AW vulnerable to magnetism? How shock resistant is the AW?

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  1. Luba macrumors 65816

    Luba

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    I've been reading about mechanical watches and that got me wondering if the AW is susceptible to magnetism?

    How shock resistant is the AW? It seems if you drop the AW or bang it against something there's a danger of the screen shattering or the case getting dented, but the AW would still work perfectly. Do you agree?
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The screen shattering could render the AW useless.
     
  3. dave006 Contributor

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    To add to what @Newtons Apple said above the reason the screen is important is that the Apple watch makes full use of "touch" technology. Mechanical watch's don't rely on you being able to press the screen to access functions.

    Dave
     
  4. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a

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    Magnetism - I bet I know what you've been reading! The Apple Watch is probably not any more sensitive to magnetism than other electronics. Mechanical things, however, can be. Hence the higher end mechanicals mentioning how their watch is protected.

    Apple Watches are time corrected over the cellular network which should be getting its time from the atomic clocks. Therefore, earth's magnetics won't impact accuracy over time.
     
  5. BigMcGuire, Feb 15, 2018
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    Doing a normal walk, I smashed my watch into a parking cement barrier when rushing out to see why a woman had screamed outside our office. I lucked out because watch had no damage to the screen. Since then I've whacked it against chairs, doors, car doors, (albeit not super hard) - and it has withstood them all. It's definitely resistant, but I wouldn't try anything more than that - (it is glass after all). Like Newtons Apple said - once the touch screen is gone, it's gone.
     
  6. Luba thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Just thought of this: The AW uses a magnetic charging cable so I guess magnetism doesn’t adversely affect it … unless it’s a super powerful magnet??
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Any device is susceptive to magnetism. The difference being how strong of a magnetic force.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G4

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    The Apple Watch itself is magnetic. Just place a paper clip on the back.
     

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