anyone use watch to stay awake? (cross-post)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Dr_Charles_Forbin, Jul 15, 2016.

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    Here's my problem - been dozing off at places where I shouldn't - like work. I'm thinking about buying the watch to send nag reminders to keep me awake by buzzing the wrist. Anyone have any experience with this - does it work - are there apps out there? If worse comes to worse, I'll just set the timer. Thanks for any help.
     
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    You're not a surgeon, are you? You could set a series of alarms on your iPhone throughout the day, and then set them to repeat every day, or week days only, in the Alarm settings. With the Watch in Silent Mode, you would receive a vibration alert when the alarm goes off. Hopefully not when you're wielding a scalpel or other sharp object.
     
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    Yeah - I'd make a great surgeon if you don't mind jagged incisions.. sharpest object I yield is a pen. :) I guess I actually have to go try it out - I just don't trust some of the blueshirts at the Apple Store for advice and trying to get some useful info before I drop $700
     
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    There probably are apps out there that might do the job more easily, but setting recurring alarms would work pretty well I think. Silent Mode simply turns off audible alerts on the Watch, but you could have those associated with alarms if you wish.
    Edit: forgot to add that with Watch you can also raise your wrist and say "Hey Siri, set an alarm for 6pm" if you want a one-off alarm.
     
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    Do you mean to try out surgery? :eek:

    You get a 14 day return window so you can test to be sure it meets your needs. Now bring in that next patient so you can test both staying awake and making a straight incision. :D
     
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    Definitely don't attempt Surgery in an Apple Store.
     
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    All that stuff happens in the back room behind the door :)
    With all the geeks on this forum - no one's heard of Dr. Forbin? 1970 isn't that old - wait - damn - that's 46 years ago. #oldgeezer #wheresmygeritol #onefootinthegrave
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