1. willgill's Avatar
    Well, I inadvertently tested the waterproofing of my Band. In the past I had dime some pretty sweaty workouts and the Band has fared just fine. The inner metal bezels haven't rusted or anything.

    Today I took it a step further in a bone head move. I decided to clean out my pool skimmer with my left hand the Band was on. I submerged the Band for 15 seconds before realizing I was drownings Band.

    To my surprise, it ran the whole time. I took it off and dried it off and put back on my wrist. 10 hours later it's still humming along.

    I love this thing.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    Witness likes this.
    03-11-2015 11:10 PM
  2. horseybob's Avatar
    Good to know, I'd like a band, but do exactly those same things. In fact will open the pool next month or two, so like that it survives. Still holding out for band2
    03-11-2015 11:56 PM
  3. MikeInBA's Avatar
    Ive wondered about its resistance. I regularly wash dishes with it on, sometimes spraying water on it pretty good, and havent had any issues.
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-12-2015 12:26 PM
  4. berty6294's Avatar
    It's IPX7 so by definition it is good for temporary immersion (at depth of 1 meter for 30
    minutes).
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-12-2015 01:23 PM
  5. Witness's Avatar
    So, I guess it's safe for me to rinse the Band clean under running water for a few seconds then?
    03-12-2015 01:25 PM
  6. berty6294's Avatar
    So, I guess it's safe for me to rinse the Band clean under running water for a few seconds then?
    My assumption is yes, you should be fine!
    xandros9 likes this.
    03-12-2015 02:09 PM
  7. DroidUser42's Avatar
    However, I'd be careful about immersing it in dishwater - the whole point of soap is the eliminate water's surface tension so it can get to the dirt. But that also means it can get by seals that would keep tap water out.
    03-12-2015 02:45 PM
  8. onlysublime's Avatar
    the purpose of soap is to emulsify so that the dirty parts can be washed away. so you get formation of micelles around the oil/dirt which then is easily washed away. the nonpolar part of soap binds to the oil/dirt. the polar part faces outward so that water can carry the micelles away.

    I don't see how soap allows water to get by seals.
    jojoe42 and xandros9 like this.
    03-15-2015 12:30 PM
  9. willgill's Avatar
    I would also think the surfactants in detergents would cut down the Surface tension so that water that would normally stop at small gaps will now seep through.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I337 using Tapatalk
    03-15-2015 01:07 PM
  10. jayblazer's Avatar
    Holy crap this is the most in depth soap discussion I have ever read..
    03-15-2015 01:22 PM
  11. NBrookus's Avatar
    It's nice to know if I take it kayaking I probably don't have to worry about some water dribbling or a brief plunge.

    Soap aside, immersing a unit in warm/hot water (like showering or dishwater) is a different ballgame than cold, isn't it?
    03-16-2015 05:38 PM
  12. DroidUser42's Avatar
    It's nice to know if I take it kayaking I probably don't have to worry about some water dribbling or a brief plunge.
    A simple "dip" might not be a problem, but the dynamic forces involved in a "plunge" is another. There's a reason it's not for swimming.
    NBrookus likes this.
    03-16-2015 10:23 PM
  13. Kronus24's Avatar
    Well this was more this a simple submerge and it held up pretty good. I don't think even in a shower it would could get this submerge. would be interesting to test its full limits

    03-17-2015 04:05 PM
  14. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Well this was more this a simple submerge and it held up pretty good.
    Sorry, but that looks like a gentle (minimal dynamic forces) submerge to a shallow depth in straight water (no detergent). I'd still not consider that a green light to subject it to a real-life situation like swimming or washing dishes. It may offer protection for forgetfulness, but that's not the same as being able to do it with no consequences - which is what people really want.
    03-17-2015 04:24 PM
  15. Kronus24's Avatar
    Totally agree with you, but running in the rain, bike riding, ok. But any soap and water , swimming pools, NO go.I bet swimming in the pond or naturally water is would hold up for quite a while, but dont take me word for it :)
    03-17-2015 04:39 PM
  16. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I wonder if we use the neverwet spray what happens
    03-17-2015 08:06 PM
  17. Kronus24's Avatar
    I wonder if we use the neverwet spray what happens
    Is there such a spray or you jive talking? lol Going to have to bing that. But I would assume if there is a spray it would help, because of the mic area and would probably enable it to hear you clearly. Just going to have to wait for version 2 for full water proof.
    03-17-2015 10:32 PM
  18. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Is there such a spray or you jive talking? lol Going to have to bing that. But I would assume if there is a spray it would help, because of the mic area and would probably enable it to hear you clearly. Just going to have to wait for version 2 for full water proof.




    03-18-2015 09:53 AM
  19. Kronus24's Avatar
    I think you link a video but I just see empty space, which happens to me too., lol But I look it up, I doubt this would work for a few reasons. But interesting stuff.
    03-18-2015 10:21 AM
  20. FearL0rd's Avatar
    I think you link a video but I just see empty space, which happens to me too., lol But I look it up, I doubt this would work for a few reasons. But interesting stuff.
    Yes I added a link for 2 youtube videos



    Last edited by FearL0rd; 03-18-2015 at 12:25 PM.
    03-18-2015 10:38 AM
  21. Kronus24's Avatar
    not sure why I cant post videos or see my videos I post, weird
    03-18-2015 11:09 AM
  22. FearL0rd's Avatar
    not sure why I cant post videos or see my videos I post, weird
    Maybe the moderator doesn't like me.. LOL kidding

    h ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C4CeoBair4

    h ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrjXSsfxMQ
    03-18-2015 02:35 PM
  23. Kronus24's Avatar
    Maybe the moderator doesn't like me.. LOL kidding

    h ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C4CeoBair4

    h ttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZrjXSsfxMQ
    Very cool, but that wont work for the Band, You cant open to spray it, lol It has a repair rating of 0, lol Watch video last night only has 2 screws and they had the tear and cut all the black plastic off to get to the inside. Will try to find later.
    03-18-2015 03:57 PM
  24. FearL0rd's Avatar
    Very cool, but that wont work for the Band, You cant open to spray it, lol It has a repair rating of 0, lol Watch video last night only has 2 screws and they had the tear and cut all the black plastic off to get to the inside. Will try to find later.

    😢
    03-18-2015 04:58 PM

Similar Threads

  1. How to put Lumia 930 in test mode with Nokia Care Suite?
    By Entoni_1 in forum Nokia Lumia 930
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-03-2016, 02:05 PM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-13-2015, 03:17 AM
  3. Lumia Field Test Mode
    By MassDeduction in forum Applications
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-07-2015, 01:45 PM
  4. Field Test Mode
    By MassDeduction in forum Nokia Lumia 635
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-06-2015, 11:48 PM
  5. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-06-2015, 01:13 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD