APPLE WATCH SERIES 3 WATER TEST - SWIMMING IN THE RAIN!!!

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  1. wayfarerwoz macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone, I made a video on the apple watch series 3 water test!

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    Thanks everyone !!:):apple:
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    There is really no need to ask the question "is it waterproof," as Apple has stated it isn't.

    MacRumors is a discussion forum, not a place to promote your YouTube videos.
     
  3. wayfarerwoz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I thought Apple has stated it is :)
     
  4. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    If you had bothered to read Apple's website, you would have known it isn't waterproof.
     
  5. wayfarerwoz thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple Watch Series 2 and Apple Watch Series 3 may be used for shallow water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. - it’s waterproof in this case swimming in a pool. Cheers for your input though mate, it’s much appreciated :)
     
  6. Mac2Crack macrumors member

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    I have had my Nike + S3 watch on in the pool and in the lake dozens of times since I started wearing one. No issues to report just perfect performance. Does a very good job tracking my exercise.
     
  7. jcuecker macrumors newbie

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    This sounds like 99.9% of peoples definition of waterproof. Not looking to go deep sea diving with this thing.
     
  8. Relentless Power, Feb 24, 2018
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    No, neither the Series 2 or Series 3 is water proof. They are 50 Meters water resistant. Even swimming in a pool doesn’t make the Apple Watch waterproof.

    The FTC {Federal Trade Commission} prohibits the term waterproof to be used by a watch manufacturer in the United States. There is no such thing.

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    https://beckertime.com/blog/why-there-are-not-any-waterproof-watches/
     
  9. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    There is no such thing as waterproof. Water resistant, yes, not waterproof. Nothing in the world is waterproof. Eventually items will be damaged due to water pressure.
     
  10. Jamesk811 macrumors 6502

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    I used my series 1 almost every day in the shower, I used my series 2 almost every day for swimming and use my current series 3 every day for swimming in pools, beaches and many other water activities and NEVER had any issues.

    How can people say it’s not waterproof when they have ads showing people swimming in pools with them and they have specific tracking mechanisms for swimming activities??
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Your anecdotal experiences are not fact. Once again, there is a big difference between water resistance and waterproof. The Apple Watch is not waterproof. That is a fact.
     
  12. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Which really doesn’t mean anything, because your experience is not everybody else’s. Water resistsnce is merely a rating, not a guarantee. There are no waterproof watches available and it’s regulated by the Federal Trade Commission. See above link I posted in Post #8.

    I Don’t think you have an understanding of what waterproof is. Water resistance is rated at 50 m for the Apple Watch, there are no waterproof watches, some Apple watches will survive water exposure and others will fail. It’s not “People” that are saying that, that’s regulated by the FTC. There have been plenty of threads in here where others have showered with their Apple watches or exposed them to pools and they have failed.
     
  13. Jamesk811 macrumors 6502

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    And I’m sure if they failed Apple would replace them under warranty considering they clearly state they can be used in pools and the like
     
  14. Nell macrumors 6502a

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    While the term waterproof is regulated, it’s also one that people commonly use in place of water-resistant and there is a shared understanding that something officially described as water-resistant to 50m is ‘waterproof’. That the term couldn’t legally be used by the manufacturer doesn’t mean it isn’t regularly used to describe a product by its by owners. And yes, if I wear my watch swimming and it suffers water damage, I’ll take it back and Apple will replace it.

    So while you’re right to say it’s not waterproof, to keep labouring the point comes across as nit picky. We understand that the legal term is water-resistant with a rating but common usage means there’s a shared understanding of the term waterproof.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    No one is disputing if Apple would or not replace your watch. The point was, you stated “How can people say it’s not waterproof.” Because the Apple Watch and every other watch is not waterproof, it doesn’t exist and will not exist for a watch, at least in the United States. There are various ratings, but water pressure and ingress points are reasons for such contributing to failure.
     
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    I for one have been thoroughly enjoying the water resistant capabilities of all three generations of the Apple Watch that I have owned. So long as they work as advertised and where advertised and continue to do so, I'm quite happy.
     
  17. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    In terms of technicality for discussion for completeness and accuracy, it’s a misconception to call something “WaterProof” the way the OP construes the Watch being used in a pool, when in fact it’s not, it’s water resistant. Spreading misinformation can also misconstrue product information for those who don’t know and/or who were under the impression that it was waterproof, when that is not true. So when someone says the Apple Watch failed and they thought it was waterproof, there is a significant difference between proof and resistant. In terms of discussion, it should be corrected between the two differences regardless of how somebody interprets the two terms.
     
  18. burgman macrumors 68000

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    Wow what a useless thread this quickly turned into.
     
  19. Julien macrumors G4

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    Actually it started as useless.:D:D:D
     
  20. burgman macrumors 68000

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    True dat... then the usual macrumors bickering entered.
     
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    Same here. I took my S0 snorkeling several times, with no ill effects.
     
  22. KarimLeVallois macrumors 68010

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    Well, I won't be getting that time back... lol
     
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    Maybe a moderator can clean up this thread from the pedantic nit picking derailment it has become.
     

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