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Unread 19 Jul 19, 07:10 PM  
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Apple Watch series 3

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I have an Apple Watch 3 (gps) version and was wanting to wear it all day everyday on holiday to count the steps etc... check my heart rate to see how crap scared I am on rides lol.

Now I know its water proof to a degree and normal rides and water rides like splash mountain are going to be fine etc... but what about the water parks, typhoon or blizzard, discovery etc.. has anyone else NOT taken them off and they have been fine. ( I understand I might have to take off for dolphin swim as Ill be holding on the dolphin ) but in general water flumes and wave pools, snorkelling etc...

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Watch 3 is fully waterproof. I have used mine in discovery cove with the dolphins and even at depth during SeaVenture.
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Originally Posted by dgoodrid View Post
Hi,

I have an Apple Watch 3 (gps) version and was wanting to wear it all day everyday on holiday to count the steps etc... check my heart rate to see how crap scared I am on rides lol.

Now I know its water proof to a degree and normal rides and water rides like splash mountain are going to be fine etc... but what about the water parks, typhoon or blizzard, discovery etc.. has anyone else NOT taken them off and they have been fine. ( I understand I might have to take off for dolphin swim as Ill be holding on the dolphin ) but in general water flumes and wave pools, snorkelling etc...

Thanks
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I had my series 3 last time and officially it is only good for 30 minutes in water to depths of 1.5 metres. In my case I have kept it on for longer than that in water gone to depths of 3 metres and it still works. It can be used in salt water but for discovery cove it cant be used in the dolphin as I was told to remove it. At the water parks it stayed on my wrist at all times on all the flumes, slides and wave pools with no issues.
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They 100% do allow you to wear them in with the dolphins. They just asked me if it was waterproof. This was three weeks ago.

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thanks both, do u need to put it in water mode first or just let it do it by its self? had the watch over a year but never been in water with it, when been swimming i norm take it off, but might try it before we go in 3 weeks
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I bought mine especially for swimming. It has a great swimming workout mode. But to answer your question no you dont have to do anything with it before swimming.
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You can put it on water mode if you want I never bothered though and it has never had any issues.

The last update is really good as it can tell what type of exercise your doing without you having to select it manually.
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All that water mode really does is pushes out water which collects in the speaker which may make sounds appear muffled. You can activate this after you come out of the water to get it to clear any muffling though. The only other thing it does is locks the screen.

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The last update is really good as it can tell what type of exercise your doing without you having to select it manually.
I've had zero luck with this. In fact, I cannot get my series 4 to register cycling as exercise no matter what I do! Even if I set a cycling work out it will log about 2 minutes of exercise for every half hour of actual pedalling!
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