color bands feel different

phile92

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 3, 2013
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Anyone else notice the different feelings of the bands? I originally had the white band and it was super comfortable and soft feeling. I recently bought the green band and it definitely feels thinner and more rigid and not as comfortable. your thoughts.....
 

ivandr

macrumors regular
Jul 1, 2010
246
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Anyone else notice the different feelings of the bands? I originally had the white band and it was super comfortable and soft feeling. I recently bought the green band and it definitely feels thinner and more rigid and not as comfortable. your thoughts.....
(Disclaimer, I only own one [Black Sport Band] so I haven't personally felt/seen this difference myself)

I do remember reading that the different colored sport bands were actually weighted differently... See the table here. I'm guessing that to achieve the proper color tone for each of the different colors (we all know how exacting Apple can be about color!) they were forced to use slightly different blends of
fluoroelastomer rubber. The different blends may have a slightly different feel from one color to the other so to hear you say they felt different isn't a huge surprise to me.
 

GrumpyMom

macrumors G3
Sep 11, 2014
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Anyone else notice the different feelings of the bands? I originally had the white band and it was super comfortable and soft feeling. I recently bought the green band and it definitely feels thinner and more rigid and not as comfortable. your thoughts.....
White and black bands feel softer. My pink and blue do feel harder and more plasticky.
 

Colonel Badger

macrumors 6502
Jun 30, 2008
349
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I agree. We have a white banded SS at work and the white band feels TOTALLY different to the blue band on my Sport. The white band is definitely less ridged and softer.