People who’ve bought Apple Watch like to wear it all day, not only because of the important features, but because it enables them to use even in the pool, taking a shower, or doing the dishes. But how waterproof is your Apple Watch?
Actually, no Apple Watch is waterproof as waterproof means being impervious to water. But luckily, there are varying levels of water resistance depending on the model. Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch (1st generation) are splash and water resistant, but submerging them isn’t recommended. On the other hand, you can use Apple Watch Series 2 and newer (rating of up to 50 meters (164 feet) of depth) for shallow water activities like swimming in a pool or ocean. However, they should never be used for scuba diving, water skiing, or other activities involving high-velocity water or submersion below shallow depth.
Water resistance diminishes over time
What you need to know when buying any water resistant products is that the protection diminishes over time, and certain factors can even accelerate the process. For example, soapy water, perfume, solvents, detergent, acids or acidic foods, insect repellent, lotions, sunscreen, oil, or anything containing chemicals can damage the water seals and acoustic membranes. High-velocity impacts like skiing can also cause water resistance to dwindle. Using Apple Watch in a sauna or steam room should also be avoided.
What if your Apple Watch gets wet
What should you do if your Apple Watch gets wet? If water splashes onto it, wipe it off with a nonabrasive, lint-free cloth. If it’s lotions or solvents, gently rinse the watch under running, fresh water. Clean and dry the band thoroughly. For Apple Watch Series 2 and newer, Water Lock will be automatically be enabled once you start swimming workout. When you finish, turn the digital crown to unlock and eject water. After a few vibration and sounds, you will be able to use your watch again.
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