Water and the Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by eish2306, Jan 22, 2015.

  1. eish2306 macrumors regular

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    Is the watch defiantly not waterproof? - it's sealed, no charging port - the crown could be isolated from the internals - magnet tracking and the button could also be removed from the internals - is it really too much to hope for the watch launch to end with

    By the way we forgot to mention its waterproof! #mediastorm #success

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    I'm not talking 30m/100 feet, but maybe 3m/10 feet - a swimming pool, or worst case scenario bath, shower and sink when forced to do the dishes!
     
  2. Piggie macrumors 604

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    It has to be.

    If Apple are officially saying you can use it for outdoor sports, which means it must be able to survive being out in the heavy rain whilst running / cycling etc. then there is no way they can tell you if it got wet during doing that, or washing your hands or taking a shower.
     
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    I'm sure they said it's ok to wash dishes while wearing the watch. Not sure about a shower, though. Bath and swimming pool, I don't think so.
     
  4. JuicyJones macrumors member

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    Wait? Am I the only one looking forward to the Lifeproof case for AppleWatch?
     
  5. Exile714 macrumors 6502a

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    It's entirely possible that the final design wasn't settled when they announced in September. They could have said they PLAN to make it waterproof, but they said it's water resistant instead.

    So there's 2 possible scenarios where it turns out to be waterproof after all. 1) They always planned for water proof over water resistance, but they wanted to be careful until after final design and testing before they said it. Or, 2) they only intended it to be water resistant, but improved the sealing based on feedback after the event.

    Or... It might not be water proof at all.

    But I'll add this: I had the Pebble which was supposedly water proof, but apparently not when you're using the buttons. So, switching apps, changing music etc. in the shower led to a dead Pebble. When you claim an item is water proof, you'd best be absolutely sure that's the case (and that includes when you're using it).
     
  6. eish2306 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sounds good - I must re watch the keynote
     
  7. extricated macrumors 6502

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    Would be so awesome if it were waterproof, but I'm betting that "water resistant" is all we're getting.
     
  8. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    No watch is water proof… there are water resistant watches and based on the limited information we have, it can be implied that the Watch will be water resistant probably at the same level as a 30M water resistant watch suitable for hand washing and splashes of water, but not to the extent of showering with it on or any further.
     
  9. AsmaMohd macrumors newbie

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    For swimmers who would like to use for tracking purposes that’s certainly not good news, as they’ll have to leave it behind during practice unless Apple finds a way to launch a waterproof model early next year.
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    Waterproof, just like soundproof and bulletproof are misnomers and only degrees of protection. For waterproof/water resistant there are 2 internationally recognized measurement used. The IEC's IP (International Protection) rating and the ISO's ATM (atmosphere) rating. At this time we don't know what the :apple:Watch will be rated. We also don't know if Apple will publish the rating (most likely an IP rating).

    Hopefully we will get a IPx6 rating and all will be well except for swimmers.
     
  11. fousfous macrumors regular

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    My watch is currently 10ATM and it's never go to water.
     
  12. Piggie macrumors 604

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