Should I wear my Apple Watch while playing Sports?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by adityashah1989, May 1, 2015.

  1. adityashah1989 macrumors 6502

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    So I got an :apple: Watch Sport.

    But I am not sure if I should wear it while playing a contact sport like soccer and risk damaging the screen?

    Any advice?
     
  2. plantoschka macrumors member

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    You could get a Case (from Spigen) and put it on before you play.
     
  3. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    This.
     
  4. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Those Spigen covers aren't available to buy yet.

    So I shouldn't wear my Sports watch while playing sports without a protective cover?
     
  5. plantoschka macrumors member

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    That's your decision. I wouldn't wear it during sport activites with body contact.
    If you're unlucky you can get dents or scratches on your watch.
     
  6. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    most definitely don't wear your apple watch sport while playing sports...


    all kidding aside, I am waiting for a good case before I use mine for bombing downhills on the the longboard. concrete is very unforgiving to the skin and the apple watch :D
     
  7. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I play 5-a-side soccer on an astroturf which is fairly soft.

    But its really stupid that I can't use an :apple: Watch sport while playing sports.

    Part of the reason of buying an :apple: Watch was to replace my Jawbone Up24+ to monitor my activity while playing. :(
     
  8. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    depends how much contact you make

    don't fall over or hit any walls if wearing the sports model


     
  9. Blackstick macrumors 6502

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    Sure you can use the watch while playing sports! What's the problem? Risk of dings and dents, like any other watch I expect.
     
  10. DeApp1e macrumors 6502

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    Agreed. Safest way :)
     
  11. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes but other watches don't have sports features. The Jawbone Up24+ was pretty rugged while playing.
     
  12. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    i have to say that the drop video is rather sad. the drop that actually shattered the screen (first drop) was a rather gentle drop from less than normal height. That is scary. When he started slamming it, it did as expected and popped rather quick.
     
  13. frumpy16 macrumors 6502a

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    You have my permission. -anonymous person on the internet
     
  14. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    I guess if you dropped it and then went to pick it up, you or someone else might kick it. That would blow it apart.

    really poor quality for a sports model as i'd expect some sports could result in contact or falling over. Dropping it and seeing it break like that is just poor for the price.
     
  15. adityashah1989 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I can't use it for contact sport activities till Spigen start shipping the protective case after 11th May. This sucks.
     
  16. AbeFrohman macrumors 6502

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    Don't FIFA rules (as well as common sense for safety of other players) require that you wear NO jewelry?
     
  17. iwayne macrumors 6502

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    Wear a Nike Double Wide Wristband over the watch.
     
  18. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68030

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    Sure you can, just when you take a dive fall to the opposite side of your watch.
     
  19. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    Buy apple care and then play sports all you want.
     
  20. CooKieMoNs7eR macrumors 68000

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    Do you like your gadgets to always look flawless and pristine? Then don't wear it during heavy physical activity. If you're tolerant of the occasional ding or scratch you could probably wear it. Just get AppleCare.
     
  22. acctman, May 1, 2015
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    acctman macrumors 6502a

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    wear it.. it's made for sports and fitness. why baby a fitness watch that's silly
     
  23. psylence2k macrumors 6502

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    Buy the Tough Armor Spigen Case,a screen protector and Apple Care +

    that's the only way I'd feel safe and comfortable
     
  24. jonfarr macrumors 6502a

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    tbh, think about it this way. Would you wear a normal watch while playing soccer (or any other sport)? I think the answer is probably no.
     
  25. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    You bought a apple watch sport so play sports with it. It's your decision what you do with it. How are you doing to scratch or deny it up on AstroTurf?
     

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