Samsung Gear S2 In a pool test.

Discussion in 'Android' started by Dominator211, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    HI, this year I was gifted a "refurbished" Samsung Gear S2 for Christmas... It works great! I absolutely love it. With that being said I have been using it to get a complete picture of my health. The Watch originally had an IP67 Water resistant rating. But since it was a "refurbished" watch. It really worries me to put it anywhere near water. With that said, I did reach out to Samsung about this question and the person I talked to said that the watch should still have its resistance. But I would like a little more assurance than one guy at Samsung (That thinks I am a girl). I really don't want to risk this watch but I want to try it out swimming with me.

    My Scenario is this... Next Monday, January 29th I am going to start our very short but very awkward swimming unit. I hear the pool is heavily chlorinated and that it is heated. I believe (if I am not mistaken) that this is a problem when it comes to a device IP Rating. Now I did try this out with my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in a pool at a campground with my friends (Before I fell off my bike and broke it) and the phone's speakers were very weak for a while until the water got out. (which I had expected) but my phone was new and this is a refurb. I also read somewhere that the motion of swimming puts even more strain on the chassis to keep water out. I will not be doing any "Deep Sea Diving" with it I won't be swimming too many laps if I do decide to bring it in.

    So here is what I want to know:
    Should I trust the Samsung Guy when he says that it is waterproof?
    Does Swimming put more strain on the chassis?
     
  2. Pedeadstrian

    Pedeadstrian GBAtemp's Official frill-necked lizard.

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    Does it still have a warranty? If so, test the heck out of it. If not, well, it's up to you. If you're really worried then just take it off before going swimming. That's the best way to not ruin it. A watch you have to take off before swimming is still a watch, but a watch that broke while you were swimming is a paperweight.
     
  3. Dominator211
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    Dominator211 JFK's Jelly Donut

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    very true I think the warranty is just about up on it if it isn't up already
     
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