We rigorously test our devices for water resistance by subjecting them to various water pressure levels (usually translated to depths) under extremely controlled circumstances. You should note that even if a device is above a depth it's 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 Activities||Unsuitable Activities|
|IPX7||Withstands incidental exposure to water of up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes||Indoor/outdoor use in the presence of rain, snow or brief splashes of water||Any immersion of more than 1 meter, regardless of duration of immersion, or any immersion of more than 30 minutes, regardless of depth of immersion|
|IPX6||Protected against powerful jets of water. Water projected at all angles through a 12.5 mm nozzle at a flow rate of 100 liters/min at a pressure of 100 kN/m2 for 3 minutes from a distance of 3 meters||Outdoor use in rough sea conditions||Any sustained immersion|
|1 ATM||Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 10 meters||Improved resistance to rain, snow and splashes||Showering, swimming and water-related activities|
|3 ATM||Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 30 meters||Showering, rain, snow, splashes and accidental immersion||Swimming and water-related activities|
|5 ATM||Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters||Surface swimming, shallow snorkeling and similar activities||High speed watersport surface impact may exceed this rating (ex. wipeout during motorized water sports)|
|10 ATM||Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 100 meters||Bathing, swimming and snorkeling||Deep water scuba diving and high speed water sports|