Haptic Feedback Weaker Than Normal

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ipaine, May 1, 2015.

  1. ipaine macrumors member

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    Afternoon everybody

    Had my Stainless Steel Apple Watch for one week now. Today I noticed the haptic feedback felt a tad weaker than usual. Anyone else experienced this and know how to fix?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    you likely have faulty haptic motor


    that's why I'm actually happy I don't have my Apple Watch already because of all the faulty devices that went out
     
  3. ipaine thread starter macrumors member

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    Tremendous news! :(
     
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

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    According to Apple they caught the issue before the faulty haptic engines went out. Have you checked the settings? If it is still weak, have it checked out, since it's possible that even the "good" supplier sent out some defective parts (it's inevitable with anything mechanical).
     
  5. jqc macrumors regular

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    My haptic stopped working altogether Wed afternoon (coincidentally when the news of faulty haptic engines broke) - all of a sudden, phone calls and other alerts would show up but the watch wouldnt tap. I turned off the watch and back on, and that fixed things, so not sure if its a software or hardware issue. Hasnt happened since.
     
  6. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    They didn't catch them all, Gruber himself said his first Apple Watch had a defective haptic motor which was very weak and had to replaced

    others have said they have a very weak haptic feedback while others says they have really strong feedback

    that's why there is so much delay, they messed up
     
  7. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Anyone else wish the tap was more central from the watch, as opposed to at the top?
     
  8. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

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    It's one thing to be uninformed. It's another to completely fabricate. Why are you spreading false information trying to get people upset? The faulty taptics from the Chinese company were discovered before the watches shipped.

    How, that doesn't mean that any given taptic from the other company won't fail. That's the nature of things. An occasional part from any product can be defective.

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    And you of course know that this defective part was from the Chinese company? Wow, you are the ultimate guru who knows more than Apple does. They need to hire you right away.

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    What? Not at all. The watch is often at different positions on my wrist anyway. What difference does it make where the tap is? And I thought I had OCD, but I'm fine compared to so many others here.
     
  9. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    Wow, take a breath.

    You could have replied "No".
     
  10. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    any way to test the maximum strength of the taptic engine? other than the settings page which does it very briefly?
     
  11. ipaine thread starter macrumors member

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    Just did a factory reset and re-paired my Apple Watch. Haptics feel better now. Relieved.
     
  12. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Gruber got a faulty Apple Watch with a faulty haptic feedback, replaced it and it was significantly improved


    these are facts, you must not like facts
     
  13. ipaine thread starter macrumors member

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    It's still quite subtle though. Is that meant to be the case?
     
  14. Goaliegeek macrumors 6502a

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    Got my watch yesterday. I have the haptic all the way up and prominent on and I barely notice it. When I'm just sitting I can feel it, but moving around, I don't feel a thing. Probably going to schedule an appointment for tomorrow and see what's up
     
  15. Kenjancef macrumors regular

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    Taptic was pretty strong when I got the Watch last Friday, now it seems a lot weaker than it was. At first it almost felt like it was poking my wrist, now it just buzzes. Most of the time when I'm walking I can't feel it. Guess we'll see what happens...
     
  16. wamuhip macrumors newbie

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    I received my watch on April 24 and starting yesterday, May 2, I noticed that the haptic feedback was significantly weaker than when I first received it. The watch did at one point stop giving me haptic feedback for all notifications, but after a restart it worked properly again. It only took a couple of hours, but the taps became weak at that point. I could hardly feel any notifications, missed most of them if I was not concentrated on receiving a potential notification, and as I simulated more taps and heartbeats sent to myself, I found the feedback to become weaker and weaker. I took it into the Apple store for review and the genius ran a diagnostics from my phone. He mentioned that this was the first time anyone in my city reported this issue. We ended up having to ship the Apple Watch for inspection and repair. I'll be waiting about a week to two weeks to either receive my repaired unit or a replacement.
     
  17. bushman4 macrumors 68000

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    Hearing these Haptic feedback stories makes me happy that I;'m waiting for the new batch.
     
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    Maybe you guys are just use to it now and that's why it doesn't feel as strong as the first time ?
     
  19. yalag macrumors 65816

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    How can you tell it's weaker? Did you just remembered?
     
  20. Sludgepond macrumors regular

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    Try to turn on Prominent Haptic in the Sounds & Haptics settings. It will give you a few extra taps for notifications. I noticed that the taps feel stronger before the actual notification tap. Seems that a software update can fix most "weak" haptic feedback issues.
     
  21. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    More like the feeling of a silent fart right before the big one
     
  22. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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    His was pre-production. They caught the problem before full production and didn't ship any bad ones.
     
  23. yalag macrumors 65816

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    Does it smell?
     
  24. wamuhip macrumors newbie

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    Well, after a week, I started noticing that I would miss notifications. I would text myself to make sure it was still working and I could feel them, but it was a light touch. Previously, the tap felt like a finger, now it's like a dull pencil tip.
     
  25. Koudspeel macrumors regular

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    I'm kinda glad that the Apple Watch isn't out yet in The Netherlands. Seeing all these quirks and knowing that they'll be fixed once the watch releases here is great.

    You guys are basically beta testing it for us :D
     

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