Video: How waterproof is the Apple Watch?

The Apple Watch can withstand much more water than initially assumed.

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Credit: Apple

Ever since the Apple Watch was unveiled back in September, there's been a lot of discussion surrounding how the device might withstand water. In the months leading up to the actual Apple Watch release, there were a few reports indicating that the device was not waterproof, but rather water-resistant. Which is to say, getting a few splashes of water on the device won't ruin it, but it's not something you'd want to go swimming with.

Now that the Apple Watch is on store shelves, or available for pre-order to be more exact, the inevitable wave of amateur Apple Watch durability testing has begun. And, as luck would have it, Apple Watch users will be glad to know that their new wearable is much more water-friendly than most initially assumed.

Upon receiving the Apple Watch, the brave testers over at FoneFox submerged the Apple Watch Sport under water for 15 minutes. And, as luck would have it, the device still worked! 

Check out the video below.

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