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Ghost31

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Getting my Apple Watch on Monday with an alpine loop. Not sure if I should work out with the band that comes with it or switch it when going to the gym
 

CyberDavis

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Sep 26, 2022
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I want to keep my Alpine band looking reasonably ok, so I switch bands when running out doing a workout.
 

humerc

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Jul 4, 2015
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I worked out with it (including a shower after the gym). It works, but probably will use a sport band next time, as the alpine loop needs some time to try and thats not very comfortable on the wrist.
 

CharlesShaw

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May 8, 2015
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As tempting as it has been to leave my Alpine band on for workouts, I don’t feel like washing it and letting it dry after every workout, so I’m switching to my trusty Sport Band for the gym.
 

Fiona FTW

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Seems like a lot of work and time wasted to change the band before and after every workout. I rarely change my band. I‘ll wipe it down w/ water but it never looks visibly dirty or worn out.
 
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John-F

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Oct 7, 2011
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I have the Alpine Loop but decided for workouts to use the Ocean Band. It is also very comfortable and I may keep in on most of the time.
 

Furrr

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Sep 25, 2022
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Have the green alpine and it works great for me while climbing or during general workout.
Not better or worse than the velcro sport loop, which I like a lot.
 

MarkX

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Sep 10, 2015
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Seems like a lot of work and time wasted to change the band before and after every workout. I rarely change my band. I‘ll wipe it down w/ water but it never looks visibly dirty or worn out.

It takes less than 30 seconds to switch out a band, hardly time consuming or hard.

Many of us on here have several bands - it's part of the fun of owning an Apple watch.
 

risenphoenixkai

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Oct 14, 2008
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Yep. It’s my favourite band for exercising. More comfortable than the sport band, more secure-feeling than the sport loop.
 

nosnhojm

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Oct 16, 2011
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It takes less than 30 seconds to switch out a band, hardly time consuming or hard.

Many of us on here have several bands - it's part of the fun of owning an Apple watch.
I've shattered two watches on the locker room floor while removing/putting-on my watch; I would imagine doing a band swap would greatly increase that risk.
 

GrindedDown

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Jun 4, 2009
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I love the alpine band. One of the most comfortable Apple bands to me and pretty secure feeling.

I’ve been using it for indoor workouts like lifting, rowing, elliptical, etc… I’ve also showered with the band on. Very comfortable and dries much faster than a wet sport loop. Perfect workout band to me.
 
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tmoerel

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Jan 24, 2008
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I hike in the Alps with it....so for me it is the perfect loop. Alpine!
 

Gsxr750

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Sep 6, 2022
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Wore it during workouts. And at work, I work underground construction. Bands already dirty and stained (I got the orange). But that’s ok. I didn’t expect it to stay clean when I purchased it. Been submerged plenty of times as well. No stench as of yet at least. I find it dries decently fast. I also pat it with a towel though. After that I don’t even realize it’s wet. I wear it in the shower so that ride it of some sweat.
 

FunkyTang

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Sep 16, 2008
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I've shattered two watches on the locker room floor while removing/putting-on my watch; I would imagine doing a band swap would greatly increase that risk.
How to say you don’t have a sapphire crystal without saying you don’t have a sapphire crystal.
 

ArchEtech

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Sep 25, 2022
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Why wouldn’t the Alpine be ok at the gym? If it’s gets grimy, wash it. It’s dried out quickly and doesn’t hold sweat. It works just fine for exercise.
 

Cryates

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How to say you don’t have a sapphire crystal without saying you don’t have a sapphire crystal.
Except Sapphire is a brittle material; Scratch resistant, absolutely, but by no means shatter resistant.
 
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