AirPods, work-out: Sweat?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Cremerhm, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Cremerhm macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #1
    Hi all,

    First off all: I wish you all the best for 2017!

    Yesterday and today I had my first two work-outs with my AirPods. Absolutely love being able to train without wires and/or bringing my iPhone 7plus with me!

    But during my 5km run today I've started to sweat and I started to wonder how they would withstand sweat? How do you guys/girls use them during workouts and do you take special care of them áfter the workout?
     
  2. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

    MICHAELSD

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #2
    All the best to you as well in 2017, OP.

    I wouldn't be concerned with sweat at all. Just use them for runs as you have been, and if they get wet from sweat then give them a wipe-down afterwards.
     
  3. Ralfi macrumors 6502a

    Ralfi

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2016
    Location:
    Australia
    #3
    I'm a fairly big sweater, but not in my ears.

    So far, i've done a few gym workouts & a run whilst kicking the soccer ball around. The only sweat that's gotten close to the Airpods is from my hand, as i've tapped/adjusted them.

    Not worried about sweat at this stage...
     
  4. Cremerhm thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #4
    Tx for you're reply!
    My main concern is about sweat coming into the top air hole/vent. If that should happen I can imagine the sweat makes contact with the electronics inside?
     
  5. Cremerhm thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #5
    So you're sweat doesn't go from you're head over you're ears into you're ears/on the AirPods?

    That's what happens when I sweat..
     
  6. Ralfi macrumors 6502a

    Ralfi

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2016
    Location:
    Australia
    #6
    Nah. I sweat from my forehead down onto the front/sides of my face, but the 'waterfall' doesn't go as far back as my ears.

    I might get a drip of sweat over my temple, down my cheek, but that's as close as it gets to my ears.
     
  7. Cremerhm thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #7
    Okay, maybe I should try to grow some hair ;-)
    (Young but bald ..)
     
  8. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    #8
    I don't worry about it. I used expensive Shure non-sweatproof buds before these. Sweated in them, wore them in wet conditions. No problem. Maybe if they got too wet they would cut out but once they dried they were back to business. Given the wet tests I've seen online with the AirPods I think they'll be fine for runs. I don't sweat in the winter so I'll have to wait until spring to test that theory, but unconcerned.
     
  9. Kjung7 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    #9
    There was a YouTuber who put them through the wash and dryer and they came out fine. He even dunked them in water and left them for some time and they were fine. I think it'll be okay for the most part, but since sweat isn't pure water that's the only concern I would have.
     
  10. Cremerhm thread starter macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2012
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    #10
    That is what I was thinking also ...
     
  11. MICHAELSD, Jan 1, 2017
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2017

    MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

    MICHAELSD

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Location:
    NJ
    #11
    It's designed around environmental concerns. Personally I would use AirPods for a run without a second thought.
     
  12. 2010lexus macrumors member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2013
    #12
    If you work out hard and sweet don’t Buy these AirPods they will not hold up after 2 workouts my right AirPod quit working.
    So until Apple makes them water proof I would not recommend anyone buy them.
     

Share This Page