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fulhamx5

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Oct 10, 2019
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in my country they only sell with sport band.
I can purchase other bands separate.

what do you think is sports band too bad and old to use? or do I have to purchase solo loop or braided solo loop for comfort .
 

MacDevil7334

Contributor
Oct 15, 2011
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Sport bands are easily the most durable band style and among the most comfortable (though, I prefer the sport loop). The fact that Apple has sold sport bands since the original Apple Watch tells you a lot about the quality. If that’s your only option, pick your favorite color and don’t worry about not having a solo loop!
 

Dpcanon

macrumors 6502
Sep 13, 2014
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in my country they only sell with sport band.
I can purchase other bands separate.

what do you think is sports band too bad and old to use? or do I have to purchase solo loop or braided solo loop for comfort .
I love them so much I want one in every color Apple sells! lol
 

tom2517

macrumors member
Sep 22, 2005
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Sport band is made with FKM, a more expensive material than sport loop’s silicone. Honestly I don’t even know why Apple chose FKM in the first place. Even high end Swiss watch companies don’t use it, except Richard Mille.

Apple is basically now selling a cheaper material at the same price, smart.
 

the future

macrumors 68030
Jul 17, 2002
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Sport band is made with FKM, a more expensive material than sport loop’s silicone. Honestly I don’t even know why Apple chose FKM in the first place. Even high end Swiss watch companies don’t use it, except Richard Mille.

Because Apple is „affordable luxury“ and the Fluoroelastomer feels great! Also, it‘s a good way to differentiate from the cheaper knock-offs that will never use it. To this day, there is no 3rd party Watch band made of FKM.

Apple is basically now selling a cheaper material at the same price, smart.

And each band only has one part, not three, even smarter. OTOH the Solo Loops feel absolutely great and do not attract lint like cheap silicone straps. Maybe there is something special about Apple’s „Liquid Silicone“ as well? I have not tried a third party Solo Loop yet and can‘t say if they look and feel similar.
 
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