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The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is one of the latest smartwatch watches in the Samsung Galaxy line. It has been a popular choice for many people looking for a quality smartwatch.

One of the questions people have about this watch is whether it is waterproof. In this article, we will explore that question and give you our verdict on whether or not the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is waterproof.

Is My Galaxy Watch 4 Waterproof?

When it comes to being waterproof, Yes, the Galaxy Watch 4 is waterproof. The various protection ratings of the watch are discussed further down below.

Protection Ratings for Samsung Galaxy watch 4

IP68 Rating

The IP68 rating means that the device is protected against dust, dirt, and sand; it also protects against low-pressure water jets from any direction. It’s important to note that this type of rating does not protect totally against immersion into liquid or bathing with soap suds on your hands while wearing this smartwatch.

It also means the watch can be immersed in water for up to 30mins at a depth of one meter so it is perfect for use while leisure swimming. The watch can even be used in salt water without any adverse effects.

MIL-STD-810G Rating

The MIL-STD-810G rating means that the watch has been tested and certified to meet military standards for protection against drops, shocks, vibration, extreme temperatures, and more.

The 5ATM Rating

The 5ATM rating means that the watch is protected against water jets from any direction and can be submerged in water up to a depth of 50 meters. This makes it perfect for use while swimming, snorkeling or diving provided you don't keep it immersed in that depth for more than the recommended 30mins.

A Samsung Galaxy Watch
A Samsung Galaxy Watch

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How to clean and maintain your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

Just like any other electronic device, it’s important to keep your Galaxy Watch 4  clean and free of dust, dirt, and sand. Here are a few tips on how to do that:

  • Use a soft cloth to wipe the watch down after each use. This will help remove any dirt or residue that may have built up.
  • If the watch gets wet, be sure to dry it off with a soft cloth before using it again.
  • Do not submerge the watch in water for more than 30 minutes or use soap suds when cleaning it as this could damage the device.
  • Keep the watch away from extreme temperatures (both high and low) as this can also damage the device.
  • To clean the watch’s screen, use a microfiber cloth that has been dampened with water or a small alcohol solution.
  • Do not use household cleaners such as ammonia because they may damage your watch's screen.
  • Make sure there aren't any scratches on the screen before you start cleaning it. If there are any visible marks or dirt particles left over from previous cleanings, wipe them off gently with a soft cloth first so that you don't scratch up your display again when trying to remove those last little bits of grime.

If something gets caught under one side of the screen and you can't seem to remove it by normal means, try using a toothpick or something else with a pointed edge. Just be careful not to damage the watch in any way while doing this.

What not to do with your Samsung Galaxy Watch 4

While the Galaxy Watch 4 is a durable device, there are certain things you should not do with the device to avoid damaging it. Here are a few of them:

  • Do not use harsh chemicals or solvents to clean the watch.
  • Do not test the watch's durability on hard surfaces as this may damage it.
  • Do not expose the watch to extreme temperatures (high or low) as this can also damage it.
  • Do not submerge the watch in water for more than 30 minutes or use soap suds when cleaning it as this could damage the device.
  • Do not use the watch for activities that are too strenuous as this could also damage it.

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Accessories for the Samsung Galaxy Wath Active

Just like any other electronic device, the Galaxy Watch comes with a few accessories to help you get the most out of it. Here are a few of them:

  • Charging Cable and Dock - This is used to charge your watch and can be plugged into any standard USB port.
  • Strap - The watch strap is made from silicone material and is comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. It also has a secure clasp that will keep the watch in place while you're active.
  • User Manual - This provides instructions on how to use the watch as well as troubleshooting tips in case something goes wrong.
  • Warranty Card - This card entitles you to a one-year warranty against defects in the watch provided you haven't done anything to void the warranty.
Water-resistant smart watch
Water-resistant smart watch

The Galaxy Watch Active has other features, including a built-in heart rate monitor, which makes tracking your exercise goals easier than ever. Whether you’re cycling, running, or working out at the gym, this watch will help you keep track of your progress. And with its long battery life, you won’t have to worry about charging your watch all day long.

Wrap up

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is a durable and water-resistant smartwatch that can withstand up to 50 meters of depth without breaking. This makes it perfect for swimmers, snorkelers,  or anyone who enjoys using water while wearing a smartwatch.

Hope you enjoyed the article.

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