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mario-64

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Jun 23, 2012
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I'm used to wearing my watch with the band tight enough to still allow my finger between the band and my skin. The watch face doesn't really sit tightly and can move around on my wrist. With Apple Watch will that keep the sensors from working properly?
 

simonx314

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Apr 21, 2015
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I can fit my index finger under my sport band but just barely and it is not comfortable. The fit has to be snug enough for the heart rate sensor to maintain contact with your skin otherwise fitness tracking won't work, you won't feel taps, and the watch will continually ask for your passcode.

It sounds like you will have to wear your Apple Watch a little more snug than you are used to with other watches.
 

jtrue28

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Apr 10, 2015
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How heavy is the watch face? My current watch is heavy enough that it firmly rests on my arm all day long...making skin contact always. The bottom part of the band does not always touch my arm. It also depends how I'm holding my arm. If I'm raising my hand above my head the watch slides down my arm. Arm down, watch is resting at the base of my hand.

I ordered a Milanese band, so I should have an infinite amount of adjusting that can be done.
 

mario-64

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Jun 23, 2012
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I can fit my index finger under my sport band but just barely and it is not comfortable. The fit has to be snug enough for the heart rate sensor to maintain contact with your skin otherwise fitness tracking won't work, you won't feel taps, and the watch will continually ask for your passcode.

It sounds like you will have to wear your Apple Watch a little more snug than you are used to with other watches.
Ok thanks
 

leenak

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Mar 10, 2011
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You actually don't have to have it that tight. I can fit 2 fingers under my band and it still maintains contact without having to type in my pass code. My band can move up and down my wrist some as well.
 

poppe

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Apr 29, 2006
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Woodland Hills
I'm used to wearing my watch with the band tight enough to still allow my finger between the band and my skin. The watch face doesn't really sit tightly and can move around on my wrist. With Apple Watch will that keep the sensors from working properly?

This is how I currently wear my "dumb" watch, and will want my AW to be the same way.

:lurk:

If you both are wanting to wear your watch that way, you will have to turn off the password feature which also means you will not get Apple Pay. The phone face needs to stay in contact with your skin to keep it unlocked when a password is active and to keep apple pay in use. That is not to say it needs to be tight where you end up choking your wrist.

I wear my watch loose as well. This will take some getting used to, but the benefit outweighs the cost.
 

mario-64

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Jun 23, 2012
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If you both are wanting to wear your watch that way, you will have to turn off the password feature which also means you will not get Apple Pay. The phone face needs to stay in contact with your skin to keep it unlocked when a password is active and to keep apple pay in use. That is not to say it needs to be tight where you end up choking your wrist.

I wear my watch loose as well. This will take some getting used to, but the benefit outweighs the cost.
apple pay only works if you add a pssscode to your watch?
 

gsmornot

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Sep 29, 2014
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You do have to activate a passcode but I have yet to type it in other than first setup. The watch app has a setting that will let you unlock the watch when you first put it on by unlocking your phone. You put the watch on, turn on the face then unlock your phone and you're done until you take it off.

I don't wear my watch that tight at all. I was wearing it tighter but have backed off a hole on my sport band and no problems. In time I bet you will get used to whatever the requirements to make it work right.
 

poppe

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Apr 29, 2006
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Woodland Hills
apple pay only works if you add a pssscode to your watch?

Yes. You have to have a passcode on your watch to use Apple Pay. You only put the passcode in if it loses contact with your skin.

I do not speak from experience though as my watch is never coming... May 13-28 feels so far. I keep trying to set my mind to think 28 so I am pleasantly surprised instead of disappointed, but I digress.
 

betabeta

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Jun 28, 2013
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I find I need to wear it pretty tight to have constantly accurate heart rate numbers, but when I wore it loose it did OK, just found more out of wack reading when looking in the health up under heart rate show all.

I can fit one finger under the band, but not easily, watch doesn't move around my wrist at all. Heart rate reading all pretty accurate this way.

You could just tighten it when doing exercise.
 

tivoboy

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May 15, 2005
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new credit cards?

Does one have to setup all new credit cards on the apple watch app in order to use apple pay on the apple watch? I thought it would just take the cards and credentials from the phone app, which I had already setup and used?
 

Sphyrna

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Jul 9, 2008
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Does one have to setup all new credit cards on the apple watch app in order to use apple pay on the apple watch? I thought it would just take the cards and credentials from the phone app, which I had already setup and used?

You have to add them back in. They have to authorize with the bank just like when first adding them to the phone, since the watch is a separate device.
 
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