Got AW wet and got startup Apple logo for a moment, happen to you?

Luba

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I was washing my hands with AW on my wrist and to rise off all the soap I put my whole hand and wrist under the faucet for a second. After I did that and looked at the watch I got the startup Apple logo?? A couple seconds later the regular watch face re-appeared. I wonder if that was AW way of protecting itself, momentarily shutting down (which is why the Apple logo appeared)? Has this happened to you? Do you think it's a defect?

Btw, anybody else think the startup Apple logo with its gradient black color a bit odd looking? When I first saw it when I was setting up my AW I thought the AW screen was defective.
 
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Mascots

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It was probably activated when you flipped your wrists while moving your hands around, and in that moment, something caused a respring (soft crash).

I wash my Watch under hot water for a prolonged period of time every morning after I run and before I go to work. No issue.

The watch can't really determine if it's wet or not - just coincidence in your case.
 

Luba

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It was probably activated when you flipped your wrists while moving your hands around, and in that moment, something caused a respring (soft crash).

I wash my Watch under hot water for a prolonged period of time every morning after I run and before I go to work. No issue.

The watch can't really determine if it's wet or not - just coincidence in your case.
Should I do a soft reset (turn off, then turn on AW) to clear out whatever caused the soft crash?

When you wash your AW, do you use soap? I try to keep soap away from the screen so the Oleophobic Coating doesn't wear away prematurely. I have no idea if ordinary hand soap would affect the Oleophobic Coating, perhaps you know the answer if does or not?

Makes sense the AW wouldn't know if I got it wet. I guess I'm imagining the AW is smarter than it actually is. :D
 
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