Is the Milanese Loop an "everyday" band?

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  1. JerTheGeek macrumors 68000

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    So is the Milanese Loop an everyday band, or is it more of a band for special occasions? Really what I'm asking is, would it hold up well to the rigors of everyday use?
     
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    It better hold up because it's going to be my every day band for a while after how much it costs. #
     
  3. cwosigns macrumors 68000

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    I think so. I've had two other watches with that band, and I wore it with everything. Looks great dressed up or down. It's what I ordered, though I'll probably get a sport band later for exercise.
     
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    Milanese loop bands in general can be worn for daily driver watches. I would assume Apple's milanese loop can at least match the ones found on $150 analog watches.
     
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    Tried it on today at the Apple Store and loved it. It seemed very durable but it's tough to say. It will definitely be my all the time minus working out watch though so I'm in the same boat. ;)
     
  6. adamk77 macrumors 6502

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    Do you think it would be fine to use when running?
     
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    Probably, at least as long as you don't need your heart rate.

    One of the reviewers noted that she had to switch to a sport band to be tight enough for that.
     
  8. r2b2007 macrumors regular

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    It will not hold up to workout and/or dust and dirt. It will a pain to keep looking nice. My opinion comes from experience with similar bands. They look great and used in moderation will look great for years...
     
  9. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok so like taking it outside and stuff wouldn't be wise? I don't really want to spend $150 on a band, especially if it can't be worn everywhere including outside.
     
  10. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    It feels like it can. It's a very nice band maybe even slightly fancy for everyday use. It's like wearing a rolex everyday.
     
  11. adamk77 macrumors 6502

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    Oh, this is the first time I've heard this. Thanks for letting me know. I run regularly and the heart rate monitor is one of the key features I am looking forward to.
     
  12. r2b2007 macrumors regular

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    You can take it outside but as stated by some at is more of upscale look than a work out band. Apple pretty sharp. They want us to own multiple bands...
     
  13. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    IMO the milanese loop fit better than the sport band. The sport band took a lot of work to put on and it didn't feel secure when I did have it on. I was considering buying one until I tried it out. Then instead opted for the stone band as a back up for my Milanese band.
     
  14. JKNorth macrumors member

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    It really depends what your every day activities look like.

    If you're an office worker, or a student, or in sales, I'm sure it will. It's far more secure than you would think from looking at it.

    If you're a trade on a construction site, it's less likely.
     
  15. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I work out alot and prefer stainless steel as it doesnt get dirt and grime on it that makes it look worn out. White and green sports band for working out is asking for it.
     
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    From this review at the WSJ:

    "Apple’s sport band isn’t the most stylish, but it is the one you want for working out. With the looser steel Milanese Loop band, the watch struggled to lock in on my heart rate."

    And then later:

    "When not working out, I immediately changed into the Milanese Loop. "
     
  17. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think I'lll stick with the sport bands. They seem really comfortable; and I don't want to spend $150 on a watch band. At that price, id be concerned that it would get messed up or something like that.
     
  18. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    I just tried this band... It is nice, but all it did is pull my arm hairs.
     
  19. JerTheGeek thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Really? I definitely don't want that.
     
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    When I tried the mesh band, I was able to cinch it up tight -- uncomfortably tight. I tried to jiggle it loose but it didn't loosen.

    I don't know how well the HR monitor works in practice. The try-on watches weren't running live software and wouldn't measure heart rate.

    My specialist said he expected the HR monitor to work equally well on any reasonable wrist position, even up on the bony part of the joint. He said it will need to be snug. This seemed to be coming from his internal training, but he didn't share any details.

    I don't think we'll really know how the HR monitor works until some good reviewers test that specific feature with real watches. So far, I haven't seen any really good reviews.
     
  22. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    It's relative.

    In my world they're all everyday wear items.
     
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    I don't really have that many arm hairs, so that wasn't an issue for me when I tried it on at the store. However, I have heard on here from a few people that said it didn't tug on their hair at all. So your mileage will vary I guess.
     
  24. JT2002TJ macrumors 6502a

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    It could just be my arm hairs... But I showed it to the genius you could see my hairs pulled tight, he said he had seen a few people complain about that today.
     
  25. cardfan macrumors 65816

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    I'd go for it but that's what I got my wife. I can't see running around with her wearing matching watch bands. The conservative in me wanted classic leather buckle from the start though. It's what I'm used to whenever I did wear watches.

    For working out or playing sports, I'll take off the watch. I don't care about the health tracking. I'll turn that stuff off if I can. Plus I'm a bit obsessive on keeping my gadgets clean and don't really want to sweat all over it. If I really wanted to track health and not care so much about ruining the gadget, I'd get something much cheaper like a fitbit.
     

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