Anyone else thinks the watch is too pretty to use for the gym?

Appl3FTW

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Anyone else thinks the watch is too pretty to use for the gym? Lulz. How sweat resistant is it? I have the regular watch version.
 

iPhone1

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I don't recommend doing planks with the Apple Watch, especially not on hard surfaces. Got a few nasty scratches on my Sport model a few weeks ago from a basketball court.
 

OneMike

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Put a case on it at the gym if concerned. In general I say no it's fine.
 

timize

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I used it at the gym tonight. Lots of banging around on the treadmill and on some other equipment, but nothing too major. The sapphire screen held up nicely.

I also sweat a lot, so I usually switch out my Milanese loop for a WSB. The sports bands are very comfortable and sweat resistant.
 

Appl3FTW

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Thanks guys I was debating if I should get a sport version for the gym and .
 

swandy

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I have the Stainless Steel and feel it looks just fine. But I will switch to my Black Sports Band (from an Apple Leather Loop and a third party leather band) because I do sweat a lot - as my wife keeps reminding me - and in my eyes the material of the Sports Band should hold up better.
 
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AdonisSMU

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I used it at the gym tonight. Lots of banging around on the treadmill and on some other equipment, but nothing too major. The sapphire screen held up nicely.

I also sweat a lot, so I usually switch out my Milanese loop for a WSB. The sports bands are very comfortable and sweat resistant.
I do the same thing with mine. I wear my white sports band at the gym and use my milanese when I'm done.
 

pilot3033

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I have the Stainless Steel and feel it looks just fine. But I will switch to my Black Sports Band (from an Apple Leather Loop and a third party leather band) because I do sweat a lot - as my wife keeps reminding me - and in my eyes the material of the Sports Band should hold up better.
Exactly the same boat here. You shouldn't get leather wet, anyway. I swap out my black leather loop for a black sports bands at the gym. Actually worse the sports band to Disneyland earlier this week, too. I find it to be a much more comfortable fit for extended use (I was awake for nearly 20 hours, and had the watch one for almost the entire time), or uses where sweat is likely.
 
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Appl3FTW

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I do like the sports band I think it's built for activity with nice material. I'm more concerned about the stainless if it reacts well to sweat. All my watches are stainless except the iPod nano watch.
 

Appl3FTW

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I only have one band for now so there really is nothing to swap it with haha
 

TallManNY

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I do like the sports band I think it's built for activity with nice material. I'm more concerned about the stainless if it reacts well to sweat. All my watches are stainless except the iPod nano watch.
It is water proof to begin with. And I've worn Stainless Steel watches to workout in for years and never seen any indication of usage.
 

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I don't recommend doing planks with the Apple Watch, especially not on hard surfaces. Got a few nasty scratches on my Sport model a few weeks ago from a basketball court.
trying to figure out how you scratched your watch doing planks?
 

alywa

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I use my SS with black sports band at the gym. Don't really give it a second thought. Do whatever you feel comfortable with.
 

exxxviii

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In general, I would not wear the AW anywhere that I would not wear a dress watch. The AW is not a rugged device-- it is somewhat delicate at the edges where the screen is exposed, and it is only IPX7 water resistant. If you would ordinarily wear a rugged, plastic watch for an activity, then leave the AW behind.

My exceptions are for safer activities like cycling and running. A dress watch would be useless anyway. But the AW gives you cool data, and there is low risk of impact or wear that would negatively affect the Apple Watch.
 
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