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The Slow Mo Guys Create A Mesmerizing Video Showing How An Apple Watch Ejects Water
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Technology2 years ago

The Slow Mo Guys Create A Mesmerizing Video Showing How An Apple Watch Ejects Water

“Change the way you look at things, and the things you look at change,” American motivational speaker Wayne Dyer once said. We’re completely sure that the guys from a YouTube channel called “The Slow Mo Guys” would absolutely agree with this message. Recently, one of their videos once again proved to the internet that even the most simple and ordinary things can look totally different when you look at them… in slow motion.

These guys created a video where they filmed the Apple watch ejecting water from its speakers in slow motion. And even though the sentence you’ve just read might not sound that impressive, the whole thing looks oddly stunning. But it’s better to see once than hear it a hundred times, so just see for yourself.

For those who are not that familiar with Apple watches, here’s a little explanation. Apple Watch Series 2 and later ones have this function called Water Lock and it makes the watch unresponsive to touch on its display. You’re supposed to turn it on when you’re about to wear your watch in water since it prevents the device from accidental input that can be caused by water.

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After that, when you finally get out of the water and turn the Water Lock off, the watch pushes out any water that remains in its speakers. Even though this feature is not that new since it was introduced back in 2016, most people have probably never seen it working in slow motion. Till now.

Image credits: The Slow Mo Guys

“Before the world ended, I went swimming, and I saw that my Apple Watch had gone into water lock mode, which is where it sort of disables all the finger inputs from the screen,” the creator named Gavin says in his video.

Image credits: The Slow Mo Guys

“To unlock it, you spin the digital crown and it ejects all the water that’s inside it through the two speaker holes, using the speaker itself. It just sort of fires water all over your wrist. And I thought, that’s brilliant, that’s genius! I want to film that in slow-mo,” says the YouTuber.

Image credits: The Slow Mo Guys

As you can tell from the video, the watch goes through ten cycles where the speakers vibrate to eject all of the water left inside it. And when you see it close up and slowed down, it looks absolutely mesmerizing.

Image credits: The Slow Mo Guys

The video author named Gav used a high-speed camera with a macro lens that helped capture those tiny droplets really up close. Besides, the clips were filmed at 2000 frames per second, creating a beautiful and precise slow-mo experience.

Quite stunning, right?

Image credits: The Slow Mo Guys

The amount of water this device pushes out is quite small, so it doesn’t look that impressive when you’re observing it with the naked eye. Though, as you can see, slow motion totally changes the whole game.

Image credits: The Slow Mo Guys

If there’s anything to take from this, it would probably be that slow motion makes almost every single thing look a thousand times cooler. But on a more philosophical note, when things around you start to appear dull and boring, try your best to find a way to look at them from a different perspective. You might end up surprising yourself.

Image credits: The Slow Mo Guys

Some people seemed quite fascinated by this

Some people have never noticed their watches doing these shenanigans

…and then some wanted to remind everyone that Samsung did it first

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NotYourMama
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the Slow Mo guys. they make the mundane mesmerising.

Devyn Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the slow mo guys! Just watched that video yesterday. Thanks Gav!

Missy Barton
Community Member
2 years ago

I was wondering what that was for

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NotYourMama
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the Slow Mo guys. they make the mundane mesmerising.

Devyn Nagy
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the slow mo guys! Just watched that video yesterday. Thanks Gav!

Missy Barton
Community Member
2 years ago

I was wondering what that was for

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