Do the sensors have to touch your skin to work?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Luba, Mar 14, 2015.

  1. Luba macrumors 6502a

    Luba

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    Do the sensors have to touch your skin to work? Perhaps just being very close is good enough. The reason I ask is that I don't like having the watch "stick" to me during the summer. During the summer, I'll loosen it with a tiny air gap, but not to the point where it is virtually a bracelet like many women like to wear their watches.

    At first I liked the Milanese Loop, but now realize I couldn't wear it loosen it a tiny gap because it's not rigid like the leather loop is. The sport band adjustment holes may be too far apart for this to work as it would be more than a tiny gap when loosen to the next adjustment hole.
     
  2. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

    Lennyvalentin

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    Apr 25, 2011
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    Yes, the pulse sensor will need skin contact.
     

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