Do you wear your watch when doing yard work, etc?

RedlegsFan

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So yeah, the watch is meant to be worn, but do you really wear this premium device when doing things like yard work, etc, etc?

I am thinking of going AW from Fitbit and I wear my Fitbit all the time. I guess it's just hard (scary) to think of me wearing this $400 device outside, doing things like yard work and the like...
 
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28Gauge

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No. I don’t wear my watch in situations were it might get banged around a bit. That is why it still looks brand new.
 
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lindseybp

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Always wear mine. Mowing the lawn, bagging grass, etc. Really don't think much about it.
 

anthonymoody

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Absolutely but only with the sports band and never with the more delicate bands eg Hermes
 

willentrekin

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I don't, but only to avoid the tanband. The watch itself has stood up to everything, in my experience.
 

dotzero123

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I had such a tan band this summer! Its still there. I never worried about my watches - sports model - and they always stayed perfect. I take it off to shower to keep soap and stuff off of it or if I'm doing something that will cause me to really bang it up. This was the first year that I purchased a screen protector armor shield. Have to say that its not noticeable and just an extra measure of protection from scratches. Most people believe they're unnecessary but thought I'd try it out.
 

Volusia

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I will wear mine while doing almost anything. I have found that while wearing gloves to do yard work (what little I do of it) it keeps activating Siri.
 

mollyc

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Yup. But as a woman I usually wear gloves when doing yard work, so I make sure the cuff covers the screen. I do more potential damage walking on the treadmill and banging my wrist against the handrails than cutting grass.
 
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jbizzybeetle

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absolutely!

mowing, spraying herbicide, deadheading, hoeing, etc.

likeliest place to need fall detection.
 

mollyc

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I do often change bands to a dark or old one to keep the standard pink band clean. My old one got dirty after awhile so I use it now for yard work and keep the new band for nicer occasions.
 

AppleHaterLover

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There’s another thread here in which OP got a HUGE scratch, bent the case and dislodged the screen on his/her brand new SS Apple Watch doing yard work.

I wouldn’t...
 

PCtoMAC1

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I do all of the time. Always have! It’s a workout, isn’t it? I always enter it as “other”.
 

danmart

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Wear mine all the time, but wear gloves when gardening. If I was doing more physical work I might switch to a sport band for the duration as I have found the nice bands to be more vulnerable to scratches than the Watch itself.
 

Relentless Power

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There’s another thread here in which OP got a HUGE scratch, bent the case and dislodged the screen on his/her brand new SS Apple Watch doing yard work.

I wouldn’t...
I know what thread you’re referring to (See below), and that’s false, the casing was never bent, as that would be extremely difficult to do. I believe that member also came in contact with a rock against the casing causing the scratch.

Here is a picture of that Apple Watch you’re referring to:

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https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/s4-black-ss-scratched-photo.2144532/
 
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