Apple sport loop question

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  1. ssledoux macrumors 65816

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    Have yall noticed after regular wear whether or not the band lays more flat where it loops through the connector? I recently got a sport loop and the only thing I’m not fond of is how it doesn’t lay flat at all right there. I realize it’s double thickness, but I hate the gap there between where it loops at the connector and where the Velcro is.

    Just curious if this gets better over time as the strap gets more wear.
     
  2. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    It does. Usually even after the first day I wear it it’s noticeably flatter. How loose are you wearing it?
     
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  4. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not really loose. I definitely don’t make it really tight, as it bothers that nerve in my arm, but it’s not shifting around on my arm or anything. I’ve worn it almost every day for nearly a week and I’m not noticing a difference.
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    I’d post a pic, but I can never make it work. Basically it’s where you loop it back over itself to Velcro it. Where it’s looped I have a gap before the Velcro hits the band, so it kinda bulges out right there.
     
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  6. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I guess it’s possible, but I have to pull it pretty tight to keep it from having a bulge right there. I guess I was just wondering if maybe some wear would soften it up enough to make it lay more flat.
     
  7. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    It gets better over time, but in the end it's never going to lay perfectly flat against the other part of the band because 1) the connector piece is in between the two parts and 2) it's a loop. I personally wear the looped part at the top, but I see most people wearing it with the loop part at the bottom. I tried it at the bottom and found I noticed the bulge way more than if it was at the top.
     
  8. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah, what I’ve found is the loop kind of gets memory for where it folds over and eventually gets flatter because of that. I would think a week would be long enough for that to happen though.

    Edit: new ones can be pretty puffy where it folds over
     
  9. iKevinT macrumors member

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    It will get a memory place in it where you typically have it folded. You didn’t say which way you have it mounted on the watch though, install it so the folded side is down or on the opposite side of the side you see most often when wearing.
     
  10. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I think I figured out what it is. I think it’s because my wrist is small and there is a section with no Velcro between the clasp and where it actually sticks back to itself. When I don’t have it on, and I just loop it and stick the Velcro down, but it’s really close to the clasp, it doesn’t have that little bulgy part.
     
  11. Dino F macrumors 68030

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    I think the gap is normal actually.

    I have a Sport Loop (its a fair few months old, worn every day) on my current 42mm Space Grey:

    upload_2018-10-24_16-23-47.png

    The red arrows show where the velcro actually starts to stick to the loop.

    As you can see, I also have a gap at the clasp end:

    upload_2018-10-24_16-25-20.png

    ...but its not really bothersome.
     
  12. Sean006 macrumors 6502

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    kinda wish they would make a loop on the opposite side also....so it looks the same on both sides.
    like a fake loop of material on the one side.
     
  13. ssledoux thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I guess it just bugs me that the way it lays isn't symmetrical.
     

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