1. Big Papa Smurf's Avatar
    I was thinking about FINALLY getting a band. However I started a new job recently which has me for approximately 1min a time, 4 times a day, twice a week sticking my arm(not just my hand) into pools. Will it be able to withstand being submerged for this short time or should I just take it on and off each day? My job isn't just the pool thing I will also sweat as the Arizona summer approaches. And I would hate to ruin it between the sweat and the pools.
    05-16-2015 12:03 PM
  2. grantpwarren's Avatar
    You should probably pass on that then.
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    05-16-2015 12:05 PM
  3. Nate Silver's Avatar
    It's ok for splashes, but I wouldn't recommend submersion. As far as sweat, it depends. The chemical composition of sweat varies from person to person. I've been lucky in that it hasn't bothered my band at all, but others have issues with the rubber disintegrating or corrosion around the charging plate and hr monitor area.
    05-16-2015 12:27 PM
  4. TLRtheory's Avatar
    Yeah it's not waterproof
    05-17-2015 06:57 AM
  5. CliveSinclair's Avatar
    Submersion is a no no.
    05-17-2015 01:52 PM
  6. bksalt's Avatar
    Do some tests and let this forum know how you make out we will be waiting to hear
    05-17-2015 02:32 PM
  7. Rich215's Avatar
    It is pretty quick and easy to take off and put back on. I do it all all the time for various reasons and it does not bother me at all.

    I hope Band part 2 if it comes out is fully waterproof or at least submersible to a few meters for 30 mins or so. Kind of like a Sony or Samsung S5 phone is. (ie..much higher IP rating).
    05-17-2015 06:30 PM
  8. realwarder's Avatar
    It's IP67 so is actually pretty high and should be fine for what you are describing. Saying that, its trivial to slip off for a minute while you do this.
    05-17-2015 07:09 PM
  9. berty6294's Avatar
    Ive reached into water a couple times with it on and have had no issues. Haven't done it on purpose, only by accident. Wouldn't suggest doing it intentionally though.
    05-17-2015 07:12 PM
  10. pallentx's Avatar
    I wouldn't do it intentionally, but It would probably be fine with occasional dunks. I've accidently gotten in the shower with mine twice and had no issues. Its splash/sweat resistant and should handle forgetting an jumping in the pool (unlike a phone), but you don't want to do these things regularly - its not certified for swimming or showering (especially with soapy water). Has anyone heard reports of killing a band with water? I haven't heard of any yet. I have a feeling it takes more than we think.
    05-17-2015 10:20 PM
  11. Geo Hutchings's Avatar
    I was thinking about FINALLY getting a band. However I started a new job recently which has me for approximately 1min a time, 4 times a day, twice a week sticking my arm(not just my hand) into pools. Will it be able to withstand being submerged for this short time or should I just take it on and off each day? My job isn't just the pool thing I will also sweat as the Arizona summer approaches. And I would hate to ruin it between the sweat and the pools.
    05-18-2015 05:33 AM
  12. r3dtest's Avatar
    Rain so far is no problem, was in torrential downpour briefly yesterday, it really got wet. I agree I would avoid knowingly submerging it.
    05-18-2015 11:25 AM
  13. Jazmac's Avatar
    Nice video on the Band. My concern would be the chemicals that show up in Pools, ocean water (salt). I like that it is safe for an occasional splash from rain or rising a glass or utensil in clean water. But how would it hold up in more abrasive waters? For the record, if mine drops in the toilet, it wouldn't much matter to me if it survived or not, its a Craigslist item, period. lol.
    05-18-2015 11:54 AM
  14. HanTing Lee's Avatar
    You could check official website to confirm what condition it could be used to
    05-19-2015 02:06 AM
  15. duncanstives's Avatar
    I have taken several showers with mine (by mistake) and have gone swimming in a river with it once with no issues. Wouldn't recommend deliberate daily immersion though... PROBABLY wouldn't hurt it but why risk it?
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    05-19-2015 11:13 AM
  16. DroidUser42's Avatar
    I agree I would avoid knowingly submerging it.
    Not to mention several times a day.
    05-19-2015 02:42 PM
  17. MoshMast's Avatar
    I went into a hot tub for about an hour about 3-4 months ago and had my Band on. Didn't even realize it until I was like 30 minutes or so into it since I had drank some very spicy water prior to doing so.

    Band survived though!
    pallentx likes this.
    05-19-2015 09:03 PM

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