Odd "chime" from watch but no notifications

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  1. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    been getting this odd chime that I haven't heard used for anything else on the watch and I get it at random times. Thing is there isn't anything on the watch in a form of notification or call or text or whatever. Just a random chime for no reason. happened today at 9:22 so it isn't like an hourly thing. BTW it is a shingle chime with no interaction required and as fast as I can look at my wrist I can tell you there is no notification.

    Anyone else get this or at least know what it is
     
  2. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    I know that calendar notifications are a different sound than the normal notification sound. Is that it maybe?
     
  3. oftheheavens thread starter macrumors 68000

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    no calendar events today... it is driving me nuts trying to figure it out. It is so random.
     
  4. 73b macrumors regular

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    Just found this thread when I was googling this issue. It's been driving me crazy and you're the first person I've found to have experienced exactly what happens on mine. It's been getting annoying because I keep my watch on silent and it still chimes at the worst moments like in class or church.
     
  5. oftheheavens thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Have not had it happen in weeks. Not sure if it is software related (check your software in the app on your phone) or if it was just a weird time for the Awatch. Anyway, hopefully it is fixed.
     
  6. Arran, Mar 7, 2017
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    Arran macrumors 68040

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    Happened to me today. Exactly as you describe. My watch was on silent (as it always is). It was strange audio alert including haptics.

    This has happened once or twice before, but I've just ignored it.

    EDIT: Similar thread over here: https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/strange-noise-vibration-from-watch.2035239/
     
  7. cbronfman macrumors 6502

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    I usually find it's associated with two things happening at the same time - like a "breathe" reminder and some other alert.
     
  8. Arran macrumors 68040

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    Figured it out. Apple Pay was triggered.

    After a minute, it closes by itself and makes a noise+haptic.
     
  9. oftheheavens thread starter macrumors 68000

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    If this is really the reason, and totally sounds like it is, then it would explain why I don't get it happening hardly ever with the link bracelet on because it slides a bit when I bend my wrist back. The sport bands and leather bands I have don't have the save give so I suppose it is possible to double click the small button.

    Though, while typing this I could swear that I remember it happening with the link bracelet and while simply driving straight down the road....Hmmmm
     
  10. TheOnlyOption macrumors newbie

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  11. Buran macrumors 6502

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    I get ghost haptics occasionally as well. I don't know if there's a sound associated because I'm hard of hearing and keep the sound turned off. I can't hear soft/high-pitch tones.

    It's possible that Pay is getting triggered, though I don't think the Watch can sense the proximity of an NFC terminal the way the phone can.

    Though the "ghost" haptic feels weaker than the standard ones, so it's possible it's my imagination, or maybe it's this same issue.
     
  12. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    This happens to me all the time, but only since watchOS 3. I think you folks are partially right about it being Apple Pay being triggered. It definitely has something to do with the side button being pushed. Occasionally when I hear this chime and look down, my watch will be on the Turn Off/SOS screen. However, I can't deliberately trigger this no matter what I try... strange.
     

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