In this article I’ll be doing a water test with the all new Moto 360. Now Motorola claims that this device is IP67 certified, and what that means is the 6 stands for completely dust proof and the 7 means its protected from water immersion between 15cm and 1 meter. In this video we’ll be putting this certification to the test, because many are wondering whether or not it’s safe to wear the Moto 360 in the shower, in the bath, or in the pool. Anyway, be sure to share this article if you enjoy it!
Starting off, we’ll go ahead and rinse the 360 off in some water, and for a little bit after this here the 360 started glitching up pretty bad. But several minutes later once I put it on the charger it was working fine. Next I decided to up the ante with full water immersion despite the glitches I initially encountered.
Looking back I think the issue I had was holding down the button on the side of the Moto 360 while water was coming out of the faucet onto that side of the device, but I’m not completely sure.
Once the Motorola 360 was fully engulfed in the water it didn’t seem to have any issues after taking it out. However you won’t be able to use it while submerged in water because the touch screen won’t work. If you look closely on the screen I did put my HTC One on the side with a timer so you can verify the length of the immersion.
At the beginning I periodically checked the Moto 360 to make sure it wasn’t dead every several minutes or so and then later every seven or eight minutes.
As you can see in the waterproof test the 360 does reach the thirty minute mark and at that point point I decided there’s no point in going any further because who plans on being underwater for over thirty minutes? But what I decided to do next was pretty interesting. I pushed one notification to my phone to see how it would react. As you can see I did get a couple notifications throughout those thirty minutes but the 360 didn’t vibrate or light up.
A day later the 360 is still working fine. It charges up normal, I haven’t seen any significant battery life changes, and it’s run smoothly. One thing I still find a bit annoying is that the leather straps feel a bit dried up but other than that everything is still running good.
So is the Moto 360 waterproof? I would go with somewhere in the middle. If you don’t mind the straps getting a bit deformed then go ahead and use it in the shower or the pool. I wouldn’t recommend doing so, but this IP67 certification is surely a nice feature if you accidentally run into the ocean with your smart watch on.