Apple Watch for running

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  1. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Hello,

    I am thinking about getting the Apple Watch stainless steel version with black rubber band as I am thinking that it is quite versatile.

    As I do want to use it a lot while running as well I am not sure if it is a smart choice or if I would be better off with the sports version and a second black band.

    Any thoughts ?
     
  2. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    The only advantage of the Sport would be weight (it's lighter) and of course cost. The SS will be more durable (especially with the saphire display).

    The weight difference will be pretty minimal though, so if the extra cost doesn't bother you, I say go with the SS
     
  3. Cashmonee macrumors 6502a

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    The differences between the two would have zero effect on your use case. The Sport is in no way "sportier" than the stainless steel. Both will be just as capable.
     
  4. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So you think it is just marketing? I thought the sports is much better for sport hence the name.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    Agree but with one often overlooked (pun) difference. When running in bright sun (especially in summer) looking at your watch can often be painful when sunlight reflects off the crystal. The SS will add to this effect.

    It is 100% nomenclature and sounds much hipper, younger and more exciting than calling it the Base model.
     
  6. Dave245 Suspended

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    I've been wondering the same thing, I want to get the Blue or Brown leather loop for everyday wear and the White and black sport bands for the gym/exercising, assuming the leather loops would not be very good for gym/exersising with sweat and water.
     
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    I plan on running with a SS model with Milanese loop.
     
  8. Poochi macrumors 6502a

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    "Sport" is just marketing term.

    It's better than Apple Watch Cheap, Apple Watch Low End, Apple Watch Entry Level

    "Sport Band" is also a marketing term.

    It's sounds better than Rubber Band (to describe the material used like Stainless Steel Band), Entry Level Band

    If you could afford SS with SS Band, nothing wrong with it if you take it to the gym - just be mindful not to wear a stainless steel band that could hurt the people you play sports with (i.e. basketball or anything that may contact other people)

    In fact, SS Apple Watch + Rubber Band is better than Aluminum Watch + Rubber Band. Chances are you won't be doing anything with that much force to shatter the sapphire watch face, unless you want to damage it with a hammer intentionally, but you should scratch Ion-X and not sapphire if you hit a rough object while doing sports.
     
  9. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    ok, thanks everyone for the feedback. I think i am then settled on the SS with the black sports band...
     
  10. ikmisje macrumors member

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    jabra sport pulse

    i like black one, for first gen, i will try sport black.
     
  11. Multiverse223 macrumors regular

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    The ion X glass is stronger than sapphire in that it won't shatter as easily. Something that could happen more readily in sports.
     
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  13. CmdrLaForge thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well thanks. That's a point. As I said I am running and cycling so as long as I do not fall shatter shouldn't be an issue but scratching neither.
     
  14. RichP74 macrumors regular

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    Honestly, I am not sure I would use this device for running, as you would have to carry your phone with you anyway for the GPS functionality.

    That said, it may not be a deal breaker, if you carry your phone anyway in either an armband or a pouch of some sort. It would be nice if running apps such as Runmeter made an Apple Watch interface so you could manipulate the app without dinking around with the phone.

    Regardless, for at least this generation, Garmin is still where it's at for an actual running/fitness watch. Personally, I wear my phone on my arm and interface directly with my running app (Runmeter), but really only because I've been using it since early 2012 so I have a ton of history built up. I'd switch to Garmin at this point if it wouldn't be a pain to enter so much run data into their software.
     
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    Surely there'll be a plethora of 3rd party straps within the next few months - so buy a  watch sport and a cheaper, fashionable alternative strap in due course ??
     
  16. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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    Apple Care + covers shattering but not scratching.

    So, there's that....

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