Apple Watch owners thread

Dave M

Distinguished Member
Really don’t like wearing a watch when I sleep, never have, so have been using Withings Sleep under the mattress which then syncs with Apple health so I always charge over night.
Yeah, I have the Withings mat also. I wonder how accurate it is? Keeps saying I have Sleep Apnea. Sometimes mild, sometimes moderate and sometimes severe? My girlfriend says I snore but just wonder how accurate it is....

I was going to try the new sleep monitor from Apple but all it does is time how long you’re in bed...May as well set a timer....
 

shahedz

Distinguished Member
Finally Spotify will be able to be streamed directly from the watch for those with 4g. I’ll be able to leave the bulky phone at home when going for a run !
Currently in beta mode but will be rolled out shortly .
 

jouster

Moderator
I just assumed the beta was only available to those on the phone beta which is always full

then today someone on an FB book said it was available to anyone with a cellular watch

so I gave it a go and boom. Works well.

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Works really well, no lag at all. Exactly how it should have worked for ages now
 

Beancounter

Active Member
How fragile are the screens? Had my SE 5 days, took off my jacket before getting into the car, the strap opened up and the watch hit the floor. Smashed to smithereens. No Apple care etc so down £269 in less than a week.
 

Madmischief

Active Member
How fragile are the screens? Had my SE 5 days, took off my jacket before getting into the car, the strap opened up and the watch hit the floor. Smashed to smithereens. No Apple care etc so down £269 in less than a week.

Sorry to hear that @Beancounter, not sure about the SE screens.

I have always got the stainless steel versions, which has a really strong screen. I have dropped mine a number of times from waist height onto various hard floors, with no issues.
 

jouster

Moderator
Sorry to hear that @Beancounter, not sure about the SE screens.

I have always got the stainless steel versions, which has a really strong screen. I have dropped mine a number of times from waist height onto various hard floors, with no issues.
i think people need to think of Apple watches as mini iPhones....and one of them falling face down on the floor would also be in a pretty poor state even a stainless watch face will take a beating from a big drop. Sapphire screens are more scratch-resistant but more prone to cracking.shattering
 

Beancounter

Active Member
Sorry to hear that @Beancounter, not sure about the SE screens.

I have always got the stainless steel versions, which has a really strong screen. I have dropped mine a number of times from waist height onto various hard floors, with no issues.
i think people need to think of Apple watches as mini iPhones....and one of them falling face down on the floor would also be in a pretty poor state even a stainless watch face will take a beating from a big drop. Sapphire screens are more scratch-resistant but more prone to cracking.shattering

Considering the drop was from about 5 feet I was shocked it ended up in that state. The screen protector I put on it was certainly no use whatsoever.

The irony is the assistant at Argos was insistent I should consider insurance on it. I declined. Bad decision. Rest assured any replacement will have Applecare purchased.
 
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jouster

Moderator
Considering the drop was from about 5 feet I was shocked it ended up in that state. The screen protector I put on it was certainly no use whatsoever.

The irony is the assistant at Argos was insistent I should consider insurance on it. I declined. Bad decision. Rest assured any replacement will have Applecare purchased.
For what it’s worth, most watches (not GShock styles) wouldn’t fare too well when being dropped from 5 foot onto a hard surface
A mate of mine dropped his Rolex bro the hard gym floor in the chaginibg room and the screen cracked and that really wasn’t cheap
 

Beancounter

Active Member
For what it’s worth, most watches (not GShock styles) wouldn’t fare too well when being dropped from 5 foot onto a hard surface
A mate of mine dropped his Rolex bro the hard gym floor in the chaginibg room and the screen cracked and that really wasn’t cheap

I guess so. Dropping a Rolex would be a sore one to handle! im blaming the sports strap as it caught on the sleeve of the jacket and unfastened.
 

Inked

Distinguished Member
How fragile are the screens? Had my SE 5 days, took off my jacket before getting into the car, the strap opened up and the watch hit the floor. Smashed to smithereens. No Apple care etc so down £269 in less than a week.
Sadly not, we don’t have cover for items outside the home.
You mean you took off your jacket just after entering the house surely? ;)

(I do not condone insurance fraud of any kind)
 

ruffage

Distinguished Member
Well not being able to switch off headphone notification is a right pain in the arse. Keeps messing with my volume. I'll decide how loud I like it thanks Apple.
 

Inked

Distinguished Member
Well not being able to switch off headphone notification is a right pain in the arse. Keeps messing with my volume. I'll decide how loud I like it thanks Apple.

Don't believe it's Apples fault in this case, the option to remove notifications is available only in regions that allow it.
 

Inked

Distinguished Member
But it's their OS, so surely they can decide whether to include the option or not?
According to their website the ability to turn the notifications off is only available in regions / countries where allowed (or words to that effect)
 

jouster

Moderator
Well not being able to switch off headphone notification is a right pain in the arse. Keeps messing with my volume. I'll decide how loud I like it thanks Apple.
I had that today for the first time. Wondered what the hell was happening as my watch was under my jacket as I was running.
 

jouster

Moderator
So was I hence the PITA as the watch was locked due to the rain.
for me i was only listening to a podcast as well so it was just the level that was the issue as opposed to how loud it actually was....AND it was comparing the volume to how I've had it recently
 

DJT75

Distinguished Member
Just trying to figure out if it’s worth trading in my old series 2 towards an SE for my wife. I’ve done the online quote thing, says £55. Do they just ask for the watch and strap when you send it in, or are they expecting the charger and maybe box too?

If I get to keep the charger it’s probably worth trading in as appears to selling with a charger
 

rfield

Well-known Member
Just trying to figure out if it’s worth trading in my old series 2 towards an SE for my wife. I’ve done the online quote thing, says £55. Do they just ask for the watch and strap when you send it in, or are they expecting the charger and maybe box too?

If I get to keep the charger it’s probably worth trading in as appears to selling with a charger
My trade-in experience with apple (retail store) when buying the series 6 - they didn't want the charger, or even the strap.
 

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