If you’re an Apple Watch early adopter, you may have run into a problem: Namely, that no one else you know actually owns the device yet. This means that you won’t be able to do things like share your heartbeat unless you’re the type of person who likes sending your heartbeats to complete strangers. However, Wired brings us word that some lonely Apple Watch users have created a new community on Reddit where they can send each other their heartbeats to their hearts’ content.
The subreddit is called /r/lonelyheartbeats and it’s full of Apple Watch users asking for someone, anyone to send them digital heartbeats and touches. Here is a representative sample of forum post titles: “Send me your digital touches and heartbeats”; “I am Antonio, send me a drawing or heartbeat :)”; “Please add me so I can enjoy the digital touch features of my apple watch”; “It’s been over a week, need some taps.” You get the idea.
“It started as a group of Watch buyers who didn’t know anyone else that was getting one and wanted to play with the Watch to watch heartbeats, sketches, and tap features,” the subreddit’s founder explains to Wired. “Looks like people are connecting and tapping each other.”
The subreddit now has over 100 subscribers. If you’re a lonely Apple Watch user interested in getting virtual taps from total strangers on the Internet, you can check out the subreddit yourself by clicking here.