1. F0REVERY0UNG-'s Avatar
    I just purchased my Apple Watch today, and I know that it's supposed to be water resistant, but I just wanted some real world accounts of its actual resistance. I'd never submerge it in water, that's stupid, but I work in the medical field, so i'm constantly washing my hands all day, and I want to make sure I don't have to take it off every time I wash my hands. Should I be concerned and cautious about water splashing on the watch, or will it be able to handle it with no problems? Does anyone here have any experiences with the watch getting wet? Please share, any answers are greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by F0REVERY0UNG-; 05-12-2016 at 09:47 PM.
    05-12-2016 09:17 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've had my Watch for over a year now, and I've worn it all day, every day since purchasing it. I've worn it in the rain and I wash my hands numerous times every day and it has no effect on it whatsoever in my experience.
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 05-13-2016 at 12:15 PM.
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    05-12-2016 09:43 PM
  3. Snoweagle's Avatar
    I wash my AW under a running tap after every wear and no issues as well.
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    05-12-2016 10:12 PM
  4. F0REVERY0UNG-'s Avatar
    Thank you both so much, it makes me feel better that I don't have to constantly take it off to wash my hands.
    05-12-2016 10:27 PM
  5. firedept10's Avatar
    I have only had my  watch for a month, but I wash my hands with it on and sweat a lot at work with no concerns.
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    05-13-2016 12:37 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    It's not recommended to immerse the watch in water though. Showering with it on is ok.
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    05-13-2016 12:07 PM
  7. maflynn's Avatar
    I've not showered with it, or gone swimming, but I have run in the pouring rain with it on, and it got soaked - no ill effects. I've also run it under the faucet to clean it off as well.
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    05-13-2016 02:29 PM
  8. Branta's Avatar
    Apple Watch is rated IPx7 (details here) which is about as as high you are likely to find in a wearable device. It is adequate for normal usage and casual water up to about 1m (call it 3ft) including washing your hands or the car. IPx7 is not adequate for prolonged continuous immersion or swimming where movement will cause local dynamic pressure increases.

    Full details of IP ratings at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code
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    05-13-2016 05:56 PM
  9. KAWZ's Avatar
    I wash my hands, wrist, and purposely my watch because I like my watch to be clean as well lol. I have showered in it, steam and all and it's perfectly fine. There's a video on YouTube where someone did a dive and swim test and it came out fine. As a standard warning; I wouldn't recommend someone to do any of the above because who knows how long we'll get away with doing such.
    05-25-2016 10:12 PM
  10. AirHej1's Avatar
    I was in Vegas a few weeks back and was surprised to see a couple in the pool wearing their Apple Watches. I asked them if they were worried about it and said no and that it wasn't a problem. I don't think they were submerging the watches in water, but thought it was interesting nonetheless. I played it safe and kept my watch out of the pool.
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    05-26-2016 10:55 AM
  11. MaxSmarties's Avatar
    I would avoid the salt water for sure ....
    06-07-2016 01:41 PM
  12. tcuprof's Avatar
    I wash my AW under a running tap after every wear and no issues as well.
    I often wash mine after a run. I also wear mine in the pool. YMMV
    06-08-2016 05:20 PM
  13. Snoweagle's Avatar
    I often wash mine after a run. I also wear mine in the pool. YMMV
    Yeah so it's no issue at all for the AW, unless you go diving.
    06-09-2016 07:58 AM
  14. kataran's Avatar
    I've swam with mine in a pool a couple of times. The touch screen acts funny for a few hours but then it's back to normal
    06-09-2016 11:47 AM
  15. melbsteve's Avatar
    You don't have to worry about splashing water whilst washing your hands at all, trust me on that.
    I've done the 'stupid' thing of taking it into the pool many times now, I swim with it (call me reckless or a daredevil, or whatever ), I shower wearing it. This has been going on for about half a year now I would estimate, before that I handled it very carefully too but then eventually exposed it to more and more water. Needless to say my watch has not taken any damage, the crown has not become less "clicky", sound of the watch is not muffled (as someone purported on a forum before), battery life is still great for me. So yep, I'm not saying you should do all of the above as well, but seriously don't stress about it copping some water in the sink or outside in the rain.
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    06-09-2016 11:42 PM
  16. Snoweagle's Avatar
    It was also said the Apple Watch is more water resistant than what Apple stated.
    06-10-2016 05:09 AM

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