Apple Watch Sport Destroyed in Torture Test Video

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    A CNet video shows the new Apple Watch Sport undergoing a variety of torture tests in a kitchen setting to see how well it holds up to a variety of abuse.

    Previously, video bloggers have subjected the Sport's Ion-X screen and the Sapphire screen to a variety of scratch tests.

    The video shows the Apple Watch Sport holds up remarkably well in various scenarios. The watch is washed, submerged in water for 10 minutes, boiled, grated, spilled on, dropped and finally smashed with cast iron skillet. The Apple Watch Sport screen did shatter with the skillet impact, but seemed to remain perfectly functional until that point.

    The Apple Watch was officially launched today with pre-order deliveries arriving for the first customers.

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    that's the new trend these days...waste a sub 1k gadget doing such gimmicks, millions of hits and truckloads of ad revenue.

    Last I heard the "bendgate" guy is a millionaire now.
     
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    Hey bebeh...


    On another note, the watch held up pretty darn well!
     
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    She makes me very nervous the way she uses that knife. She seems kind of careless in her review while thinking it's comical.

    I mean it's not a bad review, but why not just be serious and treat it like a serious review?
     
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    boiling actually makes me optimistic. I have a hot tub, and I wasn't even considering daring to wear it in there, but if it can be boiled, I can't imagine a hot tub would do much damage... hmmm...
     
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    CNet's and FoneFox's experiments don't test microphone, speaker, or charging performance after submersing the :apple: Watch in water. These videos are interesting, but incomplete without taking those things into consideration.
     
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    Did the iPad rumors/articles get this bad when the 1st Gen product came out?
     
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    This is the only -gate I want to see catch on.
     
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    So if you ordered your watch at xx:04 and your order is still processing you have these people to thank.

    I'm so sorry.
     
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    They the joy on her face and in her voice as she pours various condiments on top of it made feel like I was watching some weird fetish video. I feel dirty now.
     
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    what about applegate?

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    Yeah I was thinking that too. That knife was too close to her fingers for my liking.

    I'd be interested to see a similar test with a SS version like mine, as the sapphire screen should in theory be stronger (although may be more prone to shattering in the impact test).

    Although I would suggest that the tester is more careful with knives!
     
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    other than the initial water resistance test, the video was dumb and pointless.
     
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    I am not too worried about water if you allow the device to dry before turning it on. But the soy sauce with the salt in it for corrosion is what would concern me and the way the syrup would clog up say speaker holes. The only thing that this impressed me with was the display and the band how they resisted scratches and contaminants. But as you and others say this test is more for views than actually being comprehensive.
     
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    I thought the same thing. Was worried the Watch was gonna survive better than she was. :D.

    Also, who drops their watch in a pot of water and waits 10 minutes to get it out?
     
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    gotta get that youtube money and youtube subscribers
     
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    she shoulda scratched it with that wedding ring
     

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