Runners: Water Proof or Resistance? I also have to run with my iPhone!!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Aces2412, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. Aces2412 macrumors regular

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    We saw the video of her running the marathon with her iPhone in a fanny pack. No way. You telling me I have to hump the 6+ with me, not worth it. Plus I sweat a lot so whats the water resistance level?

    Oh the details we want to know, not how they made the metal.

    I will look to wait till iwatch2. Thats when Cook announces the "watch now has its own GPS, no more humping iPhone on that long run". :confused:
     
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  3. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    That's up to 30 minutes in up to 1m of water. So, you can take a shower or go out in the rain with it.


    Apple actually says this:
    You can, for example, wear and use Apple Watch during exercise, in the rain, and while washing your hands, but submerging Apple Watch is not recommended. Apple Watch has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529. The leather bands are not water resistant.
     
  4. Aces2412 thread starter macrumors regular

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    **Apple Watch is splash and water resistant but not waterproof. You can, for example, wear and use Apple Watch during exercise, in the rain, and while washing your hands, but submerging Apple Watch is not recommended. Apple Watch has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529. The leather bands are not water resistant.

    Thanks
     
  5. carmel164, Mar 9, 2015
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    iPhone when running?

    do you know this is true, i.e., you have to carry the iPhone 6 with you when running with the apple watch? I had not heard this. I thought you could run with just the watch.
     
  6. VO2Max macrumors member

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    Meh, I'll stick with my trusty Garmin Forerunner. I don't like to be bogged down by gadgets on my runs.
     
  7. Aces2412 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats what they showed in the video once she had the iPhone 6 on her bicep and during the run marathon she wore a fanny pack.
     
  8. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    How many years until the watch replaces the iPhone entirely?
     
  9. troop231 macrumors 603

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    None at all, screen size is too small and isn't going to increase beyond an average wrist size. A Watch that can do GPS and make calls without an iPhone though I could see being a possibility!
     
  10. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps until both the watch and the phone gets replaced by the :apple: Contact-Lens.
     
  11. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    If the watch could make phone calls by itself, it would definitely replace my cell phone. I don't care about playing games or anything else on the go. I'll just get my calls and texts, and I'll do more stuff on my tablet when I get home.

    So, it CAN replace the phone, just depends on what you want to do while mobile.

    That's all my phone could do in the early 1990s anyways - just receiver pager alerts and do phone calls. I had to go home to surf the web. So doesn't bother me.
     
  12. Shabbis macrumors regular

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    You can run without your iPhone, but you lose GPS tracking. The watch can still track total distance ran.

    I want to know if the watch can be like an iPod, load up some songs on it, grab my BT headphones, hit the gym and leave my iPhone in the locker.
     
  13. troop231 macrumors 603

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    See my edited post! :D
     
  14. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    You can leave the iPhone home if you want... You just lose the ability to have GPS and phone calls... But you still have the fitness app counting steps and HRM.

    Would it make anyone feel better if the Watch simply has less features, and thus didn't pair with the iPhone at all? I'll take the features.
     
  15. QCassidy352 macrumors G4

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    Remains to be seen how accurate it will be with accelerometer only, no gps. I've never heard of an accelerometer or step counter that can match gps for accuracy of distance run, but some of them are pretty good and some are not good at all.

    I'm also interested in knowing if the watch can be loaded with music independent of an iPhone.
     
  16. KenShaw macrumors newbie

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    The Apple watch will let you listen to music on Bluetooth headphones

    While the Apple Watch does not have a cell chip in it to make it entirely autonomous from your phone it can do a few things independently, and one of them is play music and beam it to bluetooth-enabled headphones.
     
  17. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, it can be. It's confirmed the watch has 8GB, but only 2GB may be used for music storage.
     
  18. Julien macrumors G4

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    In the watch the accelerometer determines a step by an arm swing. In walking you speed up and slow down by increasing your cadence. So once calibrated it can be fairly accurate since the number of steps equals distance covered.

    However in distance running you keep a (fairly) consistent cadence (about 180spm) and increase your speed by increasing your stride length. This is where the accelerometer loses accuracy since it can only count steps and can't determine stride length.

    So if you run and want accuracy you MUST use GPS.
     
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    It absolutely baffles me how people think a smartwatch is meant to or is going to replace a smartphone! I mean I have a hard time to imagine how will I be able to do more then 90% of things that I currently do on a 4.7" smartphone, on this tiny wristworn screen?? It's absolutely stupid to even think about it if you ask me.
     
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    The iEye and the all new iEye Captain
     

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