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Most Durable Waterproof Smartwatches to Buy in 2019

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Best for General Fitness Tracking

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Best for Swimmers

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Ideal for a Fashionable Look

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Best for Wearability

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Best for Budget

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Best for Diving and SCUBA

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Ideal for Personal Coaching

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Best Multi-sport Hybrid Watch

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Ideal for Those Who Love Data

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1 comment

a user and a producer February 12, 2020 at 8:03 am

As a former worker of a company that produced well known water resistant watches, I want to point out few details that are not often discussed.
Water resistant standards:
IPxx = ingress protection. Not actually a water resistance standard. Used very freely. Does not relate directly to watches.
ISO 22810 (former 2281). The testing is quite light, but this is a watch standard. Used by Casio and alike.
ISO 6425 is a diving watch standard. Minimum WR rating is 100 meters and testing is already demanding. Omega, Rolex etc.
EN 13319 is for diving computers. Although the minimum depth is not set, the testing includes heavy cyclical tests. It is not OK to test a unit just once but with few methods and several times. Not very common outside true diving companies.

Waterproof is actually an illegal term in certain areas, and I have not seen a unit that is truly waterproof. Practically every unit fails sooner or later. As an example a temperature shock to cold water is deadly to most watches.

These standards and several funny ways of markings have a negative effect on user. It should be clearly stated, what the unit is able to do. If you can wash your hands, today the case says “WR 30 m”. Can you swim or dive with a unit like that? Yes, there are units you can dive with and others that can only withstand hand wash. No wonder the user is so confused with the markings.

It would help all watch users, if the testing procedures and markings would be similar to everyone. Marketing jargon does not help us.

By the way: if a diamond gets scratched in your ring, is there such thing as scratch proof? No… but some materials are more resistant to wear than others.

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