1. RussST24's Avatar
    Hi,
    I know the Gear Live is "water resistant" but the IP67 rating should be ok for someone gently swimming in a pool?
    Anyone been brave enough yet?

    Thanks

    Russ
    07-16-2014 09:40 AM
  2. Indoler's Avatar
    Hi,
    I know the Gear Live is "water resistant" but the IP67 rating should be ok for someone gently swimming in a pool?
    Anyone been brave enough yet?

    Thanks

    Russ
    "Water resistant" is not the same as "water tight". I interpret "water resistant" as being unaffected by accidental splash water and rain. I would not dunk a "water resistant" device in a swimming pool, river, lake, or sea. I would expect it to croak.
    07-16-2014 09:59 AM
  3. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I'd love to see these reviews as well hehe. I'm thinking of getting one, but I never take my watch off when swimming. And I do get what 'water resistant' VS 'waterproof' means, but this is IP67 and as long as you don't dive deep into the pool, you shouldn't have the watch under 1m of water for more than 30 minutes, which falls right into the IP67 category.

    Now, I know from the AC review that Jerry's used that in the shower a lot (thankfully, no pictures or video to prove that). But I'd like to know if this survives a few laps or at least playing with the kids.
    dj_segfault likes this.
    07-16-2014 10:19 AM
  4. aokusman's Avatar
    It's not for swimming, it's clearly stated on Samsung's website.
    07-16-2014 09:27 PM
  5. RussST24's Avatar
    I know its not officially for swimming, but 30 minutes at 1 meter I am sure a leisurely breast stroke would keep it within the tolerance.
    Not brave enough to be the first to risk it, but I have seen videos with GS5 underwater in the pool and they have survived and have the same rating.
    Guess we wait for someone to try it out

    Russ
    07-17-2014 07:07 AM
  6. SpookDroid's Avatar
    We should ask Jerry H. to do so. He does get these things for free, I think :P Or wait for a CNet "Torture Test".
    07-17-2014 09:38 AM
  7. eprisencc's Avatar
    I don't trust the water resistant rating. My watch is not going anywhere near water. I don't shower with it, wash dishes, swim or anything else with it.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    07-21-2014 05:55 PM
  8. Therock11's Avatar
    I don't trust the water resistant rating. My watch is not going anywhere near water. I don't shower with it, wash dishes, swim or anything else with it.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    I've used my gear live swimming in the pool and while kayaking/boating without any issues. I recently used it in the ocean and I'll see how the salt treats it. I rinsed it off good but I ruined a waterproof citizens watch in Salt water.
    08-20-2015 03:59 PM

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