Am I being paranoid? Going on a 2 week vacation, slightly worried about prolonged exposure to sun

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by FrederikTK, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. FrederikTK macrumors member

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    Basically I'll be spending 2 weeks in Italy, much of which will comprise of me reading books and tanning.

    Not considering possible issues from overheating, should I worry about prolonged exposure to sun on the screen?
     
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    I'd be more concerned about prolonged exposure for your skin, rather than the watch! Apple test this sort of stuff out thoroughly before bringing a product to market. I wouldn't worry about it. :)
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I'd be more concerned about getting a watch tan.
     
  4. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    I really don't think the watch will have any problems.
     
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    My fiancée and I wore our AW's on a week long Caribbean cruise we took back in March. We experienced no issues with our watches during that time. Like the others have said, I would be more concerned about prolonged sun exposure to your skin. Your AW will be just fine.

    An AW tan is real :D
     
  7. 617aircav Suspended

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    You are more concerned about your device than your health. Amazing.
     
  8. azfalcons Suspended

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    Wow. It's just a watch. Wear it like you would any other watch
     
  9. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    I'm more concerned about your skin.....
     
  10. ZEEN0j macrumors 6502a

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    Don't understand these responses. I'm sure the op is going to use protection. This isn't Reddit. He's asking a question about an apple product in a Apple centered forum.

    Should he have asked 'what kind of sun screen do I need and is there one available for my watch'?

    To op. You'll get a watch tan. But that's just to remind you that you forgot your watch.
     
  11. geekiemac macrumors member

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    I drive a convertible, so my AWS gets a lot of sun in the warm seasons. No issues with the watch, but a nice "white spot" on my wrist :)
     
  12. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Exposing any technology to prolonged heat is questionable.

    Consider placing the AW on the inside of the wrist with less direct exposure to the sun.

    Viewing the screen will be difficult, although the reminders would work well.

     
  13. peapody macrumors 68040

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    As others have said; be more attentive to your skin..
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac, Jul 4, 2016
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    JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I guess people are jumping at the first sentence in the OP, which involves the OP spending two weeks in Italy tanning. A tan is actually skin damage, and there's no such thing as a safe tan.
     
  15. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think the op needs everyone telling him to worry about his skin. He can do that himself. So unless you have any info related to the topic, don't bother posting.He asked a question about the watch.

    My Watch has been fine in the sun, of course I wouldn't wear it while tanning though. I don't need an Apple Watch tanline. :p
     
  16. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    I have spent weeks in culebra wearing a stainless steel apple watch. No issues. Swimming, reading on the beach, working out. It is fine.
     
  17. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    if it melts, just bring to apple store and get a new one. that is if you have apple care
     
  18. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I wore it through an Australian summer. It'll be fine.
     
  19. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    My watch has survived hiking in Arizona in 115f+ heat all the way down to being caked in snow <23f (that's 46c down to -5c for the rest of us). Battery life seems to suffer a bit at the extremes but all is well afterwards. Don't worry, op.
     
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    Thank you Mr. Hall monitor.
     
  21. iModFrenzy macrumors 6502a

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    Real mature buddy, you want your medal now?
     
  22. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    Yes. But it's _attractive_ skin damage.

    Life isn't safe. Enjoy your (tanned) life while you have it!

    As for the Watch... I've had mine since the beginning and I've worn in through MANY days in the sun and many in the snow. Still works perfectly.
     
  23. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Not so attractive when they hit 40 and their face looks like a used wallet
     
  24. Floris macrumors 68020

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    Put it this way, how many threads are there on this site about people from Italy who are complaining their Watch got a tan?
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's insulting to my used wallet, which has developed a nice patina :D
     

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