One week of Apple Watch - Shower/Car/Pain

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by keatth, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. keatth macrumors 6502

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    I realized that showering with it is pointless. When water gets on the screen you can't even use it anyway. The pebble was more useful in the shower. I was also worried about getting it too wet.


    I realized it also pointless to wear in the car, I almost got in three accidents looking at my watch while driving.

    So I think shower and driving is a perfect time to charge it.

    When ever it takes my heartbeat I can feel it and it hurts. It hurts my wrist and I often feel pain in my wrist even when I have the watch off, which has me wondering if I should turn off the feature that periodically checks your heartbeat.
     
  2. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    the milanese loops tells me when i turn too much by pulling out my hair. not much fan of the apple watch but only smart watch that works with apple. i don't understand what do u mean " i can feel it and it hurts", all the heart beat sensor does is flash the green light?



    *maybe i exaggerated it pulls out my hair. but it does hurt my hair
     
  3. nkay0 macrumors newbie

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    How tight do you have your watch ? Jesus... I've never heard of anyone complaining about the sensors on the back.
     
  4. CellXor10 macrumors regular

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    Lol, those are some funny points if you ask me. I've showered with mine on a number of times- not all that often, but maybe on average once a week- but just don't really know what you need it for in there? So not sure how that is a big negative for it. (The times I shower with it are after sweating on it and want to clean it with water).

    You're not the first person on here I've seen say that they almost got into accidents because of the Watch, tho I am still perplexed by the concept. And perhaps more so, how that is the Watches fault and not the user's/driver's. Having it on while driving has actually been one of my favorite things, or at least a very noticeable aspect I love- Siri/voice response to texts, answering calls/hands free, never even considering pulling out my phone when a notification comes in. Everything I've experienced over the past two and a half months has been making me a safer driver rather than more dangerous.

    Aaaaaaand, just going to leave that last point alone there.

    Really not trying to ridicule, so hope I don't sound too much like I am, everyone is entitled to their own opinions and what not. And, to beat a dead horse yet again, "the watch is not for everyone." Cheers!
     
  5. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I shower with my watch daily and have found if you really have to use the screen while its wet blowing the water off works quite well.

    As for the driving that's your fault. Before getting in the car every time I make sure to turn on do not disturb so I won't have anything tapping my wrist and or making sounds in my pocket.

    The heart rate sensor shouldn't be hurting you because legit it's just a green light.
     
  6. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    In a nutshell... this.

    I take my watch in the shower once a week as I have found it is a perfect time to just rinse out the crown and take away any sweat, dirt or marks from the strap. When driving, you should just treat it like your phone... don't use it!
     
  7. keatth thread starter macrumors 6502

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    its more like a green laser than light, and i got into accidentals almost because i was admiring it or changing the watch face lol. I have a vent holder for my phone so if I'm using my phone my eyes are still on the road but the watch I'm looking down, i wasn't trying to blame it on the watch just saying its not useful to me while driving, since my phone is already out anyway.
     
  8. Julien, Jul 25, 2015
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    It is NOT a 'laser'. Also a 'laser' IS light (electromagnetic radiation) that is coherent and amplified. :apple:Watch uses LEDs. LEDs are used in ever electronic device (and many lights). The screen you are looking at is almost certainly lit by many times more powerful LEDs than what is in the :apple:Watch.
     
  9. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    You will have to get into the habit of ignoring the Watch before it's too late my friend! Treat it like a phone and stop playing with it whilst driving.

    The green 'lasers' are just LED's. Does it hurt your finger when pressing the screen? Force touch must be painful?
     
  10. Zxxv Suspended

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    can't believe I'm reading that. And you put a LOL at the end. I hope you don't turn into your street and knock your mum, dad, wife or child over in the process.
     
  11. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Strong argument for mandatory IQ tests before anyone is allowed behind the wheel.
     
  12. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    Gosh... You're hurt by a green LED. That's cool.
     
  13. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe in the next couple of years we may see the Apple Laser Gun!
     
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    I'm not sure how light can hurt, but if you have sensitivity then perhaps the  watch is not for you.
     
  16. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking you're simply wearing it too tight. Have you ever actually worn wristwatches before this one? It doesn't need to sit so snug it hardly moves at all, although if it moves too easily the pulse sensors can't do their thing either. It's a balance.

    It's pretty much impossible by the way that milliwatt LED light would hurt you in any way though - you're being self-conscious and projecting the feeling of pressure you experience by wearing the watch too tight, is what I'm thinking. :) Try loosening the strap a notch or so.

    Trust us - the LEDs of the pulse sensor can't hurt you. It's the same kind of green light coming from the sun and many other sources.

    Oh, and by the way - don't fiddle with your watch while driving. You should be looking at the road and nothing else, especially in city traffic.
     
  17. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    I found that I needed to get used to ignoring the Watch while driving. When it was still new I was REALLY down to looking at it when it dinged... even when I shouldn't have. After a while you learn when you can take a peek at it (like sitting stopped at a light) just like with a phone, your radio or anything else you interact with in the car.
     
  18. iBighouse macrumors 6502a

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    PLEASE put away your digital devices or turn them off when you are driving. Your being connected isn't worth the lives you are in danger of ending just so you can look at your watch or phone!!!!
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Wow, changing the Watch faces while driving and endangering those around you is pretty moronic.
     
  20. Floris macrumors 68020

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    I have a shower in my car while I drive and draw little hearts on the screen and the laser only hurts my eyes when I shine it in my face. Apple has warranty, maybe you should double check with them. (tongue in cheek)
     
  21. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    To mimic some others, I have used mine in the shower without problems. As long as the watch is not submerged the screen works just fine.
     
  22. testcard, Jul 25, 2015
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    testcard macrumors 68030

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    I'm intrigued by what people are doing with their Watch in the shower. Texting, reading email, checking football scores, monitoring their heart rate while doing star jumps?
     
  23. meikdunj macrumors member

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    Yep was thinking the same, why do you need to use it in the shower!
     
  24. ifarlow macrumors regular

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    Sharks with frickin' laser beams, Apple Watches with frickin' laser beams... Too many frickin' laser beams!
     
  25. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I know I love looking down and admiring my watch. But that's something to do in math class. Not while driving.

    Since getting my watch math class has never been better ;)
     

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