Apple Watch Sensors questions

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  1. gcaudillo macrumors newbie

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    Hi, most of the webpages I've visited it says the following about built-in AppleWatch's sensors:

    Sensors: accelerometer, built-in heart rate sensor

    Does anyone know if the Apple Watch also have a magnetometer and gyroscope? also, Where can I find the specs of these sensors?

    Thanks ;)
     
  2. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    Has a gyroscope, and an ambient light sensor as well. I don't believe it has a magnetometer.
     
  3. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Besides a compass, one sensor that would've been handy is a barometric one.

    It could've been used to tell when we went up and down stairs.

    Of course, since the main circuit board is potted in resin, they'd have either needed to make a hole for it, or put it with the blood pulse LEDs board.
     
  4. troop231 macrumors 603

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    I cannot wait for the iFixit teardown and S1 dissection! :cool: How about you?
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    I can't wait for the Edition teardown:eek: and then the 'will it blend'.:eek::eek:
     
  6. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    "Gold dust. Don't breathe this!" :D
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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    Actually if blended Au would probably be the most benign chemical dust emitted.:eek:
     
  8. Mascots macrumors 65816

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    Probably still want to avoid huffing blended  Watch, though :3

    Unless you're on the wild side.
     
  9. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Possibly not, it would depend on the size of gold particles... Nanometer scale gold particles are quite toxic I recall reading somewhere, and larger still sized particles would probably damage your lungs in a similar way to say, pneumoconiosis. Also, there'd be tons of other potentially bad powders in a blended Apple Watch, plastics and various metals, epoxy resin, glass fiber from the circuit board, chemicals from the battery and so on, not to mention the sapphire and zirconium components...

    So yeah, don't inhale your Apple Watch! :D
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    This is what I'm referring to as being worse than the Au. ;)
     

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