Will the Apple Watch scratch the palm wrest of my MacBook Pro?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by HowEver, May 18, 2015.

  1. HowEver macrumors 6502a

    HowEver

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    Am I going to have to take off the Apple Watch to use my laptop?

    Or get a palm rest protector?

    I'm concerned.

    (My watch has just gone to "Preparing for Shipment" and should arrive within a week or so. Space Black/Space Black Links)

    Among the bands I've ordered: metal links, Milanese loop (June), black sport band with space grey stainless steel pin.
     
  2. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    The palm rest is for your hand. The watch is on your wrist. I've never had a watch touch my palm rest.
     
  3. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    3 options:

    1. Don't wear Apple Watch when using your laptop
    2. Tuck Apple Watch under your sleeve when using your laptop
    3. Don't worry about it
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    You forgot the 4th option, which is using proper typing techniques. They require you to keep your wrists straight and not touch the area below the keyboard. Your wrists do not come into contact with anything so you cannot scratch either.
     
  5. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Probably.

    If I wear my Watch, the buckle of the Classic Buckle does rub against the palm rest. Usually I take my Watch off, or cover it over.

    Thinking about getting a decal or something to put there. Just to protect it.
     
  6. wanderfowl macrumors member

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    I've been wearing a Pebble Steel with a metal bracelet for a year or so, and have had approximately no problem with scratching.
     
  7. AmplifiedLife macrumors newbie

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    excellent question. because i have it too:) i havent received my Apple Watch sport yet but i was just looking around for feedback regarding this exact concern. i am worried about the pin as well.

    i found this discussion - http://forums.imore.com/apple-watch/328247-sport-band-pin-table-macbook-scratches.html

    also, i have owned the Jawbone UP/UP24 with the metal cap and i wear it upside down specifically because of the chalkboard scratching noise it would make when i typed on my MacBook Pro. granted i wear it about as far down my wrist as possible (meaning as close to my hand as possible), and could just pull it up like a sleeve if i had to, but even then, the way i type, it still gets in the way. at least "upside down", the UP24 is only rubber against metal. i won't be able to do that with my Watch.

    i've used Macs for years and used to take my watches off when typing for this exact reason. i ended up using an old iPhone screen protector as a makeshift wrist rest/watch deflector:) until i started wearing the UP, upside down, and didn't wear watches as often. i'll probably end up doing the same or ordering a real protective skin for my mac.

    ultimately, with quite a few variables, it sounds like its going to be a case-by-case basis.

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  8. Millionaire2K macrumors 6502a

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    How about for when he is thinking and just wants to rest his hands ON the keys, as if he could start typing any second.
     
  9. flur macrumors 68000

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    These caps are actually entirely plastic and won't scratch your MBP. I've been wearing my Up, and then my Up24, for the entire time that I've owned my MBA and never had a scratch. I've worn the cap both facing in and facing out. I also rest my palms on the palm rest area, so if I was going to have an issue, I'd've had one by now.
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I do that all the time but still keep my wrists straight and off any surface.
     
  11. CanadaMaple macrumors member

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    Same here. Although myself I keep my watch slightly up my wrist.

    My portable is an old white MacBook, so less susceptible to scratching also.

    I wouldn't worry too much about scratching. Keep it slightly farther up your wrist if it becomes a major concern.

    Another option could be to buy one of those MarWare decals?

    -CM
     
  12. AmplifiedLife macrumors newbie

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    you're correct. i apologize. i should have been more clear. i primarily wear it upside down because i don't like the sounds it makes when it comes in to contact with my mac/tables/etc.

    my concern about the cap was/is more so related to the sound it makes. also the button. that makes a sound too. and i think the button is metal. now that i think about it, i could have also turned the cap around so the black side faced "out".

    thanks for pointing that out.

    peace

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  13. KojiH macrumors 6502

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    I would think the Apple Watch would be just as likely to scratch your laptop as any traditional watch. Do you find that your traditional watch scratched the laptop?

    Honestly I'm usually more concerned if the laptop or desk is scratching my watch rather than the other way around.
     
  14. HowEver thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't worn a watch in forever; that's why I asked.

    Desks etc. won't touch my laptops as they are always in a hard case.
     
  15. keatth macrumors 6502

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    How is the battery on your pebble steel after a year? Mine only last like 3 days now.
     
  16. wanderfowl macrumors member

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    I get 3-4 days, and end up charging every other night anyways.
     

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