Apple Watch survived nearly 4 months under water

Apple frequently advertises the Apple Watch, as being a great companion for swimming. On its website however, Apple states that the Apple Watch is only water resistant. But might it actually be fully water proof?


Some users like to test the limits of their devices. And one Apple Watch user accidentally tested it, by dropping the Watch in the Vaal Dam, which stayed there for nearly 4 months. A fisher later caught it by accident, and the Apple Watch still worked. Based on the original tweet, it is hard to say what Apple Watch version it is.


Here’s what Apple says about water resistance:

Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch (1st generation) are splash and water resistant, but submerging Apple Watch Series 1 and Apple Watch (1st generation) isn’t recommended.

Showering with Apple Watch Series 2, Apple Watch Series 3, and Apple Watch Series 4 is ok, but we recommend not exposing Apple Watch to soaps, shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and perfumes as they can negatively affect water seals and acoustic membranes.

Do you go swimming with your Apple Watch? Do you shower with it? Let us know in the comments.