Cracked my Apple Watch - No longer waterproof?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by BrodieApple, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. BrodieApple macrumors 6502

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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
     
  2. Prozak0820 macrumors 6502

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    my guess would be yea pretty much would lose your water resistance.
     
  3. Alicia1 macrumors regular

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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.
     
  4. Relentless Power, Apr 17, 2017
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    Can you share a picture? I'm assuming you don't have AppleCare? Which Apple Watch model do you own?
     
  5. BrodieApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can't take a pic right now but it's a series 2.
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Let there be no doubt that the water resistance would be compromised if broken.
     
  7. Julien macrumors G3

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  8. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    If it's cracked,it's probably not waterproof.
     
  9. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Series 2 is actually rated 50 meters Water Resistant, not waterproof.
     
  10. BrodieApple thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks I probably won't risk it haha is there anyway I could seal the crack or something
     
  11. SDColorado macrumors 65816

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    If your not actually swimming with it, if you can find an adhesive screen protector that covers the crack, that may seal it well enough for general usage
     
  12. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    I know. The only really waterproof smart watch,is probably the fenix series.
     
  13. Relentless Power, Apr 19, 2017
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  14. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  15. Julien, Apr 20, 2017
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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
     
  16. Stefan johansson macrumors 65816

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    Sorry that I don't have a pic right now,but my old doxa watch is.
     

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