WaterProof Apple Watch Sport 42

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by d112, Jun 15, 2015.

  1. d112 macrumors member

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    I wanne swim with my apple watch sport, and watch my hand with it. Is there anych chance that my Apple Watch will destroy. Is it waterproof ?
     
  2. meikdunj macrumors member

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    It's not waterproof. Check the user guide it doesn't recommend swimming.
     
  3. d112 thread starter macrumors member

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    If I buy apple care+, than I can get the new one if something happends, Am I right ?
     
  4. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Not if you intentionally damage it.
     
  5. gsmornot macrumors 68030

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    Went to water parks twice in the last week with no issue. Not saying its what you're supposed to do but it had no issues.
     
  6. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    No
     
  7. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    http://www.macworld.com/article/292...to-extreme-water-submersion-in-new-tests.html

    You should be fine, but if you're using it to track fitness, there's no point.

    Personally, I'm going to risk it. My pool time is lounging, not heavy swimming. I doubt I'll have a problem with some occasional splashes or dunks. If it does end up destroyed, I guess I'm out $70, and I'll be more careful with the next one. I highly doubt I'll have a problem though.
     
  8. Julien macrumors G3

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    There is no such thing as a 'waterproof' watch. Watch's have water ratings and the :apple:Watch is 'waterproof' rated and therefor warranted to the IPx7 standard. However it has been proven over and over that Apple has been extremely conservative with this rating.

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  9. Julien macrumors G3

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    Source?
     
  10. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    Uh... Apple literally states that you're not supposed to swim with it. When it gets damaged and trips the water sensors, you're not getting a free replacement.
     
  11. Taco1933 macrumors 6502

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    AppleCare+ covers accidental damage. So, yeah, they'd replace it if it's water damaged. There's no way for Apple to know if you intentionally swam in it or were pushed into the pool while wearing it.
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    There are no water sensors. You are thinking of the iPhone. The :apple:Watch is IPx7 water rated by Apple. If it gets water ingress then Apple MUST replace it under warranty since it is IPx7 'waterproof' rated. This is standard watch industry operating procedure.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The Watch is advertised and sold with an IPX7 rating (waterproof to 1 meter for 30 minutes). If it suffers water ingress due to a manufacturing defect during, say, normal hand washing, you can bet you'll get a free replacement.

    On the other hand, if you admit you went deep diving with it and it fails then they of course won't replace it as that's outside the scope of the IPX7 rating.
     
  14. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    Just to clear up confusing post.

    Water damage will be covered. Just do not go into the store advertising you took it swimming.
     
  15. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    what this man said.
     
  16. d112 thread starter macrumors member

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    Using Apple Care I can replace my watch twice, right ?
     
  17. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    However if you go deep diving and claim that you were washing your hands then how would they know any different?
     
  18. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Maybe Apple can see that the seal was blown out from pressure? I doubt it though.

    I would think that after a few years the seals, especially around the rotating crown would need replacing to maintain the water resistant rating.
     
  19. Gator Bob macrumors regular

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    Does the poster's question make anyone else queasy?
     
  20. Julien macrumors G3

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    While a little hard to read I'm betting the OP is not a native English speaker. Does it make you queasy trying to read it?
     
  21. Julien macrumors G3

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    After a few years all :apple:Watches will be in landfills or the back of a draw. :D Who will be using a original :apple:Watch when the 3ed or 4th gen come out?:eek:
     
  22. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    They won't know if you keep quiet about it. However, if you volunteer that you went deep diving with it, they may refuse to replace it under the standard warranty given that it's beyond the scope of the IPX7 rating.
     
  23. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I agree and can not wait for the AWII this Christmas!;)

    I just ordered my 2nd AW the stainless with brown leather loop. It will do till the holidays.
     
  24. AppleWes macrumors 6502

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    Is it really that hard to just not take it swimming?

    Apple Care or any insurance program (and product pricing) will continue to rise due to people constantly trying to "break the rules" even if you can get away with it.

    I wish people would have some integrity. :(
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Hence why Apple jacked up the cost of iPhone AC deductible to $79 from $49 and the out-of-warranty replacement cost to $299/$329 from originally $179 (I think), a much bigger increase relative to the rising component cost over the years.

    The same will happen with the Watch. People reap what they sow.
     

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