POLL: Do you (or will you) shower with the Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by viachicago22, May 4, 2015.

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Do you (or will you) shower with the Watch on?

  1. Yes, if it's good enough for Tim Cook it's good enough for me.

    36 vote(s)
    20.9%
  2. No, it's not worth the risk.

    136 vote(s)
    79.1%
  1. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

    viachicago22

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    #1
    Just wondering what the consensus is on this. Me, I'm a bit too nervous about it so I'll leave it off while showering.
     
  2. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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  3. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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  4. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    #4
    I just find showering with anything on is...weird. Sorry.
     
  5. My Name is URL macrumors 6502

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    #5
    I never shower with any watch, never mind this one.
     
  6. aven8068 macrumors newbie

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    #6
    I wouldn't really be worried about water damage, but I think the soaps and shampoos would eventually start to wear on the finishes over extended periods of time.
     
  7. BFW122083 macrumors 6502

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    #7
    Agreed. I mean, great you can shower with it on. But why would you want to?
     
  8. Aces2412 macrumors regular

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    After watching a few of the water torture tests via you tube it seems very water proof. If I have it on in the shower because I forget I will just keep it on and not worry about it.
     
  9. shahin90 macrumors regular

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    #9
    I have had mine on while showering eversince I got the watch and nothing has happened. I have the Milanese loop SS of course which wouldn't be problematic.
     
  10. Voragon macrumors member

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    #10
    Well glad to hear it's holding up to water immersion and showering but I just wouldn't try. Do have it though when n the kitchen and sink. And no issue.
     
  11. srazz macrumors regular

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    #11
    I'd just like to get mine first then I'll let you know. :mad:
     
  12. robaroo macrumors regular

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    #12
    i don't even shower with my dive watches that are water resistant to 3000 feet. something just not right with getting soap all over my watches and building soap scum on them.
     
  13. samiznaetekto macrumors 65816

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    #13
    IPX7 certifies a single submersion. What's the rating for, say, 1000 submersions?
     
  14. melburstein macrumors regular

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    #14
    No. I paid too much for this watch. So I've stopped showering, entirely.
     
  15. slicecom macrumors 68020

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    No, but not because I'm worried about it, just because it's not necessary to shower with a watch on and it would just get in the way anyways.
     
  16. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    No but I have taken it into the bathroom with me. It just sits on a shelf so I can check my notifications as soon as I get out.
     
  17. viachicago22 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    #17
    Well, me too. But for reasons involving laziness and totally unrelated to the watch.
     
  18. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    #18
    I'm not remotely scared to do it, I know that no damage will be done to the watch, but I'm not so sure about the leather band.

    Apple even instruct users to run the watch under water to fix a sticky crown.
     
  19. viachicago22 thread starter macrumors 6502

    viachicago22

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    #19
    Yes, I thought of that too, good point.
     
  20. Mac 128 macrumors 601

    Mac 128

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    Go back and read exactly what they instruct ... It's not even remotely the same as taking a shower.

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    ipx8
     
  21. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    #21
    Even though I believe it's no problem there is no point to doing so.
     
  22. J.gerbes macrumors 6502

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    #22
    Holding the watch under running water, turn the crown. If putting the watch under running water posed any such risk of damaging it, I am certain that Apple would never suggest it to their users.

    Apple claim that the crown becomes sticky after sweat crystallises. That means that the watch needs to be 'washed' every workout. Workouts are one of the three tentpole features, so it can be expected that rinsing the crown would be a regular task for some users.

    Also, check out consumer reports tests on the watch. It can easily survive Apples claimed water resistance, IP67, which is shower-proof.

    http://9to5mac.com/2015/04/26/apple-watch-tests/
     
  23. wmalie macrumors newbie

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  24. Denmac1 macrumors 6502a

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    #24
    Have not wore a watch for quite some time. Never found a reason to do so as when getting dressed watch would be the last to put on.
     
  25. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    #25
    The only thing I find more odd than showering with your watch is the thread after thread talking about it.
     

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