For the Watch...?

rneglia

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Trying to decide whether to get the :apple:WATCH or not. Don't love the idea of a wi-fi and bluetooth-enabled device blasting radio waves through my wrist all day every day.

Also, may want to get the iPad Pro this fall, but this shouldn't influence your advice to me.

What should I do?

Is the WATCH safe?
 

fischersd

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Sorry OP, but you remind me of one of the customers that called in when I started my career, back at the IBM PC help centre. He insisted that there was excess radiation coming from our monitors and it was making his head itch (this was an escalation - techs had already replaced his monitor 4 times as well as giving him a new system unit). Needless to say, I refunded him his purchase and suggested he would enjoy a Dell computer much more than an IBM. :)

Are all of these microwaves harmful to us? Likely. Is anyone going to do anything about it? Not for the foreseeable future.

You can either avoid all tech that has radio emissions or accept the risk and join the rest of us with fun toys. :)

I kinda equate this to first time parents. They're all paranoid about anything that gets near to their first born. By kid #3, they look at their newest eating dirt, shrug and say "Nah, he's fine" :)

Not meaning to make light of people with phobias. I just think they should seek help so they can learn to deal with them and have more enjoyable lives.
 

rneglia

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Are all of these microwaves harmful to us? Likely. Is anyone going to do anything about it? Not for the foreseeable future.

You can either avoid all tech that has radio emissions or accept the risk and join the rest of us with fun toys. :)
Thanks all for your replies! I'm still on the fence about the WATCH.

One other thing I'll say is that I know a lot of people are excited at the prospect of a cellular radio being added to the watch. You really want LTE radiation on your arm all day, where there is a tremendous amount of blood flow going through it?
 

LS3 POWER

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Trying to decide whether to get the :apple:WATCH or not. Don't love the idea of a wi-fi and bluetooth-enabled device blasting radio waves through my wrist all day every day.

Also, may want to get the iPad Pro this fall, but this shouldn't influence your advice to me.

What should I do?

Is the WATCH safe?
Okay, now I've heard it all. Just....wow lol
 
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BillyTrimble

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Trying to decide whether to get the :apple:WATCH or not. Don't love the idea of a wi-fi and bluetooth-enabled device blasting radio waves through my wrist all day every day.

Also, may want to get the iPad Pro this fall, but this shouldn't influence your advice to me.

What should I do?

Is the WATCH safe?
Given that you are even thinking about this and obviously haven't done any research, I would strongly recommend you DO NOT get the watch. If nothing else, you will be extremely susceptible to psychosomatic issues and will eventually get rid of it anyway. It's already happened to at least one former poster.
 
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BillyTrimble

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No, I will not hold a phone up to my brain. I use earbuds to make calls.
But it's been proven that sound being so close to your eardrums can cause long term hearing loss and there is always the possibility of an acoustic neuroma developing. Earbuds are not your answer. Use a speaker and hold it about 16 inches away from you.
 
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BillyTrimble

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You really want LTE radiation on your arm all day, where there is a tremendous amount of blood flow going through it?
Oh my lord. Scientists all over the world are now going crazy after reading this. You obviously have zero scientific background and understanding. Do you have any idea of all the subatomic particles coursing through your body this very second? If you did, and giving your concern about all this, you would probably live underground for the rest of your life. But some of these particles can get very far into the earth. I really feel kind of sad for you.
 
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