Is it hard for you to put on Sport band with a single hand?

Is it hard for you to put on Sport band with a single hand?

  • Yes, it took a while

    Votes: 10 17.5%
  • A little bit

    Votes: 9 15.8%
  • Not a problem

    Votes: 38 66.7%

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macrumors regular
Original poster
Sep 12, 2013
Since the in store try-on will start tomorrow in US, I'm curious what's everyone's experience with Sport Band. Back in WatchKit Lab I found it's hard for me to put on the Sport band using just a single hand, anyone experiences the similar issue?


macrumors 68030
Jun 29, 2012
Colorado Springs USA for now
No, my 9 year old can do it..... my 12 year old can do it.... 66 year old mom can do it. It's not hard at all. I see people telling others to balance it on their leg and all this other crap.... OMFG put it on your wrist, put your index and middle finger on the short band, thumb on the long band and put the pin in the required hold then slip the extra through the strap. NOT hard.
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macrumors 6502a
Jun 14, 2009
Use your middle finger to hold down the pin, index and thumb to adjust

Smurphy Gherkin

macrumors 6502
Apr 13, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
The secret is to stick your right middle or index finger into the big hole, and use that finger to tighten and hold the strap to your wrist until you can use your thumb to press the opposing strap onto the pin.

(geez it is hard to describe that in words!)
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macrumors 68020
Nov 12, 2012
I am confused as to the confusion with this. It's just like putting on any other watch - you put the watch on the wrist, put the pin in the hole, tuck the excess strap.

Have the folks having issues just never worn a watch before?
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