For those who wonder if you can shower with it

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Notme90, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Notme90 macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2015
  2. carrerascott macrumors regular

    Mar 18, 2009
    I take regular watches off in the shower. Want to get clean skin under the watch so. Mine will stay dry.
  3. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Thats my thought ... I am baffled at those who wear a watch in the shower.
  4. DC Wallaby macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2014
    How is this still getting threads posted about it?

    Tim Cook showers with his.

    You shouldn't shower with it. But you can.
  5. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    You can shower with it as long as you're showering with Tim Cook.
  6. dmonnin macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2014
    HAHAHAH this seriously cracked me up.
  7. Sharkey311 Suspended

    Jan 11, 2013
    I'm cool with that. His bathroom is probably incredible. Big shower too I suspect. ;)
  8. DC Wallaby macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2014
  9. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    Thank you. Seriously though, Tim Cook (and anyone he allows to shower with him) obviously have Apple Care + Triple Platinum.

    And his salary last year would let him buy an Apple Sport Watch every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (in a state with no sales tax)

    My guess is that 99 out of a 100 people won't have a problem showering with it, but some will have a poorly sealed watch, or a super strong shower. And Apple will probably cover it. It struck me that if there is water damage they probably couldn't tell how it happened anyway.
  10. pflau macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2007
    You do want to wear the watch in the shower if you are showering in a gym.

    Would not want to leave an expensive watch in the locker.
  11. devon2012 macrumors member

    Aug 7, 2012
    I'll admit it. I'd do it if I could get the watch on the 24th.
  12. Notme90 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2015
    where do you keep your phone? I'm actually asking lol
  13. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
    A few of things. Consider - she didn't want to ruin the Watch before she was done reviewing it and screw up her assignment. So, yeah, she had it in the shower, but the pressure was light, it was basically no different than if you were out in the rain, and how long was she in there? Did she really test it? Nope.

    Imagine instead you are washing your hair and hot, high pressure water is hitting it continuously with the Watch just inches from the shower head. Also, watches that are water-proof instruct you to not operate any buttons while submerged, and for some, even in the rain. So forget about doing that with this Watch - and buttons are needed for lots of functions.
  14. ideal.dreams macrumors 68020


    Jul 19, 2010
    It's not so much a matter of "can I?" with me, but rather "will I?"

    I've had a Pebble for 1.5 years now and I've showered with it twice. This is a watch with a waterproof rating up to 5 ATM which is quite impressive and makes the watch fully submersible. I've worn it in the pool, however, because it's nice being able to control my music and check texts and phone calls without having to dart out of the pool, dry off, and grab my phone, all the while hoping I didn't miss the call anyway. In the shower? Not so useful.

    I'm probably not going to take the risk of showering with my  Watch – even though it's "water resistant," there's simply no reason to. You can't clean under the watch this way, you risk damaging a $350 device (if you bought the cheapest model, that is), and it's just unnecessary. I'm sure whatever calls and texts I miss while taking my 5 minute shower will be waiting for me when I get out.
  15. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2009
    I think I've showered with every water resistant watch I've ever owned on, and I won't stop now. I don't really give 2 ***** about people thinking this is unnecessary. It's what I want to do with my Apple Watch so I will. I believe it will handle my shower and its nominal pressure just fine. Furthermore, Apple's website says explicitly that the watch can be used in the rain. The shower, in my case, is no more water than a decent rainfall. I expect it to work at least well enough to get Siri to take reminders and to check the time. That's all I care to use it for. Getting notifications may be nice too, if it's important.

    That said, I'll hedge my bet and buy AppleCare+. It's not expensive and will last the entire life I expect to get out of this product. If the shower hasn't killed it by 2 years, it won't ever kill it.

    Apple refers to using the product in scenarios on par with my weather sealed camera gear and they absolutely tolerate water such as that coming from my shower head, and they don't even tolerate full immersion which the Apple Watch does.

    Why won't Apple say you can use it in the shower outright? Well, a few possibilities. The most likely being A) use will probably be somewhat more difficulty and B) it's impossible to generalize shower conditions so they can't even really make such a statement. The more rain-like your shower is, the less likely you should worry about taking it in there.

    Anyway, I'll be sure to post here if the shower ever breaks my watch.
  16. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Tim jogs to work so a quick shower when he gets there would be normal? Maybe??

    As for tim's watch it's a custom on off not available in the shops so his could be completely different to what we're getting.
  17. antman2x2 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    New YAWK
  18. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    That's true, but he also knows that people listen to what he says, so they'll assume if he showers with it, it's ok for them to do it.

    Of course if Steve was alive he'd say don't shower with the watch. Don't shower without the watch. Just don't shower.
  19. J4B3 macrumors regular


    Mar 18, 2012
    Gamma Quadrant
    Side-note: Joanna said she did shower with it for the purpose of the review, but she wouldn't do with her own watch. She was worried that the shower may have damaged her tester unit because the digital crown seemed less responsive.
  20. DreamPod macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2008
    Apple doesn't say not to wear it in the shower, and they do say it can be worn in the rain and while washing hands.
  21. dotnet macrumors 65816


    Apr 10, 2015
    Sydney, Australia
    But bad camera work during the shower scene...
  22. VSMacOne macrumors 601


    Oct 18, 2008
  23. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    Wonder why, I wear one of these every day in the shower and it is 100% natural.:D

  24. iamasmith macrumors 6502


    Apr 10, 2015
    Cheshire, UK
    Personally I'm waiting for the PDF manual to go up on the Support Site.

    Showering with an IPX7 device may or may not be a no-no.

    I don't think there is a Barometer but on ABC watches that are similarly rated they say no swimming pools or showers - the reason is they don't want you to wash away (particularly with detergent and hot water) the silicon grease that is there to protect the pressure sensor.

    We might be OK as for barometer I presume you need an iPhone 6 but let's wait and see what the manual clearly states you should do.
  25. michael31986 macrumors 68040

    Jul 11, 2008

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