1. dpham00's Avatar
    The Apple watch is IP7X which means submerged for 1M for 30 minutes, but personally, I will not be using it in the shower or even wading in a pool. Probably the most that I would subject the watch to would be washing hands or rain.
    04-09-2015 11:15 AM
  2. Ipheuria's Avatar
    The Apple watch is IP7X which means submerged for 1M for 30 minutes, but personally, I will not be using it in the shower or even wading in a pool. Probably the most that I would subject the watch to would be washing hands or rain.
    I'm the same as you. I've had Lifeproof cases on my iPhones but never for the waterproof aspect but more for the impact resistance. I just think showering in it is kind of silly but then I never did that with watches either.
    04-09-2015 11:20 AM
  3. dpham00's Avatar
    I'm the same as you. I've had Lifeproof cases on my iPhones but never for the waterproof aspect but more for the impact resistance. I just think showering in it is kind of silly but then I never did that with watches either.
    I think so too. The bigger concern for me is swimming. Say you are at a party at someone's house with a pool...Sometimes there are impromptu swims, and you might forget to take off the watch, especially if you are not quite sober...theoretically speaking of course.
    04-09-2015 11:26 AM
  4. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Hehehe I was just asking that :P For me it's how much I want to take it swimming, because I like having a watch on me all the time.

    But my current one, for instance, though it can stand the submersion for a little while, I don't take it to the pool. I've forgotten to take it off in the jacuzzi or when taking a dive in the pool a couple times and it survives, but I really want to be able to NEVER take it off, even if I'm showering or in the pool.
    04-09-2015 11:28 AM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I deal with electronic door hardware, if it's raining it will be subjugated to a lot of water. Most days though, just washing hands.
    04-09-2015 11:30 AM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    Hehehe I was just asking that :P For me it's how much I want to take it swimming, because I like having a watch on me all the time.

    But my current one, for instance, though it can stand the submersion for a little while, I don't take it to the pool. I've forgotten to take it off in the jacuzzi or when taking a dive in the pool a couple times and it survives, but I really want to be able to NEVER take it off, even if I'm showering or in the pool.
    I think the issue too is submersion is different than active pressure. So while it can stand 1m, if you are swimming or other water activitites, then there will be more pressure on the watch.
    04-09-2015 11:30 AM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Light rain drizzle while exiting my car or something.
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    04-09-2015 11:37 AM
  8. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I think so too. The bigger concern for me is swimming. Say you are at a party at someone's house with a pool...Sometimes there are impromptu swims, and you might forget to take off the watch, especially if you are not quite sober...theoretically speaking of course.
    Applecare+ is calling your name lol
    04-10-2015 09:57 AM
  9. Bigeric23's Avatar
    As little as possible. I've never wanted to shower with a watch, or swim with one.
    04-10-2015 10:47 AM
  10. John Yester's Avatar
    Well I am around water all the time. Being on the fire line. So we will see how she holds up.
    04-10-2015 10:51 AM
  11. dpham00's Avatar
    Well I am around water all the time. Being on the fire line. So we will see how she holds up.
    Will you be getting AppleCare+?
    04-10-2015 01:24 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    High humidity, driving rainstorms, and my weekly shower.


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    04-10-2015 01:38 PM
  13. Smply_Rckless's Avatar
    The same amount as my phone comes into contact. I hardly trust anything waterproof or resistant. Anything could still go wrong.


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    04-10-2015 01:53 PM
  14. John Yester's Avatar
    Will you be getting AppleCare+?
    Yes I will be
    04-10-2015 02:01 PM
  15. zhelf's Avatar
    if i get caught in the rain or it it get spalashed while washing my hands that is it for me i dont shower with a watch on and dont swim with one so i dont plan to do that with this one.
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    04-10-2015 02:04 PM
  16. kjparfekt's Avatar
    I shower with my Pebble and have gotten to the pool at a hotel having forgotten to take my fuel band off. At that point you don't to go back to the room and you don't want someone to steal you watch on a chair so you're stuck hiding it in a hat. Same thing with the beach if you forget to leave it in the car.

    If I was still living at the beach I would have had to keep my pebble as a back up smart watch because I see lack of serious water proofing to be an issue with a health/activity tracking device. Plus being at the beach I'd love to keep my phone in a bag and rely on my watch to see if I actually want to take my phone out to answer a call or respond to a message.

    Oh well.. Gen 2 maybe.
    04-10-2015 02:43 PM
  17. iEd's Avatar
    I think so too. The bigger concern for me is swimming. Say you are at a party at someone's house with a pool...Sometimes there are impromptu swims, and you might forget to take off the watch, especially if you are not quite sober...theoretically speaking of course.
    There comes a point when people have to be responsible and not depend on a company to make a product water proof in the event of a drunken swim at a pool party.
    Apple should put a air bag in the watch for the drunken drive home.


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    04-10-2015 02:48 PM
  18. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    The waterproofness is one of the many reasons I am going to wait and not get one now. I have been using a Vivoactive for a few weeks and not having to take it off in the shower and being able to swim with it is a huge PLUS.

    I am sure the Apple Watch will be ok for some splashing and washing hands etc, but I would not totally submerge it.
    04-10-2015 02:49 PM
  19. tigerinexile's Avatar
    Rinsing it off after a workout, perhaps.


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    04-10-2015 03:05 PM
  20. Premium1's Avatar
    None. not going to risk something happening and then being forced to pay for costly repairs even if they claim it can handle some water.
    04-10-2015 03:40 PM
  21. Peligro911's Avatar
    While water proof would be a bummer the battery life is the killer for me maybe gen 2 or a pebble color until then


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    04-10-2015 03:47 PM
  22. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    None. not going to risk something happening and then being forced to pay for costly repairs even if they claim it can handle some water.
    Exactly this↑↑


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5. ☮
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    04-10-2015 03:56 PM
  23. Highrisedrifter's Avatar
    Washing my hands will probably be the most water it gets and even then I still would protect it from the worst of the water from that. I have specific divers watches (My Submariner or Seamaster) for when I go swimming/diving.
    04-10-2015 04:00 PM
  24. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    It's rated at a standard of 1 m of water for up to 30 min. A few splashes from washing your hands isn't going to hurt it. Even the shower would probably be fine as far as the water goes. Not sure how/if soap would change that.
    But I still won't take it in the shower.
    04-10-2015 05:02 PM
  25. dpham00's Avatar
    None. not going to risk something happening and then being forced to pay for costly repairs even if they claim it can handle some water.
    Well not intentionally of course, but sometimes you (well i) could forget that I had the watch on
    04-10-2015 06:54 PM

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