Apple Watch is water resistant, but you can't take it to the shower


The Apple Watch is real, but it’s not exactly finalized - the device will come to store shelves in the beginning of 2015, and the company will use the time to put some final touches. That’s why it’s not saying much about a few important aspects like the Apple Watch: how long will its battery last? Will it be water resistant?

At least not officially. Yahoo Tech’s David Pogue, however, spoke to Apple reps and learned that the Apple Watch will in fact be water resistant so you need not worry about it getting wet in the rain, nor would you need to take it off to wash your hands. However, its water resistance won’t be to the level that would allow you to take it in the shower with you or go swimming with the watch on.

Apple showed an image of an athlete during a workout where the Watch was nearly covered in water, so it was expected that the wearable will have some level of resistance to the element. It’s good to now know exactly how water resistant it is.

source: Yahoo Tech

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51 Comments

1. WendyFromCircus

Posts: 40; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

Doesn't matter, just take my money !!! :)

3. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

What is that thing youre holding in your pic ?

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

A dil...,and a do.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You forgot to add the i .... lmao.

48. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Have some respect for women .

22. Astoni

Posts: 649; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Lol nice iJustine pic bro :p

42. engineer-1701d unregistered

its not even a real pic, its photo shopped on look at the top strap its in his arm, and watch is not wet, hahaha

2. smarttechbadworld

Posts: 74; Member since: May 07, 2014

Oh ok that doesnt work for me

4. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

So by 2014 standards, it's not water resistant.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5750; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

2014 standards? Watches have been waterproof for nearly a century now Apparently the first waterproof Rolex was in 1926 (someone may have did it before them)

19. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

My point exactly. A non-waterproof watch/smartwatch is a sin. It's like Apple wants to look bad.

47. erikiksaz

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 22, 2010

And now they're blatantly lying about it. Damn near all devices can have water splashed on them, but it sure as hell doesn't mean they're "water resistant."

51. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

You are wearing it wrong ;)

39. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

They are always years behind the competition. It's Apple after all, what did you expect?

43. engineer-1701d unregistered

they just got 1080p screens you have to wait another 2 years for water resistance,

5. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Jeez. If it can't take a shower, it won't be able to be in the rain...

35. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

Or even getting splashed a little bit with water cause if it hits the wrong spot its damaged. I used to think that all phones could get some water on them and used them also in heavy rain. Since the xperia z i realised that i was just lucky nothing happened to any other phones i used to have

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

What good is this iUseless product then? To show off. ...

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

It's water resistant, but can't take it to shower. Yeah, that makes sense. Because they will spy you taking a shower and send your nude photos to iCloud and share it to public.

27. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

Not to be confused with the malware infecting 99% of droids or the fact that Google reads all your gmail and send all the pictures to the NDSA??

28. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Why would Google send your pictures to the National Digital Stewardship Alliance?

32. Iodine

Posts: 1503; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Because they are known for making money by selling data ?

38. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

First of all, they don't sell your data. That would be stupid since they hold the data for ad purposes. What they do sell is the option to deliver ads to profiles based on user data. Second of all, they won't send your pictures to some Stewardship Alliance. But surely he meant the NSA, in which case all USA based companies send data.

40. willard12 unregistered

You should have just gone with 100%. If you're going to troll, why leave off that 1%?

44. engineer-1701d unregistered

so that fact that not one malware have infected my androids or anyone i know or anyone they know, means nothing but i do get people asking me why there iphone stopped working or cant open an app, just yesterday the iphone 5 locked up trying to open the mcd app. just downloaded.

9. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I posted this in the comments on here half a day ago... Also, anyone saying this is useless since it can't be taken into the shower should know you aren't supposed to be taking those IP certified ones in there either. http://phandroid.com/2014/04/19/galaxy-s5-water-damage/ Those IP ratings are really just water resistance too, we don't know what kind of IP certification the apple watch has yet...lets all just wait. If it ends up being bad, then we can bring out the pitchforks.

11. IaguCool

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

That's because Galaxy S5's water resistance is a complete bs. How can a phone with a removable back panel be water resistant?! I took my Sony Xperia Z1 and threw it into a pool. Nothing happened to it. Know why? Because it's sealed with high pressure. That is a truly water resistant phone.

29. hmmm...

Posts: 81; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

Sony xperia zr has a removable back cover and it is waterproof up to 1.5m for 30 min. Anything beyond that may cause water seeping into the phone. I wash the zr quite often and nothing happens to it. I think it is because Samsung decided to coat the earjack instead of closing it with a flap. When the coating wears off or when it is not coated properly, it will be damaged,

34. romeo1

Posts: 823; Member since: Jan 06, 2012

The z1/2/3 ultra and the tablets all have open headphone jacks so that's not the reason. The reason is that the s5's seal on the back cover isn't good enough or tight enough to endure the pressure. That's why the water slips in

10. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

What? Even 20 dollar watches are completely water resistant, and Apple expect people to pay 350 $ for something that's not even waterproof? Another iFail. My simple Nike watch > iWatch 10.

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