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HDFan

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I find it annoying when a watch flops around on my wrist as I'm exercising or doing other activities. I normally wear a watch just above the bones at the wrist. What happens is eventually the Milanese loop loosens enough to be wide enough to slip over the bone and then slides until it hits the hand. The band is now loose and the watch flops around a bit, tending to move to the right side of my right arm.

At least one reviewer of the Milanese Loop mentioned that he had to readjust it a couple of times a day so I can't plead that I didn't know this would happen. But I didn't expect to have to do it an order of magnitude more times a day.

Just wondering if this bothers anyone else or if someone's found a workaround.
 

Alvi

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I think it's normal to need to readjust the band if you wear it over your wrist bone mainly because it's width increases and decreases when you move your thumb. However I feel no need to readjust it if I wear it right under the bone.

I also kind of play with it sometime so it doesn't bother me at all.
 

OneMike

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Wasn't aware of this. Although, I'm not a fan of this band. If just a couple times a day though that doesn't sound so bad.
 

Gooberton

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I find it annoying when a watch flops around on my wrist as I'm exercising or doing other activities. I normally wear a watch just above the bones at the wrist. What happens is eventually the Milanese loop loosens enough to be wide enough to slip over the bone and then slides until it hits the hand. The band is now loose and the watch flops around a bit, tending to move to the right side of my right arm.

At least one reviewer of the Milanese Loop mentioned that he had to readjust it a couple of times a day so I can't plead that I didn't know this would happen. But I didn't expect to have to do it an order of magnitude more times a day.

Just wondering if this bothers anyone else or if someone's found a workaround.

I found the same to be true, but you HAVE to wear sport band for exercise, or you can't focus, I feel like it also might fall off with heavy exercise .

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Wasn't aware of this. Although, I'm not a fan of this band. If just a couple times a day though that doesn't sound so bad.

Did you try it? I thought I didn't like it either. It's amazing
 

MTShipp

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Mar 25, 2009
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Yes, it annoys me.

I've ordered the black band to use when exercising but just wearing my milanese casually it still loosens several times an hour.

I must be wearing it wrong.
 

HDFan

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We're not talking times a day, we're talking times an hour. It ends up on the side of the wrist less than 1 hour after being put on tightly strapped below the wrist bone. Just normal use sitting at keyboard - no exercising involved.
 

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JayLenochiniMac

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We're not talking times a day, we're talking times an hour. It ends up on the side of the wrist less than 1 hour after being put on tightly strapped below the wrist bone. Just normal use sitting at keyboard - no exercising involved.

It doesn't seem normal. How long is the loop over? If it's too short, it's most likely not attaching securely enough via magnets.
 

mightyjabba

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I don't have this band, but I haven't heard anyone complaining about having to readjust dozens of times a day, so I would contact Apple about it.
 

zacheryjensen

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Last time I saw a thread complaining about this band, the user was fastening it completely wrong, with the metal "tab" at the end folded under or some nonsense like that.

I wonder if it's the same case here. If not, maybe the magnets are not strong enough and warrant a replacement.
 

sailermon

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I find it annoying when a watch flops around on my wrist as I'm exercising or doing other activities. I normally wear a watch just above the bones at the wrist. What happens is eventually the Milanese loop loosens enough to be wide enough to slip over the bone and then slides until it hits the hand. The band is now loose and the watch flops around a bit, tending to move to the right side of my right arm.

At least one reviewer of the Milanese Loop mentioned that he had to readjust it a couple of times a day so I can't plead that I didn't know this would happen. But I didn't expect to have to do it an order of magnitude more times a day.

Just wondering if this bothers anyone else or if someone's found a workaround.

No, I have never had this problem and I ware mine during exercise, as well. It always stays tight, but I ware my watch below the wrist bone where I think most people do. As far as I am concerned, this band is excellent for any occasion and for exercise as well, since it breaths. I love it!
 

Blakjack

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Jun 23, 2009
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Been having this issue with the leather loop too. I just deal with it. But the watch face always stays on top of my wrist. It never starts shifting no where near that bad
 

melman101

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I do not have this issue. I readjust to find that sweet spot, but once I do, it stays where I place the magnet. I also have a sports band for the time I decide I'm gonna work out LOL
 

irentamac

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We're not talking times a day, we're talking times an hour. It ends up on the side of the wrist less than 1 hour after being put on tightly strapped below the wrist bone. Just normal use sitting at keyboard - no exercising involved.

That doesn't sound right...
 

pjschmid

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I'm guessing you are wearing the 42mm (it has the longer band lenght)? You say you strap it tightly? Can you move your wrist without the band being pulled? You want to be able to move your wrist without the movement stretching the band looser. That is a combination of not too tight and not too close to the hand. I wore mine too tightly at first. It was uncomfortable and that caused it to loosen up some. I also noticed that you are wearing it on your right arm with the crown on the arm side rather than the hand side which is odd. Are you a lefty? Normally the crown is towards the hand, and another indication that you are wearing far enough down the wrist is that flexing your hand back does not activate the crown.
 
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bunnicula

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The loop should be on the bottom and the digital crown should face your hand, not your arm.

Try it that way, then see if you're still struggling.

Photo for reference.
 

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dotnet

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I sometimes adjust mine – wider. My wrist swells up a little throughout the day, and when the band gets too tight I simply shift the magnet a little.
 
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