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pavanluvin

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 27, 2008
48
0
NYC
Hey everyone,

I'm excited I was able to at least get my SS WSB but super disappointed about not getting the SS BSB. But anyway been using this the last two days and just had my first workout which ended up with all my sweat on it.

I remember Tim Cook saying he takes showers with his SS WSB. Is it safe to assume we can take showers with it then?

Thanks!
 

AKRowdy

macrumors regular
Nov 2, 2011
160
1
Hey everyone,

I'm excited I was able to at least get my SS WSB but super disappointed about not getting the SS BSB. But anyway been using this the last two days and just had my first workout which ended up with all my sweat on it.

I remember Tim Cook saying he takes showers with his SS WSB. Is it safe to assume we can take showers with it then?

Thanks!

Can you? I guess.

Should you? I wouldn't.
 

Dominick624

macrumors regular
Feb 10, 2014
103
8
I wouldn't do it. Although people have tested it (completely submerged for minutes...), I wouldn't risk $600+.

My concern are the holes for the microphone and the speakers. There's also the risk of condensation.
 

wepiii

macrumors 6502a
Sep 22, 2012
553
153
Well I have AppleCare+, so I'm going to. I'll let you know how it goes after a week or so
 

iwayne

macrumors 6502
Oct 12, 2011
318
117
Santa Clara, California
There have been multiple submersion videos, I think you're fine but still wouldn't do it without Apple Care. To me a shower is the perfect time to top of the charge a bit.
 

stavsetty

macrumors member
Apr 24, 2015
38
1
Tim Cook says he showers with his Watch and many submersion tests prove its pretty water resistant.
I think you'll be fine.
 

Nde

macrumors 6502a
Feb 12, 2008
640
49
Los Angeles, CA
I'm no scientist but daily wash in the shower and/or weekly at the pool, the acid in the pool and the soap is not good for your exterior of the watch. Such as the frame and band. It might change color in a long run or slowly eat the metal away in a few thousand years.
 

cloudystrife

macrumors member
Apr 26, 2015
46
4
I have had many waterproof watches but I still took them off before showers. Why would anyone want to shower with a watch?
 

pavanluvin

macrumors member
Original poster
Nov 27, 2008
48
0
NYC
Well, after a 30 minute shower, texting friends while taking a shower, change in music in the shower… I can safely say you can use your Apple Watch in the shower. It works perfectly fine afterward!
 

taedouni

macrumors 65816
Jun 7, 2011
1,117
29
California
It won't damage your watch but honestly I rather just charge it while in the shower. That's like 5-10 minutes in the shower, an another 5-8 minutes getting ready with a total of around 15 or so minutes of charging time.
 

M-5

macrumors 65816
Jan 4, 2008
1,102
99
It's rated at ipx7 which means it can be completely submerged 1 meter for 30 minutes before water may begin to affect it. I wouldn't take it in the shower because of soap scum however. Wouldn't want that creeping into small crevices. As well as worrying about condensation from a steamy shower.
 

Esoom

macrumors 6502
Apr 30, 2010
415
51
Colorado
It's rated at ipx7 which means it can be completely submerged 1 meter for 30 minutes before water may begin to affect it. I wouldn't take it in the shower because of soap scum however. Wouldn't want that creeping into small crevices. As well as worrying about condensation from a steamy shower.

Yep, and I've gotten some nasty fungal stuff going under a watch from showering a couple of times a day working out wearing a watch...
 

inkyoto

macrumors regular
Oct 30, 2013
176
15
Nah, just leave it on the charger. It might be fine, but the soaps and other things that you use might be abrasive, and there's the chance (if you're clumsy like me) that you'll whack it on the ceramic tile and dent it. Only reason I would shower with it is to keep the radio on while in the shower, but...
 
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