Apple Watch Stainless or Space Black Steel - Workouts?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ManNBlack, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. ManNBlack macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2015

    Anyone out there actually use the Apple Watch like the Sport edition? Too heavy? Gets too beat up? I want to use mine like a sport, but I want the quality of the Space Black Steel.

    Any opinions?

    Thank you,
  2. ibitegirls macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2016
    i've used stainless with no problems, but it just doesn't feel right, and looks out of place.

    why not just buy a sports band for workouts. its super easy to switch them
  3. DredPirateStorm macrumors member


    Mar 18, 2012
    I plan on using my Stainless for workouts as well. I got a Milanese loop for normal every day wear and a spare Sport band to use when I'm working out.
  4. ManNBlack thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2015
    I will use a sports band, but I mean the actual watch case. I can't imagine it /looks/ out of place with a sports band, but I am not sure how much the weight difference makes. I would guess many people do this.

  5. anuheakane macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2012
    I just used SB with Milanese band today for weights (dumbbells and barbells) and treadmill running. I did covered the edges with X-doria Defense Edge hoping for no dings on the black finish.

    I did accidentally hit the screen with the end of barbell a couple of times, but no scratch (yay sapphire!)

    However the band was getting slightly loose during cardio - I'll probably going to use the Sport band for gym later.
  6. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    I've been using original SS watch for nearly 16 months for workouts almost every day - running, cycling, swimming, strength training, triathlons.. Always with a sport band. At first I was worried that SS would look a bit too flashy, but it's been great.
  7. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Body or band? Working out with SS band just seems uncomfortable. Also douchey.

    Body -- the weight difference b/t Sport and regular is subtle. I don't think that matters unless you are a canary with a broken wing. But Sport is lighter.
  8. profets macrumors 601

    Mar 18, 2009
    Yes, been doing lane swimming in a pool and have also done many open water swims since last year (including several during triathlons). I got to the point where I wanted to have the watch on to track all my activity/workouts, and it was always fine in water. I mean, it is rated for 1m depth continuous for 30 minutes. While swimming it was never submerged for 30 minutes continuously.
  9. James.K.Polk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 31, 2015
    I like the AW SS for running. It looks sharp and for some reason... I like the heft!
  10. ManNBlack thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2015
    OK, so my card was charged and and I am in "Preparing to Ship" mode.

    How long before it actually ships?
  11. bniu macrumors 6502a

    Mar 21, 2010
    I have the Space Black with Link Bracelet, Milanese Loop, and Sport band, all black bands. My routine is quite simple, Link Bracelet for most days at the office, when I get home, Sport band gets switched on and I go exercise.

    I sometimes will wear the Milanese Loop as an alternate at the office. I wish Apple would have an All Black Classic Buckle to complement the Space Black watch.
  12. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2006
    If anybody is checking me out at the gym I sure hope it isn't because of my watch!

    "Did you see that guy getting out of the shower?"
    "You mean the guy with the six-pack?"
    "No, I mean the idiot who wears his watch in the shower."
  13. HeathH macrumors regular

    Apr 21, 2010
    Honolulu, HI
    I've had the S0 SSSB with link band since 2015 and wear it for workouts around 3 days a week or so. I just recently picked up a sport wrap, but only wore the link bracelet for 2 years. Only issue I had was that the link bracelet never fit me exactly right for working out, but I just slid a sweatband over it and was fine.

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