The ever-growing market of wearables brings up many questions. One of the most important is, how do you connect your device? This presentation will cover what it means to be washable and what type of tests, standards and requirements must your connector pass to be called washable. Attendees will also learn what requirements, standards and test must you pass to be considered waterproof in the connector industry. After reviewing the basics, we will compare what it means to be washable versus waterproof. Why would a user need a washable connector and why would one need a waterproof connector system? Nicomatic will conduct a study of several connectors on various substrates to find how connectors hold up under humidity, washing and submerging conditions.