It's not very common, but certain people just don't get along with watches, bracelets, necklaces and the like. With the arrival of its first “wearable” device (wearable), The Watch, Apple is now more susceptible to such cases.
In a support article (still unavailable in Portuguese) on how to use Watch, Apple says it makes a careful selection of all materials used in its products. In the case of the watch, she claims to have made sure to even go beyond what regulatory bodies send. Even so, the company recognizes that “a small number of people” may experience reactions to certain materials.
And, in fact, one or the other case has already started painting on social networks:
Apple highlights two specific materials that can cause problems:
- Nickel: It is present in the Apple Watch, in the space gray Apple Watch Sport, in the stainless steel parts of some bracelets and in the hands of the watch and bracelets.
- Metallic: dashes (of stickers) are present on the Apple Watch case, on the milan link bracelet, on the modern clasp strap and on the leather strap.
In addition to the rare cases in which the mere prolonged contact of these materials can cause allergy, Apple says that users should pay attention to the correct adjustment in the use of the watch. If you leave it too loose, only the sensor readings will be impaired, as excessive movement of the bracelet on the skin can cause irritation; likewise, it is not recommended to leave the bracelet too tight. The ideal is that it is fair, but comfortable.
It is also recommended that the user always keep his watch and bracelet (in addition to his own skin) clean, since dirt residues or even products such as soap, sunscreen, moisturizers, etc. can cause skin irritation with prolonged use, even more when mixed with sweat.
For those who face problems like this, it is ideal to suspend the use of the Apple Watch and consult a doctor.
(tip from Eduardo Marinho, via Daily Mail Online)