Charger RIPS the heartbeat sensor OUT of watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by BarracksSi, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    Yup. There's another thread with the same problem. Too little glue or too much hot weather, maybe?
     
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    I got a feeling your water resistance rating has just gone down.
     
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    Seconded. That thing looks absolutely filthy.
     
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    She tans lol Im sure its tanning lotion rubbing off
     
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    I have to say that I am a bit surprised that these watches rely on adhesives to stay together. Seems to me all other watches I've ever owned were held together mechanically.
     
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    Apple = glue
     
  10. fanta88 macrumors 6502

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    Given that this has happened to two different Sport watches, the weird thing is that the connection between the charger and the phone isn't even all that strong on the AWS. I had a sport and the charger would lightly attach to the watch -- sometimes I wasn't even sure if it was on. The connection is much stronger with the SS.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Were those other watches *mechanical* watches?
     
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    Apple uses glue on friggin' everything these days. Can't say I'm surprised.

    Lol.
     
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    IPX0
     
  14. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Just take it back and get it replaced. Already a thread on this.
     
  15. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It's probably a size issue. Otherwise they'd need to use screws or some other type of fastener, which wouldn't create as tight a seal (necessary for the waterproofing of an electronic device) or would take up more space.
     
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    "tanning lotion"
     
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    The glue saves time and money, driving up Apple profits to keep them happy. It's their basic business practice.
     
  19. Mac2me, Jul 16, 2015
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    Oh wow, sorry to hear but interesting to see the guts like that. I just encountered the other poster's sensor detachment thread last night. Clearly a failure of the adhesive or maybe the application of it. Surely they will want to track it back to see where or why this happened. Not good though.

    To me some of the comments make it sound like Apple is the only one who uses adhesives. I'm assuming it's pretty much industry wide as things get smaller and smaller and harder to otherwise secure parts in place and avoid vibrations loosening connections. Does Samsung or LG do anything different to secure their sensors? I do wonder if the adhesive or bonding agent used for the sensors is specific to the type of metal for the different cases. Could be a simple problem of someone using the wrong specified agent. Well in any event Apple will undoubtedly make it right for the user and I'm sure they will be looking over these bonding failures carefully. Ah, the fun of being a first gen owner. Still I wouldn't trade my watch for anything right now.

    OP keep us updated with how it's handled.
     
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    I miss the days when Apple weren't glue-happy.
     
  21. jasonklee macrumors 6502

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    Either that or screws. And you know how Apple feels about screws.
     
  22. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Screw 'em?
     
  23. BarracksSi thread starter macrumors 68040

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    It would be better if they managed to make it a screw-down caseback like most dive watches, but that would require more depth for the threads, and I don't know how they could keep the sensors.
     
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    They'll figure it out with future versions ... and after this rise in swimming apps and whatnot ... let's hope they'll strive to make it more water-restistant.
     

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