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lclev
04-22-2016, 01:12 PM
I had the most interesting thing happen with my Apple Watch. I recently had hand surgery. I had to have a tiny joint removed in my wrist - due to arthritis, and they rebuilt it by rerouting a piece of my own tenden from my arm.

So evidently as part of the healing, I could feel little electrical like pulses running up from the area where they cut my tendon in my arm up to where they remade the joint. This went on for about a month. It wasn't painful just mild little pulses. I figured my body was rewiring.

Now here is the interesting part. I would get messages on my watch telling me the charging device I had it "attached" to was not an authorized charging device! This happened multiple times and always after I felt the little pulses.

Talk about sensitive! All I can assume is the pulses were electrical in nature and the watch is just that sensitive.

Once the little pulses quit occurring I quit getting the notifications from the watch. Now wouldn't it be cool for Apple to come up with a way to make the watch able to charge itself off the current generated by our body? Just an idea ... ;D

Lisa

chscag
04-22-2016, 03:11 PM
Once the little pulses quit occurring I quit getting the notifications from the watch. Now wouldn't it be cool for Apple to come up with a way to make the watch able to charge itself off the current generated by our body? Just an idea ...

Just reading about your surgery sent chills through me. But it is really wonderful what modern surgery can do. Now if my surgeon could remove about 30 years from this old body...... :P

pigoo3
04-22-2016, 04:00 PM
Now if my surgeon could remove about 30 years from this old body...... :P

Why stop at 30 years off??;) But I'll take 30 if that's all I can get!;);)

- Nick

lclev
04-22-2016, 04:27 PM
If I took thirty years off .... well let's just say knowing what I know now .... I would be dangerous!

And the hand surgery was so worth it. I could not sleep because of the shooting pains that radiated up my arm. I also had carpal tunnel surgery at the same time but it was minor compared to the joint restructure. Now I can sleep and I am slowly getting strength back in my grip in that hand. So worth it.

Lisa

Ember1205
04-22-2016, 06:11 PM
Lisa,

Interesting to read.

Focusing on the watch - I'm actually surprised that this would happen. The Apple Watch charges via induction, so no electricity actually passes from the charger to the watch directly. Which would mean that it shouldn't recognize electrical impulses as "being connected" to a charger. Now, if you tell us that there's a piece of metal that's been implanted, and you're acting like an electromagnet, well... ;)

lclev
04-22-2016, 06:20 PM
Hey you got me. No metal in my arm or wrist. Now my hips... that is a different story. I am bionic!

I found the whole thing strange too. But when the little pulses were occurring the notices popped up. When my body got done with it's rewiring and the pulsing stopped, the warnings stopped. (I know this is nerves regenerating as the numbness is now gone.) I have no other explanation. I was so glad it was still charging on it's charger and not having any other issues I just didn't worry about it.

Lisa

Ember1205
04-22-2016, 06:42 PM
Hey you got me. No metal in my arm or wrist. Now my hips... that is a different story. I am bionic!

I found the whole thing strange too. But when the little pulses were occurring the notices popped up. When my body got done with it's rewiring and the pulsing stopped, the warnings stopped. (I know this is nerves regenerating as the numbness is now gone.) I have no other explanation. I was so glad it was still charging on it's charger and not having any other issues I just didn't worry about it.

Lisa

Wouldn't it have been cool if you could have kept it charged by wearing it?

pm-r
04-22-2016, 07:13 PM
Why stop at 30 years off??;) But I'll take 30 if that's all I can get!;);)

- Nick


There used to be an old joke bouncing around years ago for a re-invented device to instantly remove about thirty pounds of ugly fat — it was called a guillotine!!!

I know, pretty bad… :(

harryb2448
04-22-2016, 09:06 PM
You is on fire ole gal!

I wish something would give me a bit of a charge from time to time.

lclev
04-22-2016, 09:18 PM
Wouldn't it have been cool if you could have kept it charged by wearing it?

Absolutely! We do generate electrical impulses so .... hey Apple .. an idea? ;D

Lisa

TattooedMac
04-22-2016, 09:25 PM
Absolutely! We do generate electrical impulses so .... hey Apple .. an idea? ;D

Lisa

if we all know Apple the way we do, I would of thought they would of have had some sort of Patent on something like this already .......

pm-r
04-22-2016, 09:35 PM
You is on fire ole gal!

I wish something would give me a bit of a charge from time to time.


I'm sure many have been trying for some time now but they just haven't been able to come up with anything close to the million volts that has been the minimum requirements… ;)

Slydude
04-22-2016, 10:16 PM
I was expecting a boring thread about the watch not charging using third-party gear. Boy was I surprised. Didn't know it was going to be about Lisa's race to be the first official Mac-Forums cyborg.

lclev
04-23-2016, 02:18 PM
HEY Slydude - that's bionic not cyborg! :*

Lisa

Slydude
04-23-2016, 02:41 PM
That's a better word. I stand corrected.

lclev
04-23-2016, 02:49 PM
:D ;D O:)

Lisa

harryb2448
04-23-2016, 06:28 PM
I have worked out the problem Lisa.

Calling your muscle bound hulking Mac Pro a girl's name! :Lips-Are-Sealed::Lips-Are-Sealed:

lclev
04-23-2016, 06:37 PM
Harry! Seriously!!!!! Men..... you just don't want to admit we girls can do a lot of heavy lifting too!

O:) ;D

Lisa

pm-r
04-23-2016, 08:14 PM
Harry! Seriously!!!!! Men..... you just don't want to admit we girls can do a lot of heavy lifting too!

O:) ;D

Lisa



I think you might have meant sheilas… no…??? ;)

lclev
04-23-2016, 09:12 PM
Well it does depend on which continent you are on at the time. Just got done watching Crocodile Dundee II - so I know what a sheila is! Sad where I get my knowledge from.. :Smirk:

Lisa

harryb2448
04-24-2016, 01:41 AM
Ahh the advantage of a modern, International education Lisa! As usual Patrick's information is a little upside down. The word is Irish for Cecillia and its alternative spellings.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For other uses, see Sheila (disambiguation).
Sheila
Pronunciation [ˈʃiːlə]
Gender Female
Origin
Word/name Latin Cecilia, via Gaelic Sle / Sle
Meaning Blind
Region of origin Ireland
Other names
Related names Cecilia
Look up Sheila in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.
Sheila (alternatively spelled Shelagh and Sheelagh) is a common given name for a female, derived from the Irish name Sle/Sle, which is believed to be a Gaelic form of Cecilia. Like "Cecil" or "Cecilia", the name means "blind", from the Latin word caecus.

It is also encountered as an alternative spelling of the unrelated Indian girl's name Sheela, which is of Sanskrit origin.

pm-r
04-24-2016, 01:40 PM
Ahh the advantage of a modern, International education Lisa! As usual Patrick's information is a little upside down. The word is Irish for Cecillia and its alternative spellings.
… … …



I guess you better include Apple with your remark Harry as they provide the same info as I did, just use the right-click to "look up…" Sheila or sheilas… and BTW, I have no idea what your "little upside down" comment means or applies to. Must be some other special Aussie type expression …



- Patrick
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lclev
04-24-2016, 10:14 PM
Really? I just thought it was Aussie slang for referring to a female. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sheila

Getting deep there Harry! :Cool:

Lisa