Loudspeaker on apple watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by spencerlamb, May 10, 2015.

  1. spencerlamb macrumors member

    spencerlamb

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    My gripe is the loudspeaker when using the watch for calls - its to quiet! I was really hoping to use this feature when driving but I can hardly hear the caller when I'm driving due to background noise. I was told to restart the watch as it was a common issue which would resolve it but I still find it to quiet. Anyone else have this problem? Is there any settings adjustment I can do to make it louder?
     
  2. jjlannoo Suspended

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    Just use your phone its a tiny speaker on the watch, cars are noisy
     
  3. Rayban macrumors regular

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    I like how it's quiet. It's only useful when you're by yourself or in a quiet environment. It prevents people from talking to their wrist in public. Just need to figure out a way to stop people from using speaker phone on their cellphone in public....
     
  4. spencerlamb thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I agree with that! Loudspeakers phone public - #

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    Yeah I guess, still could be a tad louder #
     
  5. The Tuck macrumors 6502

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    It could be louder. Seems like software keeping it quieter.
     
  6. CharlesShaw macrumors 6502

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    The thought of everyone on the train dictating texts or taking calls on their watches makes me shudder and reminds me of a scene in the movie, Her.
     
  7. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    can the loud speaker play music? i hate it playing from my phone
     
  8. spencerlamb thread starter macrumors member

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    No unfortunately it can't play music

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    It's where we are at in the world of tech! No more talking face to face its wrist to foot
     
  9. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Glad I'm not the only one. I thought my watch was defective at first.

    Notifications seem to sound fine, but when doing things like playing back audio messages or having conversations, it really sounds like there is a problem.
     
  10. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    I am able to use mine while driving, and my car sure isn't quiet.
     
  11. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    That's a really odd limitation. I wonder if it has anything to do with the 6 hour limitation of playing music from the watch.
     
  12. bikermahn macrumors newbie

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    Tried taking a call in the speaker. Couldn't hear it well even in a quiet room, had to switch to the phone. Recurring theme with the watch :(
     
  13. spencerlamb thread starter macrumors member

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    Not the best hey! Lets hope they improve it soon with a software update if thats at all possible?
     
  14. Bigdog9586 macrumors regular

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    Another reason for a jailbreak.
     
  15. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    I don't think so. I use bluetooth earphones for that.
     

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