/r/AppleWatch

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r/AppleWatch is the community to discuss and share information and opinions about Apple Watch, the smart watch from Apple.

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Rules
  1. No Low Quality/Standard Configuration My Watch posts. Please ensure your My Watch post is clear and well-lit (unless it's a choice), is not a standard configuration (combos you can buy from Apple), and, if possible, provide more than one angle/shot. Do not post images of broken watches without a second purpose (a story, support request, etc).
  2. Follow the support post format. All support posts must contain [Support] in the submission title. Include your watchOS version, iOS version, a clear explanation of the issue, and Steps taken to resolve so far. Contact Apple Support for assistance.
  3. Posts must be relevant to the subreddit. Submissions must be about Apple Watch or Apple Watch related accessories/topics. No “six degrees of Apple Watch”
  4. Non-question posts must foster discussion. a) No low effort submissions or duplicate posts of recent submissions (past 2 weeks). App recommendations questions should be posted in the Joined the Club Megathread. b) Non-Question posts must foster reasonable discussion. c) Low effort activity threads (image of a workout, a badge, etc) must be posted in the Joined the Club megathread.
  5. Do not spam. Spam, such as promotional content designed purely for commercial purposes, cannot be posted. Explicit moderator approval must be received to post giveaways or other content that is promotional. All promotional content must disclose any paid sponsorships. YouTube creators and developers may post their content on Self-Promotion Saturday.
  6. No blog spam/low quality blog links/referral links. No advert-laden, untrusted, or otherwise malicious websites and news sources. Do not post links where you stand something to gain. If you believe a blog you have linked to is not of low quality, message the moderators. (Amazon Smile is permitted)
  7. Common/Frequent Post Do not post screenshots of short activities, such as 10-minute walks. Furthermore, posts that are generic AppleWatch band/case combinations, common AppleWatch configurations or AppleWatch boxes should not be posted. Pictures has to be high quality.
  8. Be respectful to other users. Follow Reddiquette. Do not discriminate against or abuse other members. Breaking this rule will incur a 2-week ban, followed by a permanent ban for repeat offenders. Any attempt to dox users will result in a ban.
  9. Buying advices, pre-orders and shipping posts They belong to the Buying advices, pre-orders and shipping Megathread.

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Abbreviations

Abbreviation Watch
AWA/AWS Apple Watch Aluminium/Sport
SGA/SGS Space Grey Aluminium/Sport
SS Stainless Steel
SB Space Black Stainless Steel
AWE Apple Watch Edition
AWH Apple Watch Hermes
AWN+ Apple Watch Nike+

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Calories

Alright so for the past month, I have been focusing on my move goal calories as my total calories burned. Yesterday my move goal said I burned around 1600-1700 calories, so I only consumed 832 calories. Turns out, with the actual total calories I burned 3968, putting me at a deficit of around 3100 calories. Should I be focused on the move calories or total calories? If its total calories then I will try to eat more

6 Comments
2024/06/27
18:55 UTC

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Synchronise missing data whilst Apple Watch was off

Last night, I didn’t put my watch on the base properly, and it didn’t charge. It only lasted a few hours into the morning before the battery died.

Whilst the battery was out of charge, I walked 13K steps/9.5 km. I charged the watch as soon as I got home and I’m wearing it now. I thought the pedometer app and health app that has access to read and write data about movement and health would update the watch now that it’s charged and turned on. Will that happen?

2 Comments
2024/06/27
18:25 UTC

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Will Cellular Series 9 update location?

I want to leave the house more without my phone, but I don’t want to bring my phone. I share my location on Snapchat and Life360, if I leave with just my watch will those services be updated of my location? I assume they won’t be because my watch has no direct connection to them

0 Comments
2024/06/27
18:17 UTC

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Spotify music keeps pausing?

Hi guys! I have an ultra 2. Just bought it Monday. It started pausing Spotify randomly when playing directly on the watch.

Has this happened to anyone and if so , how can ya make it stop?

1 Comment
2024/06/27
17:57 UTC

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Track apple watch with a Google phone

My son has an apple watch with cellular service and I have a Google phone. What are my options for tracking his location from my phone? Can anyone recommend an app for this?

2 Comments
2024/06/27
17:45 UTC

1

Tracking heart rate and pairing with a manual workout?

