Apple Watch Faces Hydrogen Explosion, Liquid Nitrogen and More in New Tests

After being put under multiple torture and waterproof tests in the week since its official launch on April 24, the Apple Watch this week faced some of its most hardcore trials yet from YouTuber Richard Ryan. Known as "FullMag" on YouTube, Ryan this week has put the Apple Watch Sport through a series of three destruction tests - Liquid Nitrogen, Hydrogen Explosion, and a 50-caliber bullet - on his technology destruction-focused channel (via Cult of Mac).

First posted on Monday, Ryan began his Apple Watch videos with a test focused on dropping the Sport version of the Watch into a container of liquid nitrogen and smashing the frozen wearable with a sledgehammer. As with most of Ryan's videos, the results are less about wondering if the Watch passed Ryan's tests, but more focusing on exactly how badly Apple's new wrist-worn device was destroyed.


One of Ryan's more elaborate experiments comes from the hydrogen explosion test posted on Tuesday, and also appears to be the least destructive of the trilogy of Apple Watch videos on the FullMag channel. The Apple Watch Sport at the end of the video appears relatively unharmed, but given that Ryan doesn't attempt to test the device's normal functions following the experiment, there's no telling what kind of damage was done to the wearable's basic functionality thanks to the acidic-based science experiment.


Most impressive is perhaps Ryan's most recent video, a short clip of the YouTuber shooting an Apple Watch Sport with a 50-calliber bullet. The resulting destruction is easily one of the most impressive, the cheaper Apple Watch getting cut nearly clean in half by the massive bullet shell. Ryan even promises that while the 50-caliber bullet will be the biggest firearm he sets his sights on to destroy the Watch, it won't be the last.


Ryan has performed less high-intensity tests on the Watch, according to Cult of Mac, but has yet to post them. The YouTuber found that from basic drop tests the stainless steel Watch "shattered" while the aluminum Sport was completely fine. Ryan's channel isn't focused solely on Apple products, however, with videos showcasing the destruction of everything from Rolex watches to destruction tests on other smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge.

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Top Rated Comments

Taipan Avatar
92 months ago
This is so stupid, I'm not even going to watch it.
Score: 81 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Onexy Avatar
92 months ago
It's ok if people want to make these videos. But posting them on a news website just sucks.
Score: 59 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sampaul Avatar
92 months ago
I can't be the only one, right?
Score: 38 Votes (Like | Disagree)
SMIDG3T Avatar
92 months ago
It doesn't stand up to a 50 Cal bullet? I'm sending mine back.
Score: 30 Votes (Like | Disagree)
anthonylambert Avatar
92 months ago
For these tests to be anyway valid and worthwhile (as a true in the field test) the guy should be wearing it....
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
j4m13 Avatar
92 months ago
Would have been better giving it to charity instead of destroying it for no reason. I am sure some of the Nepal disaster committees could make use of the $1000 its worth.

EDIT: It also gives me great pleasure to watch these videos with Ad Block, because then i haven't paid to watch it!
Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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