Apple Watch Series 2 Water Eject Question

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  1. BrodieApple macrumors 6502

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    In the Keynote the guy said the Watch will eject the water after a workout. But what if we aren't doing a workout and just having fun in the pool? How will we eject the water?
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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    Hyperbole, magical and mostly unessasry. I have an original launch day :apple:Watch and has been exposed 1000's of times to water and never had a speaker problem. It will just work (as the original) and you will never know or need know when it is clearing itself.
     
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  4. BrodieApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I see. That's useful! Thanks
     
  5. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    You don't have to eject the water, it should do it on it's own.
     
  6. BrodieApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Clearly not.
    Screen Shot 2016-09-14 at 10.06.32 PM.png
     
  7. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Sometimes my wife also eject water on her own. I don't know why.
     
  8. jonnysods macrumors 603

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    Yikes. That's biological at least.
     
  9. Jz724 macrumors newbie

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    Does this mean that if I take a shower I have to Water Lock it to prevent possible damage? Or is this only for deepwater submersion? I am not seeing anyone asking this question for some reason
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    Over 500 showers with mine and I have never used Water Lock.:D
     
  11. Jz724 macrumors newbie

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    That doesn't necessarily mean the new one is foolproof waterproof if you have to enable a setting each time.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    First there is no such thing as waterproof (or foolproof:D). The :apple:Watch 2 is ISO rated to the ATM5 water standard. The original is rated to the IPx7 water standard. However there is nothing practical that you can or will ever do that will water damage the original and certainly not the more resistant :apple:Watch 2.
     
  13. Jz724 macrumors newbie

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    so are you saying when I shower with the new watch I won't need to water lock?
     
  14. Julien macrumors G3

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    Again I have showered with the original :apple:Watch well over 500 times since launch day. It doesn't even have 'water lock' or the (more) flush mounted armature driver. I have swam, ran in the rain, mud ran, mist, washed my car, etc. Since the :apple:Watch 2 is even more water resistant then the answer is NO. There is probably nothing you will or can do to result in water damage with the watch on.
     
  15. 01silver4 macrumors 6502a

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    this have me laughing so hard lol
     
  16. MrMoonUK macrumors member

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    same here, mine was on my wrist when I went I was kayaking and capsized, it was fine, didn't need water eject or anything
     
  17. BrodieApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I dont know if your supposed to turn it on before or after.
     
  18. mfw macrumors newbie

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    This was my question as well: Do you need to activate swim mode or something prior to exposing the watch to water?
     
  19. moxxham, Sep 14, 2016
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    moxxham macrumors 6502

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    I've seen people asking these questions all morning (Not OP related ones). The watch is water resistant regardless of if you use this feature or not.

    The watch isn't suddenly susceptible to water damage if you don't start a swim workout. All this does is track your fitness and at the end, empty the water that's stuck in the speaker. You don't have to start a workout and you don't have to empty the speaker with the control centre setting either! :)
     
  20. newdeal macrumors 68020

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    gravity will work a lot better than using the speaker for this
     
  21. BorderingOn macrumors 6502

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    Uncontrollable laughter? :p
     
  22. jasonklee macrumors 6502a

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    I think this has to do with sound, not ingress. If my watch comes in contact with enough water, my watch sounds muffled. If I shake the water out, sound returns.
     
  23. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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    I don't imagine there will be a requirement to expel the water after showers. I think this is simply an extra mechanism to expel it.

    I had an underwater camera by Kodak years ago that worked great. What didn't work so great was the mic for up to an hour after removing it from full submersion. It sounded very distorted and muffled. I imagine this is a way to immediately expel the water so that functions like Siri aren't compromised for hours after submersion.
     
  24. warburg macrumors 6502a

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    This is how it works: "When you start one of these swim workouts, the Watch auto-locks the touchscreen display. Apple says this is so the Watch won’t react to water droplets or water pressure as it would your finger. Before you hit 'End' on the workout, you have to twist the physical crown on the Watch. It then emits a sound, one that sounds uncannily like a mosquito flying close to your ear, and the vibration pushes water out the horizontal speaker holes."
     

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