Sounds & Apple Watch

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

  1. VelvtRide macrumors newbie

    VelvtRide

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    Has anyone found a way to have sounds on the Apple Watch AND the 6+ at the same time? I keep missing notifications because I'm not sensitive enough to feel the tap tap (even at the highest setting!) when doing things and the sound isn't loud enough to alert me.

    Or if anyone has another solution(other than keeping my iPhone screen on all the time), that'd be great, too!
     
  2. flur macrumors 68000

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    Have you turned on prominent haptic?
     
  3. VelvtRide thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    If you literally can't feel the tapping OR hear the sound, either you or your watch is defective in some way. :D Seriously, though, the whole point of the watch is to take over from the phone and make notifications more noticeable, so I don't envision them adding a setting where they both make sounds and vibration. Not having that is in fact a feature for most people.
     
  5. VelvtRide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's not defective - I can hear and feel it, but when I'm moving around or digging into something and/or music is playing loud (which is all conducive to my work environment) it's difficult for me to feel/hear. Also, I'm finding it tough to decipher a message notification as apposed to an email notification. On my phone, the 2 sounds are different. Each item has it's own priority for me.

    My Pebble had sounds/vibrations as well as the iPhone when connected to one another.
     
  6. shenfrey macrumors 68000

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    I could understand this if you was just referring to the taptic feedback, but to have it on prominent and still not feel anything is a little strange.
     
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    Yeah I would agree with that. The tapping and the sound are definitely noticeable. I just love the way notifications and messages work. As long as you have everything set up correctly the integration with my phone is perfect
     
  9. VelvtRide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    For those of you that feel it's uncommon NOT to be able to feel the taptic feedback, I challenge you to dig around with your hand in a large cardboard box filled with nic-knacks trying to dig to the bottom of all the crap with all the stuff in there banging against your arm, fingers, top/bottom of your hand, arms.... while you were getting notifications on your watch. (all which I stated in my original post that this was conducive to my work environment.).

    Then come back and tell me you felt all your notifications. Not to mention HEARD it... with all the banging and rustling going on - because, yanno, you have music on.... kinda loud. For the split second that you get your notification, your ears are filled with noises from the box and music in the background while your hands and arms are otherwise being assaulted with tangible objects.

    At least I was able to here the whistle of the phone when I received my text messages and most notifications alert you more than once. But not on the watch.

    This is my issue. And I'm only wondering if anyone has figured out how to have the sounds on both devices... not have an argument about why I can't feel the feedback.
     
  10. Supermallet macrumors 65816

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    If that is a common situation for you, then it may be the Pebble with its louder/more aggressive feedback is a better solution for you. The watch is designed to replace the notifications on your phone (well, at least the alert for the notification depending on what the item is), so I doubt you'll find a solution that makes your phone light up/vibrate while the Apple Watch is connected.
     
  11. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    Excuse me OP but as a Pebble owner (Kickstarter Edition) I wish to state that Pebble watches do not have speakers, therefore, cannot make any sounds. That is except when they are sitting on a hard surface like a counter top and vibrate when activated.
     
  12. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I'm sure there are some situations where it is difficult to hear or feel the watch's notifications, but for most people they are not typical. As I said above, I don't think it's possible to have both the watch and phone make noise, and indeed most people would not want that. (I expressly turned off the sounds on my iPad's notifications, for example, since it was very distracting to have them coming in on both the phone and iPad.)

    Hopefully Apple will eventually allow us to change the sounds used for watch notifications, as we can on the phone. I think that would pretty much solve the problem.
     
  13. VelvtRide thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do understand that there are no sounds for the Pebble, but I was able to be notified on both devices, not just one or the other. I suppose I should have been more clear? Good grief.

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    I really appreciate your input. Thank you for understanding - or stating it in a way I could understand. :D
     

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