Alert app, every 10-15min?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Apps' started by gadgetmonster, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. gadgetmonster macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    hi folks, anyone aware of an apple watch app that will just tap your wrist to a pre-set interval? I have tennis elbow and just want the watch to tap me every 10-15-20min(depending on need) to remind me to stop what i'm doing and rest my arms.
  2. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2016
    Can't help you, but I also have tennis elbow and it's awful. Been suffering for a year and a half with no improvement. Supposed to get an MRI but don't have the time or the money to do it since I still haven't paid for the MRI I had on my neck a few months ago.

    I have about 25% of the strength I used to have in my right(dominant) arm.
  3. Cascades42 macrumors 6502

    Jan 25, 2016
    Honestly I'd personally set up reminders and do that. If you own Workflow it would be easily to set up reminders at the start of the day (for just today), based on the interval you feel you need for the day.
  4. sean000 macrumors 68000


    Jul 16, 2015
    Bellingham, WA
    "Due" is a reminder app that lets you set custom snooze intervals (at least with the paid version). Well, it's not totally custom, but I do get to choose from 5, 10, 15, 30, and 60 minute intervals. If you set a recurring daily reminder to take an arm break, set the Auto Snooze to 15 minutes and the watch app will tap your wrist every 15 minutes as long as you ignore the reminder. When you no longer need the reminder for the day, just tap "Done."

    I've had repetitive use problems in my elbow before. I'm sorry to say it wasn't tennis or golf that caused it, but using a mouse at work. I wore a figure-8 elastic wrap for a long time. I'm not sure if it actually helped the inflammation, but it at least reminded me that I needed to be careful with that elbow. I learned to mouse with the other hand and that helped tremendously.

    Good luck and be patient. Repetitive use injuries don't happen overnight and they don't heal overnight either. I recall mine kept coming back because I would resume normal activity too soon.

  5. gadgetmonster thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    thank you for the comments folks, i will try 'due' but have you tried it since 10.3? People are saying the reminders dont work as well, can you test that for me? Also, mine is tennis elbow but it was caused by computer use so i'm in the same boat as you..............

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