An Apple Watch goes to the beach

Craig Hockenberry (of Iconfactory and CHOCKLOCK fame) is a fairly avid swimmer, and has been toting his water-resistant Apple Watch to the beach over the past few months.

I suspect that the watch's water resistance has been undersold by Apple just like battery life: it's better to under-promise and over-deliver. Still, it's a personal decision on whether you want to ignore Apple's recommendation. You're not likely to get much sympathy at any subsequent trips to the Genius Bar.

He wrote a great piece on the Apple Watch's water resistance in the real world, chock full of interesting scientific bits about the Watch's aluminum, glass, and rubber construction; important tips about cleaning the casing, and his frustrations over capacitative touch.

I sent this over to my father almost immediately after I saw it—he's been doing daily swims and lamenting not being able to use his watch. I don't know if Hockenberry's article will convince my dad to change his mind and take the plunge, but it's a good read, nonetheless.


Serenity Caldwell

Serenity was formerly the Managing Editor at iMore, and now works for Apple. She's been talking, writing about, and tinkering with Apple products since she was old enough to double-click. In her spare time, she sketches, sings, and in her secret superhero life, plays roller derby. Follow her on Twitter @settern.