Scuba diving with Apple watch.(yes I did)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by BAchorn, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. BAchorn macrumors newbie

    BAchorn

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    I accidentally dive tested my Apple watch this evening. Despites it only being "water resistance" it survived 53 minutes at 26 feet in the St. Laurence River. Good to know, but I do not intentd to try any deeper (or again for that matter).
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I would bet that this would not be the same for all Apple Watches as we have seen some that leaked from much less.
     
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Those that "leaked from much less" are called manufacturing defects. It's most certainly not normal for a Watch to be washed and get a considerable amount of water spilling out of the microphone hole (as happened to a member).
     
  4. ivandr macrumors regular

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    Out of curiousity, how does one forget about a device attached to the wrist? I love my watch and certainly its comfortable enough to almost forget I'm wearing it, but I don't think I'd ever forget to notice that I had it while slinging on my BCD and other gear (especially if you had to pull a wetsuit up your arm over the watch) or during a pre-dive buddy check. Was it stashed in a pocket of your dive gear or something?
     
  5. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    Very cool information. I usually take mine off when I go in the swimming pool but maybe I'll be a little more daring. Changing songs while in the pool would be awesome!
     
  6. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I suspect it was not entirely accidental.
     
  7. ivandr macrumors regular

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    It can work but you need to get your wrist out of the water... shake off the water droplets on the screen and even then touching the display with a wet finger is still hit or miss for touches being registered correctly (expect to flip back and forth accidentally between glances a bunch as taps are mistaken for swipes and vice versa)
     
  8. gemnilocs macrumors 6502

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    I so want to try it in the pool as well
     
  9. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    I tried it in the pool an hour ago. It worked fine, not a whole lot of purpose to using it in the pool except for seeing the time, but it was cool; I did try a quick "other" workout just to test and it worked fine. Only thing now is the speaker sounds quieter and muffled due to the water, I blew into it a few times and some water came out.
     
  10. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    Does the speaker work normally again? can you give some more details about the pool use like for how long was it submerged how deep was the pool etc
     
  11. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    It seems to be working fine now. I was in the pool for about 20 minutes; it was an above ground pool maybe about 4 or 5 feet deep. I didn't submerge the watch till maybe about 5-10 minutes, and then I just swam around with the watch on. I tried tracking a workout for 2.5 minute using the "other" category, and swam about a bit more strenuously, and it worked fine. Overall I'd say it went well; not sure if I'd do it again just because there's not a whole lot of use for it in the pool.
     
  12. gemnilocs macrumors 6502

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    I would like it to be able to calculate distance in yds...I typically swim minimum 1200yds -2100yds....if I didn't have to take my garmin 910xt to keep track that would be so awesome so I would only have to worry about wearing one watch and currently I wear this apple watch every day.
     

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