Exercising

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MacLilja, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. MacLilja macrumors regular

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    When you exercise with your watch do you just dry it of afterwards or do you clean it in any specific way?

    I guess the part closest to your wrist can handle sweat but is it enough to just dry it of afterwards?
     
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    I would dry it off and once a week wash it under warm water.
     
  3. Julien macrumors G3

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    I workout hard 6x a week and just shower with my :apple:Watch on. Just do whatever works for you and don't think so hard about it.
     
  4. MacLilja thread starter macrumors regular

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    What? You shower with the Apple Watch?
     
  5. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Well, Tim Cook does too, so it must be alright... ;)

    I'd make sure to remove the armband every once in a while to clean out the groove and the lug fitting into it, because all my other watches have accumulated a lot of crud right there.
     
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  7. friedmud macrumors 65816

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    If I have a particularly sweaty workout I'll just barely rinse my watch off with luke warm water snd towel dry it.

    Also, when you do that it's useful to "clean" the crown by rotating it under the water a bit like it says here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204639

    If I don't do that for a while then my crown gets a bit sticky...
     
  8. MacLilja thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow, I guess it's more water resistant than I thought it was. I would never have dared to put it under water :)
     
  9. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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    I just rinse mine under the faucet after every run. Then I towel it off with a cotton towel. It is pretty wet and nasty with the sweat from a 5 mile run, so I would not want to put it back on after a shower in that state.
     
  10. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    Great AW hygiene.

    Keeping my AW in a Spigen case protects it from most environment issues.

    I do clean it with a cloth when removing the case and it doesn't seem that I need to water rinse.

    My workouts have yet to be long runs like it used to be and so little perspiration occurs.

     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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  12. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I see most of the videos are for the sport version. How about the SS version? Is it the same?
     
  13. Night Spring macrumors G5

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  14. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    Yup.
     
  15. gottafly macrumors regular

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    I just use the damp towel from after showering to wipe it down. Takes <10seconds.
     
  16. penajmz macrumors 68030

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    I've always been reluctant to actually wet my watch but I actually just put it under lukewarm water and spinned and clicked the wheel to clean it as per Apple's support page. It's all good right now.
     
  17. SpEe1113 macrumors regular

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    I workout daily and my routine has been to turn it off, rinse under room temp water, pat dry with a towel and let "air dry" the rest of the way while I shower. If you're sweating, you most likely do not want to let your sport band sit with that sweat without at least wiping it down with a damp cloth, purely for health reasons.
     
  18. rockyromero macrumors 6502

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    These water videos give me great confidence when encountering water on my AW.

    I still take my AW when showering to recharge it at that time.

    Goodbye to days when I had to submerge my trackers in rice to maybe bring them back to life.

    I still have some that rice & I should just eat it or throw the rice out with the old trackers.

     
  19. firewood macrumors 604

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    After a workout, I'll usually rinse sweat off my Milanese band and the HR sensor with warm water and towel dry.
     

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