Can I Swim with my Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 or 6 Classic?

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  • Galaxy Watch 6 Series comes with 5ATM Water Resistance
  • The Classic gains MIL-STD-810H Military Standard rating
  • The Watch supports a number of water activities including Scuba Diving

Samsung has given a major refresh to its Galaxy Watch lineup by introducing two new watches to its portfolio. The South Korean tech giant, unveiled the new Galaxy Watch 6 and Watch 6 Classic at its Unpacked event.

The newest iteration of Galaxy Watches boasts several upgrades, but the durability standards remain consistent with their predecessors. So, does the new Galaxy Watch 6 is waterproof, can you swim with Galaxy Watch 6 or 6 Classic?

Let’s find it out here!

In this article, you can check whether the Galaxy Watch 6 and Galaxy Watch 6 Classic are waterproof and good for swimming.

First, let’s explore durability standard details for the vanilla Galaxy Watch 6.

Can you swim with Galaxy Watch 6?

Absolutely! You can wear the Galaxy Watch 6 while swimming without any worries. The Galaxy Watch 6 boasts a 5ATM water resistance durability rating, ensuring the watch can withstand water pressures up to 50 meters for 10 minutes. In addition to 5ATM water resistance, the watch boasts IP68 rating and provide protection against dust and fresh water to a maximum of 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes.

Samsung says, “The watch is not suitable for diving or high-pressure water activities. If the device or your hands are wet, they must be dried thoroughly prior to handling.”

But which water activities are compatible with the new Galaxy Watch 6?

Here’s the list.

  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Swimming
  • Swimming Outdoor
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Rafting
  • Rowing
  • Rowing Machine
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Water skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Yatching

Can you swim with Galaxy Watch 6 Classic?

Yes, you can confidently go for a swim while wearing the Galaxy Watch 6 Classic. The Classic is more durable than the vanilla Watch 6, thanks to the MIL-STD-810H Military Standard rating. In addition to that, the watch is billing with 5ATM water resistance and IP68 rating. For water activities, the Classic watch has the same activities available on the vanilla Galaxy Watch 6.

Can I do Scuba Diving with Galaxy Watch 6 and 6 Classic?

Just like the last year models, the new Galaxy Watch 6 series come with Scuba Diving activity, which indicates that the Watch 6 series is capable to handle scuba diving. Although most watches are made for surface swimming only, activities like scuba diving could damage the watch.

Can Galaxy Watch 6 buttons work around the water?

Yes, you can confidently use the buttons on your Galaxy Watch 6 or Classic in water without much concern. there’s no need to be worried much. It will work fine, thanks to the 5ATM and IP68 water rating. You can also take advantage of water lock feature on your watch for safety. However, I suggest you avoid touching or pressing the buttons in the water, because when we press the buttons around the water, then the litmus paper might expose the water which may break the warranty seal.

So, now you know that you can wear the Galaxy Watch 6 series watch during swimming and scuba diving. If you still have any queries left, you are free to ask them in the comment section. Also, feel free to share this article with your friends.

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By Haneet Singh

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6 thoughts on “Can I Swim with my Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 or 6 Classic?”

  1. You mentioned that it is safe to wear galaxy watch 6 classic while swimming (fresh water). What about swimming salty-water (sea)?

    • The Galaxy Watch 6 series is not designed to withstand exposure to salt water, chemicals, or chlorine water. It may damage the device.

  2. We are going to a water park this weekend and wanted to wear my watch will it be OK if it’s not under water now and then when I get of the slides ?


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