Does anyone work out in the Milanese?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by rorystewart, May 1, 2015.

  1. rorystewart macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2012
    I ordered the SS Milanese because I thought it might be the only band that would allow me to wear a dressy watch to work that I could go straight to the gym with without having to switch bands.

    Question: is anyone else working out with the Milanese and if so is it satisfactory? I'll be doing a combo of spinning, rowing, running, and weights.

  2. ujjbd16 macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2015
    Hi, I have used mine in the gym, outdoor jogging and outdoor cycling this week. It's mostly fine but does seem to loosen off when there is lots of movement of the arm. I do find myself adjusting it from those to time to tighten. On the bike this evening, it loosened to the point where the heart beat stopped registering. Minor niggle. It's a great piece of gadge!

    I have also orders the black sport strap but it's not arrived as yet. I think this would be better for work outs.
  3. Ctguy macrumors member

    Jul 31, 2010
    I've been working out with it, mostly running, weights, no problem except when I threw few hard punches at heavy bag and it got loose.

    I'm still waiting for white sport band.
  4. StophMac24 macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2007
    I have been using it on all my runs in the morning until I get my sports band. I usually run water over the band after use to remove any sweat build up (for salt and what not).

    It is very comfy and works great. Not my ideal band for work out, but nothing wrong with using it to date. Hasn't loosened to the point of losing HR contact. I usually have to adjust it once or twice during my half hour run.
  5. LiemTa macrumors 6502

    Jun 2, 2014
    I feel the Milanese will work for the time being because it's not leather so it won't be ruined by sweat. I do suggest you get a Sport Band for comfort and so the sweat won't get lodged in the nooks and crannies of the Milanese.
  6. Nitin2015 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2015
    I work out with a copy of my Milanese order confirmation in my pocket if that counts
  7. Sphyrna macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
    Although I don't think it's too bad for working out in I do think a sport band would be better. You could just keep the sport band in your gym bag. They're quick and easy to change.
  8. rorystewart thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2012
    I could. It's a dilemma. Ideally I wanted one band that could do it all. If I end up having to switch I think I'd rather have the black classic buckle than the Milanese... But the Milanese is what I ordered.
  9. Kent01 macrumors 6502

    Apr 22, 2015
    I lol'd.
  10. nasa25 macrumors 65816

    Apr 11, 2010
    Lol the anger helps you lift bro
  11. BrianNH macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2015
    The leather won't be waterproof. Originally I intended to get a SB to go with my ML but now that I've had it a week I'm almost positive I won't even bother. The ML really is a one band to rule them all. The infinite adjustability is killer for working out, you can make it as tight as needed even if you have to move it up your wrist to get a good pulse lock (I have to pull it up above where I normally wear it).
  12. PatrickNSF macrumors 6502


    Jan 24, 2011
    You may want to add a sport band to your collection. The nice thing about the sport band is that you can wear it snug enough to get an accurate heart rate reading while working out. I wear mine one notch tighter while running than I do throughout the rest of the day and it's been working great.
  13. Sphyrna macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
    I don't think you will regret it. It's a beautiful band. And you can always remove the band and put it in a jewelry cleaner.
  14. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Ive exercised with the Milanese loop for over a week. I usually rinse the band with water when I'm done. On a sad note I'm returning the Milanese loop for a Sport band as It has not been comfortable to wear all day. The edges of the band seem to always catch my arm hairs (I'm not even that hairy).

    Great looking band for formal ware, not so much for daily driver.
  15. CrackerJackToy macrumors 6502


    Nov 1, 2011
    Personally, I could never lift with a watch on. I don't know about everyone else, but when I'm in the gym, I'm rugged, throwing weight everywhere, and going BEAST mode. I don't have time to look at notifications, nor need the distraction. More than likely if I did wear the watch while lifting, it would be broken within a week with my extreme activity.
  16. gorkt macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2007
    I wear it while running. I just have to tighten it a bit to get the heart readings but it is comfortable.
  17. Natzoo macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2014
    Not sure where i am
    Ill take your milanese band and in return ill give you a white sports band :D
  18. zaneliu94 macrumors regular

    Jul 29, 2012
    Bay Area
    Do you really think I need to wash my milanese loop post workout? I've avoided and been afraid of putting any part of the watch near water even though I know it's resistant.
  19. seatton macrumors 6502a


    Nov 7, 2013
    Seattle, WA
    When you sweat a lot and then it dries out, does it look nasty? I have a sport band and I want to purchase this, but I am very active even when I do not work out at the gym.
  20. va.cambridge macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2015
    I've used it twice in a bikram yoga (90-minutes, 104 degree heated room). It's held up really well. I get pretty sweaty in the room but when I'm done I just run the watch/band under a little bit of running water and/or use a damp cloth. I've got a couple of sport bands coming but they haven't shipped yet!
  21. CharlieCat666 macrumors regular


    Mar 13, 2015
    Minneapolis, MN
    I've used it on a run and while doing floor exercises. It's fine; I still have a sport band coming, but I have no problem with using this until that comes.
  22. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    I have been using my Milanese for working out (running, cycling and cross fi) with no issues. It might loosen up a little, but I've never gotten to the point where it lost contact for the heart rate monitor.

    I would recommend washing it after as well. I didn't the first couple of times and realized that it was itchy after working out in it (probably from the dried sweat. Just ran it under watch then dabbed it with a towel and it was dry pretty fast.
  23. Tom G. macrumors 68020

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    For those who worry about washing the band after a work out, remember that you can easily remove it from the watch and wash it separately.
  24. xthine macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2015
    Anyone used it while playing tennis? Does it come loose? As much as possible I don't want to have switch bands so as not to wear out the pins.
  25. adamk77 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    I've been using it on my runs.

    It works well for me, but the metal is slightly irritating. I can usually make myself ignore it. But I am looking forward to my sport band arriving.

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