Question

Watch GT - Bluetooth always on : Health risk because of huawei !


Userlevel 4
Hello,

Unlike all the electronic devices I know that use bluetooth, you can't turn on/off the bluetooth on the Huawei Watch GT.

A recent study and an alert given by 250 scientists prove that Bluetooth waves are harmful to health and can cause cancer. It's very difficult at present time not to use bluetooth constantly, but I usually always turn off bluetooth on my devices when I don't need it anymore, mainly at night.

But the Huawei Watch GT is the only device where I can't turn off the bluetooth. So I get big quantity of waves at night because of this watch ! At night, my wrist is often close to my head (and to my wife's head !). People can tell me that I can stop the watch at night, but I need it because I use it to analyze my sleep and wake up, but I don't need bluetooth (my smartphone is OFF during the night)

I don't understand why Huawei doesn't add an option to disable bluetooth ?! So I could stop Bluetooth only at night. All others watches have it, even the low-cost Chinese watches... This is a problem that was raised some time ago but nothing had been done (again).

For me Huawei makes us take a health risk with the Watch GT !
Should we talk about it everywhere so that Huawei finally does something to improve this point ?

Here are the links on this scientific study :

http://www.technocracy.news/250-scientists-sign-petition-against-danger-of-cancer-from-bluetooth-radiation/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6796679/Are-AirPods-dangerous-250-scientists-warn-be.html

14 replies

Userlevel 2
"A recent study and an alert given by 250 scientists prove that Bluetooth waves are harmful to health and can cause cancer."

Not true. The 250 scientists sent a petition saying more research and oversight is needed, but there is still no evidence that this causes cancer.

see http://www.wtol.com/2019/03/20/verify-no-scientists-didnt-say-airpods-cause-cancer-they-do-have-questions/
Userlevel 4
Hi @mjposner

I'm agree with you but I'm sure you're understand if 250 scientists sent a petition for more research, it's because they think perhaps BT could be dangerous.

They don't undertake this highly media action just to say that everything is OK with bluetooth, and their purpose is to alert consumers and manufacturers of the possible dangerousness of BT. They talk about risk, it's called the precautionary principle, and doesn't blindly trust the manufacturers who say there's no danger.

So I ask Huawei to add this option which doesn't cost them anything and which gives the choice to the user to use or not the bluetooth and when.
That's what you had to understand in my first message.
Userlevel 2
You wrote " prove that Bluetooth waves are harmful to health and can cause cancer..." This is not true. The evidence is weak at best and for adults the risk is minimal (or non-existent).

https://www.consumerreports.org/radiation/do-i-need-to-worry-about-radiation-from-wifi-and-bluetooth-devices/

Much of this concern is fear mongering and conspiracy theorists

People with claims that wifi and/or bluetooth makes them sick either have psychological problems (see Better Call Saul) or undiagnosed conditions. When ever they are tested blindly the effect goes away.

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancer-causes/radiation-exposure/cellular-phones.html
Userlevel 7
Badge +6
Hi Olrik!

We kindly ask you not to worry about this.

Our devices have to pass some rigorous tests before going on sale. Our devices comply with the requirements of each market, so we kindly ask you not to worry about this matter.

I trust this information is of assistance. Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Max
Userlevel 4
I more trusting scientist than Huawei for health questions ! Sorry...

I just want to have the possibility to put Bluetooth OFF. Only that.
So please, implement this function available on every others bluetooth device.
Userlevel 6
Badge +7
If you wish to disable bluetooth in the GT watch you can.

You simply power off the device.

The same for your mobile phone.
Userlevel 4
If you wish to disable bluetooth in the GT watch you can.

You simply power off the device.

The same for your mobile phone.


I think you don't read well my initial message : "People can tell me that I can stop the watch at night, but I need it because I use it to analyze my sleep and wake up, but I don't need bluetooth (my smartphone is OFF during the night)"
Userlevel 2
Respectfully, assuming your claim of bluetooth is correct and you turn off at night, you are still exposed 16 hours a day. I suggest you give up cell, watch and wifi then.
Userlevel 4
I just want to disable bluetooth at night because i don't use it at night
Is it diificult to understand ?
Userlevel 4
Badge
Hey, @Olrik
Your watch emits a tiny amount of radiation. Wearing your watch long term will not harm your body.
  • The special absorption rate (SAR) is used internationally to determine safe amounts of radiation for the human body. According to the strict SAR requirements of the FCC in the United States, if a device's power is lower than a certain threshold, it is definitely safe and certification testing is not needed.
  • Your watch uses low power Bluetooth 4.2 technology, which has a power level of less than 10% of the limit set by the FCC, and is less than 1% of the power of a phone. In addition, Huawei has obtained an official FCC exemption evaluation report. Wearing your band over a long period will have no adverse effect on your health.
  • Your watch emits only 1% of the radiation that your phone emits so it is completely safe to use.
You can set your watch on DND mode at night, which brings you a quiet evening.😴
Userlevel 4
You can set your watch on DND mode at night, which brings you a quiet evening.😴


Thanks @Ove

What does it mean DND mode ? Sorry english is not my native language.
Userlevel 2
Badge
Do Not Disturb
Userlevel 3
BLE is absolutely tiny power output compared with WiFi, mobile phones, Cell towers, broadcast transmissions, aircraft radio, taxi radios, local amateur radio, and even radar. All of this low compared with the electromagnetic radiation coming from your 50Hz mains power supply, lighting transformers and even cosmic radiation. Unless you turn off your power overnight and have shielded your house from external radiation sources, I wouldn't be too concerned about BLE. I'm a radio amateur, so I'm constantly fighting against the radio interference all around us in every house - large electrical equipment is by far the biggest problem like fridges and TV's because it emits radio noise over many bandwidths. BLE is so small, I even have a bluetooth transmitter inside my radio circuit right next to the sensitive receiver and it causes no interference whereas a lighting transformer at the other side of the house drowns out all signals when it's on !
Userlevel 4
no news about the BLE on/off ??

Reply

    Cookie policy

    By browsing our website, you accept the use of cookies on our site to perform analytics, provide you with ads tailored to your preferences and interests, and allow you to share content on social networks. Learn more about our cookies and manage them

    Accept cookies Cookie settings