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You may be tempted to swim with this new waterproof Apple Watch case

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The new waterproof case for the Apple Watch by Catalyst.
The new waterproof case for the Apple Watch by Catalyst.
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While Apple doesn’t recommend submerging the Apple Watch in water, there have been a number of swimmers who say their watches have held up to workouts in the pool.

But since Apple probably won’t honor a warranty for a Watch that stopped after a shower, why risk it? Catalyst, whose waterproof iPhone cases come highly rated by customers and tech journalists, has introduced a line of waterproof cases for the Apple Watch.

A suit of armor for your Apple Watch and a charging station to match [Draft]

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Spigen's protector and charging case make sure your Apple Watch can take a licking and keep on ticking.
Spigen's protector and charging case make sure your Apple Watch can take a licking and keep on ticking.
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You got an Apple Watch, congrats! It’s a beautiful, powerful, pricey bit of tech that’s also just a sharp table corner or door handle away from ruining your day. Make sure your new acquisition stands the test of time with Spigen’s protective Apple Watch protector and matching power stand. Right now the combo is just $21.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Putting a case on your Apple Watch might be overkill

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Do you really need that much protection for your Apple Watch?
Do you really need that much protection for your Apple Watch?
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Let’s be honest — the Apple Watch is already kind of bulky, and most of us aren’t climbing mountains with them on anyway. The craziest I get is maybe leaving it on while I shower at the gym.

For those of you who actually engage in rugged outdoor activity, a case might be warranted. You’ll certainly want to have some drop protection so you don’t get stuck with a shattered watch face.

Seriously, though, a case for your Apple Watch just might be overkill.