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Can My Gear 2 Get Wet or Dirty?

Want to learn how durable your Gear 2 really is? The Gear 2 has a rating of 67 on the Ingress Protection (IP) rating system, which is a universally accepted measure of varying degrees of dust and liquid resistance. The dust rating is 6 - the highest level of protection - and the water resistance rating is 7, which means the Gear 2 is water-resistant up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. Despite this rating, your Gear is not impervious to water damage. Read on to learn how to keep it in tip-top shape.

Dust and Water Resistance

Follow these tips to avoid damage to your Gear:

  • Do not immerse the Gear in water deeper than 1 meter for more than 30 minutes.

  • Do not expose the Gear to water at high pressure, such as ocean waves or a waterfall.

  • If the Gear or your hands are wet, dry them thoroughly before handling the Gear.

  • Do not expose the Gear to salt water, ionized water, or soapy water.

  • If the Gear is dropped or receives an impact, the water and dust-resistant features of the Gear may be damaged.

  • If the Gear has been immersed in water, or the microphone or the speaker is wet, sound may not be heard clearly during a call. Ensure that the microphone or the speaker is clean and dry by wiping it with a dry cloth.

  • If the Gear gets wet, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

  • The touchscreen and other features may not work properly if the Gear is used in water or in other liquids.

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