- Oct 1, 2016
After 3 long weeks of waiting, my sport loop finally arrived. I’ve been wearing it for the last day and a half, and here are some of my first impressions.
- Super comfy. After having worn my Milanese loop for a few days, when I put the Sport loop on it felt like my wrist was being lightly hugged by soft fabric. After a little bit, the feeling of the Watch altogether slips away. This is totally different from the Milanese loop, whose cold-metal links are always sliding around on my wrist and pulling at my arm hairs. It’s always been hard pulling the Milanese loop off my dresser on cold winter days - this year I’m sure I’ll be gravitating towards the sport loop. Even the silicone of the original sport band can’t compete with this comfort and warmth.
- Fits anyone. Since it’s a loop it can be adjusted to infinitely many sizes to fit any wrist exactly how it should. I have rather small wrists but it fits me perfectly. I have the 42mm version.
- Not entirely versatile. Apple advertises the band as being used during sports, including swimming. On the packaging it even has instructions for using it during swimming workouts. Due to the fabric, however, this band will retain a bit of water and take a while to dry completely. Nobody likes walking around with a perpetual moist feeling on their wrist.
- Pretty good quality. The fabric is very closely-knit and the Velcro is extremely strong. My only complaint is the plastics being used at either end of the band. They just make it feel a bit... cheap. Also, I do have a small concern that some of the fabric may fray and start poking out of the band, but there’s no immediate evidence that will happen.
- Cool design. The black colour moniker would lead you to believe the fabric is black through-and-through, but in fact there are multi-colored threads underneath a layer of black threads. From a distance, all of these colors contribute to an overall textured black colour. However up close, whilst it still looks black, there seems to be another dimension, almost like 3D. It’s a bit trippy, but I like it.