Cleaning the sweaty watch / band

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by DanHarp, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. DanHarp macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2015
    Hey MR,

    I'm not currently a watch wearer, but I am definitely going to grab myself an :apple:Watch on pre-order.

    I expect to wear it often while running / spinning / working out, and I find myself wondering:

    - Will the watch face / band begin to smell bad?
    - Can / should it be cleaned? How?
    - Would it be a mistake to exercise with any band other than the Sport band?

    I'm leaning towards modern buckle or leather loop, and I'm now considering getting a second band to avoid dealing with potential absorption of sweat. What do you guys think?
  2. Vundu macrumors 65816


    Jun 10, 2009
    Manchester, UK
    Soap, water and an old toothbrush has always served me well on my collection of divers.
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Defiantly use the sports band. Leather will soak up sweat. To clean the watch and sport band you can actually buy a mild disinfectant spray for watches
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    Apple has stated that the leather bands aren't water resistant so you'd be wise not to wear them for exercising. You can always opt for the link bracelet if you don't feel like swapping out bands. It has a water resistance rating of IPX7 so easily washable.
  5. dylman macrumors regular


    Oct 30, 2014
    I'll be using an ultrasonic bath in work to clean the Milanese loop, it should be ideal combined with a mild detergent solution.

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