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honglong1976

macrumors 68000
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Jul 12, 2008
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1,124
UK
Well, it's New Years eve. I did every trick to stop the prosecco going everywhere but as soon as I opened the bottle it covered my arm and Apple Watch!

Accidental damage!

Oh no! I rinsed it under cold water and removed the straps, more prosecco. I found a small bowl popped warm water inside and popped the Apple Watch inside, a bubble came out (where the speaker hole is located) and I popped it under cold water again. I used a piece of tissue pushed it in the speaker vent and the water started to soak the tissue. I did this till it was dry.

I dried and held the Apple Watch with the speaker went at the bottom for a few hours, left it on charge over night.

Next day the watch is working perfect :) buttons work great! speaker and mic work perfect.

Well impressed! I didn't give the prosecco time to soak so it washed straight off.

So those with a Series 0 asking if it is safe to wash their hands with an Apple Watch! Yes! There is absolutely nothing to worry about! :)

prosecco 0
Apple Watch 1

:)
 

b0fh666

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Oct 12, 2012
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a word of caution: i used to shower with my s0 SS almost daily, and after like 8 months the touch screen was malfunctioning, would not register near the crown an act funky overall.

gave it the silica gel treatment for 2 days and it fixed the issue. stopped with the showering, good so far.

dont trust the ipx7 thing that much
 

sunapple

macrumors 68030
Jul 16, 2013
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a word of caution: i used to shower with my s0 SS almost daily, and after like 8 months the touch screen was malfunctioning, would not register near the crown an act funky overall.

gave it the silica gel treatment for 2 days and it fixed the issue. stopped with the showering, good so far.

dont trust the ipx7 thing that much

So the rating states up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. When showering I believe something different happens. Normal temperature water is easy to keep out of the Watch, the droplets are quite big. High temperature water from a shower, however, brings steam which are very very tiny droplets. I wouldn't shower even with the waterproof Series 2 Watch.
 

b0fh666

macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2012
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785
south
yep, definitely the steam is ti blame here. i almost ruined an old citizen ecodrive, which is totally waterproof by wearing it in the steamer sauna
 

honglong1976

macrumors 68000
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Jul 12, 2008
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UK
So the rating states up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. When showering I believe something different happens. Normal temperature water is easy to keep out of the Watch, the droplets are quite big. High temperature water from a shower, however, brings steam which are very very tiny droplets. I wouldn't shower even with the waterproof Series 2 Watch.
Water is ok, the problem would be soap (which breaks down any seal, silicone seal) and the steam which would get inside the watch where the water wouldn't.

Glad it's working ok though :)
 

Julien

macrumors G4
Jun 30, 2007
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Atlanta
a word of caution: i used to shower with my s0 SS almost daily, and after like 8 months the touch screen was malfunctioning, would not register near the crown an act funky overall.

gave it the silica gel treatment for 2 days and it fixed the issue. stopped with the showering, good so far.

dont trust the ipx7 thing that much
While a sample of 1=100% causation for you this doesn't directly correlate to the general population.;)

For the record I'm at about 550 showers, multiple swims & car washes, running in rain, mist, sleet and snow (only a little since I live in ATL) and about any other liquid exposure possible.
 
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b0fh666

macrumors 6502a
Oct 12, 2012
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yep, but there are several reports of even worse cases, like the OLED dying from water ingress, so YMMV. I don't have warranty since I purchase the watch in canada but live in Brazil, so I need to take good care of it. the speaker is half-dead as well, probably due to soap entering and drying in the small hole... volume is really low.
 
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