Your Smartwatch Is 30 Times Dirtier Than A Toilet Seat

I know what you’re thinking: gross, right? Especially considering new research shows this tiny piece of tech houses more germs than a toilet seat… Yup.

In an effort to find out which devices we use on reg are the dirtiest, retailer CompareMyMobile took it upon themselves to swab a bunch of smartphones, keyboards, smartwatches and video game controllers. They were testing for three types of bacteria, in particular: coliforms (which, FYI, are found in human waste), infection-causing staphylococci and Enterobacteriaceae (a bacterial family that includes the likes of E.Coli and Salmonella).

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