Medics/EMTs

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Pkupman57, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Pkupman57 macrumors regular

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    Any other Medics or EMTs wear their watch on the ambulance?

    I want to, but just not sure its a good replacement for my G-shock for vitals and such. It doesn't stay on long enough on wrist raise, and I have it set to the longest time if I touch it, but I cant imagine having to touch it every time.
     
  2. nikster0029 macrumors 6502a

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    Ditto. Impossible to use need an always on display. Even tapping for 75 seconds awake is not going to help when I need vitals ASAP
     
  3. John Yester macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't recommend.
     
  5. rjflyn macrumors regular

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    As much as watches get the crap beat out of them your best off with a 25-30 dollar Casio or whatever. You can buy 10 of them for the price of an Apple
     
  6. Pkupman57 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is what Im leaning towards. I have a white (well, mostly still white) G-shock Ive had since my last career in hazmat. Always on display and and while it wasn't the cheapest of watches, its taken a lot of beatings and Im not so afraid of it being in contact with, fluids. It hasn't been to the point I wasn't comfortable with my cleaning of it yet, but I wouldn't cry if it got too bad and I just tossed it and replaced it. Apple Watch, I probably would.

    I know one EMT who wears an old series 1 at work, he says it works well enough, but I dont know about all that.
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy, Feb 26, 2018
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    I agree with others. Get a cheap watch. The last thing you want is bodily fluids (and who knows what else) to get sprayed / thrown / dropped on the watch, through no fault of your own.
     
  8. BCCISProf macrumors newbie

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    Agreed! Apple Watch is best left at home when on the ambulance.
     

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