The AWU is dreadful when it comes to tracking treadmill running, I was wondering if it’s possible to use the AWU to track heart rate and input it to a manual workout in Strava or any other app. Thanks

1 Comment
2024/06/27
17:41 UTC

2

Are apple watches locked to devices?

See a bunch of used watches all sold as spares, if I buy them are they unlocked or are they like phones with the cloud locks?

1 Comment
2024/06/27
17:09 UTC

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44mm on a 40mm screen

So i ordered a 44mm band for my 40mm SE 2 as it doesn’t fit. Will it still work with the watch even if it doesn’t fit 100% right as long as the band fits me idc

2 Comments
2024/06/27
16:47 UTC

0

Vacation mode

I know this is weird and a bit obsessive, but DAE wish there was a vacation mode to lessen the guilt of not working out when on holiday?

4 Comments
2024/06/27
16:45 UTC

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Apple health should allow you to delete exercise outliers

Once in a while I’ll forget to end a workout and it dramatically skews my health data. Last year I somehow forgot to end a run and I must’ve missed the notification that asked if I was done because I realized the next day that it recorded my run at about 14 hours and most of it I was asleep so now my overall average was incredibly slow. I wish health would be smart enough to know that it is bad data and offer to delete. Thoughts?

6 Comments
2024/06/27
16:31 UTC

1

New 49mm ultra

I just ordered an 49mm ultra 2, and I was wondering if there watch bands that are more like the athletic Nike bands you can get with the 45mm?

4 Comments
2024/06/27
16:12 UTC

1

This Apple Watch Requires the latest iOS Version

I just bought a Series 6 Nike from my friend, he factory reset it and removed from his icloud, and I can't pair it with my iPhone, and it is on the 17.5.1 version. Do I need to install the iOS 18 Beta for it to work?

11 Comments
2024/06/27
15:52 UTC

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Watch os 11 beta 2 bullseye symbol

I installed watch os 11 beta 2 yesterday and since then ive had this bullseye symbol pulsing ever since and I’ve no idea what it is anyone else had this issue and know what it is? Not sure you can really see it properly but it’s a bullseye symbol and I’ve not got a clue what it is or what it means

16 Comments
2024/06/27
15:35 UTC

1

How should I use traditional strength training?

Should I just start and leave the timer running while I work out, or do I need to pause it after every set? I use the stopwatch to count my rest periods, and it would be really annoying to switch between the stopwatch and fitness app.

3 Comments
2024/06/27
15:23 UTC

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Is there a way to Change the wallet function?

Watch SE2

I accidentally glued my side button with some epoxy resin, although it works when pressed forcefully and on one side (after some acetone cleaning) i still cant get it smooth enough for the double click needed for Wallet.

That was one of the features i was using most, is there a way to change how the apple pay works?

1 Comment
2024/06/27
15:02 UTC

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Resting heart rate stuck after sleeping?

I’m having a consistent issue with my resting heart rate. I will wear my watch to sleep and there my resting heart rate is pretty low, since I’m sleeping. But then I get up, move around and even exercise, and the resting won’t move from that initial (sleeping) resting number. It seems like it’s stuck. Is there any way to reset this on the Apple Watch? Does this happen to anyone else. (Sleep resting HR is 45 and normal day is 50-55)

Edit: I don’t have sleep set up but I don’t sometimes fall asleep with the watch on so I understand it’s collecting HR data. Should it increase throughout the day when I’m active?

1 Comment
2024/06/27
14:55 UTC

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I can’t get over how gorgeous this band is. Nomad SS, graphite.

11 Comments
2024/06/27
14:15 UTC

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[EU] prepaid data plan for wearables

Hi Gents, im looking for a prepaid data plan (only) as eSIM solution that can be used for the Apple Watch. I’m located in Germany. Was trying klarks but its not providing the option to activate on the watch.

3 Comments
2024/06/27
14:06 UTC

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Incorrect sleep data, not a reliable tool

When I am not wearing the Apple Watch and my sleep focus starts, the watch assumes I am asleep and even states that I am in a deep sleep. I am then assumed to have been asleep for 6 hours instead of the correct 4 implying my sleep is improving when it is not.

13 Comments
2024/06/27
13:24 UTC

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Is there an app where I can set custom heart rate notifications?

