Prolonged exposure to saltwater?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by jim001, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. jim001 macrumors newbie

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    I was wondering if anyone has any experience using their watch daily in the sea. I do a lot of boating and was thinking of getting the Apple Watch but I am worried that it might not be up to the task of getting sprayed with saltwater daily.

    My main concern is the salt causing corrosion on the case and possibly damaging the speaker more than water getting inside.
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I would recommend the Stainless model. Apple says your watch would be fine.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    It doesn't matter what casing you choose. The Sport or stainless model is suitable. Jeff Williams (Apple COO) stated you can use the Watch in the ocean. Listed below is a direct quote from an owner question and Williams response with a link:

    "One of our readers also emailed Jeff Williams to specifically ask about using the Nike version while surfing. Here's the reply he got:


    Nike only comes in Aluminum. If you rinse with fresh water after surfing, you should be great. We actually conduct out salt water corrosion testing without rinsing, and the watch performs well. That said, given you surf daily, I'd recommend rinsing."

    https://www.macrumors.com/2016/09/23/apple-watch-swimming/amp/
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    I would still go with the stainless version for sure.
     

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