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Apple Watch 2: 4 Problems We Hope It Solves

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Apple device users are getting closer and closer everyday to finally getting their hands on the Apple Watch 2. However, prior to its unveiling, there are still problems that need to be addressed by the designers and producers of the product.

In a recent post by Mac Rumors, the upcoming wrist watch of Apple still needs to fix some issues before its release, which was originally the problem of its predecessor. The publication noted four problems that the company should pay attention to and further enhance the satisfaction level of their gadget.

Heart Rate Sensor On Tattoos

According to the website, Apple Watch?s heart rate sensor is having a hard time in reading heart rate measurement when a user has a dark ink tattoo on his/her wrist. The problem will cause inaccurate measurement as well as problems on the gadget?s passcode feature for locking it in, in the event of theft and Apple Pay.

On a good note, not all tattooed wrists are going to experience interference, because it seems like the ones with dark color ink marks are the only ones most affected by the issue. Although the users can just turn the Wrist Detection off to avoid the problem with the passcode, doing so will also disable Apple Pay.

As of now, Apple has still no solution to this problem and the only way they said that could fix the problem is to connect the Apple Watch to an external heart rate monitor. We certainly hope that the upcoming Apple Watch 2 would not have the same problem.

Digital Crown

Another issue that needs to be addressed is the complain from some users about the ?sticky digital crown,? which at some point would make it difficult to turn. Apple released a statement on how to deal with that problem and according to the company, running the digital crown underwater for 10 to 15 seconds would fix it because the issue is mainly caused by dirt or debris.

Although Apple replaces the devices brought into Apple Stores with such problems, it is still best if they could just solve it to avoid experiencing the same problem again especially with the upcoming Apple Watch 2.

Band Locking

Next to Mac Rumors list of issues is the problem with the gadget?s bands. According to some users, the watch?s bands are not locking into places like they should, and it is possibly because of faulty locking mechanism. Again, although the company is replacing watches that have this problem, they should not allow it to happen in their upcoming watch.

Heart Rate Data Inconsistencies

The last issue is not that much of a problem because it appeared to be part of an update. Before the said update, Apple Watch was sending heart rate data to the user?s iPhone?s Health app every 10 minutes. But after the update, it sometimes took hours before the device sends another heart rate data to the phone. However, it turned out to be a part of the update that Apple Watch would only collect heart rate data when a user is stationary.

Furthermore, Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, recently shared that their main focus is people?s health and if that is the case, then they should really address these problems at hand. ?If you think about some of society?s biggest problems and challenges, one of the ones that we are really focused on is health. And arguably the health care system can be made much simpler, can have much better results, you can have patients that really feel like customers? and have systems and applications that bring out the best in the medical professions? I think the runway there is enormous,? said Cook during the Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam.

Aside from the health apps that Apple Watch 2 is going to showcase, it is also said to feature its own 3G or 4G capabilities. It is also expected to have a FaceTime camera that will further enrich the video calling experience, as well as its own Wi-Fi chip. For the price, the gadget is believed to cost $349 or above. Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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