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Smartwatch water resistance ratings explained

Smartwatch water resistance ratings explained

You may want to think twice before jumping in the shower with that new Apple Watch Series 9 — this may come as some surprise, but smartwatch water resistance ratings are, well, not very accurate. They’re confusing at best and misleading at worst, which is why we’re here to help clear things up. 

Water resistance does not mean waterproof

So, you get a shiny new Apple Watch SE, one of the best value smartwatches available today. It comes with 50 meters of water resistance, which means it should be okay for just about any water-based activity. Right? Well, not quite.

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