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April 24, 2015

Don’t let wearables ruin your sex life and these special moments

The Apple Watch might be great for many occasions, but try not using it during these activities.

By James Nunns

Wearables can be great, providing hassle free access to your phone and a number of handy features, but there can be some moments that your Apple Watch might just ruin.

CBR has compiled a handy list of times when it’s probably for the best that you aren’t wearing the device.

1. Sex

If your Apple Watch battery lasts long enough for you to wear it through the night, then you might find that the fitness and health tracking features to be a bit of a turn off.

Do you really want to check your heart rate or how many miles you’ve ‘run’?

This is an occasion when you don’t really want to be receiving notifications, text updates, how the stock market is doing or to be notified that your mum is calling.

With the Nike+ Running app your friends can even send you a cheer, while this may give you a little boost, it’s also extremely likely to kill the mood.

2. Weddings

Picture it, the happiest day of your life, you’re saying your vows and you get a phone call notification from your wearable.

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Perhaps if Tinder puts out an upgrade to move it on to the Apple Watch then you might want to make sure its notifications are turned off during this time.

In fact, it might just be a sensible idea not to wear your device during this special occasion, you don’t want any interruptions or distractions from the main event.

3. Sporting events

This weekend it is Arsenal vs Chelsea and no doubt there will be a number of fans showing off their Apple Watch *cough* Chelsea fans *cough* rather than watching the football.

Whether it’s using the Citymapper app to find your way home or using Twitter to vent your anger at Piers Morgan, these are sure fire ways to make you miss the match.

Now with William Hill being available on your wrist, you could find yourself focusing on finding the best odds for the next time Hazard dives rather than the action.

4. Gigs

Too busy tweeting about what an amazing gig this is on your new smart watch? Perhaps you are busy looking at Instagram of the awesome picture you just took, only to realise that you just missed the next 5 minutes.

If you are using the helpful picture app to take photos of these events then you might have some difficutly, mainly you’ll be so busy waving your hands in the air (like you just don’t care) to take a good picture.

If you’re at a gig, you’re likely to be getting jostled around and controlling your little Apple Watch screen is likely to be tricky, you’re going to press the wrong thing and waste time – so just focus on the act.

5. Dates

If you’re on a date then you shouldn’t be playing with your Apple Watch or any device really, it’s not a good look.

But if you really feel like you have to and you notice that your date also has an Apple Watch, then you can send them your heartbeat, just to make sure they know you’re interested, it’s easier than words.

While some might find it romantic if you are constantly sending your heartbeat to the object of your desire, others might find it a little creepy.

The same goes for the Tap function of the Apple Watch, the company describes it as: "Let friends or loved ones know you’re thinking of them with silent, gentle tap patterns they’ll feel on the wrist. You can even customise taps for different people."

I can’t be the only one who finds it a little odd, if you’re thinking about someone just send them a text, don’t start sending them Taps with no context…in the middle of the night.


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