1. circlez's Avatar
    I just want to satisfy my curiousity on this one.
    How many of you regularly shower with your watch or expose it to other liquid? Why do you or don't you? If so, do you have any issues?

    Personally the only liquid mine gets exposed to is sweat from working out. Never been concerned about it. I always make sure to wipe the sweat off afterwards. No showers or pools for my watch yet, though.
    10-24-2015 09:29 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I do not shower with my Watch nor do I swim with it or subject it to water except to clean my sport band. The Watch is water-resistant to a certain degree, but it is NOT waterproof.
    dchandler likes this.
    10-24-2015 09:56 AM
  3. dchandler's Avatar
    I am too scared to let it get close to water. I wouldn't dare take a shower with it.
    10-24-2015 10:09 AM
  4. tcuprof's Avatar
    I wore mine swimming a few times this summer and it gets pretty sweaty when I run. No problems.
    10-24-2015 11:14 AM
  5. tsparks1's Avatar
    I have showered with mine daily since I first received it, back in June or July. Don't remember exactly when but it was as soon as possible after the release. No problems.
    10-24-2015 11:18 AM
  6. cessex's Avatar
    I sometimes shower with mine. It just depends my my paranoid "I'm going to break my watch mood for the day." With that said...I've never had any issues with mine!
    10-24-2015 12:25 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I wore mine swimming a few times this summer and it gets pretty sweaty when I run. No problems.
    I've gone on runs with my Watch, and I sweat on occasion at work with it, but that's not the same a submerging it in water or standing in rain and allowing water to get the opportunity to penetrate opening and seals. At some point, under the aforementioned circumstances, the Watch will be affected, in my *opinion*.
    10-24-2015 12:54 PM
  8. circlez's Avatar
    I'd love to be able to have a totally waterproof watch. I'd love to trust my current one to take any water exposure but I just can't pull the trigger.
    10-24-2015 01:30 PM
  9. twinlight's Avatar
    I have never taken it into the shower but I do rinse it off after workouts and I do get water on it occasionally at work.

    Once I got soda on it and the crown was not working well so I put the watch under warm water and turned the crown. Buttery smooth again!
    EmceeGeek and circlez like this.
    10-24-2015 02:32 PM
  10. Suggs68's Avatar
    I run 5-6 days a week, and I wash the entire watch under the faucet after every run to clean off the sweat.
    WST88 likes this.
    10-24-2015 02:54 PM
  11. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    I know it's water resistant but I'm still afraid to get mine even a little wet. Lol

    It's good to know that some of you are showering and swimming with it, and it's holding up ok.
    10-25-2015 02:38 AM
  12. Not Quite Right's Avatar
    I don't shower with watches on period. Why so lazy? ...
    10-25-2015 09:22 AM
  13. circlez's Avatar
    I'm trying to talk my girlfriend into getting one. She says the biggest caveat is that it isn't waterproof. Evidence seems to suggest otherwise. I've yet to encounter someone who has ruined theirs.
    10-25-2015 09:38 AM
  14. robertk328's Avatar
    I've gotten used to taking off my Fitbit Charge HR to shower, and since I'll be charging the watch each night I don't see myself showering with it.

    That said, if it gets extra dirty I guess it'd be ok but close proximity to all that tile makes me nervous Good to know it can handle it, though!
    10-25-2015 09:40 AM
  15. kjparfekt's Avatar
    Shower with mine occasionally after a run or workout when I can feel how sweaty it is and also rinse it off when washing my hands if it looks at all dirty. No problems at all. I do always take it off when I go swimming.
    10-25-2015 11:24 AM
  16. weirdbutreal0's Avatar
    I dont shower with my watch and thats it.
    10-25-2015 09:51 PM
  17. rws381's Avatar
    Shower with mine occasionally after a run or workout when I can feel how sweaty it is and also rinse it off when washing my hands if it looks at all dirty. No problems at all. I do always take it off when I go swimming.
    Same here. I take it off most of the time but tend to leave it on sometimes after a good workout.

    Have jumped in the pool with it a couple of times but usually take it off for that too. Don't want to push the limits too far.
    10-26-2015 08:18 AM
  18. tcuprof's Avatar
    Apple Watch has an IPX7 designation, which means it is rated to withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. As I interpret that, showering, washing/rinsing, and even swimming should be safe. When I swim I definitely don't have the watch in over 1 meter of water.
    10-26-2015 02:12 PM
  19. Bosox20's Avatar
    With all due respect. But I see no reason to wear my watch in the shower. I mean. Why?
    Gtech21 likes this.
    10-26-2015 08:48 PM
  20. malt1977's Avatar
    I'd not wear mine in the shower, I've never worn a watch in the shower and don't intend to start, I would however occasionally get caught in the rain while on a run. I assume this is safe?
    10-27-2015 03:36 AM
  21. Matt-B's Avatar
    I wear mine in the shower daily to control music. I have also worn it in the pool a couple of times, but stopped as the activity tracking for laps isn't great. I still keep it at the side of the pool to control music and I use it with wet hands all the time.

    The biggest issue with Apple Watches and water is that the touchscreen doesn't work well when wet.

    For exposure to water (sweating, splashes, falling in water etc.) it handles it with ease, you have nothing to worry about.
    10-27-2015 07:16 AM
  22. tsparks1's Avatar
    With all due respect. But I see no reason to wear my watch in the shower. I mean. Why?
    lol, why not? Perhaps some of us just don't want to go to the trouble of unlocking it again, yeah I know that's being lazy but at my age I've earned the right to be lazy with ipx7 rating it certainly does no harm
    circlez likes this.
    10-27-2015 07:54 AM
  23. cessex's Avatar
    See...for me it's not lazy at all. I like to listen to music when I get ready for work. Mid shower...or shaving...there is nothing quite like "hey Siri...skip this song...or play this song." Its a very nice perk!
    10-28-2015 02:49 AM
  24. Peligro911's Avatar
    I use to shower with it on but after I had the touch screen fail I decided to just take it off ... Although It was never proven water was the cause and no evidence even suggested water I just didn't risk it again
    robertk328 likes this.
    10-28-2015 03:00 AM
  25. LCW's Avatar
    Haven't showered with it yet and doubt I ever will. I just don't see the point, even if it can handle it. That's just me.
    11-06-2015 01:16 PM
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