Waterproof Apple Watch Comes Out Unscathed from Dips, Showers, and Swims

What a beauteous thing you are, Australia! Not very surprisingly Apple Watch decided to reach the island before anywhere else which is why we are getting most of the early launch updates from the region. Considering the water all around, how apt does this Apple Watch water resistance test sound? Beware though as it wasn't conducted in the beach. Salt water - a big no no!

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Apple Watch flaunts an IPX7 water-resistance rating meaning it can afford 1 meter of submersion in the water for some 30 minutes. However, as always we know this is the minimum level as devices always do better than what they claim to be - at least in this department.

"It's actually a lot more waterproof than we'd originally anticipated..."

Thanks to the folks at FoneFox Australia, we are looking at the water resistance test of the Apple Watch Sport along with various other tests. Apple Watch water resistance test video shows the Watch being subjected to:

  • a light shower
  • full soapy shower
  • 5 minutes of resting in a water bucket
  • and 15 minutes of underwater swimming!

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The Apple Watch water resistance test video confirms that no damage has been done to the newly launched gadget. You can't however use it under water as the screen would be irresponsive to the touch input thanks to capacitive technology. You can make use of the Digital Crown while taking a swim though.

Apple Watch water resistance test video:

Warning (how I love giving those!): please do not follow these crazy people and dip your preyshus Apple Watch in the water as Apple has warned about water resistance feature not being a permanent one. Which essentially means that by exposing your brand new Apple Watch to water, you are actually ruining this feature so let the Watch take a dip only when absolutely necessary. After all we aren't Tim Cook to afford the damages.

Water resistance is not a permanent condition and Apple Watch cannot be rechecked or resealed for water resistance.

The following may affect the water resistance of Apple Watch and should be avoided: Dropping Apple Watch or subjecting it to other impacts. Submerging Apple Watch in water for long periods of time. Swimming or bathing with Apple Watch (emphasis is ours). Exposing Apple Watch to pressurized water or high velocity water, for example, showering, water skiing, wake boarding, surfing, jet skiing, and so on. Wearing Apple Watch in the sauna or steam room.

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