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The Apple Watch is only Water-Resistant and not Waterproof


iPhoneForums.net News Team
Jun 15, 2010
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Bay Area, CA
Apple surprised some of us yesterday by announcing the brand new Apple Watch line. Although the company had listed a bunch of the device's features and capabilities, there is still much to learn about our favorite fruit company's first smartwatch.

According to an article by David Pogue on Yahoo Tech, the columnist has found out that the Apple Watch is water-resistant and not waterproof. Although the device can be worn when washing hands, cooking or even in the rain, the Apple Watch must be taken off when doing things like swimming or taking a shower.
"Sweating, wearing it in the rain, washing your hands, or cooking with it are fine,...Take it off before you swim or get in the shower, though"

The difference between water-resistant and waterproof is quite simple. Water-resistant devices have a protective layer which doesn't allow water to soak through immediately, while waterproof devices make it impossible for water to get in.

Does a water-resistant, but not waterproof, Apple Watch deter you from your purchase?