Apple Watch causing slight pain in arm!

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  1. i-aamir macrumors 6502a

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    I thought I was going mad until I saw a similar post on the apple forums:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7026458

    Please see the post from Mstattedcanvas on page 1.

    I've had my 42mm SS ML since launch but whenever I wear it I get a dull pain in my arm, slight tingling and a bit of numbness! Don't understand it and thought I was going crazy but no someone else has posted a similar thing.

    Has anyone experienced this with any of there AW's?

    Another post : https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7029361
     
  2. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    Loosen your strap a little, only thing that could be causing it from the watch.
     
  3. i-aamir thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already wear it quite loose. I do love my AW so hope its nothing serious but obviously can't continue with these pains every time I wear it.
     
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  5. i-aamir thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    As in me personally? The other member from the Apple forums is also experiencing the same thing. Wonder if it could be a defective unit / strap?
     
  6. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    seems like your [body] hardware is not compatible with the apple watch hardware.

    defective unit is a possibility. try to get one of your friends to wear it for a day and see if they have the same issue.
     
  7. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68000

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    For a lot of ppl on here it is a pain in the butt! Zing! lol
     
  8. hishat macrumors regular

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    Hey OP, believe it or not this may be a side affect you have to the HR sensors. I would keep an eye on it, as soon as you witness a rash or itchy sensation, remove the watch and contact apple. I too get a numbness. If it's not the HR it might be the case of you have hairy arms and the band tugs on a few hairs for a prolonged period. Causing the numbness, I'm no medic but these may be possible reasons.
     
  9. i-aamir thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hey thanks for advice. I havent experienced any rash or skin irritation at all, just the dull Pain/ slight numbness in my wrist and upper arm. May try it on other arm to see if problem persists and if not may ask for a replacement in case of it being defective.
     
  10. irentamac macrumors regular

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    This is just what I was about to suggest. Wear it for a while on the other wrist and see if the problem goes away and resurfaces on the other arm.
     
  11. arjharris macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible that the pain is coming from you holding up your arm to interact with the watch more frequently than you previously used your arm? Ie muscle fatigue from a new sort of motion?
     
  12. ct1211 macrumors 6502

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    Try removing the charge cards used to purchase from your wallet.
     
  13. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like a repetitive motion issue pinching a nerve. Try stretching a bit in the shoulder, bicep and wrist area.
     
  14. Southernboyj macrumors 68000

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    Happened to me at first. Watch was too tight.
     
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    Um... no. The HR sensor is optical. Unless you're a vampire who tends to burst into flame in sunlight, that's not it.

    It's either an allergic reaction, being worn too tight, or most likely, completely psychosomatic.
     
  17. Ecoh macrumors 6502a

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    The pain the op describes is could be this. I had my arm in a cast/brace for 7 month after it being crushed in some machinery. When I started using it again just a simple turn of my wrist caused pain. If you are not used to doing the sort of movement it takes to look at the watch it could be muscle pain.
     
  18. Javabird macrumors 6502

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    If you try switching arms and it doesn't happen with the other arm, please see a doctor. Tingling and numbness in the arm could be something more serious, not related to the watch.
     
  19. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    I take it this the first tim wearing a watch for many


    A watch should be just tight enough to not wiggle around, doesn't need to be tight enough to cut off blood flow lol
     
  20. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    I too have experienced this. Thought I was being shocked or something. Almost had to take off the watch. I have a friend who has also experienced the same issue, and I thought it was just me! I am very curious to what is causing this.

    Not to mention, I've worn watches for about 7 years.
     
  21. dypeterc macrumors member

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    Amazing that 40g is considered heavy. Try going to the gym... Less talk more action
     
  22. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, not sure going to a gym is going to solve this issue. It's not the pain caused by muscle soreness.

    Try again.
     
  23. Cyberpower678 macrumors 6502

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    How is that related to this thread?
     
  24. dypeterc macrumors member

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    Arm pain after wearing a watch? Harden the f@&k up.

    http://youtu.be/unkIVvjZc9Y
     
  25. Videomanmac macrumors 6502

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    I have worn a watch for nearly 7 years and never had a pain like this before.

    I imagine your one who is jealous of us who has their watch. ;)
     

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