Battery near my pacemaker

I am a battery "killer" in wrist watches so I recently bought a watch necklace. It occurred to me that maybe I shouldn't wear this necklace with a pacemaker. The chain is long enough that the watch is maybe 6 inches below my pacemaker. What do you think?


Watch battery no problem

by LondonAndy - 2020-11-08 12:37:49

Their output is so tiny it would have no effect even if resting directly on where the device is.

No problem at all

by AgentX86 - 2020-11-08 13:21:13

There are very few things that the vast majority of people encounter that even might be a problem for a pacemaker. Don't worry about the small things.

Battery near my pacemaker

by LITLBITIRISH - 2020-11-08 18:04:12

Thank you all for the reassurances. 


My experience

by Jdky - 2020-11-09 12:27:20

I would say the obvious - differs person to person, consult your doctor, etc. I use power tools all the time like my 20V lithium drill and never have any issues. And often times it is right next to my heart.  also use plenty of powerful tools like my table saw and have it had any issues. 


by ROBO Pop - 2020-11-09 13:43:48

Far too much is made of the risks of magnetic fields affecting our devices. Fact is there is very little risk and even if there is interference the device goes back to normal operation when the offending field moves away. Geez when I first got a defibrillator, my wife secretly started stacking refrigerator magnets on it at night hoping to do me in. 14 years later, still here 

cant possibly

by dwelch - 2020-11-12 05:35:30

see how this could affect the pacemaker...

After the device goes back to normal

by AgentX86 - 2020-11-14 00:14:22

I may be dead.  Normal is nothing. 

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I've seen many posts about people being concerned about exercise after having a device so thought I would let you know that yesterday I raced my first marathon since having my pacemaker fitted in fall 2004.