WhAt the heck is IP68?

What does IP68 mean?

IP stands for ‘Ingress Protection’ and IP ratings are used to define levels of a gadget’s resistance to things like dust, dirt and moisture.

The first number following the IP lets you know how resistant an object is to solids, like dust, while the second number relates to its resistance to liquids, like water.

IP68 is the highest rating you can get when it comes to protecting your phone from foreign objects (solid resistance goes up to a high of 6 while liquids are marked on a scale of 0-8, with bigger numbers equalling better protection).

A rating of 6 implies the object is dust tight and won’t allow any dust in, while the 8 means the phone is protected against the effects of permanent submersion in water (well, for 30 minutes), at a depth of up to 1.5 metres or 5 Feet)

You can wear in the rain, spill your glass of water over your watch and drop your watch in the toilet… and it’ll still be OK

Just don’t get too cocky and start practicing your synchronized swim routine with your new watch on though. And be careful in saltwater: while it’s OK for the watch to be exposed to it, it needs to be cleaned with fresh water and dried afterwards so that salt doesn’t block the microphone or speaker.

The high IP68 rating does not mean you should be trying to submerge your watch at all times in efforts to prove that it’s waterproof. You can shower with your watch, get stuck in torrential rain storm, wash hands, Swim in the pool, drop in toilet, and sweat like there is no tomorrow. Are there restrictions? Yes no scuba diving, no saunas, but for normal every day – wear your watch 24/7 and if anything does go wrong – you have a 2 year warranty with onedekko. So go have fun my friends – enjoy life – and do your step goal every day!!

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