The Apple Watch is officially IPX7-rated to a depth of just one meter, and this has prompted Apple to advise against swimming with the smartwatch or even showering with it. However, some fresh tests conducted by a triathlete actually prove that the Apple Watch is much more resistant to water than it was initially thought.
Triathlete blogger Ray Maker took the Apple Watch for a couple of tests and he says that the device survived a 1,200-meter (3,937-foot) swim, dives off of a 32-foot platform, and even a waterproofing test chamber set to conduct two simulated dives down to 40 meters (131.2 feet). Have a look at the video playlist from below to see all the tests in action:
This isn't the first time when the Apple Watch impresses in its water tests. Last month, an Australian website put the Apple Watch Sport model to a 15-minute swim, and after that, they left the device at the bottom of a 1.5-meter (4.9-foot) pool for 5 minutes. After taking it out, the device was completely functional.
Source: DC RainMaker