Fitness Seems to be an after thought

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by hunt2013, May 8, 2015.

  1. hunt2013, May 8, 2015
    Last edited: May 8, 2015

    hunt2013 macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    It's summer so I've started to try and workout more and I've noticed that whenever I start sweating that it gets into the Digital crown. It's so bad that when turning it or pressing it you can actually hear a small squish sound.

    I've cleaned it like apple suggested but I am not wanting to run water over it every time. And if I don't clean it the crown becomes hard to rotate.

    Any one have similar experience or thoughts on this?
  2. flur macrumors 68020


    Nov 12, 2012
    Maybe you could get a case for it for when you work out, to help keep the sweat off it?
  3. texasstar1981 macrumors regular

    May 4, 2015
    so to recap:

    you get sweat all over your watch when working out but you refuse to give it a quick rinse after a workout (YUCK !) and then complain that if you do not what apple recommends the crown becomes hard to rotate (???)

    Am I the only one missing something here?

    the watch will not be damaged by giving it a quick rinse under the faucet...

    If mine gets covered in sweat... I rinse it for a few seconds under the faucet (obviously lightly running water and not full blast...). never had any issues. if sweat gets under the crown... tap water will as well and wash out the nasty sweat and prevent the crown from getting hard to rotate...
  4. H3rman macrumors 6502

    Apr 16, 2015
    I wouldn't have said it was an after thought, looks like they spent a lot of time and money into health fitness R&D...
  5. ifarlow macrumors regular


    Apr 23, 2015
    Man up and clean your fitness device(s) after each workout. It takes seconds, and you can do it as you are preparing to shower. You do shower, right?

    Flex while doing it if it makes you feel better to pretend it's part of your workout routine.
  6. iBlazed macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    Or just wear it in the shower. I know I will be.
  7. msb3079 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2010
    collingswood. nj
    Yeah, I'd assume that that sweat is drying into salt and blocking things up in the digital crown. Yuck. Rinse it out.
  8. menace3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I sweat like a pig, especially working out. I even sweat at my wrists and I have none of these issues. What are you people doing? LOL
  9. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    OMG what am I to do? Same thing I always do. Jump in the shower and clean my :apple:Watch as a bonus.

  10. Allewsive macrumors member


    Apr 22, 2015
    Idk, fitness is for sure a huge part of the device, but the crown should be engineered to withstand sweat from causing any mechanical issues. So far I have gone on about 10 runs (3+ Miles) and I sweat a lot, especially under the sport band. I have never once put my watch under water, but instead I wipe it down with a damp cloth to clean my sweat off. I have never once run into the issue you have, however, I will say the research was not 100% properly applied to the sport band for sweating. I used to have the Nike GPS watch and the band has holes down the entire strap to allow your wrist to breathe during workouts. Worked great. The Apple Watch band seems to have missed this mark in favor of aesthetics, which means once I am a good 2 miles of sweat into my run, the HR monitor has trouble finding my pulse sometimes during the rest of my run. I cannot be the only person having this issue, and I am sure this is an optic HR sensor limitation, but more breathability in the band would have been nice.

    That being said, I absolutely love having the Apple Watch for fitness!
  11. hunt2013 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    Alright I'll just keep rinsing it. Seems to be an oversight of the crown in my opinion.

    I always do wipe it off when done just don't like to chance the water and I love it as a fitness tracker.
  12. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Nerd fact... Pigs don't have sweat glands. So if you sweat like a pig it means you don't sweat at all.

    As for gunking up the digital crown... it's probably cause they're dipping their hands in peanut butter like Winnie the Pooh does with honey. :p
  13. gorkt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2007
    I have been running (and sweating) since I got the watch two weeks ago and my crown is just fine. I don't wear it in the shower, I just wipe it down with a damp cloth.
  14. Amacfa macrumors 65816


    May 22, 2009
    I find it best to wear it in the shower, it actually works better this way. The water is light enough that I don't have to worry about water damage, and it cleans me, my watch, and my crown! It runs much smoother.
  15. hunt2013 thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 15, 2011
    I would do this. If water were to somehow get into it, would that void the warranty?
  16. Banich2 macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2015
    San Francisco, California
    I can't even begin to imagine thinking that showering with the watch would be a good idea.
    "Oh, yeah, that soap and shampoo and conditioner and all of the moisturizing agents that they leave behind and you have to use Tilex to get rid of will be just great for the digital crown!"


    Water? No. Evidence of agents such as soap-scum? I hope so.
  17. iBlazed macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2014
    New Jersey, United States
    If it's good enough for Tim it's good enough for me! And I'm getting Applecare+, so its whatever.
  18. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    Sort of amusing that post-workout shower is the only time I don't wear my watch in the shower. My workouts typically go 60-90 minutes and that ~20 minute cleanup time is the perfect opportunity to shore up the battery charge and make up for running the HR monitor that whole time.

    I do give it a good wipe-down though.

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