Apple Watch Irritating Wearers? Though Complaints Pile Up, Apple Says ‘You’re Wearing It Wrong’

The Apple Watch, the Cupertino-based company's first foray into wearable smart electronics, is already at the receiving end of disappointments from quite a few early adopters. Social media is abuzz about the supposed irritation Apple Watch's wristband is causing.

Quite a few who jumped the gun and snatched up an Apple Watch seem to be regretting their decision of buying into the hype. There are growing reports of people experiencing some kind of skin irritation allegedly due to the materials used on the Apple Watch. There are others who have reported a rather severe reaction – a rash – from wearing Apple Watch. The "affected" people are blaming the company for causing skin allergy.

The Rubber Material Was Supposed To Be Completely Non-Reactive
The Rubber Material Was Supposed To Be Completely Non-Reactive

The first images started appearing on Italian website Ispazio where a few users posted images wherein their wrists had bad rashes. These users allege that the rashes were caused by the metallic band might have happened owing to small traces of nickel, which they suspect is still in the magnets that hold the band in place.

The Magnet May Have Traces Of Nickle To Which Many Are Allergic
The Magnet May Have Traces Of Nickle To Which Many Are Allergic

Meanwhile, another Reddit user also shared a similar problem which caused him skin irritation due to the Apple Sport Watch, whose band is made from a synthetic, supposedly non-reactive fluoroelastomer. He confirmed with the Apple Inc.'s customer service representative that he doesn't wear the band too tightly; neither does he allow the moisture to remain trapped.

"You're Wearing It Wrong" Seems To Suggest Apple About The Alleged Skin Irritation

Incidentally, these are two most foremost reasons Apple is using to dismiss, downplay, or refute the claims that the materials used to make the bands of Apple Watch are in any way inferior or of substandard quality. In fact, even before the Apple Watch was out, the company had released an advisory that is detailed in the Support section.

"The Watch has been tested a number of times and also, have consulted with board-certified dermatologists to make sure that the material from the Watch does not cause any harm to a user."
However, Apple does admit there are chances, however remote, that the bands may not work for all.
"A small number of people will experience reactions to certain materials. This can be due to allergies, environmental factors, extended exposure to irritants like soap or sweat, and other causes. We advise such users to stay away from the Watch if they come across any problems or simply, consult a physician before wearing the Apple Watch again."
The "You're wearing it wrong" response from Apple seems eerily reminiscent to the early days of the iPhone when Steve Jobs had curtly responded to people who were experiencing network issues, saying "You're holding the iPhone wrong."

[Image Credit | Apple, Ispazio, Khas Khabar]