Faulty already? No taptic feedback

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by mattcooper, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. mattcooper macrumors member

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    So I received the sports 42mm black today. The taptic or haptic whatever you want to call it was fine for the morning. The I noticed it stopped vibrating. I've restarted the watch but no longer get the feedback. I think I have a lemon :(
     
  2. Robert M. macrumors 6502a

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    Could it have something to do with battery life?
     
  3. donster28 macrumors 65816

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    Restore, re-pair and setup your device as new again.

    Lots of bugs like this are anticipated in the initial software.


    If this doesn't work, bring it to an Apple Store and make an exchange and let us know how that goes.

    Good luck.
     
  4. mattcooper thread starter macrumors member

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    Will try
     
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    Sorry to hear that - major bummer.

    If you can, definitely recommend scheduling a genius appointment ASAP. It is likely that they'll have some replacement models on hand. You may be able to get a quick swap today.
     
  7. rick98761 macrumors 6502

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    John Gruber had that same issue with his first review unit. He had to have it swapped.
     
  8. pmau macrumors 65816

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    Are you really really sure???

    If this is true I will happily cancel. I will not wait weeks and weeks and get a broken taptics engine. Since it worked once, it probably lost contact with the power connectors while vibrating.

    That would be a major bummer ;)
     
  9. FSUSem1noles macrumors 68000

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    Agreed, Having my watch delayed might work out for the best if more issues like this are discovered by the people who are getting them now. I'll just sit back and observe the reviews for the next couple of days and cancel my order if more issues are discovered. So far Taptic and Heart Rate monitor could be possible issues
     
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  14. mattcooper thread starter macrumors member

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    I've reset it 5 times. Spoken to apple via chat. They have no idea.

    It's tapgate... God damn it

    P.s I live 5 hours from an Apple Store
     
  15. edlex macrumors 68000

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    Who would have thought getting the watch in June would be a good thing #
     
  16. petvas macrumors 601

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    Having one faulty unit doesn't mean that all watches are faulty. What is this kind of logic?
     
  17. ivandr macrumors regular

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    The logic of a frantic horde of Apple fans
     

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