You just need to keep it away from any "high-velocity water".Help me understand. You don't want to take your series 2 Apple Watch, which is actually advertised as water resistant, to the water park? If it is made for swimming, why in the world would you think a water park ride would be dangerous to it?
Apple Watch Series 2 has a water resistance rating of 50 metres under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 2 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.
Because it is tested at a certain pressure in certain circumstances. If we take a look at the IP-rating tests than it comes down to gently put a device on the bottom of a bucket of water that doesn't move around. The longer you are able to do that, the higher the IP-rating number will be.Help me understand. You don't want to take your series 2 Apple Watch, which is actually advertised as water resistant, to the water park? If it is made for swimming, why in the world would you think a water park ride would be dangerous to it?
The chemicals in swimming pools and the salt in the sea have similar effects. That's why you need to rinse off the watch (and every other materials including yourself) after swimming in sea or a swimming pool. And of course, you do need to use materials that can actually stand water which rules out all the Apple bands that aren't the rubber or nylon ones.I never understood why people don't take their watches off before they shower. It takes all of 5 seconds to take it off and 5-10 minutes to take a shower. It's not like you're missing anything during that time and you're only unnecessarily exposing your watch to water, shampoo, and soap which will slowly deteriorate the watch and/or band. But hey, its not my watch!
Fify.... And of course, you do need to use materials that can actually stand water which rules out all the Apple bands that aren't the rubber or nylon or steel ones....
The dumbest thing is to think that every metal watchband is the same. They are not, especially Apple's version is very different. It looks like any other metal watchband and that's where the similarities end. You don't connect the band to the watch the same as on traditional watches. It uses a specially devised mechanism. This similar mechanism is used in the links of the link bracelet to connect them (and detach them) to each other. If they use a normal steel spring inside them then water is going to be a risk as they'll corrode over time due to water entering the mechanism. The problem isn't the metal itself but the connection between the links and the watch and this can be accelerated with chemicals that are in swimming water or salt in seawater (unlike common believe stainless steel can rust after having been in contact with seawater; clean the watch and it won't be a problem).Fify.
I know, yes, Apple has some fine print that recommends keeping the mesh and link bracelets dry, but it's one of the dumbest pieces of fine print I've ever seen. "Sport" watches were on steel bracelets for decades before durable rubber and urethane bands were invented.
No, just that steel isn't that prone to water as you think. It's not just Apple that advises against using steel bracelets in water. The problem with a lot of the steel bracelets is the mix of materials used. The links are usual held together with pins and those might be from a different kind of material that is (more) prone to corrosion. And there are also some other kind of minerals and other things in water that can leave a residu behind. That is why often you get the advice to rinse and dry the watchband.Other watch manufacturers say to rinse their watches in clean water after exposure to seawater, too (even Seiko, Rolex, etc).
So, are you saying Apple's steel is worse? I'm totally baffled by this reasoning.