Unintentional Water Resistance Test

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  1. MacManiac76 macrumors 65816

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    Today I accidentally left my Apple Watch Sport in my pants when I put them into the washing machine. Forgot I temporarily took the watch off and put it into my pocket when washing my hands and arms thoroughly.

    It was in the washer for about 10 minutes before I realized it. It was on the first spin cycle when I opened the washer and took it out. The watch was not wet and was warm from the water. I proceeded to turn the watch on and thankfully it booted right up. I think the fact that it was in the pocket actually helped save it as not much water actually got to the watch. Crisis averted thankfully.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't think it matters because it's rated waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
     
  3. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    I have taken mine swimming with me all summer. Works as well as the day I got it.
     
  4. MacManiac76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    It was just a brief moment of panic especially since I don't have AppleCare+.
     
  5. bigred7078 macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely understandable. Enjoy the watch!
     
  6. MacManiac76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've had it for a few months and have certainly enjoyed it. I'm getting much more use recently since I just joined a gym and am using the Workout app a lot.
     
  7. Roller macrumors 68020

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    I've heard about having one's clock cleaned, but this is new territory. Glad it worked out ok. I guess you could say it was a wash. Or maybe that the incident put a new spin on the Apple Watch.
     
  8. MacManiac76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Touchè! :cool:
     
  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    I bet you don't have 'sticky crown'. ;)
     
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    A washing machine going into a spin cycle would excert a massive amount of atmospheric pressure onto the watch so depth dosnt come into it.
     
  11. Julien macrumors G3

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    Not to get to technical but the centripetal force would increase the water pressure. Atmospheric pressure doesn't come into play and there is no rating for that.


    EDIT: Just to add water ingress is probably not the most dangers part. The G-forces exerted could damage the accelerometer and gyroscope.
     
  12. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    That's my bad I knew what I was typing and I was thinking atmospheric isn't the issue lol
     
  13. MacManiac76 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    There was definitely some increased pressure as the Watch had turned itself off to protect itself by the time I took it out of the washer.
     
  14. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I bet that was from the heat, not pressure.
     

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