Even two weeks at bottom of a lake can’t kill lost Apple Watches

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After two weeks underwater, the recovered Apple Watches in all their slightly damp glory.
The recovered Apple Watches in all their slightly damp glory.
Photo: BrookfieldPoliceDept

Two Apple Watches have been discovered, still in working condition, 25 feet underwater in a lake in Connecticut — where they’ve supposedly been for two weeks.

The devices were discovered by the Brookfield Police Dive Team during a training exercise.

“Our dive team did it again,” the group wrote on Twitter. “While conducting training operations in #CandlewoodLake members of the BPD dive team located [two Apple Watches] in just under 25 feet of water. They were still operational and returned to their owners! We were told they have been there for two weeks!”

This is not the first time that Apple Watches have been discovered in the lake. Three Apple Watches were found there in September 2018.

Clearly, people need to start being a little more careful when they go diving with their Apple wearable.

How waterproof is the Apple Watch?

While Apple still classifies the Apple Watch as “water resistant” rather than “waterproof,” the company continues working hard to enable the device to survive longer underwater. The current Apple Watch Series 4 is water resistant to a depth of 50 meters. This is predominantly so it can be used for pool and open-water workouts. After the immersion, turning the Digital Crown will eject water from the speaker using a burst of sound.

As impressive as this latest story is, it’s not the longest stretch the Apple Watch has “enjoyed” in the water without stopping working. Earlier this year, a body surfer from Huntington Beach, California, reunited with his Apple Watch six months after losing it in the ocean.