1. dezee38's Avatar
    Right. So, u have a fitness obsession, not an apple watch obsession?
    07-07-2015 09:01 PM
  2. csal80's Avatar
    Right. So, u have a fitness obsession, not an apple watch obsession?
    Sort of I guess. I think most out there will think of the apple watch half as a timepiece and half as a fitness band/smart device. It is the latter that will compel people not to want to take it off. Think about a Fitbit. I actually still wear one and only take it off to charge.
    07-07-2015 10:06 PM
  3. RobtRoma's Avatar
    I haven't taken it into the shower and I don't plan on it. But... I did get caught in the rain at an outdoor concert. Drizzled for about an hour before it came down pretty hard for at least half an hour and probably closer to 45 minutes. My Watch made it thru with no problems. I was even checking notifications and swiping thru the water on the Watch with few issues. A few times I had to wipe the screen on my pants to get swipes to register properly because it was so wet but the Watch may it thru unscathed.
    07-07-2015 10:07 PM
  4. Peligro911's Avatar
    2 question for people who wear watches in the shower..... Did u do this prior to owning an apple watch? and What is the purpose? I've got to b missing something.
    I had a pebble and I never took it off except to charge so when I switched to Apple watch the habit was in place ..
    I use it as my alarm or I would prob not sleep with it on but I like to Check my heart rate while I'm asleep


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    07-08-2015 02:49 AM
  5. viewfly's Avatar
    The Apple watch has an IXP7 water rating. That means up to 1 meter, full immersion for 30 minutes. Tim Cook showers with it, as does my friend. I don't. I like to clean my wrists. And Tim has a closet full of new watches.

    And I don't think soaps, etc are good in the long run. Also it's a good idea to take the watch off to clean the wrist HR windows on the back. They use light after all. Certainly rinse off chlorine and body salts. They are not for metals. And there's a membrane for the mic and speaker to be careful not to clog with soap.

    So I don't shower with it on. I do rinse it occasionally under clean fresh water.


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    07-08-2015 06:28 AM
  6. dezee38's Avatar
    Guys understand, I own an apple watch myself, 42mm, SS, black SB, ok. So believe me, I totally understand the love for this thing, I LOVE my watch. I don't shower with my watch because I'm afraid something's going to happen to it. I wear my watch as I would any other, no case or screen protector or anything. I don't shower with the watch simply because I'm showering. There is absolutely nothing that can't wait 10-15 minutes. Is there any place where we don't want to be bothered? With time, with other people, with anything. For me, it's that one place and time to take a breathe. Guess I'm different, I've never had an inclination to wear anything while bathing.
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    07-08-2015 07:04 PM
  7. Peligro911's Avatar
    Guys understand, I own an apple watch myself, 42mm, SS, black SB, ok. So believe me, I totally understand the love for this thing, I LOVE my watch. I don't shower with my watch because I'm afraid something's going to happen to it. I wear my watch as I would any other, no case or screen protector or anything. I don't shower with the watch simply because I'm showering. There is absolutely nothing that can't wait 10-15 minutes. Is there any place where we don't want to be bothered? With time, with other people, with anything. For me, it's that one place and time to take a breathe. Guess I'm different, I've never had an inclination to wear anything while bathing.
    While I agree at least for me it's not about using it while showering by any means .. It's just I don't bother to take it off and put back on when I'm going to take a shower. If I didn't use it as an alarm I would prob take it off at night to charge and not put it on until I get out of the shower the next morning


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    07-08-2015 08:41 PM
  8. dezee38's Avatar
    Ya know, I guess I understand. I don't take off my diamond studs or my necklace. Same difference. An accessory is an accessory.
    07-08-2015 10:21 PM
  9. Peligro911's Avatar
    Ya know, I guess I understand. I don't take off my diamond studs or my necklace. Same difference. An accessory is an accessory.
    Exactly


