Decided To Shower With It!!

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  1. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    So 3 times so far I have showered with the watch, I figured I have Apple Care Plus, so lets give it a try lol.

    The first time I totally forgot that it was on and jumped in the shower, so I decided while in there Id have fun with it, so I sent my wife a smiley face text and told her now she can say she received a text from the shower, she just looked at me like I was a moron hahahaha.

    The other 2 times I did it so I can wipe down the white band just to keep it clean. I have no desire to shower with it often but figured since I have Apple Care on it and have seen countless people who shower with it, swim with it, etc why not try it out :)

    Useless thread but I wanted to share.
     
  2. JWorld127 macrumors 6502

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    OOOMMMGGGG you took a shower with a water proof watch on? Man you really are living on the edge :p:p:p:p:p
     
  3. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Technically is not waterproof and Apple suggests not even showering with it, so I AM LIVING ON THE EDGE!! lol
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    False. It is rated IPX7 so technically waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes. Apple merely does *not recommend* submerging it, but didn't say anything about showering with it (unless you count Tim Cook's off remark).

    * From Apple's documents:

    The use of the words must, must not, required, shall, shall not, should, should not, recommended, not recommended, may, optional, and deprecated in a statement have the following meanings:

    must, shall, or required means the statement is an absolute requirement.

    must not, shall not or prohibited means the statement is an absolute prohibition.

    should or recommended means the full implications must be understood before choosing a different course.

    should not or not recommended means the full implications must be understood before choosing this course.

    may or optional means the statement is truly optional, and its presence or absence cannot be assumed.

    deprecated means the statement is provided for historical purposes only and is equivalent to 'must not'.
     
  5. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    I took mine in the shower a few times. Feels "wrong" to have a piece of electronic equipment in the water but it was fine. I plan to take mine swimming at some point. I also got AppleCare+ just in case. But since it's not strictly forbidden to be in water, I believe water damage would be covered under normal warranty unless they have some way to prove you "abused" it.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Correct. There's no way they can prove you took it outside the scope of the IPX7 rating (1 meter deep for 30 minutes) so you'd have to let the cat out of the bag on that.
     
  7. JWorld127 macrumors 6502

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    im pretty sure its IPX7
     
  8. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    I live on the edge daily and wear my watch in the shower DAILY. It is fun sending people text from the shower lol.
     
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    i dont wear mine in the shower, but take it in and give it a clean after a hard day on the golf course, it seems to be ok for now.
     
  10. xaqt93 macrumors 6502

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    Never showered with it. Kind of nervous to do so. I have heard horror stories of the mic not working after they use it in the shower. I have Apple care but I also don't want to spend even a dollar more on my watch...
     
  11. blitzwing macrumors member

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    swam with it for 45 mins twice. good way to track a swimming workout but note that the touch screen doesn't work too well with water.
     
  12. maflynn Moderator

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    I've seen a lot people commenting in various threads that they shower with it. Is that any worse then running it under running water to fix a sticky crown? I don't think so. I don't shower with it, but its more that I'd rather leave it off when I shower.
     
  13. Roller macrumors 68020

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    I don't see the point - I can wear my glasses in the shower, but I don't do that either. It also seems to me that soap and shampoo can leave residue that may not be good for the watch. Also, if you're at all careless and the watch falls, it's unlikely to survive intact.
     
  14. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah not something I plan to do often, the first time was completely by accident but the other 2 times I figured wasnt a big deal. :)
     
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    I haven't done it yet with the AW, but I've run in the rain with my fitbit surge, and the AW is even more waterproof (I believe), since I got soaked on those runs, I don't think a shower will hurt it :)
     
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    I am afraid there does not need to be a point. I can't see it either but it is good to know if you get caught in a rain storm or fall overboard your watch is good. I have fallen overboard three times so you just never know these days!
     
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    I don't wear mine in the shower, but I'd be more worried about it falling on my bathroom tile floor removing it before I shower than dropping it in the shower.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't see the point of showering with it, but how can the watch "fall" if it's tethered to the wrist?
     
  19. Brett1203 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe if your wrist gets cut off from a serial killer while you are in the shower and when the wrist hits the ground it will shatter?
     
  20. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Who says you have to remove it in the bathroom? I just keep mine on the night stand until after I shower. In fact, I have a habit of always putting on my watch over my bed.
     
  21. otozuz macrumors member

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    I went even further, I showered with my iMac 27".
     
  22. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    That wasn't exactly the point of my post. The point was when removing it or putting it on is the only time I worry about it falling. Also I no longer stick my arm out the window when driving with the windows down because I am not sure I trust the sport band enough against high winds.
     
  23. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Hence why I've gotten into the habit of removing and putting on my watch over my bed (even though I have the link bracelet, which you need to insert your hand through before clasping it).

    However, I'm pretty sure your sport band is more secure than that. It's intended for sport activities so it takes much more than high winds.
     
  24. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    Right I assumed that with the over the bed comment.

    I think you are probably right about the winds, but I go to stick my hand out the window and I see visions of me pulling over the find my watch which has been run over. I really would like a good space gray steel band like Apple's version for a reasonable price.
     

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