Apple Watch and Rollercoasters

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ashley8bit, Apr 20, 2015.

  1. ashley8bit macrumors member

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    Hello, like a lot of you I'm looking forward to my Apple watch delivery (fingers crossed on Friday). As a big rollercoaster fan I was wondering if any of you know how the Apple Watch will manage these sorts of extremes. Will the activity monitor go a bit mad?
     
  2. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    There is nothing about a roller coaster, motion wise, that will resemble any type of gait. At worst you'll probably be a dozen or two footsteps off.
     
  3. coolfilmaker macrumors member

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    No. It's not any different from riding in a car or airplane.
     
  4. sterl320 macrumors 6502

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    i think he means heart rate.
     
  5. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

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    I would be mad if the magnets get loose
     
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  7. ashley8bit thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting. Thank you. I was referring to the accelerometer with regard to the extreme accelerations etc but I guess the comparison to a car makes sense.
     
  8. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    As a coaster enthusiast, one of the first things I did was check the magnetic strength of the Milanese Loop. Not that I'd ever wear a band that fancy to a theme park, but I just wanted to know. Was happy to see the magnet was incredibly strong and even vigorous arm waving didn't make it move a millimeter.

    That being said, I'm definitely going to be wearing something with a clasp when I head down to the Twisted Colossus opening next month ;)
     
  9. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I don't ride coasters, so can someone else please report back on how the heart rate varies on a coaster?

    I know it depends on the individual, but it would be interesting to see. I know mine must have skyrocketed when I was talked into getting on the Jurassic Park ride at Universal a couple of weeks ago. 84 foot drop!
     
  10. campingsk8er macrumors 6502

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    bahahaha! An 84 foot drop is child's play! I've been on many a coaster, including the current tallest in the world, Kingda Ka in New Jersey which has a 456 foot drop!
     
  11. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Oh HELL no. There would be no heart rate to track if I were ever crazy enough to get on that thing.
     
  12. ashley8bit thread starter macrumors member

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    I look forward to the heart rate reading when I head to Orlando later this year. If I remember I'll post back in this thread.
     
  13. cwosigns macrumors 65816

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    I tried on the Milanese loop today as well (it's the one I ordered). The magnet is indeed very strong; I will order a sport band as well a little later.
     
  14. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    What about the Apple Watch and a blender? From time to time I like to reach in when a strawberry gets stuck or something and I want to know that it can take it.
     
  15. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    I'm being super picky when I point this out, but the height of the tower is 456. The drop is more like 418.

    You should try Top Thrill. It's a few feet shorter and doesn't have the bunny hop, but I'd trade both those things for a lap bar instead of an OTSR in a heartbeat.
     
  16. rolexwatch macrumors regular

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    This whole launch feels already like riding a roller coaster.
     
  17. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    Most roller-coasters vastly exceed the acceleration and jerk you would experience in a car or even an airplane. I would think the accelerometer would go a little nuts, but no idea how that might be interpreted in terms of exercise.
     
  18. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I think the accelerometer in the watch should work pretty much the same as the one in the iPhone. So we don't have to wait for the watch to test this. Just keep an iPhone in your pocket when you go on a roller coaster, and see what readings you get.
     
  19. vandermast macrumors newbie

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    An airplane black box for people?
     
  20. co.ag.2005 macrumors 65816

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    seeing this thread title, I thought OP was talking about the rollercoaster ride that this forum has been on in the last 10+ days ;)

    We had a big low today with near anarchy that there was no updates... and then alas, everyone in the 4/24 camp are happy as can be... roller coaster ride I tell ya...
     
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    Easily the best tweet I've read in my months of reading this forum! ##
     
  22. FatMax macrumors 6502

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    While not a long drop, the Jurassic Park one at Universal was actually not a bad one. I was quite pleasantly surprised actually.

    Then there's the Transformers simulated drop in the same park. Really surprised me how good they made that feel!

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    I agree!! Giggled loudly for myself here..
     
  23. Qrispy macrumors regular

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    What's really crazy is the fact that the Transformers ride takes place across two different floors of that building. The transition is done so well I can't even tell where it happens.
     
  24. FatMax macrumors 6502

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    I sure didn't notice that! :D
     
  25. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    I can't comment on Transformers, because after Jurassic Park I refused to do any other rides that went up, down, sideways or around. LOL

    Looks like Siri feels the same way:
     

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