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cc00lltt00nn

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There I was, enjoying a nice Memorial Day weekend at the lake house. Jumping off a rock cliff, rocking my series 2 like I do all the time. I hop back on the boat to expel the water from it and realize it's about 50 feet deep in Lake Lanier. The "Sport" band failed, big time. I have jumped off that cliff, tubed, wakeboarded, played basketball and much more for years without it falling off. We had a good run. Replaced it with a S4 Gold Stainless. I would wait for the S5, but I have become dependent on that little bugger.
 
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rgyiv

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Dang, sorry man! I've never worn my watch in the lake/ocean, only pools...not necessarily for fear of that happening, but now I don't think I'll ever chance it!
 
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cc00lltt00nn

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Sep 23, 2012
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Dang, sorry man! I've never worn my watch in the lake/ocean, only pools...not necessarily for fear of that happening, but now I don't think I'll ever chance it!

Yeah, it was a bummer. I have changed to the nylon sport loop strap. It should be more secure than the one little "button" on the sport strap.
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Sounds like a good excuse to upgrade ;)

Oh yeah :cool:
 
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Monkswhiskers

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This is my big fear as I do a lot of swimming in a deep lake/open sea swimming. I always thought the band would be the most secure to be honest, I use a 3rd party sport loop and it does worry me as it only takes the connector to snap and its gone!
I just can't bring myself to pay £50 for a tiny bit of fabric so if it goes it will totally be my own fault!
 

bambooshots

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This is my big fear as I do a lot of swimming in a deep lake/open sea swimming. I always thought the band would be the most secure to be honest, I use a 3rd party sport loop and it does worry me as it only takes the connector to snap and its gone!
I just can't bring myself to pay £50 for a tiny bit of fabric so if it goes it will totally be my own fault!

You could think of it as insurance.

Would you rather pay £50 for the peace of mind that the watch will not come off or you could just roll the dice. If it doesn’t come off, cool. If it does, well...hindsight is 20/20
 

snawaey

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The impact of the water probably had enough force to knock it out and eventually after the watch came off by just the water flowing around it cleanly right off your wrist. Sorry mate. Enjoy your series 4
 
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HDFan

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After almost losing a Garmin due when the strap failed (at a subway station in a frantic rush to get to the airport), and having the loop band always getting loose I switched to a link band and no longer worry.
 
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Some quick math: 50m (Water resistance) converted into feet is 164 feet total for a rating, the lake that the watch dropped in is 50 feet deep, it’s possible that the watch actually may survive [Undetermined how long], but at that depth, the ingress points on the watch would likely fail due to the water pressure.
 
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pshufd

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After almost losing a Garmin due when the strap failed (at a subway station in a frantic rush to get to the airport), and having the loop band always getting loose I switched to a link band and no longer worry.

I have the titanium band for my Garmin. There's no way that gets lost. It takes a bit of effort to get the watch off as my hand is outsized compared to my wrist.
 

Monkswhiskers

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You could think of it as insurance.

Would you rather pay £50 for the peace of mind that the watch will not come off or you could just roll the dice. If it doesn’t come off, cool. If it does, well...hindsight is 20/20

Well, you are right of course but tbh I was only using the loop as I have been away and it was the only strap I took. I will definately go back to the band now, no way that is coming off unless you go tombstoning into deep water from a height lol.
 
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