Condensation question

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  1. moxxham macrumors 6502

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    I don't know if I'm being unnecessarily carful or silly, but after a hot shower or when I wake up in the morning, I feel a little reluctant to put my watch on. Im just worried that the warmth of my skin will create condensation inside the watch as its so cold. This has happened a few times and has made it really wet under the watch band and sensors. While it is waterproof, overtime I feel like it cause cause some damage.

    Should i wait to cool down before I put it on and slowly warm the watch with my skin, or is it fine to just put it on anyway?
     
  2. Raggamuffin macrumors newbie

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    Put it on and don't worry. They are tougher than you think. In two years we'll all have V2 anyhow.
     
  3. moxxham thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thats true...and I will be definitely upgrading to the Stainless
     
  4. Raggamuffin macrumors newbie

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    Had my stainless at the beach last weekend. Went swimming in the salt water and built sand castles with the kids. They're solid outta the box but will probably loosen up with time.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    You can't get condensation in your watch unless there is moisture inside. As the OLED screen is very sensitive to moisture, Apple has made sure this will not happen in everyday life of the watch.

    Put that watch on with out worry and enjoy!
     
  6. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    Actually, if something were going to create condensation inside the watch, it would be cold, not heat. Cold air is less able to hold moisture. Think of a foggy day...when it warms up, the fog disappears. If there were moisture inside your watch, putting it on would actually help rid it of condensation. But as others have indicated, I wouldn't worry about it. :)
     
  7. srshaw macrumors 6502

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    I wouldn't worry, as long as you don't get it properly wet it will be fine. I have a feeling even if you do get it wet it will be fine also, I think Apple have been very conservative with their water resistance ratings. I read a review on dcrainmaker.com and he tested an Apple watch to 50m and it was fine. Obviously this isn't recommended, and he may have a tougher than average sample, but a slight bit of dampness shouldn't harm it.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    You should never see condensation. If you do return it asap as your watch allowed water to get inside and under normal conditions this should never happen.
     
  9. Mac 128 macrumors 601

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    How would this be possible if it's sealed? the moisture could not escape unless there were a relief valve like in some helium release dive watches, or a bad seal, in which case there's a bigger problem.

    That raises an interesting question -- the operating temperature specified by Apple is 32F-95F, which implies the ceramic back insulates from the body which has a temperature of 98.7F, that or the cooler ambient temperature helps conduct the heat out of the watch before the internals can heat up beyond the maximum operating temperature.
     
  10. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    People take showers with the watch and you're worried about moisture on your skin after a shower touching it?

    Also, you realize that these were designed to workout in
     
  11. ryanasimov macrumors regular

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    Am I reading your question correctly? Are you asking if the act of putting a room-temperature watch on your body-temperature wrist will cause future damage?
     
  12. loug116 macrumors member

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    What was that about condensation...?
     

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  13. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    If that is on the inside of the screen you are farked!:eek:
     
  14. ryanasimov macrumors regular

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    I see a couple of scratches and a reflection. Are you saying there is water inside your watch?
     
  15. loug116 macrumors member

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    It's been like that for about 2 weeks but I can't get an appointment at any store in London - they're all booked up...

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    Look carefully, there's a square of condensation under the glass covering the majority of the display - I needed string light to catch teh reflection of the condensation, it doesn't look that bad in normal use.
     
  16. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    You can't call Apple and have them send you a new one? Then you return the original back in the same box.
     
  17. loug116, May 30, 2015
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    I haven't gotten around to calling, was expecting to have to send my watch back before they send the replacement, I needed an appointment for my Air as well, so was hoping to get them both sorted together.

    I'm not sure how the condensation has gotten in, I wore it in the shower for the first few weeks, but since the condensation appeared I've made an effort to only rinse it after gym sessions and otherwise keep it dry. The size of the condensation seems to be shrinking very slowly.
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I have washed mine off multiple times but not showered with it. Neither should have any effect. Sorry about the trouble.
     
  19. fischersd macrumors 68040

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    You'll have to let us know how you make out. Appears you may be the first to have broken the seals in your watch (at least reporting here) - be interesting to see how the staff treat your water ingress in the watch.
     
  20. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    The moisture would not need to escape. Warm air holds more moisture than cold air. It would just be absorbed back into the air inside the watch.
    That's of course in the unlikely event that there is enough moisture inside the watch to condense in the first place...
     
  21. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    If there is enough moisture to condense on th inside of the screen, it will cause problems sooner or later. Heating up the watch and having the air in the watch hold that moisture is not good either.

    There should be no moisture and the watch needs to be replaced by Apple.
     
  22. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    I don't think OP has seen condensation inside the watch. I just wanted to point out that warmth will not cause condensation.
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I think you need to go up⬆️ and look at the image. Also read were he say it is condensation inside the AW.
     
  24. Subdiv macrumors 6502

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    Again...I was responding to the OP. The image is not from the OP.
     
  25. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't worry about that at all. I've been swimming with mine several times and it works/looks perfect.
     

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