Black vs White sports band.

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Kr3tz, May 8, 2015.

  1. Kr3tz macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    I am trying to decide which sports band to get.
    Originally I just wanted it for gym as I already have a classic buckle.
    However after reading posts I think I may wear it out as well.

    I am undecided between the Black and White sports bands as they both have pros and cons.

    Pros for Black band

    It is 10g lighter than the white band.
    It also will not get as dirty as white band

    Pros for White band

    It wont show scratches as easily as black band.
    Its is a different colour alternative to my black classic buckle.

    What are your thoughts?
  2. EdisEdward macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2013
    Why is the black one lighter? Makes no sense and first time I am hearing that
  3. supertomtom macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2007
    Gold Coast, Australia
    Same, I've not heard that ether. But either way, I think the WSB would be the way to go seeing how you e got a black strap already. I find the WSB quite versatile, suitable for gym and outings.
  4. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    10g is for all 3 pieces but you only wear 2.
  5. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2011
    The white band has more pigment, therefore it weighs more than the black. I'm going to get a white band eventually, though.
  6. Brian Y macrumors 68040

    Oct 21, 2012
    Given the peeling issues we're seeing with the black, I'd go for the white personally.
  7. PLamarine macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2009
    Central MA
    I had the white and sold the entire watch to get a model with a black band. I am an attorney and white doesn't cut it in the courtroom. IMHO black covers a wider range of situations, from dressy to casual.
  8. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I've worn my black sport band out gardening for days now and it's not scratched at all. I've scratched at it with my fingernail to scrape off some garden detritus and it's not scratched. The only signs of wear on it are not visible and are where the band comes into contact with itself when you close it and tuck the strap in. I only rinse with plain water from my well. No chlorine in it. I dry thoroughly to avoid mineral deposits. Distilled water is probably best for everyone and I'll start using it myself.

    There are some defective black sport bands out there that apparently are on a batch of space gray sport watches and those peel.

    The black sport probably looks a lot like the band you already have. My watch on casual glance looks a lot like my husband's black classic buckle watch.
  9. Scott-n-Houston macrumors 6502a

    Apr 27, 2008
    Houston (duh)
    I would say white, but I'm afraid Al Sharpton may show up at my door.
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    That's why I have the black classic buckle :)

    I usually am not a fan of white bands, but since I already have black I want something different. I was shocked at how well the white looked in person. It could be b.c I have "tanner" skin so the contrast plays nice.

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  11. Kr3tz thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    Thanks for all the replies. I am how ever still undecided. Please could I get a few more opinions.
  12. bushido Suspended


    Mar 26, 2008
    i currently have the white band. i think it is great for work out and "hanging out" but for work, dinner out in town or the club i would prefer the black band. its more subtle and looks more like a watch if that makes sense
  13. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2006
    Why not buy both? It's only $50, it's not like MacBook Pro vs iMac or something
  14. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040


    Mar 16, 2012
    One is a dark color the other is a light color
  15. Kr3tz thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    $50 is quite a bit when converting to my exchange rate. Its also just a first gen product with no guarantee that the bands will be upward compatible. I've probably already spent too much on it lol. Plus I still need to save some for a decent pair of wireless earphones.
  16. za9ra22 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2003
    Someone at work described my sport watch with white band a 'really cool' and it certainly looks sporty, and very clean for casual wear. For work it looks a bit out of place however. My black sport band arrived yesterday, and it transforms the look into a really smart looking business watch.
  17. Tawmawse macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2015

    My pros/cons list is as follows:

    Black band:

    1. More versatile
    2. Will stand out less; will look more flush with most outfits

    1. The peeling issue people are talking about
    2. You already have a black classic buckle if you ever need a more formal look
    3. Can get scratches or marks

    White band:

    1. Since you already have a black classic buckle, it'll be a nice variant
    2. Apple's white band may be the best white band out there
    3. Plus it adds that classic Apple look to the watch
    4. More fun in a casual setting
    (2,3,4 are basically the same reason)

    1. Doesn't go well with business or business casual attire
    2. Might stand out more than you'd like

    Regardless of what we all think, stick to your gut call. I'm clearly biased here and would go with the white if I was in your situation. To me, the fact that you're even asking about this issue when you already have a black classic buckle suggests that you're more comfortable with black.
  18. Kr3tz thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    Just to give a bit more detail. I am male( not sure if this makes a difference). I also already have a black classic band.


    I have never seen the watch or bands in person as I got it delivered to family overseas. I will only be getting it next week when they come to visit. It's hard to tell what it will look like in person as pictures can be deceptive.
  19. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I have the exact same band collection. The SS with classic buckle. I wear that primary, but also got the white sport. I just think it made zero sense to buy a black sport when I have a black classic buckle. It is a nice changeup and looks good in a business casual environment.


    This user hit a lot of points. I wear the white here and there since I have the black classic buckle. If I got the black sport I would literally only wear it when I work out.
  20. PLamarine macrumors 6502


    Jun 12, 2009
    Central MA
    I agree with this 100% and I may get a white or blue band for casual.
  21. Subdiv macrumors 6502

    Jan 17, 2014
    If you start getting an "all rise!" out of the bailiff about once an hour, you can assume he got a watch too. ;)
  22. Kr3tz thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
  23. Kr3tz thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2015
    Can you please post pics of both the black and white sports band on your wrists.

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