Waterproof Devices – The Real Truth!

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The present world, specially the technology driven world; is moving at an amazing pace. Our fast-paced lifestyle has made almost everything portable and waterproof. We are now seeing smartphones, wearables like Fitbits, tablets, laptops, watches which are all waterproof.

In the present day it is practically impossible to function without a mobile phone or smartphone. Most of these devices are powered by batteries, and use a lot of energy. As a result, many people have been looking for ways to keep their phones powered, particularly in wet conditions. Many waterproof devices for smartphones and other devices have been introduced recently and people are now able to use their phones and other devices in all kinds of weather and conditions.

It’s time to shine a light on the myths and truths about waterproof devices. Read this to learn how waterproof devices really work, why they’re not as durable as you think, and how to make sure you get your money’s worth out of the waterproof smartphone you buy today.

Waterproofing is a very important feature that must be considered when purchasing a device. However, not all waterproof devices are made equally. We have all heard the horror stories about people dropping their phone in the pool or washing machine and ultimately destroying their devices. So what are you supposed to do?

The real truth behind waterproof devices is that they are not really that waterproof. I know this may be a hard pill to swallow, but it’s the truth! Sure, they might be water-resistant, but they clearly aren’t waterproof.

So why do manufacturers say that they are?

Manufacturers like to say that devices are waterproof, because it usually means that they can charge more for them. The truth is that there are almost no waterproof devices. You need to keep them away from water if you want them to last. All devices are Water Resistance.

How is water resistance measured

Water resistance is measured by its IP rating (Ingress Protection). IP ratings take into account the level of resistance to dust and liquid. With regards to the liquid element of the rating this is scored from 1 – 9.

An IP rating of 1 would indicate a device that can withstand vertical droplets of rainfall falling onto its surface for 10 mins. The amount of water corresponds to 1mm per min rainfall. That’s the equivalent of 10mm of water in 10 mins. A very tiny amount.

A level 9 water resistance rating can withstand powerful water jets at close distances of 0.1 – 0.15m. This is also tested at high water temperatures above 70 degrees celsius. This is your highest electronic water resistance rating.

How do they get away with it?

The play is on the word waterproof. If a device has an IPX1 rating, legally this device is water resistant so you can market your product as being waterproof or water resistant. However as detailed above a device with an IPX1 rating can only withstand 10mmn droplets of water over a 10minute period on its surface.

So you go to the beach or into the shower with your device, mislead that your device is waterproof. Lo and behold your device stops functioning properly. You are now left shocked and confused. You even start to think the fault is unrelated to the fact that the device was immersed in liquid.

What do I do if my device comes into contact with liquid?

Your device is not waterproof so you’ll want to avoid exposing it to water. If it does come into contact with water, remove the battery and let the device dry thoroughly before turning it back on.

Take your device to a reputable repair company that has good experience and understanding with how to assess, diagnose and repair liquid damaged devices.

Fixsquad has huge success rates (approx 90%) recovering data from liquid damaged devices and can often also recover the device itself depending on the extent of the damage.

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We assure to offer you the best in both price and repair service. All our repair comes with assured warranty, and Free Pick & Drop across UAE.

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