A Complete Guide to Apple Watch Safety

An Apple Watch is a status symbol. This expensive watch uses the most advanced technologies to ensure that the user gets the best watch experience. However, even when it is a tough watch, you need to handle it with care. Using an Apple Watch tempered glass to protect the display from scratches and cracks. A gross mishandling can not only damage the case and other external components but internal components as well. Apple uses different materials for making watch cases.

Ceramic Apple Watch caseCeramic back, sapphire crystal, ceramic
Titanium Apple Watch caseCeramic back, sapphire crystal, titanium
Stainless Steel Apple Watch caseCeramic back, sapphire crystal, Stainless steel
Aluminum Apple Watch caseComposite back, Ion-X glass, 7000 series aluminium

Crushing, puncturing, burning and dropping can damage the internal sensitive electronic components of the device. Ceramic may chip. Don’t subject it to impact. If there is a crack on the watch, don’t expose it to sand or dust.

Don’t attempt to repair the watch. The watch will lose its water-resistance if you disassemble it. You better let professionals handle this. Avoid replacing the battery on your own. You need data services for location-based apps such as Maps. These apps will not provide reliable information in case data services are not available.

Use a compatible charger to charge your Apple Watch. You can also use some third-party chargers if they meet safety standards. Don’t use a damaged charger or cable in the presence of moisture. This can cause injury, electric shock, or fire. You don’t want to cause any damage to the watch or property.  If you are using Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock, MagSafe Duo Charger or Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable to charge the device, the dock or cable must be fully inserted. Charge your watch in a ventilated area.

Avoid exposure to prolonged heat. The watch and charger should not come in contact with warm surfaces. If the watch is getting heated while charging, remove it.

When you connect your Apple Watch to a wireless network, the watch uses radio signals. Take the following steps to learn about exposure to radio frequency:

  • Unlock your iPhone
  • Launch My Watch app
  • General
  • About
  • Legal
  • RF Exposure

Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Dock, MagSafe Duo Charger, Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable and Apple Watch comply with radio frequency exposure regulations.

Radios and components in an Apple Watch emit EM field (electromagnetic field). The watch, charging cable, charger and some bands contain magnets. The magnet and EM field can interfere with defibrillators, pacemakers and certain other medical devices. Read the manufacturer’s instructions or speak to your doctor if you use medical devices. There should be a safe distance between the device and the band, charger, cable and the watch. In case the magnet or EM field interferes with the device, stop using Apple Watch.

Apple Watch comes with some features that can track your health. However, you cannot use your watch as a medical device. The watch may not provide accurate health information if it is not properly placed on your wrist. Therefore, don’t use Apple Watch’s data to make any judgment about your health. The watch does not diagnose, prevent or treat any condition.

You can use your Apple Watch to create exercise programs. Some exercises may not be safe for you if you are suffering from certain health conditions. Speak to your physician before creating one. If you experience shortness of breath, feel faint, dizzy or pain, stop exercising.

Your skin may be sensitive to some of the materials used for making Apple Watch bands. Consider your skin sensitivities when buying bands for Apple Watch. You will not be able to use the watch if the display is damaged. Use Apple Watch tempered glass to protect the display.