Gestures & Motion

Gestures & Motion

Control your device by making specific movements with your hand.


In this tutorial, you will learn how to:

• Access the apps list
• Open an app
• Access the dock
• View or close a running app
• View notifications
• Access Control Center
• Access additional motions & gestures

Access the apps list

From the clock screen, press the Digital Crown/Home button

Open an app

From the apps list, select the desired app

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Access the dock

Press the Side button. Recently used apps will be displayed.

Note: By default, the dock displays recently used apps. To change the dock to display favorites, from your paired iPhone navigate to and select the watch Watch appDockFavorites

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View or close a running app

From the dock, scroll to and select the desired app to open. To close an app, swipe left then select the X icon

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View notifications

From the clock screen, swipe down from the top of the screen. Notifications will be displayed

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Access Control Center

Swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Control Center will be displayed.  

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Access additional motions & gestures

To access Wake screen gestures, from the clock screen, press the Digital Crown/Home button > navigate to and select the settings Settings app > scroll to and select Display & Brightness > scroll to and edit gestures as desired. 

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To access Fall Detection settings, from the settings Settings app, scroll to and select SOS then select Fall Detection. Edit Fall Detection settings as desired.

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To access Handwashing, from the settings Settings app,  scroll to and select Handwashing > select the switch Handwashing Timer switch > edit gestures as desired.

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