“Take a visit to Huntington Beach and chances are, you might catch Robert Bainter body surfing,” Meghan McMonigle and Rich Demuro report for KTLA. “‘I do a little boogie boarding too, but mostly body surfing,’ explained Bainter.”

“Usually, you’ll also find an Apple Watch on his wrist,” McMonigle and Demuro report. “‘This thing has been my good luck charm. I would use it quite often to show the surf and how fast you were going. It would even show you where you were on the beach,’ said Bainter.”

“Until ‘a huge wave came and you know I was loving it, rode it and then I pick up my arm and like ‘Oh My God,’ what just happened.’ The watch was gone from his wrist,” McMonigle and Demuro report. “Each visit to the beach was another opportunity to locate his lost watch, but after 6 months, Bainter was giving up hope. Then, he got a call from a number he didn’t recognize. ‘It’s this guy saying, ‘hey if your name is Rob Bainter and you lost an Apple Watch recently. Give me a call and if you can describe this I’ll give this thing to you.” The man who called found Bainter’s watch 3 miles north of where it went lost at sea.”


“Even more unbelievable: the watch still works, although the salt water left a little haze on the screen” McMonigle and Demuro report. “‘It worked fine, it didn’t skip a beat, all the information was there, all the apps were there.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: There’s the basis for a magnificent TV commercial for Apple Watch if there ever was one!

Apple Watch. Takes a lickin’ and keeps on tickin’!

(Ignore those shiteous Microsoft Surfaces that Microsoft most likely pays them to display on their news set.)