Can you wear Garmin Forerunner 255 in the Shower?

Garmin Forerunner 255 series watches are one of the best midrange smartwatches available in the market. This year’s Forerunner lineup bundles all modern features like Morning Reports, Racing Widget, Solid Battery Life, built-in GPS, adaptive training plans, and more. Obviously, just like the year’s Forerunner 245, the Forerunner 255 and 255s come with a water rating, but can you wear your Garmin Forerunner 255 in the shower? Let’s find it out here!

Can I wear Garmin Forerunner 255 in the Shower?

Yes, you can wear your Garmin Forerunner 255 while taking a shower. Every Forerunner 255 series watch come with a 5ATM water rating, meaning it can handle pressures equivalent to 50 meters of depth. Not only this, but you can do other water-based activities, including swimming, snorkeling, waterskiing, kneeboarding, surfing, and more. But can you press the buttons around the water or if pressed will it void the warranty?

Read along to know more details.

You can press the buttons on your Garmin Forerunner 255 smartwatch around the water. But it is not recommended because when you press the buttons inside the water or around the water, it might break the warranty seal so there is a strong chance of losing the warranty.

Which things can harm my Garmin Forerunner 255 in the Shower and how to take care of it?

Back to the topic, Garmin Forerunner 255 and 255s are labeled with a 5ATM water rating, obviously, it can handle water pressure of up to 50 meters of depth, but that doesn’t mean it is a waterproof smartwatch. If you are wearing your watch in the shower, make sure to take care that exposing the watch to things like soaps, shampoos, lotions, and perfumes can make harm your watch.

Also, Garmin suggests thoroughly rinsing the watch with clean water and allowing your device to dry after exposure to water from the shower.

How can I disinfect my Garmin Forerunner 255 or 255s?

According to Garmin, you can disinfect your Forerunner 255 or 255s or 255 Music, by using a 70% isopropyl alcohol wipe and gently wiping your watch or you can use the disinfecting wipe, do not use disinfectants on fabric or leather bands, and do not clean straps with bleach. Ultrasonic cleaners can damage the watch, so don’t use it for cleaning or disinfecting.

So, now you know that you can wear Garmin Forerunner 255, 255s, 255 Music, or 255s Music in the Shower, if you still have any queries, then leave them down in the comment section. Also, feel free to share this article with your friends.

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