Screen goes to sleep 5 seconds after using wake up gesture

I have seen many threads complaining about this (even a very large thread from 2 years ago). Why does the screen timeout option not change the timeout after using the wake up gesture? Is there any workaround for this? I want to look at my watchface for longer than 5 seconds when I raise my hand using the wake up gesture. Samsung could solve this problem in a couple hours, but it has been years of people complaining about it. I love my galaxy watch 3 but some of the software design decisions don’t make any sense.

This is to prevent battery drain from unwanted wake ups. You should tap on the screen after the gesture to keep it open for the full time out setting you chose in the settings.

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