Can you swim at the beach with an Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch has improved in its durability and water-resistance throughout the generations. But one question remains unanswered: can you take your Apple Watch swimming at the beach, or should you?

Yes, swimming is very fun, and bringing your Apple Watch along for the ride can seem cool, yet we recommend against-swimming with your Apple Watch in ocean water. The reason? Water contains a lot of harmful bacteria which can be potentially even more damaging to your Apple Watch than regular freshwater.

If you wish to take a shower or swim in an indoor pool with your Apple Watch, then go ahead, however, users should be more prudent around the ocean. You can check on Apple’s official website whether your Apple Watch is water-resistant or not.



If you’re traveling somewhere where the water is salty, then you definitely shouldn’t bring your Apple Watch along with you. Seawater contains lots of salt, which can permanently damage your Apple Watch if some gets inside the enclosure, and even cause rust on the case if exposed for too long. So if you wish to spend your days at sea with your fancy new Apple Watch Series 7, then we recommend getting a specially designed water-proof case for your Apple Watch, and regularly cleaning it.

Have you ever gone swimming with your Apple Watch?