I know you can set high and low notifications through the Watch/Apple Health, but I would like a more custom option. I’d like to get a notification if say my heart rate doesn’t drop below 60bpm while sleeping or rises above 80bpm. Is there an app out there that will let me do this?

2 Comments
2024/06/27
13:15 UTC

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Apple Watch stuck on [ Unable to Check for Update Checking for a software update failed because you are not connected to the internet. ]

Trying to connect a Series 3 Apple Watch to my iPhone 14 Pro Max.

This past Christmas my mother gave me her Series 3 Apple Watch. It wasn’t new, she used it connected to her devices previously. After a few failed attempts, we realized it wasn’t fully disconnected from her phone. After that though, I’ve been stuck in this cycle of error messages.

I have had no luck getting this to work to work I open the Watch app, start the pairing process, and it prompts me to either Update Now or Skip the Update and Exit Setup.

I select Update Now and it goes through the process until I get an error message saying Unable to Check for Update Checking for a software update failed because you are not connected to the internet.

Selecting Try Again will just leave me in an endless loop of this. I have no choice but to select Start Over and then I end up resetting the watch and redoing all of it.

Things I have tried: •Hard resetting the iPhone and Watch (several times) •Uninstalling and reinstalling the Watch app •Turning off cellular data while doing this process •Tried both of my WiFi networks as well as a friend’s house •Manually pairing the watch (with the code versus holding the phone over the watch)

I am looking for any and every suggestion to get this to work.

ETA: I another have a series 3 watch that I was able to pair to my current phone with no problem.

3 Comments
2024/06/27
12:48 UTC

0

Watch broken?

For the past couple of days my SE2 watch is not registering any kind of activity, step count, nothing and I also noticed that raise wrist to wake is not working either. Watch is on latest firmware and I’ve already factory reset it hoping the issue would go away. It didin’t.

1 Comment
2024/06/27
12:00 UTC

1

Need help with fitness tracking...

Hi there, every morning while going to college and returning, I take a bus which goes through an extremely rocky road. This tricks the watch into counting thousands of steps and even starting a running workout...

So i was wondering if there is any way to temporarily disable the step counting every morning and evening to stop the miscounting of steps. I cant seem to be able to create such a shortcut using focus settings because the option to disable fitness tracking isn't available in the shortcuts app.

Any advice? Thanks

3 Comments
2024/06/27
11:11 UTC

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Achieving Stand Goal while sitting?

I am at work since 9 am. A desk job. Been sitting since the time I wore my watch at 8:30.

Is my watch tracking my sitting as standing? What am I doing wrong? It’s a Series 9.

50 Comments
2024/06/27
10:54 UTC

1

Iphone out of date

Hello,

when I try to synchronize the iPhone with the watch, it shows me this error, how can it be solved? I tried different methods.

iphone 13 ios 17.5.1, the watch is ultra

2 Comments
2024/06/27
10:22 UTC

0

I found a bug

I edit my watch face last night and this morning I find out that my watch face turn back to the one before I edit it

3 Comments
2024/06/27
10:29 UTC

1

How to display average HR on Workout app and not current HR?

I mean while doing the exercise, if I glance at my watch it only shows current HR in the current configuration and I couldn't change in settings.... Model is Series 4

1 Comment
2024/06/27
05:56 UTC

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Life’s first 10K workout

Just crushed my first 10KM 🚶🏽‍♂️ in 1:26 hours! Who knew the secret to success was dodging every ice cream truck temptation along the way? 💪🍦

#SlowAndSteady #Compounding

2 Comments
2024/06/27
05:29 UTC

1

Search restricted

Asking Siri a question via watch results in “search is restricted?” It seems to be a screen time thing, as screen time was opened and a pin put in (on parents phone), but nothing ever set up. The privacy and restrictions toggle was automatically on, so turned it off. Restarted watch and phone. Weirdly, the phone doesn’t and never has restricted search via Siri, or otherwise, but the watch continues this action.

Anyone know how to fix it? It’s an Apple Watch 4, phone (iPhone X) is iOS 16.8, but can’t update whatever the watch is running until we get a new phone, since Apple restricted iPhone X from further updates.

0 Comments
2024/06/27
05:21 UTC

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