Apple watch overheating

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Anth2312, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Anth2312 macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2015
    Has anyone considered how they will handle overheating? I live in California 100-110 degree weather some days. Will the watch shut down like the iPhone and iPad if it gets too hot?
  2. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a


    May 27, 2006
    This was brought up before. In general, the iPhone will only shutdown if it is in direct sunlight and pretty extreme heat. It doesn't shutdown in normal use on hot days. The watch will be the same. Leave it on your dash, and it will likely not tolerate that. Use it as normal, and you should be fine.

    I am in Fresno, and the only time any iPhone has shut down on me due to heat since the original is when it was in direct sunlight on hot days.
  3. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a


    Jul 5, 2007
    Kauai, HI
    Interesting question but I would assume that if it gets hotter than your arm you should get it out of the sun. It will be interesting to see here in Hawaii. I expect I will likely just take it off if I will be getting in the pool or ocean but I would wear it for long beach walks.
  4. dylman macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2014
    The heavy lifting CPU wise is being done by the iPhone (at least until native apps are allowed later this year), so it shouldn't be be an issue. I'd like to think that Apple have considered this at some point during the last four years of development.
    Obviously many posters will now appear stating that the Apple Watch is useless to them for exactly this reason because they work in a steel forge/sauna/the surface of the Sun/galvanic corrosion/for Samsung.
  5. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    I work on the surface of the Sun. Pshht this watch is useless to me! :p
  6. dylman macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2014
    Hehe :)
  7. Anth2312 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2015

    That's funny. I live in Fresno too.


    That's cool. It will make it easier for me to order my black SS.
  8. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a


    Sep 13, 2009
    San Jose, CA
    My iPhone has only ever over heated once. I left it in the sun in Germany. I live in CA where in the summer its 90+ every day yet my phone has never overheated in general use.

    The watch does pretty much nothing except replicate what's on the phone and so in terms of needing to process data its very low power.

    What's with all the looking for problems before they even exist??
  9. smorrissey macrumors 65816

    Mar 12, 2015
  10. Anth2312 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 1, 2015
    I assure you I'm not looking for problems. I want one and will preorder April 10th no matter what. I'm all for it. I was just asking if anyone had heard maybe how they planned to keep it from getting hot.
  11. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2015
    Don't worry I think Apple already made it sufficiently easy for you to order your black SS.


    In the fine print it suggests everyone bring a cooler with them everywhere and just put their arm in it when necessary. Seriously though, it's not gonna be a problem I don't think.
  12. FlatCable macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2015
    Yes, Apple engineers did it for you.

    So, does Cupertino have a microclimate that's colder than the rest of California? Cool.
  13. gorkt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2007
    I tend to doubt this will be a problem for several reasons. The apps are meant to be used in short bursts so they should not use the sustained processing power and generate the subsequent heat that using a Phone or Ipad does. Also the backs are ceramic or plastic composite which don't conduct heat like aluminum shells do, so any heat would likely not contact your wrist in any way that wold make you uncomfortable.

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