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Water Rating Definitions

We rigorously test our devices to make sure they’ll survive the activities for which they were designed. You should note that even if a device is above a depth it is rated for, it might still suffer water ingression if it is subjected to an activity that creates pressure on it that exceeds that depth rating.

Water Rating Definition Suitable
IPX7 Withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 metre for up to 30 minutes splashes, rain or snow, showering
IPX6 Protected against powerful jets of water. Water projected at all angles through a 12.5 mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 litres/min at a pressure of 100 kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 metres heavy spray, driving rain, boat washing, outdoor use in rough sea conditions
1 ATM Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 10 metres splashes, rain or snow, showering
3 ATM Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 30 metres splashes, rain or snow, showering, jumping into water
5 ATM, Swim Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 metres splashes, rain or snow, showering, swimming, diving into water, snorkeling
10 ATM Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 100 metres splashes, rain or snow, showering, swimming, diving into water, snorkeling, high-speed water sports
Dive (up to 11 ATM) Tested to engineering standard EN13319 for dive compliance splashes, rain or snow, showering, swimming, diving into water, snorkeling, high-speed water sports, scuba diving