Series 3 Watch- Surfing


lsmachado

macrumors member
Sep 20, 2018
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Texas
Anyone have any experience surfing with an apple watch.
Not sure that would be a wise idea. Per Apple:
  • Apple Watch Series 4 has a water resistance rating of 50 meters under ISO standard 22810:2010. This means that it may be used for shallow-water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, Apple Watch Series 4 should not be used for scuba diving, waterskiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.
 
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azzag77

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Nov 13, 2018
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Thanks.
Was looking at the series 3. Just with their ad showing someone surfing I thought it may be OK??
 

tehStickMan

macrumors 6502
Jul 19, 2018
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Might be OK but isn't rated for it.

30M - splash/shower-proof
50M - Apple Watch is this - still & clean water submersion for swimming (ergo, swimming laps)
100M - surf swimming, surface scuba
200M+ - diving.
 

Relentless Power

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Jul 12, 2016
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Thanks.
Was looking at the series 3. Just with their ad showing someone surfing I thought it may be OK??
It doesn’t necessarily mean that your watch will fail if its used it for surfing, it’s just with the impact and velocity of the water from surfing could cause it to have issues, but that’s not guaranteed. Other members have used their watches for surfing and had no issues, but it’s at your own risk.