Haptic Feedback with SS Link Bracelet

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by fudd2be, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. fudd2be macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2015
    I purchased my AW with the classic buckle then bought the black Sport Band. Feedback with both was fine. However, I just started wearing an Apple SS link bracelet and noticed the feedback is very much muted and is even hard to feel some of the time, even with "pronounced" turned on. My thought is that it is due to the much larger mass of the SS band which the taptic engine needs to move - or could it be a taptic engine that is defective? Thoughts? Anyone else experiencing this?
  2. doeboynmek macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2010
    People tend to wear a link band much looser than a buckle or rubber band like the sport, which is probably your case in which you're going to feel a drop in the power of the taptic engine.
  3. PedCrossing macrumors 6502


    Apr 3, 2012
    The Loop
    I just got my link bracelet today and I wear it loosely. I've noticed the feedback is weaker sometimes, but most of the time it's just fine. Gravity always keeps the watch in contact with my skin. Maybe try adjusting the link, I can squeeze in a finger between the band and my wrist and I found it most comfortable for me. If there's a defect in taptic engine, the taps should be very light and unnoticeable even when you wear it snugly.
  4. Sharkey311 Suspended

    Jan 11, 2013
    Strange. I just got my SS Link in the mail today and I've noticed it is more apparent with this band than my others (WSB & Blue LL)
  5. InAustralia macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    I have the Black Sport Band and the Link Bracelet.

    Like others have said, The haptic feedback is less pronounced with the Link Bracelet as it's generally looser on your wrist. I am sure if you go back to your sport band you will find that the haptic feedback is back to what you were use to.
  6. fudd2be thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 13, 2015
    Thanks! I did notice this when I went back to my SB. I'll wear the SB for a while to make sure.

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