Apple Watch Under Water

Here’s a common question. Is the Apple Watch waterproof? Apple doesn’t say much about this. However, it does state that it meets a standard for water resistance. The standard says the device that meets it can be held under 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes. But, who’s going to test this?

Thank God for the Internet. There are plenty of YouTube videos demonstrating the Apple Watch under water. Some even test it taking a shower. So, for most accidental water contact, the Apple Watch is safe. However, I’m not sure I’d suggest wearing it swimming on purpose. The reason? Apple doesn’t recommend it. Which, in other words, means that their warranty doesn’t cover water damage. After all, how would they know if it was under water for 30 minutes or two hours? At 3 feet or 6 feet?

Still, it’s nice to know that the watch can get wet – even by accident.

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