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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