Fingerprint magnet or just me?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ricktat, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. ricktat macrumors 65816

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    So I have wiped the face of my SS 42mm more times in a week than my Iphone in 9 months.

    People have complained about the oleophobic coating scratching. I can't see that mine even has a coating. Maybe that's a good thing.

    So am I greasy fingering it wrong?
     
  2. Crazy Matt macrumors 6502

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    Your not alone! I have to wipe my fingerprint off the watch EVERYTIME I touch it! Lol
    It is a fingerprint magnet and I don't like seeing fingerprints on it!
     
  3. EvilManatee macrumors member

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    Yes, I've noticed this as well. I find myself wiping the screen with a microfiber or my t-shirt often.
     
  4. ricktat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Do they make a microfiber t-shirt? Maybe I need one of those
     
  5. Mooch55 macrumors member

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    agreed. Is there a chance that after the feedback of the coating getting scratched maybe they removed it? If there is a coating on mine then it appears to show fingerprints very very easy.
     
  6. fischersd macrumors 68040

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  7. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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    Guess what happens when you put your phone in your pocket? It cleans your phone!

    How many times a day do you put your watch in your pocket?
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I do wipe the watch more then my phone but really only because I look at my arm and see that its smudged.
     
  9. jmh286 macrumors member

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    Yea I usually just wipe my wrist on the back of my shirt a few times a day to get the smudges off at work. I have a cloth at home that I use before I put it on the charger at night.
     
  10. Lictor macrumors 6502

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    On the positive side, it's much easier to clear than the iPhone : I just swipe it on the t-shirt or if it's really dirty I wash it with a bit a soap.
     
  11. cmChimera macrumors 68040

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    I clean mine all the time. I looked at my iPhone and it has smudges all over it too, so I definitely think it's because I look at it on my wrist and see the smudge rather than it being more fingerprint-prone. Easy to clean though.
     
  12. Trickhot3102 macrumors 6502

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    After a day at work it'll be pretty dirty. I work in produce at a grocery store, so think rotten fruit, dust and dirt lol. I'll just rinse it off under some tap water when I get home amd BOOMS it's back to looking brand new. I don't even have to scrub it or anything.
     

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