Anyone play basketball with the watch?

bigjnyc

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I am going to be starting this basketball league tomorrow and I was wondering if it was a good idea to wear the watch while playing. Anyone have experience? this will be a very competitive league, and mainly I wanted to keep it on to track activity.... I would be afraid of the watch flying off my wrist and being stepped on though so I am mostly leaning towards not using it right now, but still wanted to see if anyone had tried it.

Also in the unlikely event that I do use it, are there any apps that are good for tracking basketball activity? I dont see that as an option for the built in tracker.
 

CaptMarvel

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I don't think it will fly off of your wrist. Just be sure to wear the sports band for a secure fit. And maybe invest in a screen protect just in case? I played dodgeball variations in mine last week with no problems. Granted dodgeball at times can be a little more chaotic than basketball.
 
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I play soccer with mine. Problem with basketball is people are grabbing at your arms and hands. Could easily rip it off your wrist. You could just put it in your pocket.
 

bigjnyc

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I play soccer with mine. Problem with basketball is people are grabbing at your arms and hands. Could easily rip it off your wrist. You could just put it in your pocket.
yeah that's what I'm afraid of, with people slapping at the ball. I think at the end of the day its not worth the risk, I may just put it away.
 

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Come spring I play basketball nearly every morning. Technically I mostly play HORSE with the girlfriend because she can't dribble without the ball hitting her shoe and rolling away, and the rules of traveling apparently do not apply to her. Anyway, our watches tend to get banged up somewhat—mine fairs much worse since the girlfriend is constantly swatting and grabbing at my hands. But if you wear the Sport band, and it's secured snugly, I wouldn't fret about it being ripped off because of the pin-and-tuck closure design. I doubt even an aggressive tug could rip off the watch. If anything, you should be more worried about smacking someone in the face by accident with the hard watch case.

Or you can always wear a wrist sweatband over it.
 
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When I get mine I'll play basketball. I'm going to put it on upside down so the watch face is under my wrist then I'll cover it with a wrist band for added protection. I'd like to track my activity during my games.

Let me know how it goes!
 

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When I get mine I'll play basketball. I'm going to put it on upside down so the watch face is under my wrist then I'll cover it with a wrist band for added protection. I'd like to track my activity during my games.

Let me know how it goes!
I believe wearing the watch inside your wrist makes activity tracking unreliable according to Apple support documents. It must be worn on top of the wrist to gauge accurate measurements.
 
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bigjnyc

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Come spring I play basketball nearly every morning. Technically I mostly play HORSE with the girlfriend because she can't dribble without the ball hitting her shoe and rolling away, and the rules of traveling apparently do not apply to her. Anyway, our watches tend to get banged up somewhat—mine fairs much worse since the girlfriend is constantly swatting and grabbing at my hands. But if you wear the Sport band, and it's secured snugly, I wouldn't fret about it being ripped off because of the pin-and-tuck closure design. I doubt even an aggressive tug could rip off the watch. If anything, you should be more worried about smacking someone in the face by accident with the hard watch case.

Or you can always wear a wrist sweatband over it.

I thought about the sweat band or a shooters sleeve to cover it but I played our first game yesterday and I opted to take the watch off and leave it in the locker.
 

fmofmpls

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Most leagues won't let you wear any peripherals of any kind yet alone watches while playing.
 

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Most leagues won't let you wear any peripherals of any kind yet alone watches while playing.
(before hand, you isn't pointed towards you but more so the other posters and the OP)


This,

I think the OP made this post before. What the hell are you guys thinking, someone is going to end up in the hospital getting stitches.

DO YOU WEAR REGULAR WATCHES? I just can't believe the lack of common sense sometimes. please be careful i've seen and been hit with people playing with jewelry. It isn't fun and you can do some real damage.


Yeah, if you're playing around with your girlfriend than its cool. But OP is saying is it ok to play with during basketball, I'm assuming its going to be a pick up game thats going to get intense.


You going for the block or swatting the ball at full force and some body coming in or driving at full force and hitting him the face isn't going to be pretty.

Not for his face nor your watch. Don't play with anything unless its sweat bands or other pieces of clothing. You're going to get people hurt and thats the end of story.