Is it worth the risk?
Things to remember
- Most resistance testing is performed in fresh water. Devices aren’t guaranteed to hold up to salt water, unless specifically stated from the manufacturer.
- While showering with IP-rated devices isn’t recommended, the device won’t break if you forget to take it off. The device could begin to leak and become damaged with continued exposure however, and water damage may not be covered under the warranty.
- Unless otherwise specified, most tests are carried out at temperatures between 15 and 35 degrees Celsius (60 to 95 Fahrenheit). Higher temperatures in places like saunas, steam rooms and hot tubs could damage the device. For example, the Pebble has been tested to work within the temperature range of -10 to 60 degrees C (14 to 140 F).
- For obvious reasons, leather watchbands are not water-resistant.
- Make sure all flaps (such as those for charging ports) are closed before submerging your device.
- Unless otherwise stated by the manufacturer, you should avoid pressing buttons on the device while it is underwater. This could allow water to enter into the casing and damage the device.
- Make sure the device is completely dry before charging it.
• Always refer to the manufacturer’s website before taking a phone, smartwatch or fitness tracker in the shower or the pool.