Phantom haptic feeling

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jmmo20, May 15, 2015.

  1. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006
    So, there it goes.

    I'm now feeling phantom vibrations even when wearing my analogue watch!!
    Back when mobile phones became popular, people learnt to pay attention to vibrations, or our brains did. We never evolved to feel vibrations, so it was something new. After phones, any tiny vibration would be perceived by us, such as the gentle movement clothes makes when rubbing against your skin.

    So after only 3 days wearing an apple watch, and after returning it today ( I never wanted a 38mm..), I can feel "notifications" all the time now.

    Oh dear.. :)
  2. whatos macrumors 6502a

    Apr 15, 2015
    Maranello Italy / California USA
    One of the guys at work has noticed this normal phenomenon.

    Two readily apparent fixes are to either turn haptic off. Or a bit more permanent is to remove it from your wrist, lay it down and smash it flat with a large hammer before strapping it back on... :eek:
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Some people also get this from their bands (movement of the magnetic clasp on the loops as well as the leather band clasp), which they mistake as haptic. The link bracelet doesn't seem to be affected so far.
  4. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
    Yea I'm getting that with my Milanese loop. Keep checking to see if I got a notification

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