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Some Apple Watch Series 3 Drives Restart Alone When Near Medical Equipment

We are in the third generation of Apple watchbut I confess that from the first step on a relatively annoying problem: turn and move, my watch restarts alone, out of nowhere. There does not seem to be a problem with my hardware itself, after all I had the original Apple Watch, the Series 2 and now the Series 3 (all with the same problem). So it seems that this is a software problem anyway, without any outside interference unless I have medical equipment at home and I didn't know it.

Yes, because according to reports from some users, Ma's new watch (with or without cellular connectivity, please note) is restarting itself when used within the intensive care units (ICU) of some hospitals. The first thing that comes to mind is undoubtedly possible interference with specific medical equipment.

In one case, a user said he gave his wife an Apple Watch Series 3 for Christmas so she could easily check messages even while working in the ICU. The problem that the watch restarted virtually every hour and even though changing the drive at Apple, the new watch continued to have the same problem.

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Official Image: https://www.apple/us/apple-watch-series-3/#health-tool

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In the Apple discussion forum there are several similar reports. The solution apparently put the watch in Airplane Mode, which is obviously not good since you simply make the device unusable.

It is good to note that in the Apple Watch manual, the company makes it clear that the watch may cause interference with medical devices. The reverse (medical equipment causing interference on the watch), however, is not commented on in the product manual. See s:

Interference with medical devices. Apple Watch contains components and radios that emit electromagnetic fields. Apple Watch, some of the wristbands, Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Cable, Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Case and Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Dock contain ms. These electromagnetic fields and hands may interfere with pacemakers, defibrillators or other medical devices. Keep a safe distance between your medical device and Apple Watch, its wristbands, Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Cable, Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Case and Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Dock. Consult your doctor and the medical device manufacturer for information specific to your medical device. If you suspect that Apple Watch, its bracelets, Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Cable, Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Case and Apple Watch Magnetic Charge Dock are interfering with your pacemaker or other medical device, stop using them.

Interestingly, based on the reports, it seems that the issue only affects a few Apple Watch Series 3 drives. Maybe all this will not be resolved with a software update either.

via 9to5Mac