Is this normal ??

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  1. Jeremy12345 macrumors regular

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    Just wondering if the images I posted are normal if not what should I do and what could be the cause?
    I also tried cleaning the band
    (Apple black sports band )
     

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  2. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Looks like your having some kind of reaction to the band! I'd say if its not affecting you too much, wait for your skin to cool down so to speak and give the band a good clean over and try again.

    If it still affects your skin buy a new band that's not the sports band, as it seems your skin is being affected by the materials of it.
     
  3. nicho macrumors 68000

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    what model of apple watch do you have?

    what did you clean the band with?

    how do you wear it usually - the mark appears to be below the wrist bone, close to the hand, so that may play a part. you should wear it above the wrist bone where it is less affected by flexing wrists.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Does not matter how you wear it, the AW band should not be causing this.

    Have you been wearing the AW for day or months before this happened.

    If you have been wearing for months and this just happened, maybe you got some soap or something under the band that irritated your skin. If you have had your watch for only a few days and this happened, it could be you have skin sensitive to the band or even the watch.
     
  5. Jeremy12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I actually had
    This is going for a few months did not rlly notice
    Just found it itchy sometimes as well
    (Apple Watch 42mm space black)
     
  6. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    Not necessarily. Could be some kind of allergic reaction. And it doesn't matter how long they wore it before in this case

    Could also have to do with sweat under the band leading to eczema. I tend to get this sometimes because I am allergic against several things (not even the band material itself) and my immune system is not the strongest.

    Let your dermatologist have a look at it if you're in doubt or try a different band material as suggested.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Maybe you should have read the rest of my post as it kinda said the same you did.
     
  8. nicho macrumors 68000

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    it does a little.

    the weird fingerprint-like pattern on the wound could be from being too tight and worn incorrectly, rather than a contact reaction (from the sport pin?)
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I see the "fingerprint" in that image too. Very strange.
     
  10. nicho macrumors 68000

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    and the deeper mark in the shape of the tucked in portion of the sport band. i'd guess it's being worn, continually, too tight.
     
  11. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    No way I could wear any watch that tight.

    I would have removed the AW way before it got my wrist looking like the images I see.
     
  12. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    True. I took your first sentence too literal. :)
     
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    Like I said give it a good clean, wait for the reaction to calm and try again. if it gets affected by a different strap that isn't the sports band.

    if it doesn't get affected then you know it must have been something on the band.
     
  15. Jeremy12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried cleaning still happening
    and Apple bands which suits my watch?
    i Tried the Leather Loop its too big for me
     
  16. nicho macrumors 68000

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    can you show us how you wear it? the pattern of the wound looks so much more like it is rubbing in some way than any kind of skin reaction...

    that's hardly giving it chance to heal, you only posted about it 9 hours ago?

    what do you clean it with?

    try the other wrist and see what happens?
     
  17. Jeremy12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh The Photos are about 5 days old taken on different days forgot to post it as i have been busy
    Also i Tried clearing with a clean cloth and just wiping it with just cold/warm water i was told use alcohol
    I don't wear it on the other wrist
     
  18. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    I'd get a 3rd party watch strap there are loads more out there, at half the price of apple's straps
     
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  20. nicho macrumors 68000

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    the point of trying the other wrist is to start on a fresh piece of skin to test the reaction.

    alcohol? bingo, there's the answer to the weird fingerprint effect. alcohol will dehydrate the skin and make it worse.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204522
     
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  22. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    The leather loop is my favorite due to it being very adjustable in small increments. I think the Leather Loop comes in two sizes. Still looks like new after months of use.
     
  23. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    That second pic is a dent from wearing it too tightly.

    The first pic looks like when I was a kid and didn't wash my watch (and generally sweated in it all the time and wore it fairly tightly).

    Wash it in soap and water (detach the band if you're nervous about getting the watch head wet) every time you bathe and wear it one hole looser. See how it goes after that.
     
  24. Jeremy12345 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't wear it tightly at all 1 hole more it would be tight 1 hole loose would be too loose
     
  25. nicho macrumors 68000

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    show us?
     

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