Apple Watch 4 & Hot Water

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Erratic90, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Erratic90 macrumors newbie

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    Hello! I purchased an Apple Watch 4 recently and it's my first ever Apple Watch. Loving it so far. I am quite a thorough hand washer and I tend to have the water quite hot (maybe 104F+ or 40C+ here in the UK); the water has splashed up onto the watch a few times and it has only just occurred to me that hot water could potentially damage the rubber water resistant seals on the watch. Should I be concerned if water that was 40 celsius+ merely splashed onto the watch, or is it only a problem if the watch is in a prolonged stream of water at that temperature? Would the rubber seals warp straight away at that temperature? I am just wondering if the watch is compromised already.
     
  2. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a

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    I use mine in the hot tub at the gym.

    It's fine
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    I also have AppleCare+ so idgaf
     
  3. Erratic90 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You hang out in the hot tub on max heat? Aha, Apple care, so you don't have to; I have Apple Care too, I'm still quite protective over the thing is all.
     
  4. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a

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    I mean, look.. I go swim and to the hot tub. I'm not going to take the watch off in between. I don't think it's going to have an issue but that's why I pay $4 a month for AppleCare. Peace of mind
     
  5. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Apple care is an absolute necessity with devices like the  watch.
     
  6. menace3 macrumors 6502a

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    I have always taken mine off in the hot tub. I've just learned to take my X out there for company. LOL
     
  7. techno-Zen macrumors 6502a

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    I don't keep it submerged for longer than 20 seconds at a time usually so I figure it'll be fine.
     
  8. menace3 macrumors 6502a

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    Gotcha. Yeah I'm fully submerged with only my head above water. Or have arms up reading on my phone with jets on full speed.

    Thansk for the clarification
     
  9. musicpenguy macrumors 65832

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    Yea I would be careful in hot tubs and try to keep your arm out of the water - it could get damaged
     
  10. magicschoolbus macrumors 65816

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    Something about an electronic device with a battery in it, being submerged in 100+ degree water strapped to your wrist.. seems like a bad idea.
     
  11. mrex macrumors 68040

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    sounds quite bad because they dont sell applecare here for either iphones or apple watches. it is only available for atv, macs, ipads.
     
  12. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Really?! Where are you?
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    It is. And I wouldn’t risk it either. I understand Apple Watch is rated at 50 m water resistance, but hot water in general and electronics seemingly don’t mix, not saying that anything particular could come about, but if water or moisture penetration pass the water seal, that would be problematic for OLED, which is very sensitive to water in general.
     
  14. CreepyAF macrumors regular

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    i sit in the therapy pool and submerge my watch while i wait for a lane to open. it gets really hot and the jet stream is pretty forceful, but ive had no issues with the watch. i also take hot showers with the watch on and i am not concerned about that either.
     
  15. mrex macrumors 68040

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    North europe. Apparently the climate isnt good for apple devices used outside (raining, snowing, cold) and they sell apple care for devices used only inside
     
  16. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Wow I was completely unaware of that policy.
     
  17. mrex macrumors 68040

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    not a policy... just a joke, but you can only buy apple care for ipads/macs/atv. and those are usually used inside :D
     
  18. blwade macrumors 6502a

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    I hop in the shower with my watch and first thing I do is rinse it down. I take it off, wipe the band and the back of the watch, and then it sits on a shelf in the shower until I’m done. Did this for 2 years with my S2 and didn’t have a problem.

    That being said, I’m not sure I would submerge the watch for long periods of time in a hot bath or hot tub.
     
  19. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502a

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    This is what I do now as well.
     
  20. nicho macrumors 68020

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    In fairness... AppleCare+ is literally an insurance product (rather than an extended warranty like AppleCare) so it wouldn't be a surprise if nobody was willing to take on that risk at the same price as regular climates.
     
  21. danny842003 macrumors 6502a

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    During summer I work in an aircraft hanger that will be in excess of 40 for good periods of the day, never had a problem and I’m not sure that water of a similar temp would be any worse than ambient air.
     

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