1. icecreamw's Avatar
    I saw the video on youtube where the guy kept the non-3G in a fish tank for 30 minutes. Curious if the 3G model with the speaker vents would not survive the submersion ?
    11-10-2015 04:56 PM
  2. haus's Avatar
    EDIT: 3G is IP68...

    They're generally IP67 these days (verify before taking my word for it), which means they can theoretically be submerged in 1m of water for half an hour, but that doesn't mean I'd do it willingly. Also water droplets tend to mess with the tough screen and register phantom taps. Finally, when water gets in the speaker area (which is sealed) it generally makes the tiny speaker impossible to hear until it dries out, at least with earlier models.

    TL;DR: while it may be designed to withstand that environment, it's not "ideal operating conditions" and probably not a good idea long-term.
    Nightdiff likes this.
    11-10-2015 05:24 PM
  3. icecreamw's Avatar
    They're generally IP67 these days (verify before taking my word for it), which means they can theoretically be submerged in 1m of water for half an hour, but that doesn't mean I'd do it willingly. Also water droplets tend to mess with the tough screen and register phantom taps. Finally, when water gets in the speaker area (which is sealed) it generally makes the tiny speaker impossible to hear until it dries out, at least with earlier models.

    TL;DR: while it may be designed to withstand that environment, it's not "ideal operating conditions" and probably not a good idea long-term.
    guess I'll be taking it off in the shower lol. I am taking it running in the morning. If it's raining and it get's damaged I'll report back.
    11-10-2015 05:54 PM
  4. FitzAusTex's Avatar
    The S2/S2 3g is IP68.
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    11-10-2015 06:09 PM
  5. Ittlebit's Avatar
    I won't be taking any chances, it's to nice of a watch to subject it to water pressure. Also I have hard well water and I know what that does to appliances, I wouldn't want that drying in the rim area or speakers. It's just not worth it to me. I have a Pebble and swam with it all summer long, I will continue to use that as my water sport watch.

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    11-10-2015 09:24 PM
  6. haus's Avatar
    The S2/S2 3g is IP68.
    You're right. I read 67 somewhere, on an uninformed Web site. That said, my last watch repair shop said hot soapy shower water is harsher than cold water so I still wouldn't wear mine in the shower, and there's a YouTube video of what happens when watch speakers get wet. Someone with the 3g take it in the shower and let us know how it works!
    icecreamw likes this.
    11-10-2015 11:14 PM

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