Random Haptic on Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by RyCan3, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. RyCan3 macrumors 6502a

    RyCan3

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    Sorry if this has been covered but I couldn’t find anything. My watch will randomly vibrate with no new notifications. Does anyone else’s watch do this?
     
  2. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

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    Mine has never done so. Might need to reset it?
     
  3. OriginalAppleGuy macrumors 6502a

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    IT feels like it at times. But I've chalked it up to phantom vibrations.
     
  4. Darmok N Jalad macrumors 68000

    Darmok N Jalad

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    Yeah, I hate that phenomenon. I used to get it all the time before my AW, as I used to keep my phone on vibrate a lot. It's probably one of the best side benefits of a wearable, as I never worry about if my phone is doing anything, since the watch will alert me.
     
  5. twisted-pixel macrumors 6502a

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    I have had this too...never been able to explain it
     
  6. Cogsworth macrumors 6502

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    This happens to me occasionally with the Leather Loop band, as the band shifts a little on the wrist it feels like a quick haptic but it's not.
     
  7. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    I've experienced this a lot. Sometimes they're 'phantom haptics' as people like to call them, whereby the band moves in such a way that it feels like haptic feedback. This is especially common with the Leather Loop as the above poster mentioned.

    However I have also experienced what were definitely, absolutely, 100% real haptics with no accompanying notification. They're usually half the length of a normal haptic. This bug has been around for a while, since the first gen Apple Watch for me.
     
  8. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It's Not uncommon. Just reset the Apple Watch and it usually rectifies it.
     
  9. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    When I move my fingers a certain way sometimes it feels l like a haptic because of the movement of wrist muscles/tendons. Also when I'm using a leather band and it moves against itself or against a surface it.

    Then again sometimes it's a real haptic and I ignore it because I think it's not real. :)
     

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