1. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I know that feeling!
    I actually scheduled an appt for Friday. Realized that I will be right by one of the Apple Stores because of where my work meeting is. Can update everyone after I meet with them, but I have a feeling they're going to tell me that it's working as expected.
    02-22-2017 04:16 PM
  2. ItnStln511's Avatar
    I actually scheduled an appt for Friday. Realized that I will be right by one of the Apple Stores because of where my work meeting is. Can update everyone after I meet with them, but I have a feeling they're going to tell me that it's working as expected.
    That's why I haven't tried to get mine exchanged yet. Hopefully you're successful in getting your's exchanged.
    02-22-2017 04:21 PM
  3. eyecrispy's Avatar
    That's why I haven't tried to get mine exchanged yet. Hopefully you're successful in getting your's exchanged.
    Also, unless they've changed it, I don't think the Apple Store has stock of AWs for warranty exchanges. They will send it back to the mother ship for diagnostics, repairs or warranty exchange. That means you're without your watch for several days. Kind of lame. Not sure why they do it that way.
    02-22-2017 04:33 PM
  4. ItnStln511's Avatar
    Also, unless they've changed it, I don't think the Apple Store has stock of AWs for warranty exchanges. They will send it back to the mother ship for diagnostics, repairs or warranty exchange. That means you're without your watch for several days. Kind of lame. Not sure why they do it that way.
    They should suspend the one year warranty while you don't have your watch then, so you're not cheated out in a week or so.
    02-22-2017 05:07 PM
  5. eyecrispy's Avatar
    They should suspend the one year warranty while you don't have your watch then, so you're not cheated out in a week or so.
    lol totally. We both know that's not gonna happen.
    02-22-2017 05:11 PM
  6. ItnStln511's Avatar
    lol totally. We both know that's not gonna happen.
    Exactly, but it should!
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    02-22-2017 05:27 PM
  7. upandover's Avatar
    When I've spent good money on a device I expect better than that and I don't think that's unreasonable either. Bad data is arguably worse than no data at all. Having done a long run this morning (with my Garmin and chest strap) I can look at the HR numbers and have a fair idea of how hard I was actually trying (as opposed to what my head was telling me). If that number is even 10% out then it changes a steady run with effort to spare into one where I'm on my limit (or vice versa) and the distinction is really quite important. I don't currently trust the AW (or any other device with an optical sensor to be fair to Apple) for this reason.
    Totally agree but I didn't buy it for a fitness tracker primarily anyway, I just saw that as a nice bonus. When you see athletes with the chest straps on you have to assume they would be much more accurate than a watch that's so far away from your heart and is sensitive to movement. I wouldn't want to train with a chest strap on anyway personally.
    02-24-2017 07:52 AM
  8. circlez's Avatar
    I think when it comes to WHR sensors everyone's mileage may vary because of physical differences (skin tone and blood vessel placement). Personally, I have been very impressed with the accuracy of the sensor in Nike+ edition that I own. I also own a Garmin Fenix3 HR and the WHR in my Apple watch is actually more accurate than the Garmin. I find it to be least accurate when doing pull ups, but for virtually every exercise it seems to track (at least my left wrist) very very well.

    Compared to the Garmin HRM Run chest strap, the Apple Watch isn't as good as an ECG chest monitor (obviously)....but it is usually very close. Within a few BPM. I have been training with my Apple Watch more so than my Fenix3 HR as of recently because I have been so impressed with the WHR performance of my Nike+ edition.

    Just my two cents.
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    02-24-2017 08:31 AM
  9. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    Totally agree but I didn't buy it for a fitness tracker primarily anyway, I just saw that as a nice bonus. When you see athletes with the chest straps on you have to assume they would be much more accurate than a watch that's so far away from your heart and is sensitive to movement. I wouldn't want to train with a chest strap on anyway personally.
    I'm no athlete but I do train with a chest strap on and what I'd say is that once you've got it adjusted right and worn it a few times then it's no more uncomfortable than any other item of clothing. The Garmin straps are more than HR straps anyway; they have accelerometers in them and give stats about cadence, vertical oscillation and stride length which may be of interest to runners
    eyecrispy likes this.
    02-24-2017 11:24 AM
  10. Fable's Avatar
    It is fairly accurate if you need an approximation. If you need a dead on number you are always better pairing it with a chest strap.

    My gym just got brand new treadmills in with HR handles. It is in par with those and maybe even a little more accurate but it is no chest strap.

    If you are a serious runner or do HIIT training. Pair the watch with a Bluetooth chest strap. iMore just did a write up on them.
    02-26-2017 06:52 AM
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