Just ordered a Sport Loop band

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Tapiture, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. Tapiture macrumors 65816

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    I just ordered a black Sport loop band for my Apple Watch and it says it’ll take 3-4 weeks to arrive. Does anyone already have one? If so could you post some pictures/tell me what you think?
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Someone in the ceramic thread has the blue one
     
  3. ronm99 macrumors 6502

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    I don't have any pictures to post, but I bought the "orange" sport loop band, and I love it for running! It is so easy to fit it exactly the way you want, and it is very comfortable!

    If you want to read a more in-depth review, try this:

    https://www.imore.com/apple-watch-sport-loop-close-look-new-band
     
  4. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the black and got it in 3 days. It’s soft and supple. Feels great and really light. I’m using it on a sbss and I’d but with the aluminum watch it’s perfect. It seems to have a brownish color mixed in so in some light it seems oddly brownish.
     
  5. TheColtr macrumors 6502

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    As someone who washes their watch and sports band after every workout, due to sweat, I can’t imagine how much this band will smell soaking up all the sweat.

    It looks like a awesome band, but I feel like calling it “sport” was a bad choice. It is interesting to see that they just went with a more fancy Velcro, my first impression was it used magnets like the leather loop.
     
  6. ItsGavinC macrumors 6502

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    I have the black one. It was delivered last Friday. I REALLY like it. Very soft.
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    Had mine since Friday, I wash it after every workout, it dries and breathes really well. It's what it was made for.
     
  7. bmac4 macrumors 601

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    I am the one with the blue one. Here is a pic
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  8. twinlight macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered a tangerine one together with a usb-c lightning cable and Apples 29w charger so I can charge my Pro faster.

    To bad Apple didn't make a red sleeve.. would have gotten one but now I'm not interested.
     
  9. airjay75 macrumors regular

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    I have no problem with them calling it a sport band, but this is exactly why I didn't buy one. I don't want to wash my band after every workout (which is typically once a day) and let it dry. I want to be able to take a wet paper towel or antibacterial wipe, quickly wash it, dry it, and put it back on my wrist. I guess if you don't sweat too much maybe your don't really care, but I'm definitely not in that boat.
     
  10. bmac4 macrumors 601

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    Yeah I agree with the sport band part. I really don’t use mine like that. It’s my everyday band. My workout band is my Nike sport band.
     
  11. tkukoc macrumors 65816

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    Bought the black sport loop the first day it was available. I can't use anything but nylon bands because the others give me a rash. I'm glad Apple finally released another nylon type band other than the traditional version. The sport loop stays in place all day with no issues, very strong closures. And very breathable, even if you like the watch tight on your wrist it just feels comfortable. I'll definitely buy a few more colors down the road.
     
  12. testcard macrumors 68040

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    Got the black, and thinking of the dark olive next but in every photo it looks closer to black than olive.
     
  13. ZipZap macrumors 603

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    How obvious are the red flecks in the black band?
     
  14. testcard macrumors 68040

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    In the shade or indirect lighting it looks solid black, but in direct sunlight the flecks are more visible. They’re more rust or copper brown than red.
     
  15. ck2875 macrumors 6502a

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    One of my main concerns is whether repeated removal of the velcro attachment will cause fraying of the fabric where it attaches to the band.

    Illustrative example:

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah let’s hope not. I have confidence Apple uses quality fabric that won’t do that, or at least they should for $49.
     
  17. vincenz, Sep 19, 2017
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    vincenz macrumors 601

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    The pics of the dark olive sport loop on apple’s site are terrible. I had the dark olive, but returned it. It’s definitely more of a light to medium grey than olive or dark grey as the pics will have you believe. The threads have a sheen to it so light bouncing off it from an angle makes it look silver actually, and looks cheap imo.

    I didn’t like it because of this. I believe the black with the multicolored bits will look better.
     
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    Good to know. I’ll wait wait for a light olive or khaki at some time in the future! I think you’ll like the black.
     
  19. gigaguy macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, pics on thread of the actual 'Dark' olive are nothing like on Apple site. very light, mostly cream or tan probably with dark green trim. why do they do that? Many on the olive thread are cancelling their watch sets. I might.
     
  20. twinlight macrumors 6502a

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    Just got my sport loop in tangerine. Very nice but I will have to use my pride woven nylon most of the time since I put the watch on my foot at work.

    Love that DHL has their hub next to work. They text me that I have a package waiting. Delivery in five minutes :)
     
  21. SoN1NjA macrumors 68000

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    Can anyone show the Black Sport Loop with the Space Black Watch?
     
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  23. Tapiture thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Someone posted it. heres a space black SS with the sport loop. https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...s-9-2017-release.2067384/page-3#post-25060306

    Apple’s gallery can be a little deceiving because the images seem to be created by their image engine, not actual pictures.
     
  24. Seamaster macrumors 65816

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    Every real world picture I've seen of the dark blue one it looks more white than blue.
     

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