Water-resistant and dust-resistant level description

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Water-resistant and dust-resistant level description

IPXX is a standardized indicator of a product's protection level against liquids and solid particles. There are two numbers after the IP. The first number is the protection level of important components against solid particles, ranging from 0 to 6, with 6 being the highest protection level. The second number is the level of protection against liquids, ranging from 0 to 8, with 8 being the highest protection level.

The device is water-resistant and dust-resistant, which means that it prevents water and dust from entering the interior of the device and damaging the interior components and main board.

In the following test scenarios, the normal temperature ranges from 15°C to 35°C, the relative humidity ranges from 25% to 75%, and the atmospheric pressure ranges from 86 kPa to 106 kPa (the standard atmospheric pressure is 101.325 kPa).

Water Resistance Level

Resistance Level Definition

Resistance Scenario

Dive (Depth up to 30 meters)

Complies with the EN13319 standard for diving accessories. Products that meet this standard can withstand 200 cycles of normal pressure (1 ATM) and excess pressure (3.3 ATM at most), and remain at excess pressure for one minute in each cycle.

These devices comply with the EN13319 standard for diving accessories, and support free diving with a maximum depth of 30 meters. (For safety reasons, please do not dive alone.)

The wearable device is not suitable for use in the following scenarios:

  1. Scuba dives and technical dives.
  2. Diving activities exceeding a depth of 30 meters.
  3. In hot showers, hot springs, or saunas (steam rooms), during platform dives, high-pressure rinsing, or other activities that involve high water pressure, high temperatures, high levels of humidity, or fast-flowing water.

(Damage to the device caused by immersion in liquid is not covered by the warranty if the device is used in an unsuitable scenario.)

5 ATM

It is a water-resistant standard (ISO22810) defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). It indicates that the watch can stand up to simulated 50-meter static water pressure in a normal temperature for 10 minutes, and does not mean that the watch is water-resistant in water that is 50 meters deep. Devices with a resistance level of 5 ATM are water-resistant when you are swimming. You can wear this type of device when swimming or taking part in other water-related activities in your daily life.

Dust-resistant level: If devices comply with the IEC 60529:2013 standard (level 6), it means that no dust can get inside.

These devices comply with the 5 ATM-rated resistance level under the ISO 22810:2010 standard, and withstand up to 50-meter water pressure. However, water resistance is not permanent, and the protection may decrease with daily wear and tear.

Devices can prevent dust from living rooms, offices, laboratories, light industrial studios, and storage rooms from entering. They are not suitable in particularly dusty environments.

It can be used in shallow waters such as in swimming pools and at the beach, and can be worn and used during exercise, on rainy days, and when washing your hands.

If a watch with a speaker is soaked in water or the watch is worn in water, promptly remove water stains from the speaker or use the drainage feature of the watch to avoid the impact of the water stains on the speaker.

The wearable device is not suitable for use in the following scenarios:

  1. Snorkeling, diving, scuba diving, or other activities with immersion in water for a long time.
  2. Hot showers, hot springs, saunas (steam rooms), and other activities in high-temperature and high-humidity environments.
  3. Activities related to high-speed water currents, such as diving, water skiing, surfing, motorized water sports (such as speedboats and motorboats), car washing, and rafting.
  4. Leather and metal straps are not designed to withstand swimming or sweat. It is recommended that you wear other types of straps, in such scenarios.

(Damage to the device caused by immersion in liquid is not covered by the warranty if the device is used in an unsuitable scenario.)

IP68

Devices that meet this standard are resistant to dust, and can be immersed in water deeper than 1 meter at a normal temperature and pressure (the depth and duration may vary depending on the product model). It is a higher standard than IPX7.

These devices comply with the IP68-rated resistance level under the IEC 60529:2013 standard.

Devices can prevent dust from living rooms, offices, laboratories, light industrial studios, and storage rooms from entering. They are not suitable in particularly dusty environments.

They are resistant to being splashed by water. However, we recommend that you do not immerse your wearable devices in water. You can wear your wearable device when you exercise as they are resistant to sweat or wash your hands. You can also wear them when it is raining.

The wearable device is not suitable for use in the following scenarios:

1. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, scuba diving, or other activities with immersion in water for a long time.

2. Showers, hot springs, saunas (steam rooms), and other activities in high-temperature and high-humidity environments.

3. Activities related to high-speed water currents, such as diving, water skiing, surfing, motorized water sports (such as speedboats and motorboats), car washing, and rafting.

IP67

Devices that meet this standard are resistant to dust, dirt, and sand and can be immersed in water up to one meter deep with a normal temperature and pressure for half an hour.

These devices comply with the IP67-rated resistance level under the IEC 60529:2013 standard.

