Can I used iPhone in sauna at the gym?

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    Poat84

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    or would the heat ruin my phone? I would use it for music. Just curious, I plan on getting another gym account.
     
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    Personally, i wouldnt take the risk, those things are very hot and can get very humid.
     
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    Surely

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    I wouldn't. Extreme temperatures and technology do not mix well.
     
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    Poat84

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    for the record I used to have the treo 755 and I used it in the sauna for about 25 mins every time i went to the gym. But I had insurance on the phone.
     
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    Bob70011

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    If you want to be cafeful, I would suggest putting it in some sort of container to keep the heat out. Perhaps a zippable water container, or something like that. The heat shouldn't do too much to the phone. Normally, I just take the phone and leave it by my side.
     
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    I have a feeling it'll tip off the humidity sensors...
     
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    Poat84

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    Nevermind...thanks for the advice. I would be in the sauna for for only 25 minutes, I can workout without music. im not gonna chance it.
     
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    cellocello

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    If you want music in a SAUNA :)eek:) I'd recommend getting a Nano or a shuffle.
     
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    i take mine into the shower to play some music. its still alive so.... try at ur own risk
     
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    cellocello

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    I knew this girl once who would zip lock (or something) her cordless phone so she could use it in the shower.

    I remember liking her, and still being like "Hm, that's pretty weird" when she told me that.
     
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    dejo

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    Apple iPhone Specs

    Environmental requirements
    • Operating temperature: 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C)
    • Nonoperating temperature: -4° to 113° F (-20° to 45° C)
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
     
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    The noncondensing is the fail part. You get condensing in a sauna.
     
  14. macrumors 601

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    Please tell me you're not one of those guys who go and sit in the sauna at the gym for 30 minutes and then say they've just done a great workout.

    :rolleyes:

    Also: Cameras in the saunas/changing rooms? Hmmmmmm.
    ;)
     
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    Did you do her?
     
  16. macrumors 68000

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    You also get condensing when you live next to a body of water, go for a walk outdoors in winter (but not necessarily below -20C) temperatures, and then step into a heated house. If that voids the warranty, then the warranty isn't worth the time it takes to read it.
     
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    Rusalka

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    ....are you trolling?




    Like, seriously?
     
  18. macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't a nano have a screen? I wouldn't do that. Now a shuffle should be ok since it has no screen or moving parts

     
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    Lexoticstylez02

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    The high temperatures/humidity with electronics do not mix well.. I wouldn't recommend bringing anything electronic into a sauna.

    Also, you may set the humidity sensors off on your iPhone if brought in the sauna. (voiding your warranty)
     
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    Probably not. But it will ruin your sauna session.

    Taking your phone with you would be just as stupid as wearing a swimsuit. :eek:
     

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