Smartwatches are becoming more and more popular, but can you wear a smartwatch in the shower? Yes, you can but it’s strongly not advisable. Here’s what you need to know about wearing a smartwatch in the shower.
Why wearing a watch in the shower is a bad idea
Wearing a watch in the shower is a bad idea for many reasons. First, water can damage the watch. Second, soap can get into the watch and cause it to malfunction. Third, steam can fog up the watch and make it difficult to read.
Your watch is not designed to withstand warm water. When it cools down after being in the shower, moist air gets sucked into the case. Doing this repeatedly will deteriorate the movement, even if your watch is water-resistant or if it’s a dive watch with a depth rating of 100 m or more.
It’s not a good idea to shower with your watch on. Shampoo, soap, and other liquids can damage a watch’s delicate components and make it wear out more quickly. If you accidentally expose your watch to soap, rinse it off with fresh water and dry it as quickly as possible.
When it’s okay to wear a watch in the shower?
Generally, never. If you are taking a quick shower after your exercise and you forgot to take your smartwatch off. Your smartwatch will probably be fine. But, if you want to create the habit of showering with your watch, then you may damage your smartwatch.
There are many factors to consider when determining whether or not you can wear a smartwatch in the shower. The type of smartwatch, the material it is made of, and the amount of water exposure it can withstand are all important factors to consider. A conductive material like stainless steel will not be affected by the water, but other materials will be.
If your watch is made of silicone, it may get damaged by moisture. Silicone is particularly vulnerable when it gets wet. Although smartwatches do not get damaged by water, you will want to protect them from damage if you’re wearing them in the shower. The type of smartwatch you have is another factor. Some smartwatches are more resistant to water than other.
Are Smartwatches Waterproof?
Usually yes, smartwatches are water-resistant and can be used under the shower or in the pool. However, repeated immersion in water will cause the device to malfunction, so don’t have the habit to dive with your watch or take it swimming.
If your device is labelled water-resistant, it means that it can withstand being submerged in water for a short period of time without being damaged. A waterproof gadget is completely impermeable to water and can even remain submerged underwater for hours without being damaged.
The truth is that no watch is waterproof. There is always a limit to how much water pressure a watch can handle. No matter how tough or expensive a watch is, it will eventually succumb to the pressure of the water. A watch stamped with “Water Resistant” means that it is humidity-protected. Though it can withstand a few water splashes from washing your hands or being caught in the rain, water resistance does not mean you should swim or shower with your watch on. If any device you own is labelled water-resistant, it means that if you submerge it underwater for a short period, it likely won’t get damaged.