Apple Watch is water-protected, not fully water-proof: wash your hands wearing it, but don't submerge it in water
posted by Victor H. / Mar 10, 2015, 6:34 AM
The missing pieces of the Apple Watch puzzle have been uncovered, and now we know everything we wondered about starting with its price and finishing with the battery life. There is, however, one important detail that we have not touched upon: the water-protection capabilities of the timepiece.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that he's taking a shower while wearing the Watch, so we know there is some level of protection from the elements. Looking closer at the tiny font on Apple's official Watch page, we can also see an official rating: IPX7. The X means that the watch does not carry protection from dust, while the 7 digit indicates that the Watch is certified to withstand immersion in up to 3 feet deep water for as long as 30 minutes.
Nonetheless, Apple makes it clear that the Watch is not waterproof, and suggests you to use it during exercise, rain, and while washing your hands, but does NOT recommend actually submerging it under water.
Here is the official breakdown of the Apple Watch's water-protection capabilities:
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Anyone know the IP rating on the Moto 360, LG G Watch R, Sony Smart Watch 3 , or any of Samsung's Gear watches?
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 6:38 AM 1
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Enough with this hype! This watch sucks and should not be labled as a smartwatch because it's not smart!
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 6:45 AM 7
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So let me be the first to warn the fan boys and you need to listen. Based 9n my experience with the original Gear. If you plan to workout and you are a heavy sweater, either take it off or put a piece of tissue under the device to soak up the water. If you don't the sweat will eat at ant seals on the device and it will get wet and stop working. Samsung did replace the device under warranty once, but this is not typical and they were being nice. Sweating is not equal to a splash. Sweating is equal to heavy rain or a soaking. You can choose to be hard head and turn your over price toy into a brick if you like. The Gear S is bettet, cost less has more features, last 2 days average and you can drown it in water for up to 30 mins. If you ever see moisture under the glass, power it off asap. Fan it back and forth to dry it quickly. Any moisture inside will damage it. This is the downside to metal casong. It is more costly ro make way er resistant so most oems won't do it. You have been warned
posted on Mar 10, 2015, 8:12 AM 0
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