1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I would like to do my laps in a pool in my watch. Is it water proof enough for that?
    08-13-2015 11:17 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    The Watch is 'water-resistant'. It is NOT waterproof. You've been warned!...
    Bigeric23 likes this.
    08-13-2015 11:21 AM
  3. jmecca09's Avatar
    I would like to do my laps in a pool in my watch. Is it water proof enough for that?
    According to this article, you should be okay. However if anything ever goes wrong with the watch and Apple can tell that is has been in the water, it will likely not be covered under warranty.

    An Apple Watch goes to the beach | iMore
    08-13-2015 01:43 PM
  4. iEd's Avatar
    Go by The Apple Watch User Guide and it's do's and don'ts.
    I got caught in a rain storm the other day walking about 150 ft to my car that's as close my watch will get to swimming.


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    08-13-2015 02:03 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Duplicate thread or asked already elsewhere.
    08-13-2015 03:13 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Duplicate thread or asked already elsewhere.
    Yeah, that thread was created a few minutes after this one so I removed it from view...
    Ledsteplin likes this.
    08-13-2015 04:15 PM
  7. Bigeric23's Avatar
    The Watch is 'water-resistant'. It is NOT waterproof. You've been warned!...
    Listen to this man; he knows what he is talking about. Don't do it.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    08-13-2015 04:26 PM
  8. kataran's Avatar
    I've done it a couple of times but will not recommend it or continue doing it myself. My watch has been acting up since then
    08-13-2015 04:43 PM
  9. rj5570's Avatar
    Read this, or better yet watch it!

    The Apple Watch Waterproofing Extravaganza: Swim, High Diving, Test Chamber | DC Rainmaker

    DC Rainmaker swims dives and puts it in a water pressure chamber.

    It lives.
    08-19-2015 10:13 PM
  10. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    According to this article, you should be okay. However if anything ever goes wrong with the watch and Apple can tell that is has been in the water, it will likely not be covered under warranty.

    An Apple Watch goes to the beach | iMore
    Not the case. Apple support tells you to put the watch under running water to clean the digital crown, so if it wet when you bring it to the genius bar you can tell you cleaned the crown per Apples direction.

    However, the repeated contact with the pool when you are swimming can't be good for seals. Every once in a while probably won't kill the watch, but as a regular practice not something I would recommend.
    kataran likes this.
    08-20-2015 09:44 PM
  11. jonhcox's Avatar
    I'll echo what bamf-hacker said, "Every once in a while it probably won't kill the watch, but as a regular practice not something I would recommend."

    I've swam in the shallow end of the pool with my 5 yr old (less than 4ft.) and worn it in the waves at the beach (up to my shorts). Cumulatively, half a dozen times in the pool and once at the beach. Zero issues and after each time I rinsed in fresh water. That said, I'm not going to push my luck and probably won't take it out anymore. It's the SS 42mm WSB. My father in law has a 38mm Sport and he managed to roll his sail boat in about 50 feet of water last month. He had to swim alongside the hull until he got help to right it, about 20 minutes, and his is fine too.
    kataran likes this.
    08-23-2015 10:26 PM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I put mine in a blender once, it's fine ...
    08-24-2015 10:59 AM
  13. kataran's Avatar
    I put mine in a blender once, it's fine ...
    But I'm sure the hand didn't fair to well
    08-24-2015 11:00 AM
  14. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    But I'm sure the hand didn't fair to well
    C'mon kataran let's be serious here ... of course my hand was fine ...
    kataran likes this.
    08-24-2015 11:04 AM
  15. Luiz Brunner's Avatar
    I swim almost everyday for 30 minutes wearing it, this has been going on for 2 months now.... So far no problems, the only thing I noticed is that the speaker volume will be very low just after you leave the pool because some water remains on its hole... A minute or two after it dries out the speaker volume goes back to normal, I assume the mic behaves that same but have not tested it. Also the bluetooth connection is lost once the watch is under water, so even having the phone near you will not help. I guess bluetooth waves are not waterproof!lol
    08-25-2015 11:42 AM
  16. Scatabrain's Avatar
    You can swim with it. Rinse in fresh water after being in a pool or in salt water. These can be corrosive to the rubber bushings that seal the watch over time. A quick fresh water rinse takes away any worry.
    08-25-2015 01:24 PM
  17. Spencerdl's Avatar
    If you have to ask, maybe it's NOT a good idea. Why even risk it? Just don't do it.
    Not Quite Right likes this.
    08-25-2015 04:41 PM
  18. Scatabrain's Avatar
    But it's absolutely ok. And you can have the exercise app running.
    08-25-2015 06:04 PM
  19. iEd's Avatar
    If Apple says in User Guide don't do it I'm not doing it.
    It's says don't submerged it, swim with it or shower with. The water resistance is not a permanent condition.
    By doing these things a user could shorten the life of the water resistance.
    As opposed to being caught in the rain a few times.



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    08-25-2015 06:19 PM
  20. Scatabrain's Avatar
    08-25-2015 07:21 PM
  21. iEd's Avatar
    I'm with the folks that designed the Watch and their recommendations.


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    08-25-2015 07:35 PM
  22. lackster2's Avatar
    If Apple says in User Guide don't do it I'm not doing it.
    It's says don't submerged it, swim with it or shower with. The water resistance is not a permanent condition.
    By doing these things a user could shorten the life of the water resistance.
    As opposed to being caught in the rain a few times.



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    Well, I'll shower with it (and have been doing so daily for 2-1/2 months now), I just won't swim with it. That's where I (and Tim Cook) draw the line. So, I'm in good company.
    08-25-2015 07:46 PM
  23. Scatabrain's Avatar
    Me too - Tim Cook is on record as showering and washing dishes.
    08-25-2015 07:50 PM
  24. iEd's Avatar
    I wonder if Tim Cook got Apple Care Plus.


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    08-25-2015 08:01 PM
  25. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I wonder if Tim Cook got Apple Care Plus.


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    I know I did.

    I figure I'm half way to v2 - I can hope!
    08-25-2015 08:06 PM
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