Devices can prevent dust from living rooms, offices, laboratories, light industrial studios, and storage rooms from entering. They are not suitable in particularly dusty environments.

They are resistant to being splashed by water. However, we recommend that you do not immerse your wearable devices in water. You can wear your wearable device when you exercise as they are resistant to sweat or wash your hands. You can also wear them when it is raining.

The wearable device is not suitable for use in the following scenarios:

1. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, scuba diving, or other activities with immersion in water for a long time.

2. Showers, hot springs, saunas (steam rooms), and other activities in high-temperature and high-humidity environments.

3. Activities related to high-speed water currents, such as diving, water skiing, surfing, motorized water sports (such as speedboats and motorboats), car washing, and rafting.

4. Other unsuitable types of use and scenarios where the device may be placed in water that is more than 1 meter deep or immersed in water for more than 30 minutes.

(Damage to the device caused by immersion in liquid is not covered by the warranty if the device is used in an unsuitable scenario.)

IP57

Cannot completely prevent dust from entering, but the amount of dust entering must not affect the normal operation of the equipment or affect safety. Is able to prevent short-term immersion, under a normal temperature and pressure, when the device case is temporarily immersed in deep water with a depth of 1 meter for 30 minutes, and it will not result in damage.

These devices comply with the IP57-rated resistance level under the IEC 60529:2013 standard.

Devices can prevent dust from living rooms, offices, laboratories, light industrial studios, and storage rooms from entering. They are not suitable in particularly dusty environments.

They are resistant to being splashed by water. However, we recommend that you do not immerse your wearable devices in water. You can wear your wearable device when you exercise as they are resistant to sweat or wash your hands. You can also wear them when it is raining.

The wearable device is not suitable for use in the following scenarios:

1. Swimming, snorkeling, diving, scuba diving, or other activities with immersion in water for a long time.

2. Showers, hot springs, saunas (steam rooms), and other activities in high-temperature and high-humidity environments.

3. Activities related to high-speed water currents, such as diving, water skiing, surfing, motorized water sports (such as speedboats and motorboats), car washing, and rafting.

4. Directly expose the device to water coming from a tap, hose, sprinkler, or shower nozzle.

5. Other unsuitable types of use and scenarios where the device may be placed in water that is more than 1 meter deep or immersed in water for more than 30 minutes.

(Damage to the device caused by immersion in liquid is not covered by the warranty if the device is used in an unsuitable scenario.)

IP55

Devices that meet this standard are not completely resistant to dust, but dust that comes into contact will not affect its normal operation or cause any safety issues. These devices are resistant to being exposed to water jets of 12.5 L/min aiming at the cover from all directions for 3 minutes.

These devices comply with the IP55-rated resistance level under the IEC 60529:2013 standard.

Devices can prevent dust from living rooms, offices, laboratories, light industrial studios, and storage rooms from entering. They are not suitable in particularly dusty environments.

The device is splash-proof and water resistant. You can wear your wearable devices when you do exercise as they are resistant to sweat or wash your hands. You can also wear them when it is raining.

The wearable device is not suitable for use in the following scenarios:

1. Being dropped into water, swimming, diving, or any other behavior or activity that immerses the device in water.

2. Showers, hot springs, saunas (steam rooms), and other activities in high-temperature and high-humidity environments.

3. Activities related to high-speed water currents, such as diving, water skiing, surfing, motorized water sports (such as speedboats and motorboats), car washing, and rafting.

4. Other scenarios or types of use that may cause the device to be exposed to high-speed water currents or directly face the fast water flow for more than 3 minutes, such as during long-time use in heavy rain or rainstorms.

(Damage to the device caused by immersion in liquid is not covered by the warranty if the device is used in an unsuitable scenario.)

Water-resistance is not permanent and it may be affected to some extent over time. The following conditions may affect the water-resistance performance of the wearable device and should be avoided. Damage caused by immersion in liquid is not covered by the warranty.

  • The device being dropped from a high place or impacted by other objects.
  • Dismantling or repairing the device at a non-authorized Huawei store.
  • Exposing the device to alkaline substances, such as soap or soapy water during showers or baths.
  • Exposing the device to perfumes, solvents, detergents, acidic substances, pesticides, emulsions, sunscreens, moisturizers, or hair dye.
  • Pressing the buttons of the device or using it underwater.
  • Charging the device when it is wet.

The water-resistant and dust-resistant features are only applicable for the watch body. Other components such as the strap, charging base, and base are not water-resistant or dust-resistant.

Please use the product in accordance with the product manual provided on the official Huawei website or Quick Start Guide that comes with the product. Free warranty services are not provided for damage caused by improper use.

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