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    07-09-2015 12:31 AM
  10. Dave Marsh's Avatar
    I take mine off after my morning workout, rinse it in the sink, shower, put it back on. I don't want soap affecting the water droplets size and potentially infiltrating the speaker/microphone holes. I also don't want soap scum on my watch. Around 1:00 AM I take it off, put it on my charger, go to sleep. If I wake up in the night, I put it back on for the next day's cycle. So, typically, it's off my wrist when I shower, again in the very early morning to recharge, then back on my wrist for the rest of the day. The only difference with my old regular watch cycle is the 1-2 hour period at night when it's charging. Otherwise, it's on my wrist.

    When I attend pool parties, it stays on my wrist. No problems at all in swimming pools.
    07-09-2015 06:44 PM
  11. cessex's Avatar
    I'm totally expecting to get made fun of...but when I'm getting ready for work...I like to have music going. I use my watch while in the shower...of any other part of the process..to control my music. Skipping songs and stuff. It also helps me keep daydreaming at bay being able to check the time, when showers go a bit long...and I'm running a bit late.
    07-11-2015 06:23 AM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    We keep distilled water on hand for my Wife's C Pap machine. I use that to clean my Watch. No chemicals like chlorine. So, it does not go in the shower. We don't know yet the long term effects of chemical laden water on these watches. Even Tim does not know that yet.
    07-11-2015 07:35 AM
  13. lackster2's Avatar
    2 question for people who wear watches in the shower..... Did u do this prior to owning an apple watch? and What is the purpose? I've got to b missing something.
    No. And to the second question? Because I CAN. I push the envelope because I want to. I think differnt. If you read the OP, they are asking for responses from people who actually SHOWER with their watch. We know there are those that choose not to do so. And that's fine. We know you exist. Now, go back to the safety of your little cubbyholes and let the rest of us enjoy our lives.
    Last edited by lackster2; 07-12-2015 at 06:48 AM.
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    07-12-2015 06:24 AM
  14. dezee38's Avatar
    No. And to the second question? Because I CAN. I push the envelope because I want to. I think differnt. If you read the OP, they are asking for responses from people who actually SHOWER with their watch. We know there are those that choose not to do so. And that's fine. We know you exist. Now, go back to the safety of your little cubbyholes and let the rest of us enjoy our lives.
    Apparently u didn't finish reading the thread. I've already addressed this.
    07-12-2015 05:14 PM
  15. csal80's Avatar
    So I have to share with everyone what I think somewhat ironically answers my OP. So over the past several weeks I have been growing more and more daring with water exposure to my watch. Been showering more frequently with it, yesterday took it to the pool for the first time. Wasn't doing deep dives with it, but it was definitely at least submerged a few times. Well last night when attempting to receive a call on it I noticed that the volume was coming through very very faint. Tested it a few more times and same thing. I was convinced it must have been due to water exposure. I booked an apt for genius today but noticed this morning when I tested again that the problem resolved. Perhaps the heat from the overnight charging dried up inside. So I guess the answer to my question is yes, improper exposure to water can negatively impact the device and apple's guidelines are not just being conservative. Who knows if this could have been permanent, don't think I wanted to take my chances again. However what I am convinced about is an apple tech would have swapped this out for free with apple care as they would really have no way to prove for sure this was due to improper water exposure versus hand washing, rain, etc. even if they had a way to prove, I don't see them holding stern. I confirmed this with a friend who is an apple tech. Even so, now that I know that water got in there and did harm, I am worried it could have done worse damage like fry my device so I wouldn't even have the opp to back it up before swapping it out. Alright, just wanted everyone who participated in this thread to have this knowledge. Thanks for all your replies.
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    07-13-2015 06:39 AM
  16. Bigeric23's Avatar
    So I have to share with everyone what I think somewhat ironically answers my OP. So over the past several weeks I have been growing more and more daring with water exposure to my watch. Been showering more frequently with it, yesterday took it to the pool for the first time. Wasn't doing deep dives with it, but it was definitely at least submerged a few times. Well last night when attempting to receive a call on it I noticed that the volume was coming through very very faint. Tested it a few more times and same thing. I was convinced it must have been due to water exposure. I booked an apt for genius today but noticed this morning when I tested again that the problem resolved. Perhaps the heat from the overnight charging dried up inside. So I guess the answer to my question is yes, improper exposure to water can negatively impact the device and apple's guidelines are not just being conservative. Who knows if this could have been permanent, don't think I wanted to take my chances again. However what I am convinced about is an apple tech would have swapped this out for free with apple care as they would really have no way to prove for sure this was due to improper water exposure versus hand washing, rain, etc. even if they had a way to prove, I don't see them holding stern. I confirmed this with a friend who is an apple tech. Even so, now that I know that water got in there and did harm, I am worried it could have done worse damage like fry my device so I wouldn't even have the opp to back it up before swapping it out. Alright, just wanted everyone who participated in this thread to have this knowledge. Thanks for all your replies.
    I agree with you, and I'm not taking any chances with my Apple Watch and water--no reason to. And AppleCare+ is your friend, just in case.
    07-13-2015 08:06 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Something was covering your speaker. There was nothing wrong inside your watch. I had a similar experience with my phone. I couldn't hear the volume. But I could hear with my Bluetooth headset. It turned out to be ketchup that had got on the speaker. I washed it off with a slightly damp cloth. The volume came back. It may have been moisture on the speaker. Then it dried. Or bits if debris that came off.
    07-13-2015 08:06 AM
  18. lackster2's Avatar
    As has been stated, the watch is rated IPX7. When it's subjected to the 1 meter depth test, it's calm water. Now, imagine swimming, and with each stroke of your arms, you could induce a pressure against the watch speaker holes that is greater that the rating allows. I think bathing is OK, but swimming with the watch is pushing the design too far.
    07-13-2015 09:03 AM
  19. lackster2's Avatar
    Here's someone who looked into the water repellant capabilities of the watch.

