Wearing Apple Watch On Shabbat


Is there a problem wearing an Apple Watch on Shabbat if one is only wearing it to know the time?



  1. According to the OU site, one should not wear a smart watch on Shabbat. Some smart watches on the market today are designed to monitor and measure various body functions, such as one’s blood pressure or heartbeat rate, while others are designed to monitor and measure weather information. The results are then digitally displayed on the watch’s screen.

    Unless it is a medical necessity, such a watch should not be worn on Shabbat since the digital display is constantly being updated based on the wearer’s hand movements.

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