Low temperatures could affect Apple Watch altitude data

As you may have seen on all social media, we started 2021 with a cold snap. The Spanish cities are again colored in white to welcome this year 2021. But, have you wondered How do these very low temperatures affect electronic devices? Well we just found out that the new Apple Watch has issues at low temperatures and with one of its new functions: the altimeter

. Read on as we walk you through the details of these user-reported issues.

The altimeter was one of the new functions of the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE, an altimeter always activated which allows us to know our altitude information in real time. It stays in sync with Wi-Fi network data and GPS data. But precisely, it was the users who reported that they found like these the data had a difference of between 200 and 300 meters.

And what is this due to? low pressures due to low temperatures. A detour of sorts normal barometric altimeters like the Apple Watch, although these usually allow recalibrations, but the downside is Apple does not allow us this recalibration.

So now you know, if you are one of those who play outdoor sports, be extra careful especially when checking the altitude the Apple Watch shows you on those cold days. Sure that Apple ends up releasing an update that fixes this problem

but until then we have no choice but to try use other professional GPS devices that give us more reliable information, or as they say, try to restore your Apple Watch. We’ll keep you posted as soon as Apple releases an update that fixes this issue. And you Have you experienced this issue with the Apple Watch Series 6 or SE altimeter?



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