The answer thankfully is a yes. Apple has confirmed that the Apple Watch will be IPX7 certified. What this means is that the smartwatch will be able to withstand immersion in water up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. This means that if you wash your hands and your watch gets splashed, or if you’re caught in the rain, or maybe even when you shower, your watch will remain functional.
However Apple has recommended that submerging it might not be a good idea which means that taking it for a swim or a soak in the jacuzzi could lead to damage. According to Apple, users “can, for example, wear and use Apple Watch during exercise, in the rain, and while washing [their] hands, but submerging Apple Watch is not recommended.”
We suppose this was to be expected given that Apple does plan for users to use the device as a fitness band of sorts. The Apple Watch will be going on sale 24th of April and pre-orders will begin on the 10th. It will be priced starting at $350 for the Sports edition and will go as high as $10,000 for the gold-plated version.