Only the speaker will sometimes be muted/attenuated/distorted during and for a few minutes after. As an added bonus the Digital Crown has never even been the slightest bit sticky.
Phrases like "splash resistant" are subjective and only ratings are objective. Here is what happens if you submerge it to 40M (130').Am I remembering wrong, or was it advertised as "splash resistant"? If that's the case, then unless you submerge it and let the pressure affect it, showering shouldn't hurt it.
Phrases like "splash resistant" are subjective and only ratings are objective. Here is what happens if you submerge it to 40M (130').
I've showered with mine a couple of times, although I stopped doing it after I saw someone post on this forum that their Apple watch eventually got water damage from showering with it.
Those were my thoughts as well. The First Gen Watch is splash resistant rated at IPX7. With the gluing issues and water damage not covered, I didn't want to take the risk. Although, many forum members have had zero issues with showering with their Apple Watch.
Exactly. If it's under warranty. Most first Gen Watches likely are out of warranty.
Correct. AppleCare+ will be expiring at the end of next month for launch day owners, such as myself.
But with the gluing issue being a known manufacturer defect, I'm sure Apple Support or Customer Relations would willing to work with the customer, even if AC/AC+ is expired.
I agree with this. The gluing issue was a defect on Apple's behalf and they have worked with customers to remedy the situation. I read where you received a replacement because of this issue. It's good to know Apple is aware the defect.
Yeah they sent it out same day no questions asked. They were super apologetic about it. But I was shocked that it had the issue to begin with. It had a manufacturer date of Jan 2017 and came with 3.1 installed. So the fact that they are still making units that have the defect is shocking.