How to Wear Watch While Playing Sports

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  1. SoCalGadgetGuy, Sep 26, 2017
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    :apple: How to Wear Your Apple Watch While Playing (non-contact) Sports :apple:
    Step 1
    • Put your stock rubber sport band on your watch (if not already installed)
      • Wearing any other band such as made from nylon, metal, etc, will subject it to sweat and moisture

    Step 2
    • Cover your watch with two sweatbands
      • You could use just one, but in my experience, two offer better protection
      • Recommended length of each sweatband: 13 cm (5 inches)
        • Stay away from the 8 cm (3 inches) sweatbands as they could slip up your arm, exposing the watch
        • My recommendation (shown in photo below) is the Nike Dri-FIT Home & Away Doublewide Reversible Wristbands (2-pack) from either Dick's Sporting Goods (USD$10.00) or Amazon (USD$13.25)
    Step 3
    • Enjoy your game! :cool:

    p.s. This is mennt for non-contact sports like softball, racquetball, basketball, etc.—not intended for (American) football, hockey, roller derby, swimming/surfing, and the like.

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  3. matrix07, Sep 26, 2017
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    To protect the Watch when playing football, basketball etc.
     
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    I don't think a sweatband is going to protect the apple watch when playing football.

    I also don't think we need a guide on how to wear a watch while playing sports ¯\_(ツ)_/¯s
     
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    There might be times you are just a better taking your AW off your wrist.
     
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    Yep, that's what I do when in karate :D
     
  7. larmende macrumors member

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    Usually in most sports where you face an opponent and are not being separated by a net or similar you have to take all jewellery and watches off. Basketball, judo, soccer (football) are the ones I experienced. Covering them up makes no difference, the referee shouldn't let you onto the pitch/field/mat/...

    Running, swimming, tennis, badminton, ... you can usually leave them on. And there wouldn't be a need to cover them up.
     
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    Looks like a cast for your broken wrist...

    just say'n...
     
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    LOL! :) I meant this thread to really be for sports like softball, racquetball, basketball, etc.—not intended for football (American style), hockey, roller derby and the like.
     
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    Football um.. soccer (my bad) is ok. You can't use the arm anyway. I play football my whole life and rarely anything touched my arm. :)
     
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    ha-ha! Not really. It’s for some non-contact sports such as softball/baseball.
     
  14. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Why would this be a joke? Thanks for posting the pics OP. Not a bad idea when involved in a rough activity...
     
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    I'm outta here. :rolleyes:
     
  16. Bryan Bowler macrumors 68040

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    Ok. Bye.
     
  17. SoCalGadgetGuy thread starter macrumors regular

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    Don't let the door hit you on your way out. ;)
     
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    What about taking it off when playing sports? I would be more concerned about injuring myself or others than the watch itself.
     
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    There’s also the strap that fits on your upper arm, has a clip for the watch body, and a circular window for the LED sensors to read your heart rate.
     
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    Some folks want to record their vitals during these types of activities. The sweatbands can also help to reduce the chance of injury to yourself or others.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 27, 2017 ---
    I would be afraid of falling and using my shoulder/upper arm to help break my fall. I play a lot of softball (shortstop) and dive quite a bit for the balls.
     
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    Here's another use for my dual-sweatband solution—weightlifting! I wear the Versa-Gripps on my wrists/hands and they are made from fairly thick leather and the wrist straps are very thick. So thick that they rest up against my watch. When my wrist bends back, they certainly rub on them—and it's not a gentle rub, either! The sweatbands also helps to protect the watch if you are pulling cable (chest flys, cable crossovers, etc) as the cable can tend to scrape across your wrists.

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    in other news..here is how you can wear a sock on your foot....:confused:
     
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    I'll assume you don't participate in sports and don't know what they are. They're sweatbands, @twisted-pixel, sweatbands. :rolleyes:
     
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    Awesome idea! Another option in going to look into is a Bluetooth heartrate monitor like the BodyBug that is designed for use during sports. I don't know if it's made any longer. you wore it underneath your shirt and it went around your torso with the sensor over you heart.
     
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    I wear my watch when I play ice hockey (goalie) for the pulse tracking. The trapper glove has a large wrist cuff/pad to protect it (and my wrist for that matter but I use gauntlet style latex glove to separate it from touching my many years used nasty trapper glove.

    Never mind the miserable posters on here, OP. Appreciate the time you took to post this. Probably overweight, out of shape and never played a sport in their lives lol.
     

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