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How do you wear your Apple Watch?

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by bitter_betsy bitter_betsy (Member) Member Student

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Prior to nursing school I hated watches, but sadly now I'm addicted.  I am allowed to wear any watch that I want, I don't have to be bare below the elbow, and I'm currently involved in a research program utilizing apple watches.  Right now my watch is an expensive timer and second hand but it collects data - I do have it set up for text messages but only because I have an elderly mother and grandmother.  I'd love to find a way to wear it somewhere other than on my wrist and still have it work properly.  I'd also like to set up Siri so that I can set reminder timers without touching buttons, but I don't want her arbitrarily talking to me or doing dumb things.  I purchased one of those armband things designed for working out, but I feel like I have a giant band aid on my arm and I find it irritating.

What are your thoughts?  Do you use Siri?  Do you wear your watch anywhere other than on your wrist?

Thanks for the feedback!

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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Apple watches are not allowed in our facility!

 

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There are some necklace options for them, but they hang rather low, and you must have the passcode turned off. 

Theres also a decent carabiner option, too  

Theyre also not as accurate as a pedometer, this way

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FurBabyMom has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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I wear mine on my wrist unless I'm assigned to scrub.  Then it goes in my pocket, usually the one on the side of my leg so it picks up some of my movement. 

I see how they could cause some privacy concerns though.  Although, the proliferation of cell phones in clinical areas bothers me more at the moment than smart watches.

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On 8/31/2019 at 9:30 PM, QuasiHumerus said:

There are some necklace options for them, but they hang rather low, and you must have the passcode turned off. 

Theres also a decent carabiner option, too  

 Theyre also not as accurate as a pedometer, this way

So this is great news!!  I need to do some research.  I thought that they didn't work when they weren't on your wrist.  Thank you!!

 

21 hours ago, FurBabyMom said:

I wear mine on my wrist unless I'm assigned to scrub.  Then it goes in my pocket, usually the one on the side of my leg so it picks up some of my movement. 

I see how they could cause some privacy concerns though.  Although, the proliferation of cell phones in clinical areas bothers me more at the moment than smart watches.

For now I'm wearing mine on my wrist - the thought of it just bothers me though.  We are allowed to use our phones in clinical when our nurses say that we can look something up like a med (there are never enough computers available), but I see everyone on their phone way too much - seems like we can't breathe without our devices.

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