Apple Watch submerged in water for 15 minutes - completely unaffected.

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  1. Rogifan macrumors P6

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  3. nrubenstein macrumors 6502

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    Since Apple is claiming that you can submerge it for 30 minutes in 1 meter of water, I don't really see how that video proves that their claims are "conservative."
     
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  5. Rogifan thread starter macrumors P6

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    Well for one, Apple's documentation says not to shower or swim with the watch.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Exactly. I want to see 2-3 hours for 1 meter or 30 minutes at deeper than 1 meter.
     
  7. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    That's great! You have to be able to clean a sports watch.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It recommends not submerging it, but it's rated IPX7 so it absolutely has to pass a 30 minutes at 1 meter water ingress test in order to get that rating.
     
  9. mynameisjosh macrumors regular

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    Where did they ever claim this?
     
  10. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That's the criteria for the IPX7 water resistant rating, which it got.
     
  11. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    As above, the watch is rated to IPX7. To obtain that standard it must be tested and pass being submerged for 30 mins at a depth of 1 meter.
     
  12. Randy7fx macrumors member

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    Stopped watching when the dude shaved his arm pits....
     
  13. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    So, the rating is the rating, but they are being conservative because if you actually *do* it and, say, press a button or the temperature change is such that some vapor is sucked in, that can turn into water internally (you know what I mean...), and there goes the ball game.

    They don't want hundreds of claims because people tested the limits of the rating. I don't blame them.

    Of course, they already did that (committed a lot of watch units) with people ordering two and returning one. Lol...
     
  14. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    I'm glad others are doing this before I get my watch. I'm sure by May 13 we'll know how good or bad the water resistance really is across the board. So far though, this video means I won't worry about anything. Rarely do I get the chance to be around a significant amount of water (pools, lakes, ocean).
     
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    I like the part where Digital Crown was working under water. Cool.
     
  17. peteo macrumors regular

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    That's with the item not moving. When you move it creates pressure, which can allow water to get in.
    It's good to see some one swimming with the watch and it survives but probably not a good idea to do often
     
  18. akonikui macrumors regular

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    Definitely good to know! I'm sure Apple is just covering their a**es by recommending you not submerge it.
    Showering is a different story. I don't believe the ratings take hot water into account. (See: Pebble, Jawbone Up fiasco, etc).
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    True, but he hardly swam with it. Most of it was just submerging, first in a bucket then in a pool (with his arm hardly moving). It appeared to be submerged deeper than 1 meter (on the floor of the pool) for only a brief moment.
     

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