Waterproofing and wearables : Here’s what you need to know

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Should you take your fitness tracker or smartwatch for a dip? We explain it all

‘Is it waterproof?’ That’s up there with ‘what’s the battery life?’ and ‘does it look any good?’ as the first questions that get asked when a new fitness tracker, smartwatch or any wearable for that matter gets announced.

Now we’re not saying we’re all avid swimmers who want to be able to jump in the pool with these shiny new wearables. It’s just about getting a clearer picture of what happens when water and wearable collide.

The problem is that a lot of companies don’t always make that clear. What does IP mean? Is water resistant the same as waterproof? Some do a better job than others of dealing with this issue.

Read full post here:
https://www.wareable.com/wearable-tech/waterproof-rating-for-wearables-explained

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