It's a pain, every review pointed this out, it's just the design of it, like they designed it for someone to put it on by someone else lol
I just hold the shorter side (the one with the pin and slot) with the fingers of my right hand, grab the longer side with my thumb and forefinger, then push the little pin into the hole I use (the 5th one) and then slide in the remainder of the band into the slot. It does get easier - first few days I would rest the Watch on my thigh to make it easier.
Wow! That is the exact opposite to what I have been doing. I always try to put the pin in first and the watch seems to be off balance on my leg and slips around. Many thanks...much appreciated!I will give it a shot at explaining what works for me. Assuming you are right-handed: Sit down, put watch in place on your wrist, hold in place while you turn wrist over and rest watch face on left leg, use right hand middle finger and gently stick fingernail in strap slot on band with the pin and gently push this part of band in place on your wrist under other strap with holes and hold it there with your middle finger still in place, then use other fingers and thumb on your right hand to grab the band with holes and pull it to the hole you want and snap the band in place on the pin. The put excess strap in strap slot. Hope that makes sense and hope that helps.
We can blame Marc Newson, since it's basically a repeat of his sport strap design from the mid 90s:It's a pain, every review pointed this out, it's just the design of it, like they designed it for someone to put it on by someone else lol
The hard to put on strap is yet another sign of an unfocused Apple. And I don't want a strap with an end that looks like a penis.
Never claimed to be special. Its very easy to put on, never had issues, even with first use. Its putting a pin in hole and pushing excess band into a hole, as I said, not rocket science.You're not special in knowing how to put it on, sorry to burst your bubble. The issue is that it's not an intuitive band
I still haven't worn one but my coworker was saying it's incredibly insecure.They designed it to be secure. The band tucks in, preventing it getting snagged on something and popping the watch off. Makes perfect sense in my opinion given the type off band it is and how it fastens.