Apple reportedly no longer needs entire Apple Watch returned if Solo Loop doesn’t fit

According to leaker Jon Prosser, Apple has reversed its requirement for users to return their Apple Watch Series 6 if its Solo Loop, or Braided Solo Loop, isn’t the right size for them.

Apple’s original requirement for users to return their entire Apple Watch Series 6 to get a correct-size band meant that some were facing weeks before they could get their Watch back. Now reportedly Apple has decided they can keep the Watch, and just return the Solo Loop, or Braided Solo Loop, for replacement.

Leaker Jon Prosser goes on to say that Apple’s issuing of a replacement

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Apple Watch 6’s blood oxygen sensor is unreliable and misleading

An Apple oxygen check a day will not keep the doctor away, at least not yet. The way consumer tech companies are marketing health capabilities is getting ahead of what their gadgets can actually, reliably do. That’s a dangerous trend, and it jeopardizes the potential positive effect that collecting body data could have on our health.

It’s particularly deceptive at a time when many people are looking to health monitors for any clue that they may have covid-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

For the past week, I’ve been wearing a smartwatch on each wrist, all day and all night long. On the right I have the Apple Watch Series 6, and on the left I wear the new $330 Fitbit Sense, which went on sale this week.

There are many reasons people buy wearable gadgets. I wear an Apple Watch for fitness motivation and to receive phone

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Some Apple Watch Users Report Missing GPS Data in watchOS 7

A number of Apple Watch owners who have updated to watchOS 7 are reporting an issue involving missing GPS mapping data after recording exercise in Apple’s wrist-based Workout app.


Several MacRumors readers have been in touch to highlight the problem, which was first noted in a thread on Apple’s support communities by a user who upgraded their iPhone XS Max to iOS 14 and Apple Watch Series 4 to watchOS 7.

Later, I went for a walk. I used the Outdoor Walk activity on my Watch, but this time didn’t take my iPhone. When I returned, and attempted to upload the activity to Strava, I received a warning that no GPS/route data was present. I checked the Fitness and Health apps, and sure enough, there was no route on the map – only the starting point.

I spoke to someone at Apple Support and they suggested I turned off/back on

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