    A Watch, Water and Workouts ? furbo.org
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    07-14-2015 04:04 PM
  20. viewfly's Avatar
    Here's someone who looked into the water repellant capabilities of the watch.

    A Watch, Water and Workouts ? furbo.org
    Good article. I suspect that his
    Swimming workout is inaccurate though.

    It may show his swimming stride but not the work resistance that his muscle has to exert against water. Just like weight lifting would not accurately reflect the weight lifted for calorie calculations.

    Regardless of the water rating I think it will eventually fail as the rubber and other seals wear.


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    07-14-2015 10:38 PM
  21. tsparks1's Avatar
    I take mine in the shower, I figure whats once every other week or so gonna hurt?[BOX][/BOX]
    07-14-2015 11:00 PM
  22. dchandler's Avatar
    I see all these post about people taking there apple watch in the shower and to the pool and it makes my skin crawl, my hart will not let me do those things. I'm to afraid to even let rain hit it.


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    07-14-2015 11:11 PM
  23. lackster2's Avatar
    Again, I shower with the watch, but I truly believe you are pushing the design envelope if you swim with the watch. Be advised. However, if you do happen to give it a dunking in the sea, or pool, take the guys advice and rinse with potable water afterwards.
    07-14-2015 11:54 PM
  24. RobtRoma's Avatar
    I'm to afraid to even let rain hit it.
    I had the same fear initially. But as I mentioned previously in this thread, I got caught in a pretty heavy rain storm at an outdoor concert. My watch was rained on for over an hour and a half. The storm was totally unexpected but because of what I read on here and other places, I didn't try to protect my Watch. It came thru the storm unharmed. I'm not afraid of the rain anymore.
    07-15-2015 12:17 PM
  25. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I washed mine in the sink yesterday
    07-15-2015 12:48 PM
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