By John Gruber
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Apple, in the small print on the Apple Watch “Health and Fitness” page:
Apple Watch is splash and water resistant but not waterproof. You can, for example, wear and use Apple Watch during exercise, in the rain, and while washing your hands, but submerging Apple Watch is not recommended. Apple Watch has a water resistance rating of IPX7 under IEC standard 60529. The leather bands are not water resistant.
IPX7 is 1 meter of submersion for up to 30 minutes. Proper waterproofing would be great, but this is far better than I feared for Apple Watch.
★ Monday, 9 March 2015