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Question: Apple Watch leaving burn marks on wrist

My son’s Apple Watch 2 is leaving burn marks on his wrist. Why is it doing this? What kind of a band should I buy to replace it?

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Nov 12, 2017 6:26 PM in response to Helenfern In response to Helenfern


If you experience redness, swelling, itchiness or any other irritation or discomfort on your skin around or beneath your watch or band, Apple recommends that you remove your Apple Watch and consult a doctor / physician before wearing it again.

Skin reactions can be a result of various causes including:

  • Allergies (eg to nickel).
  • Extended exposure to irritants (eg soap or sweat).
  • Environmental factors.
  • Wearing the band too tightly or too loosely.

More information, including tips from Apple:

Note that there is no model of Apple Watch that has no metal or nickel touching the skin; the magnets in all models of Apple Watch contain some nickel.

If you are considering buying a different band, note that Apple recommends using only Apple-branded or Apple authorised bands with Apple Watch:

Nov 12, 2017 6:26 PM

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