Haptic Feedback Rattling


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jun 11, 2007
Hey guys,

I've recently purchased an Apple Watch 4, 44mm aluminum and I changed its Black Sport Loop with a 3rd party leather loop (Nomad modern strap).

What I noticed after a couple of days was that the haptic feedback after receiving a notification/message was slightly different and less subtle. There was this "rattling" feeling as if something was slightly shaking. I removed the third party band to make sure that it's not a problem with my Apple Watch and everything was indeed ok. Upon putting the band back the same issue occurred again and again. I tried changing the position of the band, made it tighter and that changed the results a little bit but didn't stop the rattling entirely.

What I would like to ask is if this is normal with every band or if I have to get a new one. (I kind of like the Nomad one). Thanks !


macrumors 68020
Jun 20, 2010
My watch and band don't rattle in any way. I am not sure that that would be normal.


macrumors regular
Sep 20, 2016
It's probably the fixture of the band not fitting the watch perfectly. My Milanese band also does this.
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