First day with milanese loop

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by bounou, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. bounou macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2012
    So i got my watch at around noon and pretty much had it on for about 7 hours.

    Something i found surprising is that the milanese loop started being fairly uncomfortable after 2-3 hours.

    Felt tight and my skin was sensitive after wearing it.

    Not going to return it or exchange it, i have a leather loop and sports band coming soon and i was never really planning to use the loop as my primary band but after my try on sessions the loop is the band i felt was the most comfortable so kind of surprised that it did not pan out the way I expected.

    Other then that (and a few other things) I love this thing!
  2. skywest153 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Keep in mind your wrist size will fluctuate throughout the day!
  3. Jim4D macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2013
    I'm having similar issues, wish I had the classic leather buckle now. I think it's going to be a case of fine tuning how far up the wrist to wear it comfortablly and how tight to adjust it. I am always worried its not tight enough to get a good hear rate sense so keep it fairly tight which doesn't allow my skin to breathe :eek:
  4. franzkfk macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2011
    Czech Republic
    I thought about it. The problem with these magnetic loops are that they are infinitely adjustable. When you are puting it on you'll have to size it a little bit loose. Probably a little more. Otherwise it will hurt.
  5. edlex macrumors 68000


    Apr 14, 2010
    On 4/10 I had ordered a 42mm SS Milanese right at 3:01am eastern with 4/24 shipping and on 4/12 I cancelled because of this concern. I ended up ordering a Link Bracelet 42mm SS on 4/18 with June ship. Sucks that I have to wait so long but I had a feeling I would have issues with that Milanese loop.
  6. Piggie macrumors G3


    Feb 23, 2010
    It's a shame Apple did not offer at least one stretchy bracelet for those you like those, and can fluctuate in size as your wrist does over time.
  7. ninjadex macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2004
    The leather loop band might be a good choice as it will give you the adjustability of the milanese, along with some additional flexibility due to the leather. I think it's a good second band for milanese owners.
  8. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    Interesting. Your experience exactly mirrors mine. I originally was going to get the leather loop, but selected the milanese to get the watch faster. Tried the milanese at the store and loved it. But now that I have the watch, the band become a bit uncomfortable after a while. Perhaps too tight and I'll have to play with it.

    Meanwhile, I was going to cancel the order I made for the leather loop. Now I'll keep it.

    Other than that, which isn't a major issue, I love the watch.
  9. CharlieBrandt09 macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2012
    Southern NJ
    I think Milanese Loop is going to be my first accessory purchase (unless a third party band comes out that I like better).

    I have the blue sport band, and although I love the feel of it and the materials used, I am in between sizes! I've had this issue in the past with watches.

    The holes watch companies use in their bands must be a universal measurement, lol.
  10. Brookzy macrumors 601


    May 30, 2010
    Absolutely the same experience here. It becomes a little heavy and uncomfortable on the wrist after a few hours. But I expected it, and I intend to wear a sports strap during the day (when it arrives) and the Milanese in more formal settings. :)
  11. jbizzybeetle macrumors 6502a

    Mar 9, 2015
    Happily mine worked out great all day! 42mm SS. I'm still clumsy handling it on and off as the magnet is so strong. I fit it around the form in the box with opening at sensors to place charger. Just a little more muscle memory to work on.
  12. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    I'm having the same problem with my SS with black sport band. I'm in between sizes and have to choose the tighter size. After several hours my wrist feels uncomfortable and a bit sweaty even though yesterday I didn't exert myself much after the watch arrived in the evening.

    I was thinking of getting the Milanese loop or the classic band. Sigh... I'm going to have to go back for another try on appointment I guess.

    I did notice during my last try on that the Sport did feel better on me with the Sport band. Helped that it was lighter than SS by far.
  13. bounou thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jun 6, 2012
    See that's the reason I posted at first, the milanese is super comfortable at first, so during your try on you will love it, it's later when you have been wearing it for a few hours.

    Of course i am sure plenty of people will disagree with me, as in all things your mileage may vary lol
  14. kdog0126 macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    At least you guys have yours. Ordered mine on 4/10 at 2:05 cst and mine is still processing.
  15. Tom G. macrumors 68000

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    No disrespect nor insubordination intended, but to those who complain about the Milanese Loop feeling to tight after a while; you do remember that it is almost infinitely adjustable and it should only take 2 to 3 seconds to re-adjust it, right?

    That is one of the main benefits of a infinitely adjustable anything.
  16. zmunkz macrumors 6502a


    Nov 4, 2007
    I'm with you. All these people posting problems and complaints is getting discouraging. I just want mine already so I can see for myself.
  17. MartyCan macrumors 68000


    Oct 31, 2012
    Near Toronto, ON
    If you decide to sell the ML band I would be interested. Seriously, PM me if you do decide to sell it.
  18. NM08SRT8 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2010
    New Mexico
    Having the "shark mesh" on my Omega Seamster, I love the Milanese loop, that's actually what I got and preferred over the link. I may eventually get the link bracelet down the road as a accessory, but I love how the mesh design contours to your wrist.

    Not exactly sure how you say the Milanese loop is too tight, when YOU are the one sizing it to your wrist with a ton of adjustability. To each their own I suppose.
  19. GrumpyMom macrumors 604


    Sep 11, 2014
    The watch itself is amazing. I'm just having trouble with my sport band. OP is having trouble with the Milanese. Not everyone will, we are all different. Don't worry about it.
  20. ttexxan macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2012
    I was torn about the Milanese band, but loving it more now wearing for a day. I was worried would look too formal at times.

    I hate to admit but really like the white band as well----being a guy got bashed on that one at work. I did order another black sports band though
  21. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    I think the problem was that I made it too tight to be sure the taptic and heart monitor would work. I'm now wearing it more loosely. It feels better and the taptic and heart are fine.
  22. Sphyrna macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2008
    I'm loving my milanese loop! The beauty of it is that it is almost infinitely adjustable. I only wore mine for about 6 hours last night after getting it but I did find it feeling a little tighter at one point. So I just adjusted it real quick. Today when I put it on I purposely didn't put it on as tight as yesterday, giving a little room for my wrist to expand and breathe. I also found it helps to just lift up on the watch after a couple hours so it doesn't "stick" to my skin.
  23. greytmom macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2010
    Exactly. I found mine actually became MORE comfortable was the day went on, to the point where I barely noticed it. I wore it slightly loose, where there was still good contact with the back of the watch but I could easily slide a finger under it. When I went to the gym I tightened it up a bit just to make sure I was getting good contact. Then afterwards, I loosened it up just a fraction. I wore it from about 1:30 PM when I received it to about 1 AM when I went to bed!


    Don't be discouraged! You will have it soon and you will love it!
  24. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    Shame on you for not wearing your new toy to bed. :) Just kidding. I don't wear my watch while sleeping either. Now that I've loosened the milanese, it continues to be very comfortable.
  25. NJRonbo macrumors 68000

    Jan 10, 2007
    Love my Milanese Loop. First day, have been wearing it for over 9 hours and it has been extremely comfortable. So happy I went with it.

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