Users may routinely utilize several types of client devices. Wearable devices may include wireless connectivity such that messages such as SMS, CMAS, WME messages, or other messages may be received directly on the device, or by piggybacking off connectivity provided by a smartphone or other device. Due to the small size of a wearable device which limits battery capacity, such devices may have limited total operable time of a wearable device and may implement power saving modes. Techniques are described herein that enable messages to be received on wearable devices while also conserving battery life. Two power saving modes are implemented - a first limited mode where messages may be received; and a second, temporary mode where battery life is preserved for a preconfigured or adjustable amount of time. The wearable device is cycled through the first mode for a first amount of time to allow receipt of messages such as emergency alerts and is then placed in the second mode for the adjustable amount of time where no messages are pushed to the device.

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