10-13-2019 11:48 AM - edited 10-13-2019 11:56 AM
So I have set up the Lenovo Smart Clock perfectly, it does what I need, plays alarms when I need, I am able to play music when I need, have set up the Google Home app too.
I don't think it's losing its network or internet either as my router is always on, connected 24x7 and right next to the Smart Clock. I have set the Smart Clock to show featured Google Photos.
There's just one major problem that Lenovo needs to fix maybe via a firmware/software update: the Lenovo Smart Clock's screen turns on on its own automatically.
For those who may not know, you can command the Smart Clock by voice to say things like:
Hey Google, set brightness to 0. Set brightness to 10.
Hey Google turn off the screen.
However when I turn off the screen using voice, I expect the screen to remain off since I didn't DIM it, I didn't set to auto-adjust based on ambient lighting/brightness in the room, I told it to turn off the screen.
Whenever I next want to set an alarm or play some song or ask it something, when I say Hey Google, THEN the screen should turn on at whatever last brightness it was set to.
However, my Lenovo Smart Clock screen turns on automatically on its own after a while. Exactly how long I haven't measured as I can't stay in my room all the time. But if I've told it to turn off the screen in the morning, and I return in the evening, I find the screen is on. There is NO one in the room. There are no alarms set. I just find this extremely wasteful of power.
So Lenovo engineers and software developers who read this, please do some testing on the Smart Clock. Cancel all alarms, just keep it on. Set brightness to full. Then turn off the screen by voice. It will turn on on its own after a while.
I also specifically made sure there no alarms, no reminders, nothing on a schedule set on it before I turn off the screen. And yet it turns on.
PLEASE FIX THIS
Because it does this, I am not using its display at all. I've set its brightness to 0 which is very dim and I use it by voice only.
I have already tried the following as per suggestions from Lenovo support:
1. Tried factory resetting the Smart Clock
2. Tried setting it up again, uninstalled the Google Home app also completely from my phone, set it up again from scratch.
Please never ever turn on the screen if not requested by the user. Just fix this flaw in it via some update.
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10-15-2019 01:35 AM
Welcome to the Community,
Thank you very much for the feedback. We'll pass it on to Google, as they manage the device firmware.
10-15-2019 04:08 AM
It might be the same bug as this: https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/10/14/google-assistant-hotword-detection-bug/ Device waking up for no reason seems to be a fairly common bug of Assistant devices.