Apple Watch + Sweat

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by MICHAELSD, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

    MICHAELSD

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    After sweating maniacally during my last gym session, with wrists that became a pool of swear, I couldn't help but wonder what would transpire from my perspiration (getting poetic) if I sweat on an Apple Watch Sport a few times per week. From my experience sweat can dull aluminum and rubber bands, and if that's the case then using an Apple Watch for Sport activities seems pointless. Surely Apple at least designed the Sport model and Sport band to be sweat on without wearing them over time?
     
  2. Julien, Mar 15, 2015
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    Julien macrumors G3

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    The aluminum is anodized so it should resist the acids in sweat. I'm also an extreme and do cardio 5x (usually 3 runs) plus 5x weight training a week. Remember the Sport band can be swapped/replace so that is not a big deal.

    Just buy an extra strap for when you are not working out and it will look good. I plan on buying 2 Sport straps (1 extra) and a Leather Loop.

    EDIT: Just to be clear.
    Yes, when I said I was getting a Leather Loop it is strictly NON gym/workout. The acidity in your sweat will eat it up and then washing/wetting will remove the natural oils and 'dry' rot it.
     
  3. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    Synthetic bands likely dull more from the accumulation of gunk rubbing off of your skin (oils, dead cells and so on) than they do from sweat, which is mostly water and salt. Take off the bands and clean em with dishwashing liquid or similar as required. (Don't do this with the leather straps by the way... ;))
     
  4. MICHAELSD thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Good news for you: the Sport models come with two straps already! Two different sizes though.

    I do plan to buy an extra strap or ten but probably not at Apple's prices. I have Fossil watches with really nice straps (at least aesthetically) that cost much less than an Apple strap.
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    1st it is a small and a large and 2ed it may only be one extra piece and not a full 2ed strap (3 pieces to make 2 straps).
     
  6. Sodner macrumors 68020

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    Wow if that is true then so much for trading. :eek:
     
  7. rhyme macrumors regular

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    By contrast, I am leaning towards a leather band precisely because of the sweat issue. Plastic bands don't breathe or soak away the sweat, which I know from experience would leave me with red, irritated skin. But then, I have more sensitive skin than most - I can't even wear my wedding ring all day without getting the same problem.
     

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