What is ATM water resistant?

What is ATM water resistant?

In the watch industry, the term “water resistant” refers to the watch’s ability to withstand water pressure. Stated in units of pressure such as atmospheres (ATMs), or depth such as meters, water resistance levels typically range from 3 ATM (30 meters) to 20 ATM (200 meters) and diver’s watches at 200+ meters.

What is 3 bar water resistant?

If your water resistant watch says it is 30 metres, 3 atmospheres or 3 bars water resistant, this simply means it is resistant to small amounts of water like rain and splashing from hand washes. Anything more than that is a huge red flag!

Can I swim with 3 ATM watch?

3 ATM = limited waterproof, splash-proof: The watch is protected from splashes such as rain, must not be immersed in water, and must not be used in swimming or sauna. 5 ATM = limited waterproof: The watch can be used in humid conditions, eg in surface water. In principle, you can swim, but it is not recommended.

What can you do with a 3 ATM watch?

What Does ATM On The Back Of A Watch Mean?

  • 3ATM is splash resistant. Ok for wearing in the rain, hand washing, other occasional contact with water.
  • 5ATM is suitable for swimming, fishing, other outdoor activities.
  • 10ATM is suitable for snorkelling and swimming but not for scuba diving.

Is a 5 ATM watch waterproof?

The above devices have been certified to 5ATM standards. This means that they are water resistant to up to 50 metres in depth for 10 minutes. They are now suitable for low-velocity and shallow-water activities, including swimming.

What is waterproof rating in swimming?

IP68-rated watches can be worn for swimming, and the IP68 waterproof test time is continuous immersion in water for at least 1 hour. The depth is specified by the manufacturer. For example, the test depth of a smart phone with a waterproof rating of IPX8 on the market is usually 2m.

How many feet underwater is 3 ATM?

Water Rating Definitions

Water Rating Definition
1 ATM Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 10 meters
3 ATM Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 30 meters
5 ATM, Swim Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 50 meters
10 ATM Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 100 meters

What is the meaning of 3 bar pressure?

3 bar is 3,00,000 Pascal. The bar is 0.98 atm. The atm is the atmospheric pressure. The atmosphere exerts pressure on us that is equal to 3 bar.

Are Swatch watches waterproof?

Are Swatch watches waterproof? Swatch watches are not waterproof, but they are water resistant at various depths depending on model. Swatch measures water resistance a bit differently. Water resistance is designated as 3 bar, 10 bar, or 20 bar – a designation that accounts for water pressure in the testing environment.

Can I wear a 5 ATM watch in the shower?

5 BAR / 5 ATM / 50m / 165ft: Your watch can withstand splashes, shower and is suitable for swimming. It is not suitable for water sports, pool-side diving or sea diving.