A guide to water, can I swim or shower with my Fitbit device?
It's waterproof, so you can wear it while you exercise or even in the shower.There are limitations to its water-resistance.The Fitbit Versa is waterproof.
The Versa is water resistant to 50 meters, meaning you could take it scuba diving.It will come back up to the surface if you don't plan on going deeper than 160 feet.
It is the perfect swim tracker, able to endure the pressure of each stroke.If you want to keep the materials in top condition, you should thoroughly dry your Versa each time it gets wet.
Water resistance can be reached to a depth of 50 meters.You can swim really deep without water getting into the watch.Water resistance is not the same as waterproof.
All products may only be referred to as water-resistant if there is a universal standard for waterproofing.It doesn't mean your Versa is vulnerable in water if the "proof" designation is not there.In the pool, in the shower, and anywhere else it might get wet, you will be able to wear it.It can't be called "waterproof" technically.
A waterproof device is impervious to water.It would be possible to take it into any situation with water.A small amount of water getting inside is all it would take to kill most electronics.
Water-resistance doesn't make a device impervious to water, but it does help keep water away from the sensitive electronics inside.Even high-pressure water isn't allowed into the Fitbit Versa's case because it is sealed up tight.
How much pressure can it take?50 meters deep in water is the kind of pressure you would find in five atmospheres.The pressure will push through the seals if you go deeper.It can short out the electronics once inside.
There are other ways to look at water pressure.A pressure washer is one of the things that can create high-pressure water.Electronics with light water resistance might be able to stand up to some rain, but the water from a pressure washer could quickly flood the insides.50m of resistance is a pretty high amount for a fitness device.It should be safe to wash your hands in the sink.
Diving is one instance where you will want to be careful.The faster you dive, the higher the pressure in the water, which can lead to water getting inside your device.Before you go scuba diving, water skiing, or jumping off the high dive, it is best to take off your device.
If you change the band on your device, it might not be waterproof.Silicone bands that come with the device are safe, but if you switch to a fabric or leather band, those may not stand up to the water well.
All water-resistant devices are liable to lose some resistance as rubber gasket break down and seals get stretched out.The rated water resistance of the Fitbit Versa is waterproof.You might want to be more careful about how much water you expose to after a couple of years.
Most water damaged trackers aren't covered under warranty.If your warranty has expired, you can fix it on your own.