The definitive, "Will You Shower With It?" Thread

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by CharlieCat666, Apr 28, 2015.

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Will You Shower With Your Apple Watch?

  1. Yes, but only since I have Apple Care

    17 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Yes, without Apple Care; I have no fear about showering with my watch

    27 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. No, I remain unconvinced of the watch's resistance to water/I am concerned about other factors

    36 vote(s)
    17.6%
  4. No, I have no interest in showering with my watch anyway.

    125 vote(s)
    61.0%
  1. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular

    CharlieCat666

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    #1
    The watch is out.
    (Some of) The videos are up.


    Will... You... Shower... with it!?


    (Also, how lovely would it be if we could have a discussion about this without someone saying, "Why would you want to do that anyway!?")
     
  2. dotnet macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    You forgot this option:

    "I'll start taking showers because I have an Apple Watch now. My coworkers are ecstatic."
     
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  4. Jd3774life macrumors regular

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    #4
    Im not really sure I have ever even wanted to shower with a watch on.... So I have no need to start now. I put my watch on as soon as I get out of the shower in the morning though before I head out the door..

    Am I not normal?... :p
     
  5. walshy1009 macrumors regular

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    #5
    I didn't get Apple Care with my Apple Watch and yet I took it in the shower today.

    Apple Watch worked completely fine after shower.
     
  6. Squid7085 macrumors 6502a

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    #6
    I don't understand the appeal, my arm gets nasty under whatever watch I am wearing, it's the place I want to clean. The bigger question is would I wear it at the pool, that seems more useful. However I am unconvinced I would trust it. I didn't even take my Pebble in the pool, and that thing was basically glued shut.
     
  7. dyt1983, Apr 29, 2015
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    edit: to remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  8. CharlieCat666 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I saw a video where a guy took his to a water park and wore it the whole day.
    He said it showed no signs of letting up.
    My biggest concern with that would actually be the chlorine smell not coming off.

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    No issues with condensation or anything like that?
     
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    I'm reluctant to do it as it may slowly seep in over the course of a month or so.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    #12
    Already have 4 showers and 1 run in the rain.
     
  13. ranioph macrumors member

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    #13
    when you go out to run, do you need to take your iPhone with you?
     
  14. John6Plus macrumors 6502

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    #14
    When I was a kid and got my first "fancy" digital watch, I never took that damn thing off (was water proof to 20m or something), even in the shower.

    Let me tell you, showering with a watch on does not do much to clean the area beneath the watch. So as a PSA to geeks everywhere, take the damn thing off now and then!

    I wonder why they don't rate these things to more accurately reflect their water resistance though. I guess it's just to be on the safe side, but my first wearable, the FitBit Charge HR, also greatly understates its water resistance according to tests people have done.
     
  15. RiddlaBronc macrumors 6502a

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    How about washing your hands with it? I have a habit of taking bands off when washing. I know it will survive but I still get neevous about it. But i might do it since i hate taking it off and putting it back on
     
  16. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    pretty sure water damage would be covered with or without applecare+. They cannot determine how the water damage occurred.

    With that said, once my sport band comes, I will shower with it.
     
  17. spampy22 macrumors member

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    Only if it gets really dirty or I have sweated so much that it needs a nice cleaning. Maybe once a week should be the norm.
     
  18. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    #18
    I guess I'm not the only person who likes to be completely naked when showering. I can be 10 minutes without my jewelry.
     
  19. Sharkey311 Suspended

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    #19
    I did it once to see how it was. Worked perfectly and still does a few days later (I've showered without it on since :D )

    What I really want to solis swim with it. But alas, I think that'll ruin.

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    You def. don't have to worry about this.
     
  20. RogerEast macrumors regular

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    #21
    Nope. It's cool that the option is there, but I'd rather not.
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    #22
    I have always carried my iPhone since 2007. Before you ask how I carry it in the rain.:D

    [​IMG]
     
  22. nathanalf macrumors regular

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    #23
    I'm not entirely sure about showering with mine. I went for a run and (obviously) it got some sweat on it and it was fine, and then I was washing my hands later and splashed water at it just for the fun of it (from just the looks of the watch I would not expect it's waterproof). Showering/swimming scare me a bit though... I just got this thing yesterday, is it really worth maybe damaging it because I want to change music in the shower? :p
     
  23. iWot macrumors member

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    I don't really understand the need/want to shower with the watch. I for one take off all my clothes when showering.
     
  24. Impstoker macrumors newbie

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    #25
    I have no qualms about showering with it for waterproof reasons, it's all the chemical soaps and shampoo's I am worried about.
    That **** can ****-up coatings, ports, bands & you name it...
     

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