Cracked my Apple Watch - No longer waterproof?

BrodieApple

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Hey guys if my Apple Watch has a crack in the display (it's small in the corner bezel so I don't want to pay to repair) does that mean water can get in and ruin it? Thanks
 

Alicia1

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I did the same to my ceramic edition. Don't even know how I managed to crack it As I swim with it I decided to have it replaced. Thankfully I had AppleCare plus or it would have been very expensive to replace.
 

Relentless Power

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Hey guys if my Apple Watch has a crack in the display (it's small in the corner bezel so I don't want to pay to repair) does that mean water can get in and ruin it? Thanks
Can you share a picture? I'm assuming you don't have AppleCare? Which Apple Watch model do you own?
 
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Stefan johansson

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There are no Waterproof Watches made by Garmin. There is only a water resistance rating. And for the record, there are no waterproof smart watches, which is prohibited by the Federal Trade Commission in the U.S.

http://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/waterrating-definitions

https://beckertime.com/blog/why-there-are-not-any-waterproof-watches/
Ok,but in Europe,we sometimes use the old depth classing,where apple is classed for 20 fathoms (water resistant),and Garmin has 35 fathoms,which is classed as "waterproof". If Garmin watches where just water resistant,why do Garmin make scuba diving apps for them? It's obvious that USA got different regulations about what's waterproof or not,here the limit is 30 fathoms.
 

Julien

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Ok,but in Europe,we sometimes use the old depth classing,where apple is classed for 20 fathoms (water resistant),and Garmin has 35 fathoms,which is classed as "waterproof". If Garmin watches where just water resistant,why do Garmin make scuba diving apps for them? It's obvious that USA got different regulations about what's waterproof or not,here the limit is 30 fathoms.
The ATM (ISO 22810) standard is an international standards governing body by the International Organization for Standardization of which the US and all of Europe are members. In fact the ISO was started and HQ in Europe and Sweden is of course a member. So you should only be seeing advertisements that use the ATM (ISO 22810) rating standard. Please post a picture or link to the Garmin watch advertised in fathoms?

https://www.iso.org/home.html
 
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Stefan johansson

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The ATM (ISO 22810) standard is an international standards governing body by the International Organization for Standardization of which the US and all of Europe are members. In fact the ISO was started and HQ in Europe and Sweden is of course a member. So you should only be seeing advertisements that use the ATM (ISO 22810) rating standard. Please post a picture or link to the Garmin watch advertised in fathoms?

https://www.iso.org/home.html
Sorry that I don't have a pic right now,but my old doxa watch is.