Series 2 swimming experiences?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by thinkpink1434, Oct 13, 2016.

  1. thinkpink1434 macrumors newbie


    Feb 10, 2016
    Orange County, CA
    Hi guys,

    I just bought the SS black Milanese loop series 2 and am a little nervous to take it in the pool/ocean with me. Technology and water just don't go well and I don't want to ruin a $700 watch.

    Has anyone tried swimming with their watch yet or take a shower with it? Any problems?

  2. Relentless Power, Oct 13, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2016

    Relentless Power macrumors Core

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    The Apple Watch 2 was designed to get wet and is 50 Meter Water resistant. It can be used specifically for swimming. Your not Going to ruin it, based off what's it's capable of.
  3. Arran macrumors 601


    Mar 7, 2008
    Atlanta, USA
    Agreed. Jump in!

    I had mine in the pool three times in the first week. It counts laps, measures my heartbeat and records calories burnt.

    It's also been in the shower half a dozen times. It's the watch I've been waiting for! :)
  4. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 26, 2006
    Maybe use a sport band vs. Milanese loop.
  5. wvayens macrumors member

    May 5, 2015
    Laugh, that was me at first. When I finally decided to take it into the pool, when I first jumped in, I actually kept my arm above my head and out of the water. But now I'm pretty comfortable with it.

    Can't say I've found the ideal app yet for my workouts. Apple's workout is pretty good as far as measuring time, distance, but not much more. has an app that supposed to be able to recognize different strokes, but have had no success getting it to identify the breaststroke and it's pretty iffy with backstroke. And any kicking drills won't register at all, except as rest time.

    Just downloaded MySwimPro, but haven't found it useful yet.

    Speedo has speedo fit, but it seems pretty basic.
  6. thinkpink1434 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 10, 2016
    Orange County, CA
    For sure, the sales associate at the store said millanese loop is not the best for water
    --- Post Merged, Oct 14, 2016 ---

    Thank you! This helped a lot. That will totally be me in the beginning also. haha will keep you posted on how it goes. App's will be fun to try out
  7. consultant_on_journey macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2016
    Munich, Germany
    I would not wear it too much in shower becuase of the soap.
    I also do not this with my citizen
  8. ZipZap macrumors 603

    Dec 14, 2007
    If damaged while swimming I presume that's considered a normal failure and not accidental damage.
  9. Attirex macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2015
    Just baptized my new S2 SS with a four-hour surf session today...couple of high-speed wipeouts and it survived like a champ. :)
  10. wvayens macrumors member

    May 5, 2015
    I've been swimming regularly with mine and no problems!
  11. woodynorman macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2011
    I've had my series 2 for a couple weeks. I freestyle swim a mile a day, and 2 miles on Saturdays in a 25 yard lap pool. So far so good!

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