Any Apple watch waterproof case good for surfing?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by hgrimberg, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. hgrimberg, Dec 11, 2015
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    Is there any good waterproof case for the Apple watch that I could wear while surfing on the ocean that can protect the Apple watch from water getting in? I searched on the web and don't find any.
    And, will the Apple watch work if it is too far from the iphone? I am asking this silly question because I don't own an iwatch yet and don't know how it connects to the internet if I am in the water.
     
  2. jasie02 macrumors 6502a

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    I will be more worry about sand, salt, debris, and bump into anything other than water.
    It is tested by several people you could swim in pool with it, search utube, you will find some video.
    I would get a heavy duty case like Spigen Rugged Armor with screen protector, and use Rubber watch band. It should be good to protect AW on bumping into something, and wash with warm water carefully asap on the same day to get rid of sand, salt and debris.
    I could tell you unless you wash your watch asap, long term exposure with salt and sand are not good for any watch, waterproof or not. I windsurf before, and a cheap Timex is only watch I would used in salt water for extensive use.
     
  3. chabig macrumors 68040

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    I would never wear an iWatch in the ocean. Put it into a safe deposit box right away. Those are very rare and might even be valuable one day. I forget...who makes the iWatch? Not Apple.
     
  4. hgrimberg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    But there are water proof cases for the iphone. Why isn't one for the iwatch?
     
  5. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    The previous comment was sarcastically trying to tell you the Apple Watch has never been called an iWatch.

    TxWatch
     
  6. hgrimberg, Dec 12, 2015
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    Sorry, I didnt know the real name was Apple watch. Just changed the title. Any good waterproof case?
     
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  9. hgrimberg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, actually on the Catalyst site, it says:
    *Our water rating is suitable for rain, splashing, accidental submersion, showering, bathing, surface swimming and shallow snorkeling. Avoid exposure to pressurized water or high velocity water, for example, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing, jet skiing, or wearing the case in a hot tub.
     
  10. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    Oh, didn't catch that, :p
    Thought it said suitable for those things, not avoid them lol. I've taken mine in the pool a few times without any case, and it's been fine. Of course surfing is totally different.
     
  11. George Gits macrumors newbie

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    First this is not a silly question. You will be amazed of the variety of waterproof watch cases that is out there. Theres is the Apple Watch Waterproof CATALYST CASE, the apple Lunatik.
    You can compare them on waterproof apple watch cases
    http://www.the-luxurywatches.com/watches_collections/waterproof-apple-watch-case/
     

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