1. Quethrosar's Avatar
    I want one just because I do, but I can't because its not water proof.
    What good is it if you can't even wash your hands. It sais don't get soap on it.
    10-30-2014 01:24 PM
  2. theefman's Avatar
    It is water resistant and unless you plan to immerse it in some liquid normal activities like hand washing should be fine.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-30-2014 01:29 PM
  3. WDavis4692's Avatar
    Waterproof and water resistant are different things. Waterproof means you can submerge it. Resistant means it's okay if you spill water on it, or it gets rained on.

    Soap is not recommended on it no doubt because the soap may weaken any rubber seals and/or barriers to the internals.

    It's really not hard to wash your hands without getting soap on a wristband. Just don't rub soap up your wrist. Who the hell soaps their wrist anyway?
    10-30-2014 01:33 PM
  4. Quethrosar's Avatar
    when you wipe your **** you gotta wash your whole arm.
    Witness likes this.
    10-30-2014 01:37 PM
  5. noirsoft's Avatar
    Well, I generally don't wipe with my forearm, I use TP. In any case, I just washed my hands with my Band on and no damage.
    neo158 likes this.
    10-30-2014 02:03 PM
  6. soloist_huaxin's Avatar
    I'm seeing a conflict of information:

    Microsoft Band product safety and regulatory info | Microsoft Band water resistance

    their website says it meets IP67, which means it can be submerged 1m deep for 30 minutes. However, the same MSFT page also says I shouldn't swim or shower with it. Also,

    Spec-off: Microsoft Band vs Apple Watch vs Samsung Gear Fit vs Fitbit Surge - Neowin

    says it's IP54, which means you can't really submerge it, i.e. swimming.

    What to believe?
    10-30-2014 02:15 PM
  7. tbsteph's Avatar
    I would tend to give the product safety and regulatory info a lot more credence than a spec comparison built by a website (Not being critical of Neowin.
    10-30-2014 04:08 PM
  8. Toninho Cajueiro's Avatar
    So what happens if you start to sweat too much while running?
    10-30-2014 04:18 PM
  9. Aresjr21's Avatar
    So what happens if you start to sweat too much while running?
    Unless you are sweating into a jar that encases your band, I would say that you will be fine.
    10-30-2014 04:38 PM
  10. Yonic Boom's Avatar
    If you need to soap up your wrist after wiping your technique may need some refinement.
    10-30-2014 04:54 PM

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