Interferrence with the Nintendo Switch

So I've had a pacemaker for a little over a year and I am still learning things (I hate the thing because it has given me nothing but trouble). Anyway, I've read in the Nintendo Switch manual that I should keep the machine at least 25 cm away from me when playing wirelessly. I thought the pacemakers were on an own frequency or something? I know I am gonna forget and keep the Switch real close to my chest from time to time, but is there really is a problem with interference I guess I have to stop playing in handheld mode. Is it actually dangerous to play with my Switch when I have a pacemaker?


I wouldn't worry

by ams1986 - 2018-02-05 13:23:19

The advice I've been given is those warnings are a CYA for the company. It's highly unlikely it will interfere, but if they add the disclaimer then they aren't as liable if something does go wrong.

Hey Jude, Don't be afraid.....

by Gotrhythm - 2018-02-05 16:06:27

Those warnings are written by lawyers trying to save their a---, not doctors trying to save your life.

There is virtually nothing outside industrial settings that is likely to affect your pacemaker at all. But in the unlikely event that something does, all you need to do is move six inches away. Your pacemaker will return to it's programmed settings.

So if you forget and let your Nintendo thingy get too close? No problem. Nothing is going to break your pacemaker, or cause it to malfunction, or stop it.

There are lots of things in this world that it's smart to be afraid of. But your pacemaker isn't one of them.


by aintdeadyeti - 2018-02-05 16:40:26

Thank you so much for your responses! I guess it's just me worrying so much about these stuff that I end up feeling unwell because of the anxiety of something interfering with my pacemaker, than something actually interfering with it.

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