Tough Mudder vs Apple Watch

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  1. MUWarrior10 macrumors member

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    I am going to be participating in my first ever Tough Mudder event in a week. I want to wear my AW to track calories and activity, but am unsure on the extremes the watch can withstand. Any thoughts?
     
  2. zhenya macrumors 603

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    I don't run obstacle course races like that, but I do compete in trail and ultra runs that are often muddy and sometimes require climbing even hand over foot. It's not something I would personally wear my AW through. My dedicated Garmin watches seem much more suited to this kind of activity.
     
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    Unless you buy one of those protective covers for it, I wouldn't risk it.
     
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    Even with a protective cover, in a race like that, the watch is likely to get submerged multiple times, and be prone to getting caught on all manner of obstacles.

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    The above picture is why I stick to 5/10k road races. No mud for me thanks.
     
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    Mud is just suspended sand that you do not want in your crown stem and inside you speaker.

    I would pass on taking your AW through this mess.
     
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    I would not wear any watch in an event like that. I would go totally lean with nothing on my body that could catch or drag in anything.
     
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    I agree with pretty much everyone here. I would not wear my AW during a Tough Mudder event. If you were running a marathon? Sure. I would have your AW sit this event out.
     
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    How in the heck do you even get in your car after all that? LOL
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    The same here, I've been tempted to do one of those type of challanges but as I thought about it, I'm like nah. that's not my cup of tea.

    OP, I think you're asking for trouble subjecting your watch to a lot of the abuses that come with that type of race. What about that section of the tough mudder where they hang electrical probes down and shock you - I think that might damage the watch as well.
     
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    Why "track" an event like this anyway? It's not like you'd be able to compare your performance to another identical obstacle race later.

    The best reason I can think of to wear a watch at all is to make sure I get to the starting line on time. Even then, though, if I'm with the herd, I must be in the right place at the right time; if I'm by myself, I must be lost.
     
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    If you have AC+, $75 might be a small price to pay to see if it survives the event and be worth it for the heck of it. Otherwise, leave it at home.
     
  13. OneMike macrumors 601

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    I've done those before. A friend broke a rib the last time they did it.

    I didn't have my watch yet when I did my last one. I wouldn't have worn it though.

    The potential to lose, break or damage it outweigh the calorie tracking.
     
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  15. MUWarrior10 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for all your good points and replies, i am going to leave it.
     

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