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

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  1. Appl3FTW macrumors 601

    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.
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Um no. And it's very sweat resistant. I wash mine in the sink so what ever sweat you work up will be fine.
     
  3. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  4. OneMike macrumors 601

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    Put a case on it at the gym if concerned. In general I say no it's fine.
     
  5. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    No, I think it is fine.
     
  6. timize macrumors regular

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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.
     
  7. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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

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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.
     
  9. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I do the same thing with mine. I wear my white sports band at the gym and use my milanese when I'm done.
     
  10. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

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    This is one of the main features, of course I'm using it at the gym!
     
  11. McDaddio macrumors 6502a

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    This is why I decided to paint my Edition to the space grey type color.
     
  12. pilot3033 macrumors member

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    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.
     
  13. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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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.
     
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  15. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I only have one band for now so there really is nothing to swap it with haha
     
  16. TallManNY macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  17. Appl3FTW thread starter macrumors 601

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    I dig it.
     

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  18. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    Sports bands seem to be in stock in Apple stores now. You can walk in and buy one on the spot. The Waterloo, ON store had stock on Saturday.
     
  19. caligurl macrumors 68030

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    trying to figure out how you scratched your watch doing planks?
     
  20. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    The Stainless Steel model yes. the Watch Sport is as it's name implies as sport.
     
  21. alywa macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  22. iPhone1 macrumors 65816

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    Moving my arms going from different positions on the floor. I'm assuming that's how it happened.
     
  23. jaymc macrumors regular

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    Doing side planks on one elbow puts a lot of stress on your elbow and wrist. I'd be cautious too.
     
  24. exxxviii macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  25. skyking517 macrumors regular

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    Hi All,

    I just got my watch yesterday, but this is my GYM set up:) dont judge!!!

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