I Never Understood Showering with Apple Watch On...

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by IphoneIssues, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    Until I started wearing the watch to workout. Before, I was wearing a case on it, but the case wasn't that good, so I started going without.

    After the 2nd run without it, I started getting some of that slowed crown movement that I've read about. I've read the solution to that is to let water run into that area, but there's some sweat on the watch at that point too.

    It just seems so much more convenient to jump in the shower and clean everything at once, even if it does make cleaning your wrist slightly more complicated.
     
  2. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    You hit the nail right on the head - convenience. I do the exact same thing. If I wear the sport band on hole 3, in the shower I move to hole 2 and the soap and movement up and down the arm cleans the back side.

    Also for working on the yard and getting dirt and mud on the watch. Just makes sense to clean in the shower.
     
  3. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    Gotta remember, with some people a shower is the most exercise they get all day. Can't miss having it counted in their activity log. :cool::p
     
  4. Duncanator macrumors regular

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    I have been to scared to shower with my watch on lol but I also find a lot of use with the watch and do not particularly want to ruin it by accident.
     
  5. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I get the joke, and while it is a good one, my understanding goes right out the window if I'm trying to figure out why somebody who's not exercising would do that.
     
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    How about with the Milanese Loop, guys? How long have you showered with it and do you notice any staining/wear on the metal Milanese loop?
     
  7. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    I haven't. Though I normally only shower with the Apple Watch when I have the sports band on because that is when I get dirty/sweaty. Have showed with the Milanese a couple dozen times.
     
  8. matrix07 macrumors 68040

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    Sometimes I'm just too lazy to take it off, to be honest. Now if we *can't* do this my satisfaction with the Watch will drop quickly.
     
  9. mjschabow macrumors 65816

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    We should all talk about our showering habits. Anyone want to know the details of mine?
     
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    I thought it wasn't recommended to shower with it ?
     
  11. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    T Cook does
     
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    well that is good news, I thought I read somewhere you weren't suppose to. Now that means I can shower with it at the gym :eek::mad:
     
  13. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    If I ever had trouble and they said it was because I wore it in the shower I would simply remind them there CEO does the same. http://www.cultofmac.com/313413/yes-can-wear-apple-watch-shower/
     
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  15. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Grand idea! Take it on over to Community Discussion :D

    It's also important to realize that Tim Cook probably has buttloads of Apple Watches. Anything goes wrong, and he can throw another one on without paying it any mind.
     
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    It also says not to submerge the AW at all, even though it's rated as resistant against water ingress to 1 meter for 30 minutes (and warrantied as such as it's advertised and sold with an IPX7 rating). They probably say this only because they know people won't stick with the specifications religiously. Quite difficult to swim making absolutely sure you go no deeper than ~3 feet and not longer than 30 minutes at a time.

    It's also not rated against pressurized water (such as showering) and detergents. Some diver watch owners would never subject their watches to hot water and detergent, even though they don't hesitant to take them in saltwater. Nevertheless, many here have showered with their AWs with no ill effects.
     
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    Also he has an unlimited supply... if it breaks or last 3 months does he care?
     
  18. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    So true :) but, people hear what he says and think the same thing should apply to all I suppose. I've showered with my Apple Watch about 100 times including pool swimming. I live on the edge I guess.
     
  19. Julien macrumors G3

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    Under warranty you also have an unlimited supply.;) However i bet just like Cook you don't need it.:D

    Also if Cook's "breaks" he cares and would want to know why since Apple is responsible for several million that are under warranty and would not want a system wide problem.:eek:
     
  20. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    If CEO can. I can. Doesn't matter details. When CEO endorses the use of an Apple Watch can go in shower then we can as well.
     
  21. IphoneIssues thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wouldn't call the an endorsement. If the official Apple Watch user guide says not to shower with it, that's what you go by. So, are you feeling lucky?
     
  22. Talkingtoaster macrumors regular

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    Actually im surprised he said this because it gives (stupid) people the impression its "waterproof". Although its IPX7 they dont shout about this as everyone would be taking it literally and overdoing it then going back to apple and saying 'well they said its waterproof'. They have to be careful what they actively advertise so im surprised he said he showers with it.

    I think I might try it and 'live a little'. What a badass living life on the edge, roll those dice lol
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  23. Julien macrumors G3

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    He was actually overheard by the press in another room (???) privately telling a small group of Apple employees this anecdote.
     
  24. Spink10 macrumors 601

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    Horrible PR if CEO says I do this with watch and then it destroys users watch. Logic says T Cook open the door for using Apple Watch in shower.
     
  25. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    This ^^^ is exactly why I stopped trying to wear my 6th generation Nano as a watch. The first time I washed my hands with the iPod, I realized I shouldn't let any water splash into it, especially because of the headphone jack and big 30-pin connector. Not even my dad's old Omega makes me as nervous.

    The fact that the AW can tolerate some water is why I felt fine about buying it. I rinse off my other watches, too (well, besides Dad's Omega and Grandpa's 75-year-old Bulova).
     

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