Phantom vibrations

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MarcW, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. MarcW macrumors member

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    I'm starting to occasionally feel haptic vibrations on my wrist even though there weren't any and there are no new notifications.

    Now that you've read this, you're next ;)
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I have noticed it but I think its just that I hit the band and I mistake it for a tap.
     
  3. simonx314 macrumors regular

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    I get this too whenever my wrist bumps into something. While driving, bumps in the road cause my wrist to jiggle and I get a sensation exactly like a Watch notification. Slightly annoying as I have to check my Watch to know if it was a phantom or a real vibration.
     
  4. Sparkeze macrumors 6502a

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    I was just thinking about this. When I'm driving, I often have my left hand on the wheel and I frequently feel it tap, even though it didn't, and earlier when I was typing away on my MacBook I kept thinking I felt it tap.
     
  5. Sphyrna macrumors regular

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    They can join my phantom vibrations from my phone. There are times I could swear I felt my phone vibrate but look and nothing new has come through.
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Sounds like you might be wearing your watch too tight and it is putting your hand to sleep!:eek:
     
  7. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I used to get that quite a bit myself. Particularly when driving, since the car can cause some unrelated vibration. At least with the watch it's much easier to check.
     
  8. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    I was getting phantom vibrations since the 24th, then I realized my WATCH ships in June.



    Just kidding, I think that's why they went with the haptic vibration. They're not buzzes that we've been used to for years on pagers to flip phones to smartphones, but actual taps on your wrist that are quite distinctive.
     
  9. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    To be honest, they feel a lot more like vibrations than I had been led to believe from the whole "tapping" thing.
     
  10. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    On This Week in Tech, Leo Laporte said pretty much the same thing.
     
  11. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    Phantom vibrations are no joke - they're a pain in the butt! Used to get them years ago when I work a BlackBerry on my hip. (yeah, yeah, keep your jabs to yourselves) :)

    That could be a huge drawback - causing that interface to become really undesirable! :(
     
  12. nmplains macrumors newbie

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    #phantomhapticsyndrome noticed this yesterday glad I'm not the only one!
     

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