Apple Watch In-The-Shower Club!

JerTheGeek

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So, now that many of us have our Watches, how many of you wear yours in the shower? I was keeping mine in between the curtain and liner, but after seeing that EverythingApplePro video where he wears the Watch at the pool all day, down water slides and everything, I am more confident and am putting my Sport to the side in the shower. I won't wear it cause I need to wash my arm, and I want to avoid it getting soap as well. It still got pretty wet but worked great for music. So how many of you guys are wearing yours in the shower?
 

Knowimagination

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I have a window just above the shower I may set it in, but I don't like wearing things in the shower.
 

superpopsss

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I am. It's IP7X certified meaning : IPX-7 – Protected against water immersion. Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter.

Pretty sure taking a shower with it wont affect it.
 

BillyTrimble

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So, now that many of us have our Watches, how many of you wear yours in the shower? I was keeping mine in between the curtain and liner, but after seeing that EverythingApplePro video where he wears the Watch at the pool all day, down water slides and everything, I am more confident and am putting my Sport to the side in the shower. I won't wear it cause I need to wash my arm, and I want to avoid it getting soap as well. It still got pretty wet but worked great for music. So how many of you guys are wearing yours in the shower?
You should get it wet until it stops working.

And why not use your iPhone for music? It has a much better speaker. Oh, I get it. The novelty and the challenge. Very smart. Very good.

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I am. It's IP7X certified meaning : IPX-7 – Protected against water immersion. Immersion for 30 minutes at a depth of up to 1 meter.

Pretty sure taking a shower with it wont affect it.
Go for it. Just let us know when it stops working without whining.
 

Knowimagination

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You should get it wet until it stops working.

And why not use your iPhone for music? It has a much better speaker. Oh, I get it. The novelty and the challenge. Very smart. Very good.
I use a waterproof bluetooth speaker in the shower and it's controls are terrible. The watch will allow me to have better access to song changes etc. Also I am terrible about showering to long and making myself nearly be late so having the time will be nice as well.

I don't know why people are so worried about something it is clearly rated to withstand.
 

JerTheGeek

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You should get it wet until it stops working.

And why not use your iPhone for music? It has a much better speaker. Oh, I get it. The novelty and the challenge. Very smart. Very good.

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Go for it. Just let us know when it stops working without whining.
I'm using a BT speaker outside the shower. The watch is just used to control it.
 

Robert M.

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Shouldn't worry about the water. The steam is why I won't do it. Submerging it in room temperature water isn't the same thing.
 
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BeyondtheTech

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Maybe if the WATCH could play videos, people would be using it in the shower more often. *wink* *wink*
 

Mac 128

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I don't know why people are so worried about something it is clearly rated to withstand.
No it is not. Apple even tells you so:

Important handling information
Exposure to liquid Apple Watch is water resistant but not waterproof. You may, for example, wear and use Apple Watch during exercise (exposure to sweat is OK), in the rain, and while washing your hands. If water splashes on to the watch, wipe it off with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. Try to minimize exposing Apple Watch to these substances and follow the instructions below in the “Cleaning and care” section if Apple Watch comes into contact with them:
• Soap, detergent, acids or acidic foods, and any liquids other than fresh water, such as salt water, soapy water, pool water, perfume, insect repellent, lotions, sunscreen, oil, adhesive remover, hair dye, or solvents.
Submerging Apple Watch is not recommended. Apple Watch has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529. The leather bands are not water resistant. Water resistance is not a permanent condition and Apple Watch cannot be rechecked or resealed for water resistance. The following may affect the water resistance of Apple Watch and should be avoided:
• Dropping Apple Watch or subjecting it to other impacts.
• Submerging Apple Watch in water for long periods of time.
• Swimming or bathing with Apple Watch.
• Exposing Apple Watch to pressurized water or high velocity water, for example, showering, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing, jet skiing, and so on.
• Wearing Apple Watch in the sauna or steam room.
 

Vanilla Face

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I'm hoping Apple will open up watchkit and that sleep cycle will be able to make an app for it. Then shower time will be charging time.
 

zacheryjensen

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Have showered with it every day since I got it. No problems at all. I do not get why this is such a big deal to people (both those who think it will break and those who are bafflingly offended by the idea of having a watch in the shower.)

I've found it useful, as well. Several times already I have had thoughts I wished to be reminded of which I would typically forget by the time my shower ended. Hey Siri...

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Water is one thing but how about the soap and shampoo that get's into it?
It doesn't get into it. Why would it? It's water resistant. What are you shampooing with, ethanol‽
 

AleXXXa

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Have showered with it every day since I got it. No problems at all.
Just wait.
Hot water is the enemy of every watch.
I don't take in the shower even my hardcore 1000m+ divers watches.
Cold water, no problem. Salt water, i tend to avoid it. Hot water or sauna, never!
 

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