Census on Using apple watch during shower?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by pavanluvin, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. pavanluvin macrumors member

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    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!
     
  2. AKRowdy macrumors regular

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    Can you? I guess.

    Should you? I wouldn't.
     
  3. Dominick624 macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  4. wepiii macrumors 6502

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    Well I have AppleCare+, so I'm going to. I'll let you know how it goes after a week or so
     
  5. pavanluvin thread starter macrumors member

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    Good idea about apple care. Gonna add that on now and jump in the shower. Lol
     
  6. CASEACE79 macrumors member

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    Saw a video of a guy swimming with his. I think you're fine.
     
  7. iwayne macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  8. stavsetty macrumors member

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    Tim Cook says he showers with his Watch and many submersion tests prove its pretty water resistant.
    I think you'll be fine.
     
  9. Nde macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  10. cloudystrife macrumors member

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    I have had many waterproof watches but I still took them off before showers. Why would anyone want to shower with a watch?
     
  11. AppleNerd21 macrumors newbie

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    I've taken two showers with my sport. No problems whatsoever.
     
  12. pavanluvin thread starter macrumors member

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    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!
     
  13. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  14. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  15. iwayne macrumors 6502

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    30 minute shower Kramer, what are you going in there?
     
  16. Esoom macrumors 6502

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    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...
     
  17. inkyoto macrumors regular

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    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...
     
  18. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular

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    Oh, look, it's this post again :rolleyes:
     

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