Speaker Very Quiet

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  1. dL., Apr 26, 2015
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2015

    dL. macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    When I tried making a call, the speaker at max volume is very quiet and is barely audible. Is that normal or did I receive a defective unit?

    Edit: Just compared an identical voicemail between my watch and my phone and I would say the watch's max volume = 6+'s volume at around 50%.

    dL
     
  2. nasa25 macrumors 65816

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    Mine is fairly loud but has a noticeable hissing sound when on max volume
     
  3. Cubeeless macrumors regular

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  4. dL. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's definitely audible under a completely silent room at max volume, but it's definitely much quieter than the 6+ at max volume.

    I'm concerned how I can hear the caller via the speaker on the go.

    dL
     
  5. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    I can hear it fine when I'm alone, which I think is by design lol
     
  6. dL. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you guys compare an identical voicemail and play it on your watch and your iPhone 6+ and see if you have a similar finding as me?

    I find that the watch's max volume is equivalent to the 6+ at around 50%. Though the watch may appear louder as the sound is clipping more but do pay attention at the intensity of the volume.

    dL
     
  7. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    Was anyone really expecting a loud speaker given apples history with the iPhone and iPad?
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    The speaker has to be tiny. Be hard to expect much volume.
     
  9. Trent0341 macrumors 6502

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    It is definitely hard to hear if you're in anything besides a quiet environment...

    That being said... for the minuscule size of the watch/speaker what do you expect? Even better are the complaints that you can't play music on it. Seriously?! I guess some of us have different uses/expectations for this watch.
     
  10. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    I did this (although I have a 6, not 6 plus) and the volume is maybe 50% of the phone. I think yours is normal.
     

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