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Smart Watch Water Resistance Tips

A Galaxy Watch submerged in water

No matter what nature throws at you - whether it's rain or puddles - your smart watch will be perfectly fine. That's because most newer Samsung smart watches are water resistant up to 50 meters/164 feet. That means you can keep track of your workout when it's raining, or even underwater!

Available screens and settings may vary by provider, phone, or watch.

Watches may not perform in all extreme conditions.

Water Resistance Tips

Even though your smart watch is water resistant, please remember that it's not indestructible. Make sure you follow these tips carefully to prevent any potential damage:

  • Whenever your watch gets wet, dry it thoroughly with a clean, soft cloth.

  • Do not expose the watch to water at high pressure levels.

  • After using the watch in seawater, rinse it in fresh water and dry it. Failure to do this as instructed may cause the watch to suffer from operability or cosmetic issues.

  • If the watch is dropped or receives hard impact, the water resistant features may be damaged.

  • Avoid excessive, sudden temperature changes and high velocity activities. Falls and shocks may put the watch past its limit.

  • The watch is not intended for scuba diving.

  • The Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Watch Active can stay under 5 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

  • Gear S3, Gear Sport, Gear Fit2Pro, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Watch Active have all passed military specification (MIL-STD-810G) testing against specific conditions, including drops from 4.9 feet, extreme temperatures, dust, shock/vibration, and low pressure/high altitude.

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