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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by BeyondtheTech, Apr 12, 2015.

  1. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

    BeyondtheTech

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    I'm pretty sure the first time most of us heard this word, it was tied to the WATCH. Question is, has anyone done any research to see if this particular material was used in any previous commercial product? Does it break, crack, discolor, etc.?

    I owned a Pebble smartwatch and the band lasted for almost two years before noticing cracks on the inside of the rubber strap. Luckily, my local Target store carried replacement straps (feminine ones), so I handed it over to my daughter at the same time.

    Anyone had enough time during their local Apple Store appointment to see exactly how durable, stretchable, bendable, etc. it is?
     
  2. cmichaelb macrumors 68020

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    It's used all the time, it's synthetic rubber. It's been used in other watches. It's highly resistant to stains etc.
     
  3. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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  4. BeyondtheTech thread starter macrumors 68020

    BeyondtheTech

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    Ya, saw that first. It looks like Apple is the only company that publicly claims to be using it in a retail product, according to the "In practice" section. Just wanted to see if it's relatively new and well-tested.
     

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