Several Apple Watch users are complaining about their timepiece rebooting unexpectedly
by Alan Friedman / Jan 03, 2018, 5:39 PM
A nurse who works in a hospital was presented with an Apple Watch Series 3 for Christmas by her husband. But her smartwatch started rebooting every 60 to 90 minutes when she was in the vicinity of the ICU. She had her Apple Watch replaced, but the same exact problem continued to happen. In fact, an Apple Support thread complaining about the same issue has several replies from Apple Watch Series 3 wearers experiencing the same problem inside a hospital.
Apple previously said that "a "pacemaker, defibrillator, or any other medical device" could be affected by "Apple Watch components and radios that emit electromagnetic fields." However, you'll note that this really doesn't say anything about the Apple Watch getting affected by hospital equipment.
One solution that some are trying is to run the Apple Watch on airplane mode while inside a hospital. Doing this, however, will prevent the device from connecting to the internet or a paired iPhone.
source: Apple via 9to5Mac
Posts: 2103; Member since: Nov 04, 2011
Yep! That's whats happening to my AW...Not a big deal. Goes away after an hour or so...
posted on Jan 03, 2018, 5:43 PM 0
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Awww, don’t worry we will push out update to fixed it, slow down your watch CPU by 60% problem solve. Or you can just go out get a new one.
posted on Jan 03, 2018, 6:00 PM 11
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That's a feature which requires a few bucks to switch off.
posted on Jan 03, 2018, 9:11 PM 1
Posts: 6386; Member since: Jul 11, 2012
There's definitely something going on with all the reboots and battery issues lately, and I'm not singling out apple by any means...all OEM's are questionable if using the old lithium standard. We're ready for an upgrade in battery tech.
posted on Jan 03, 2018, 6:32 PM 0
Posts: 30696; Member since: Feb 05, 2011
I have the Nike sport loop series 3 with cellular, and so far it works fine. I was having an issue receiving notifications on both watch and phone at the same time, but I turned off wrist detection and that fixed it. It works perfectly fine now. I went on Apple forums, and saw that quite a few were having notifications issues, while wrist detection was on. Not sure what causes it, but it’s all good now. I can’t speak on the hospital thing, but I had surgery on my eye a few weeks ago, and noticed no issues with reboots.
posted on Jan 03, 2018, 7:30 PM 0
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What Apple device you don’t have?
posted on Jan 04, 2018, 1:24 AM 0
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Aren't devices required not to interfere with the function of other devices by law in the US? Apple should make it blatantly clear that their watches should not be used in hospitals. The Apple watch interfering with medical equipment is an extremely serious issue.
posted on Jan 03, 2018, 9:05 PM 5
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