
• All of the operations in this section are performed in the
Date Timekeeping Mode, which you enter by pressing B.
Minute hand
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Second hand
To set the time and date manually
1. In the Timekeeping Mode, hold down A for about five
seconds.
• This will cause the second hand to move to 5 o’clock, 6
o’clock, 7 o’clock, or 8 o’clock, depending on the currently
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selected GMT differential setting. This is the setting mode.
• The GMT differential value indicates the time difference in
GMT differential hours between Greenwich Mean Time and the currently
GMT
value (–05)
selected time zone.
differential GMT differential • The hour and minute hands do not move in the setting mode.
value
value (–06)
2. Press A to cycle through settings in the sequence shown
(–08)
GMT differential
below.
value (–07)
Press
Hold down
.
GMT Differential
Timekeeping
Value
Mode
Year
(1’s Digit)
Year
(10’s Digit)
.
Hour/Minutes
(Forward)
Month
Day
Hour/Minutes
(Back)
Seconds
3. Select the setting you want to change, and then use B to change it as shown
below.
To do this:
While the second hand is here: Do this:
Change the time zone
5 o’clock (GMT –05), 6 o’clock
Use B (+).
(GMT –06), 7 o’clock (GMT –07),
or 8 o’clock (GMT –08)
AM or PM
Move the hour and minute hands
Use B (+).
clockwise one minute
Move the hour and minute hands
AM or PM
Use B (–).
counterclockwise one minute
Reset the seconds to 00
SEC
Press B.
• Pressing B while the seconds setting is selected will cause the second hand to
move to 00 seconds. This also advances the minute by one, resets the seconds
count to 00, and exits the setting mode automatically.
• If you want to change the year, month, and day setting after resetting the
seconds, re-enter the setting mode from step 1.
Dec
Nov
Jan
Oct
Feb
Sep
Mar
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Aug
To do this:
Change the day
Change the month
Change the year
Apr
Jul
May
Jun
Setting the Month
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30
8
4
7
6
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Setting the Year
Power Supply
This watch is equipped with a solar cell and a special rechargeable battery (secondary
battery) that is charged by the electrical power produced by the solar cell. The
illustration shown below shows how you should position the watch for charging.
Example: Orient the watch so its face is
pointing at a light source.
• The illustration shows how to position
a watch with a resin band.
• Note that charging efficiency drops
when any part of the solar cell is
blocked by clothing, etc.
• You should try to keep the watch
outside of your sleeve as much as
possible. Even if the face of the watch
is blocked from light only partially,
charging will be reduced significantly.
Solar cell
Hand Movement
Function Status
1
Normal.
All functions enabled.
2
•Second hand jumps
every 2 seconds.
•Date changes to home
position at midnight.
•Second hand stopped.
•Hour and minute hands
stopped at 12 o’clock.
All functions disabled,
except for analog
timekeeping.
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3
All functions disabled.
Jumps 2 seconds
• The second hand jumping every two seconds (Level 2) indicates that battery power
is quite low. Expose the watch to light as soon as possible to charge the battery.
• When battery power is at Level 2, time calibration signal reception is disabled.
• At Level 3, all functions are disabled and settings return to their initial factory
defaults. The analog hands will move to the current time and normal timekeeping will
resume when the battery is recharged sufficiently.
Charging Precautions
Certain charging conditions can cause the watch to become very hot. Avoid leaving
the watch in the areas described below whenever charging its rechargeable battery.
Warning!
Leaving the watch in bright light to charge its rechargeable battery can cause it
to become quite hot. Take care when handling the watch to avoid burn injury.
The watch can become particularly hot when exposed to the following
conditions for long periods.
• On the dashboard of a car parked in direct sunlight
• Too close to an incandescent lamp
• Under direct sunlight
Charging Guide
After a full charge, timekeeping remains enabled for up to about five months.
• The following table shows the amount of time the watch needs to be exposed to light
each day in order to generate enough power for normal daily operations.
Exposure Level (Brightness)
Approximate Exposure Time
Outdoor sunlight (50,000 lux)
6 minutes
Sunlight through a window (10,000 lux)
30 minutes
Daylight through a window on a cloudy day (5,000
lux)
48 minutes
Indoor fluorescent lighting (500 lux)
8 hours
• Since these are the specs, we can include all the technical details.
• Watch is not exposed to light
• Internal timekeeping
• Analog hands operational 18 hours per day, sleep state 6 hours per day
• 1 time calibration reception per day
• Stable operation is promoted by frequent charging.
Recovery Times
The table below shows the amount exposure that is required to take the battery from
one level to the next.
Exposure Level
(Brightness)
Approximate Exposure Time
Level 3
Level 2
Outdoor sunlight (50,000 lux)
Sunlight through a window
(10,000 lux)
Daylight through a window on
a cloudy day (5,000 lux)
Indoor fluorescent lighting
(500 lux)
Level 1
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2
9
Level
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1
• When setting the day, the watch automatically will skip days
(30 and 31) that are not included in the currently selected
month. If you can’t select 30 or 31 when you want to, check
to make sure that the proper month is selected.
