Ordinary things become extraordinary when seen close up and in slow motion. The Slow Mo Guys present an amazing video of an Apple Watch using sound to blast water out of its tiny speakers after a dip in the pool.
Apple Watch is designed to eject water
As its maker points out, “From laps in a pool to a freestyle across open water, your Apple Watch Series 2 or later is ready for a swim with you.”
When the device is submerged, the Apple Watch will enable waterproof mode. This disables the touchscreen to prevent it from getting confused by the water. Afterward, it’s necessary to get the liquid out of the speakers, or else it’ll muffle the audio. This is an ordinary part of swimming with the wearable.
When the swim is complete, the user needs to spin the Digital Crown to turn off waterproof mode. This also gets the device to use a blast of sound to eject the liquids. “Your watch makes a sound, and you might feel water on your wrist,” notes Apple.
These wearables can survive surprisingly long amounts of time under water. Connecticut police returned a couple they found after two weeks at the bottom of a lake. And one spent 6 months in the Pacific ocean.