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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by sjleworthy, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. sjleworthy macrumors 65816

    sjleworthy

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    hi guys.

    this is how i naturally wear my watch - upside down or on the underside of my wrist.

    can the Apple watch work in this fashion? will the health stuff pick up my vitals in this position? and does it mater if you're left/right handed?
     
  2. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    Apple's official answer is no, however people have reported that it works for them in this orientation. I'd try one at a store/seller if I were you, if you insist on wearing your watches like a psychopath. :D
     
  3. yillbs macrumors 6502

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    Just tried the watch like that, and it worked out great, it pulls my vitals. To the Psychopath comment, I don't know why this guy does it, other thanhe's driving a lot ? I rotate mine quite frequently when im on my motorcycle ( sports bike ) because it's often times not easy to pull the one hand up to check a map, or see my speed ( GPS Speedometer app ). So i wear it on my wrist when i ride so i can just tild up a bit, i tried it with it on top, but the glare of the sun makes it very hard to read, and I have a very very dark shield, almost black!
     
  4. Julien macrumors G3

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    It will likely have some negative effects on accelerometer measurements. Changing the Left/Right orientation might help.
     
  5. sjleworthy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks guys

    yillbs - is this psychopath thing and American thing? i dont drive, but wear my watch under my wrist just out of personal long time preference. thats it. nothing sinister :)
     
  6. Enygmatic macrumors 6502a

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    Yillbs - Non-squid here (ha)... use a Ram Mount for your phone on your bike; use any of your preferred apos that way. I never look at my watch while riding, and the engine makes feeling the taptic feedback impossible.
     
  7. mikeraba macrumors newbie

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    That's how I wear mine and everything works perfectly. I had concerns too before I bought it. Nothing to worry about at all.
     
  8. xraytech macrumors 68030

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    Only Issue you will have is Wake on Wrist Raise, your AW will not wake properly.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I'd be nervous that this orientation would resulting higher then normal wear and tear, i.e., banging on the desk as you type.
     
  10. DynamicSausage macrumors 6502

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    Slightly irrelevant but I had a teacher who always wore a watch like this. He claimed it was the only way to wear on properly because it doesn't make a statement and is easy to check discreetly.

    Anyway, if the watch reads your heart rate okay then you shouldn't have any trouble all, do consider though that the watch was never designed to be worn like that and you may notice a few issues using it. Wrist raise being the main one.
     

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