I just got back from a one-week vacation in NC, and drove about 15 hours each way. I loved my watch before, and I didn't think this trip would change anything, but I was wrong. I love it even more! I drove alone, while other family members were also driving in from their points of origin. Texts were going constantly from other cars (where it was safe to do so, as the texter wasn't the driver), checking in with progress, etc. And it was so easy for me to join in on the status updates, using my watch and dictation and I barely had to take my eyes off the road, and could always keep a hand on the wheel. Any long texts I saved until I stopped the car for a break, but the shorter updates could be easily glanced at and responded to, while still safely driving. Hurrah! I did wear it while at the beach, but took it off in the pool. When I wore it sailing, a few people were surprised I was willing to risk it like that, but it was fine. A good washing when I got home from the trip, and all is well. I have a couple more scuff marks, but that's life. The Milanese loop held up well - I brought my black sport band but didn't wear it at all.