That means you can wear them while you’re exercising, in the rain, or washing your hands. But you should not wear an Apple Watches in the shower or while swimming at the pool. Here’s everything you want to know about how watertight your Apple Watch is, and what you need to do if it becomes wet.
What is the Difference Between Waterproof and Water-Resistant? A system that is labeled water-resistant will not get damaged from being chilled or dipped in water for a short time period. However, a waterproof device is impermeable to water, and it won’t get damaged no matter how long it stays underwater.It’s easy to believe that the water-resistance rating describes the thickness of water the watch may be used in. This isn’t true. Water resistance rating amounts really refer to the static pressure (measured in depth of meters) your device can manage.
Thus, Can I Wear My Apple Watch at the Pool?The Apple Watch Series 1 includes a water resistance rating of 30 meters. However, this just means that it may repel light splashes of water. It is possible to use the Apple Watch Series 1 throughout workout, or when raining or as you wash your hands, but you can’t float and expose it to warm water and cleaning liquids, like shampoos or perfumes. These fluids can lead to damage to your watch’s water clogs and, therefore, reduce water resistance.All Apple Watches from Apple Watch Series two to Apple Watch Series 5, on the other hand, have a water resistance of 50 meters. As a consequence, you can shower or swim in the pool with any of their hottest Apple Watches, but it is not encouraged to dip or water ski together. After swimming, you’ll also need to wash your Apple Watch using warm tap water, and dry the band completely.
How to Water Lock Apple Watch：After you begin a swimming exercise on the Workout app, it will automatically turn on the Water Lock feature and lock your display. To activate the swimming exercise, start the workout program and scroll down to Pool Swim or Open Water Swim. Then tap on start, and wait for the three-second countdown to finish.
Water Lock also can help you get water out from the speaker holes around the face of the watch, which helps prevent water from causing any long-term issues.
Although your Apple Watch automatically turns Water Lock when you initiate the Workout app, watchOS 5.0 (found on the Apple Watch Series 4) lets you manually turn Water Lock anytime using Control Center. All you have to do is swipe on the watch face to start Control Center. Then tap Water Lock, which is the button which looks like a water fall, and you’ll have the ability to lock your Apple Watch and then take a dip into the pool.
How to Make Water Out of Apple Watch：When you’re done swimming, you’ll need to unlock your Apple Watch screen and get the water out. To unlock it, just turn the Digital Crown, and keep turning it before your Apple Watch says it’s unlocked. If you have any water in your speaker pockets, this can clear it out.If you would like to be careful and make sure all the water is out, you can repeat the procedure manually. First, swipe from the bottom of the watch head to activate Control Center. Then tap Water Lock and turn the Digital Crown to unlock the screen. Finally, start clearing out the water from the speaker.