Apple Link Bracelet - Daily adjustments

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Zeep, May 20, 2015.

  1. Zeep macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2015
    It's the sixth day with my watch (42SS+LB) and i can't figure out how many links i have to remove.
    One day i remove four and it fits snug and perfect, the other day i need to remove five or else the watch slides around on my wrist.

    Anyone else with this problem?

    I had a watch with some kind of a link bracelet before, but it was somewhat flexible. The apple LB absolutely is not.

  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    There is no way that a link bracelet can be flexible. You are probably confusing a link bracelet with an expandable bracelet. Expandable bracelets get their flexibility from the springs that connect the segments. Link bracelets have no springs.
  3. tjs252 macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2014
  4. TwinCitiesJHawk macrumors 6502


    Feb 9, 2009
    I started with removing 6 (3 on each side) and the watch fit as all my other watches fit, a little loose, and slid down my arm an inch or so, but still comfortable. I was reading the booklet and for an accurate heart rate reading, the watch has to fit snug. So I removed one more link (total of 7) and now the watch is snug and doesnt slide down my arm when raised. Its still comfortable but will take some getting use to because ive worn a watch for 10+ years that moved around my wrist.

    Im going to leave it with 7 removed just so i get the most accurate reading possible even if it takes some getting use to.
  5. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

    May 23, 2010
    I feel your pain! I have a couple bracelet band watches for sport use. Because of the ups and downs of wrist size I have both set REALLY loose. (neither of these can be adjusted as easily as the Apple, however).
  6. jjlannoo Suspended

    Oct 8, 2011
  7. InAustralia macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    I have the same problem. I seem to be between links. One one setting it is just a bit too tight, but if I add a link it is a bit too lose.

    Like others, I have found that on my looser setting the Activity readings are not as accurate and on occasion my watch locks itself and I need to re-enter the passcode as my watch has lost detection with my wrist. As a result, when I exercise I remove a link and then re-add it once I have finished my workout.

    I wish the Apple Link Band allowed micro adjustments (like my Tag Heuer link bracelet). My old watch allowed half link adjustments by changing holes in the clasp.

    This problem has me deciding on whether I want to keep my link bracelet or return it as changing the links on my watch on a daily basis is frustrating.
  8. Apollonian macrumors 6502a


    May 10, 2010

    We must have similar wrist sizes. 6 links loose, 7 links tight. For all the features to work appropriately I have to remove 7. I find it comfortable for the most part but I can definitely feel it being a little tight at some points throughout the day as my wrist size fluctuates slightly. I haven't worn a watch in some time so sometimes I think I am just readjusting to having a watch on again also but I really think for the price micro adjustments should have been possible.
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Sometimes making the band asymmetrical helps when right in between sizes. Instead of, say, taking out three from each side, try two and four.

    My SSLB is preparing for shipment, so I can put the theory to the test soon (though it's helped with other metal bands of mine).
  10. joshneedham macrumors member

    Apr 24, 2015
    Chicago, IL
    I wear my classic buckle in two levels of tightness depending on my humidity/hydration etc.
  11. telefono macrumors 6502


    Dec 17, 2007
    Your Answer is here, perfectly normal
  12. smr macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Shropshire, UK
    I had this concern given the lack of fine adjustment on the Apple link bracelet.

    I have been using my 42mm SS with classic buckle since launch day (24 April). I typically adjust it between two settings to accommodate changes in my wrist size over the course of the day.

    My link bracelet arrived last Friday. It needed to remove four links to give it a comfortable fit. I have been wearing it for the last three days, and it continues to be comfortable. When it is loose I have noticed the weight of the band holds it down against my wrist. This has (so far) been tight enough to prevent the passcode lock being activated. There are times when it can be a bit tight, but not enough to be uncomfortable.

    So I seems I'm fortunate enough that the Apple link bracelet fits me well, so I will be keeping it.
  13. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    Mine arrives tomorrow. I'm crossing fingers it'll fit well once adjusted. If not, I'll return it and use the Milanese loop as my metal band instead. The SSLB is my first choice, however
  14. xraydoc macrumors demi-god


    Oct 9, 2005
    So my SSLB was delivered today.

    OMG it's amazing. Love it. Looks and feels incredible.

    For a good fit I took 4 links out - two from each side. Fit well but the clasp was a bit off center for the way I like it to lay on my wrist, so I switched some links so 3 came off my thumb side and one off my pinky side. Pulls the clasp back to midline and keeps the watch on my wrist where I like it positioned. Fits wonderfully.

    The Milanese loop is going back to the store.

    I had also ordered a medium black leather loop. Not sure I even want to open it. I'm in love with the SSLB.
  15. JoeyEatWorld macrumors member


    Apr 23, 2015
    Iowa City, IA, USA
    I ordered the Black Leather Loop, which came in early May. I enjoy it quite a bit but after seeing all the beautiful link bracelet videos and pictures I broke down and had to order it last week. I also have a white sport band, but I think I will be returning my leather loop soon in anticipation for the link.

    I'm glad you like yours so much. I can't wait for mine to arrive!
  16. Wsidewarrior07 macrumors member

    Mar 19, 2009
    I agree with all of you. I absolutely adore the look of the SSLink bracelet. Looking at the HOCO etc, I like the bands but I don't love how they connect to the watch. The Apple bracelet to me is worth the extra $$ just for looks.

    BTW xraydoc, I sent you a PM
  17. InAustralia macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    Love the SS Link Bracelet, but it's going back to Apple.

    I love the SS Link Bracelet, it looks and feels great, but being between links means that the bracelet does not fit on my wrist exactly how I like it to.

    I wish that the bracelet allowed micro adjustments (or they provided a half link), but in it's current form it's not an ideal fit for me. Unfortunately for $679AUD I want it to be a perfect fit.

    I have ordered a Hoco Stainless Steel link bracelet, and whilst I also don't like the way it attaches to the watch case it more closely resembles the watch band on my Tag Heuer (which I love). With any luck there will a other third party band manufacturers which makes other link bracelets.

    If the other link bracelets don't work for me either, I will probably re-order the Apple Link Bracelet, but in the interim it's goodbye to my Apple Link Bracelet :(
  18. Cayden macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2014
    I have had an issue similar to this, but mine seems like it happens the same time each day. I wake up and shower, and when I put my watch on. The braclet is super loose and won't stay in place, but usually by the time I drive to school the watch is snug for the rest of the day. Sometimes it even leaves marks on my wrist where I wear it, but I like my watches really tight:p

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