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Is the Apple Watch waterproof?

Apple revealed its new Apple Watch yesterday and reviews from users seem to be mixed as some like the design others think it is hideous and were expecting more from Apple and specially Jonathan Ive. During the demo, Apple didn’t talk about if the device is waterproof or water resistant, while they showed the new chip called S1 which is enclosed module has created quiet some confusion.

S1 chip apple watch

More information about this was revealed during an interview with David Pogue  to which Apple confirmed the following:

 the Apple Watch is water resistant. Sweating, wearing it in the rain, washing your hands, or cooking with it are fine. Take it off before you swim or get in the shower

So the short answer is both yes and no, while it isn’t completely waterproof it is water resistant.