4. After setting the 1’s digit of the year, press A to exit the
setting mode.
• This will cause the hands to move to the current time, and
resume normal movement.
• Make sure that you set the time correctly as AM or PM (as
indicated by the second hand) when setting the time. The
second hand will move between AM and PM any time the
hour hand moves past 12 o’clock while you are setting the
time.
The movement of the analog hands indicates the current battery power level.
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While the second hand is here: Do this:
Use B (+).
12 o’clock
Current month
10’s digit of current year
1’s digit of current year
Battery Power Levels
1 hour
16 hours
3 hours
78 hours
4 hours
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37 hours
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• The above exposure time values are all for reference only. Actual required exposure
times depend on lighting conditions.
Reference
This section contains more detailed and technical information about watch operation.
It also contains important precautions and notes about the various features and
functions of this watch.
Auto Return Features
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Important!
• Storing the watch for long periods in an area where there is no light or wearing it in
such a way that it is blocked from exposure to light can cause rechargeable battery
power to run down. Make sure that the watch is exposed to bright light whenever
possible.
• This watch uses a special rechargeable battery to store power produced by the solar
cell, so regular battery replacement is not required. However, after very long use, the
rechargeable battery may lose its ability to achieve a full charge. If you experience
problems getting the special rechargeable battery to charge fully, contact your dealer
or CASIO distributor about having it replaced.
• Never try to remove or replace the watch’s special battery yourself. Use of the wrong
type of battery can damage the watch.
• The current time and all other settings return to their initial factory defaults whenever
battery power drops to Level 3 and when you have the battery replaced.
• Keep the watch in an area normally exposed to bright light when storing it for long
periods. This helps to keep the rechargeable battery from going dead.
• If you leave the watch in the Home Position Adjustment Mode for two or three
minutes without performing any operation, it returns to the Timekeeping Mode
automatically.
• If you do not perform any operation for about two or three minutes while a setting
mode is selected, the watch will exit the setting mode automatically.
Scrolling
• The B button is used to change the hand setting in various setting modes. In most
cases, holding down the B button will start high-speed movement of the applicable
hand(s).
• High-speed movement of the hands will continue until it completes a 12-hour cycle,
or until you press any button to stop it.
Radio-controlled Atomic Timekeeping Precautions
• Strong electrostatic charge can result in the wrong time being set.
• The time calibration signal bounces off the ionosphere. Because of this, such factors
as changes in the reflectivity of the ionosphere, as well as movement of the
ionosphere to higher altitudes due to seasonal atmospheric changes or the time of
day may change the reception range of the signal and make reception temporarily
impossible.
• Even if the time calibration signal is received properly, certain conditions can cause
the time setting to be off by up to one second.
• The current time setting in accordance with the time calibration signal takes priority
over any time settings you make manually.
• The watch is designed to update the date and day of the week automatically for the
period January 1, 2000 to December 31, 2099. Setting of the date by the time
calibration signal cannot be performed starting from January 1, 2100.
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• This watch can receive signals that differentiate between leap years and non-leap
years.
• Though this watch is designed to receive both time data (hour, minutes, seconds)
and date data (year, month, day), certain signal conditions can limit reception to time
data only.
• If you are in an area where proper time calibration signal reception is impossible, the
watch keeps time within ±20 seconds a month at normal temperature.
Timekeeping
• The year can be set in the range of 2000 to 2099.
• The watch’s built-in full automatic calendar makes allowances for different month
lengths and leap years. Once you set the date, there should be no reason to change
it except after you have the watch’s battery replaced or when battery power drops to
Level 3.
• The date will change automatically when the current time reaches midnight. The
date change at the end of the month may take more time than normal.
• The current time for all time zones in the Timekeeping Mode is calculated in
accordance with the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) differential of each zone, based
on your Home Time Zone time setting.
• GMT differential is calculated by this watch based on Universal Time Coordinated
(UTC*) data.
* UTC is the world-wide scientific standard of timekeeping. It is based upon
carefully maintained atomic (cesium) clocks that keep time accurately to within
microseconds. Leap seconds are added or subtracted as necessary to keep UTC
in sync with the Earth’s rotation. The reference point for UTC is Greenwich,
England.
Power Saving
Power Saving enters a sleep state automatically whenever the watch is left for a
certain period in an area where it is dark. The table below shows how watch functions
are affected by Power Saving.
• There are actually two sleep state levels: “second hand sleep” and “function sleep”.
Elapsed Time in Dark
Operation
60 to 70 minutes
(second hand sleep)
Second hand only is stopped, all other functions are
enabled.
6 or 7 days
(function sleep)
• All functions, including analog timekeeping, disabled
• Internal timekeeping maintained
• Wearing the watch inside the sleeve of clothing can cause it to enter the sleep state.
• The watch will not enter the sleep state between 6:00 AM and 10:59 PM. If the
watch is already in the sleep state when 6:00 AM arrives, however, it will remain in
the sleep state.
To recover from the sleep state
Perform any one of the following operations.
• Move the watch to a well-lit area.
• Press any button.
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