Anyone play basketball in their Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by TRICKorDEVICE, Sep 22, 2016.

  1. TRICKorDEVICE macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    I have a pick up game tomorrow, and I'm thinking about wearing it to track the activity. Anyone play basketball with their Apple Watch?
  2. Dormammu macrumors 65816


    Sep 21, 2013
    A mysterious location in the middle of nowhere
    I've seen some people wear one while playing ball. Unsure what they were monitoring exactly though.
  3. JTravers macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2010
    I use it while playing. Just wear a wristband over top of it to protect it and keep it from snagging on anything or anyone. Not sure how accurate the heart rate monitoring is while playing, though. I might try wearing a chest strap to see if that gives any different results. Seems to do a reasonable job counting steps.
  4. TRICKorDEVICE thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2014
    Thanks for the tips.
  5. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68040


    May 18, 2009
    If you don't care about scratches and scuffs, then it is fine. Anyone who plays pickup ball knows how much contact there is. Sprained fingers, scratches, etc. seem to happen in every game.

    Personally I would just get a basic band like the xiaomi mi fit for that stuff. But if you don't care about aesthetic appearance, then by all means. It should be good for messages and stuff too.

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