Drummers?

FrisbeeK9

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Hi,
I play drums professionally and wonder if the motion of playing drums will constantly turn on and off the watch. Curious but I won't find out till June.
 

FrisbeeK9

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cool. Good to know becuase I've been known to air drum to RUSH songs like everyone.
 

Applenoob34

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The accelerometer in ur watch will measure your drumming as steps I bet. Play a few songs and I bet you'll have a ton more steps in your activity app lol.
 

sahnert

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The accelerometer in ur watch will measure your drumming as steps I bet. Play a few songs and I bet you'll have a ton more steps in your activity app lol.
Yep. I haven't noticed a problem with the screen turning on while I play, but I do get to fill my green "exercise" ring by playing drums!
 

xraydoc

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I play. I will most certainly take the watch off when I do. Can't imagine it's very good for the watch, especially the way I play (which isn't too terribly well, to be honest, lol).
 

spiderman0616

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I've been wondering the same. I don't play in rock bands or anything, but I do play percussion in bands and orchestras. I have been wondering how the impact affects things.
 

lazyrighteye

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Drummer here. Awaiting my 42mm SG BSB...
My Nike Fuelband definitely counts my snare work as steps/activity. Don't see why Watch would be any different.
 

bradl

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The accelerometer in ur watch will measure your drumming as steps I bet. Play a few songs and I bet you'll have a ton more steps in your activity app lol.
That would be interesting to know, as you'd get some insane stats if you use double pedals. Pedaling down to close the high hat won't get you much as the kickdrum, but double kickdrum pedals should get some results.

If the OP has them, it would be interesting to find out when his AW gets delivered.

BL.
 

FrisbeeK9

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That would be interesting to know, as you'd get some insane stats if you use double pedals. Pedaling down to close the high hat won't get you much as the kickdrum, but double kickdrum pedals should get some results.

If the OP has them, it would be interesting to find out when his AW gets delivered.

BL.
I also play dbl bass drums and never thought about Nike Fit to measure exercise. Yes I am curious about Apple Watch counting drumming activity.

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I play. I will most certainly take the watch off when I do. Can't imagine it's very good for the watch, especially the way I play (which isn't too terribly well, to be honest, lol).
I thought of that too XRayD, and I got apple care in case I get carried away.

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Neil Pert's the man!
Neil Pert IS THE MAN! He's so good...
 

spiderman0616

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I wanted to revive this real quick--I have my first rehearsal since getting an Apple Watch tonight. I'm thinking that I won't wear it. My thinking has always been that I will treat the Apple Watch the same way I treated my old watch. My old watch usually did not get worn while rehearsing/performing. It annoyed me a lot while playing and I did worry about it getting banged up while moving equipment or just from an errant drumstick or mallet.
 

ericgtr12

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Hi,
I play drums professionally and wonder if the motion of playing drums will constantly turn on and off the watch. Curious but I won't find out till June.
Had my first gig with my 42 MM SS last Friday and decided to leave it on, first few songs seemed great, didn't even notice it was there. Then it got sore really quick so I took it off for the remainder of the night. I was sore (almost bruised) on the top of my wrist for a couple of days after.
 

studIOS5

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Just used it this weekend at band practice and have to say it's just too bulky to wear comfortably while drumming. Wouldn't want to risk destroying a 600 dollar watch drumming either lol.
 

FrisbeeK9

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Had my first gig with my 42 MM SS last Friday and decided to leave it on, first few songs seemed great, didn't even notice it was there. Then it got sore really quick so I took it off for the remainder of the night. I was sore (almost bruised) on the top of my wrist for a couple of days after.
I've been thinking about this and I have yet to get my watch but I figured this would happen. SS is a heavier watch and would damage your wrist. Even the Sport watch would hurt too. Thanks for the follow up and I'll remove the watch before I play.
 

FrisbeeK9

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+1 for blink-182
I was teaching drums in a music store outside of Washington DC. There was a "Vans" tour in town and Blink 182 was headline or a band playing. I was sitting in the practice room and this guy walked in and asked if I could teach him drums. He was wearing a sleevless t shirt with sleeves of tats up and down each arm. He went on to say he played a little and sat down and played a "blistering Drum solo" I mean smoking hot. After about 10 min he ended and I was just :eek: looking at him. He said now show me your style. So I played what I knew he can't and he was then :eek:
Yea I said are you on tour, you're the blink 182 guy? Knowing his name just playing with him. He said yea i'm the blink 182 guy! and laughed. We sat for about 2 hours and talked drums. He had to go and invited me to the show but never gave me pass or tickets or anything like that so I didn't go. Still, great guy and awesome drummer.
 

Cayden

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I've been waiting for this forum since I got my watch! When I play it doesn't turn it on, but most likely because I don't really turn my arm that much while playing on a set. I can imagine playing on a snare could turn it on. It does recognize it as activity as I assume my heart rate is raised, but it doesn't recognize it as walking, so it's pretty fine tuned to recognize arm movement during walking
 

HowlinAl

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I'm a professional guitarist. Still waiting on my watch, I'm curious to see my heart rate and other health data while performing.

I be really interested to see what kind of workout a drummer gets, especially the Rock and Roll variety.
 

ericgtr12

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I'm a professional guitarist. Still waiting on my watch, I'm curious to see my heart rate and other health data while performing.

I be really interested to see what kind of workout a drummer gets, especially the Rock and Roll variety.
I play both instruments professionally, so far I've had no issues with the guitar (right handed) so it really doesn't get a lot of movement on my fretting hand.

The drums however, as mentioned above, are too brutal for me with the watch. I've never thought about it for the workout aspect though, it will be interesting to see what others have to say about that.
 

bradl

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I play both instruments professionally, so far I've had no issues with the guitar (right handed) so it really doesn't get a lot of movement on my fretting hand.

The drums however, as mentioned above, are too brutal for me with the watch. I've never thought about it for the workout aspect though, it will be interesting to see what others have to say about that.
As a guitarist as well, one would hope that they would wear the watch on their fretting hand. I fear for the finish on a decent guitar from someone wearing the watch on their right hand, especially not knowing what type of band they are using on it.

Great experiment for Herman Li, George Lynch, or Yngwie Malmsteen, eh?

BL.
 

ericgtr12

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As a guitarist as well, one would hope that they would wear the watch on their fretting hand. I fear for the finish on a decent guitar from someone wearing the watch on their right hand, especially not knowing what type of band they are using on it.

Great experiment for Herman Li, George Lynch, or Yngwie Malmsteen, eh?

BL.
I'm guessing it wouldn't be an issue for Yngwie :D

 

okifeelthat

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I was teaching drums in a music store outside of Washington DC. There was a "Vans" tour in town and Blink 182 was headline or a band playing. I was sitting in the practice room and this guy walked in and asked if I could teach him drums. He was wearing a sleevless t shirt with sleeves of tats up and down each arm. He went on to say he played a little and sat down and played a "blistering Drum solo" I mean smoking hot. After about 10 min he ended and I was just :eek: looking at him. He said now show me your style. So I played what I knew he can't and he was then :eek:
Yea I said are you on tour, you're the blink 182 guy? Knowing his name just playing with him. He said yea i'm the blink 182 guy! and laughed. We sat for about 2 hours and talked drums. He had to go and invited me to the show but never gave me pass or tickets or anything like that so I didn't go. Still, great guy and awesome drummer.
Travis Barker! grew up listening to blink and still do whenever I feel nostalgic. What a great guy and drummer! cool story bro thanks for sharing
 
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