Do you wear yours in the sauna?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jamin00, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. jamin00 macrumors 6502a

    jamin00

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    Only had mine a week or so and have been wearing it in the steam room and the sauna at the gym. Anyone else do this or will it cause issues?
     
  2. winterny macrumors 6502

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    It's a bad idea. Steam can penetrate much easier than liquid water.
     
  3. jamin00 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jamin00

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    Ok thanks. Good point.

    I did wear my Fitbit Surge in there without issue but then there was one guy who couldn't even wear his Fitbit in the jacuzzi without it getting condensation inside.
     
  4. klymr macrumors 65816

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    Apple actually specifically mentions that you should not take it in with you. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT205000

     
  5. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    The heat is another consideration, and something you should avoid.
     
  6. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Apart from water damage (which the OLED display is particularly susceptible to from what I understand), your watch can easily overheat and possibly also sustain battery damage.

    I don't know if the particular chemistry of the AW battery can experience thermal runaway, but if it can, it's something you don't want to experience. :p
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    The stream would likely penetrate past the seals and cause serious issues. I believe another forum member posted something similar to your question and the steam ruined their Apple Watch.
     

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