Knock off sport loop....

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by tl01, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. tl01 macrumors 68020

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    I have two Apple sport loops and three knocks offs now...and this most recent one is the best so far. It is no longer noticeably thinner than the apple ones.
     

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  2. klemsaba macrumors newbie

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    Can you provide a link to the newer better fitting sports loop? Thanks.
     
  3. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  5. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I had been wanting it for a while too. It is the first place I saw it available!:).
     
  6. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Ordered one today, arrives tomorrow. I hope that it looks like yours!
     
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    Order placed. Now I can give the old one to my daughter. ;)
     
  8. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    I received the same color band and the Sport Loop-N+ Black from the same seller last week. So far of the 5 knockoff Sport Loops that I have, all are longer and thinner than Apple's. But I find it difficult to spend $50 for one band, when the knockoffs work just as well.
     
  9. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Mine arrived yesterday. It is just ever so slightly thinner than the Apple band, and ever so slightly shorter than it as well. Overall it’s the best one I’ve seen, with little to no distinguishing differences to anyone else.

    I don’t mind spending 50.00 for a band if Apple were to actually sell this colorway.
     
  10. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    C67DDA8C-126F-40A0-B194-F0C048878099.jpeg E55C23D6-7AB0-455E-9B49-F1CD1A8CBDAC.jpeg 591C9A18-AC2E-4849-A896-79FF81A62FD7.jpeg 50B2429A-5A0B-44B5-BCA5-D0E33D7210B3.jpeg 1B133DF5-2DCE-410C-99CD-5282A570CC27.jpeg Purchased one and compared it to the Apple band.
    Surely a case of you get what you pay for.
    Thinner band
    Velcro interaction poorer
    Velcro lads smaller
    Less comfortable
    I’ll use this band with my Nike version but not for my edition. The yellow is an Apple band
     
  11. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    I'll post some pics of the one I received in comparison to my sport loops. . .my knock-off is certainly not as long as yours.
     
  12. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Please do.
    I received this one Monday from the vendor quoted in this thread
     
  13. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Strangely, yours seems a little thinner than mine. Even looking at the other end... not the part with the loop, mine has a better fit width wise where it attaches to the "lug" portion. And the velcro feels great...like my two Apple Watch brand loops. Comfort I can't tell any difference.
     

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  14. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Here you go! For comparison you have the Electric Red / Blue sport loop and the Dark Olive sport loop.

    IMG_0011.jpg IMG_0012.jpg IMG_0014.jpg
     
  15. antnee macrumors regular

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    Can anyone recommend a good 3rd part sport loop that fills the whole band slot?
     
  16. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    The one I ordered. See above for the link.
     
  17. antnee macrumors regular

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    Thanks I ordered that one for my wife and it does fill in. I then ordered a second color and it was thinner....
     
  18. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it must be old stock vs. new stock. @bruinsrme said the same thing.
     
  19. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Or the band is actually a 38mm band with 42mm lugs
     
  20. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Now that... is a very interesting thought. Why make two bands when you can just change the lugs. Well done sir.
     
  21. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    I need to get back to seattle. loved the 1AM bowl of Ivars clam chowder while waiting for the ferry.
    Not to mention fresh dungeoness crab
     
  22. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    When were you here last? This place is crazy now.
     
  23. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Left in 2000. Bounced between east/west coasts from 86 to 2000.
     
  24. csurfr macrumors 68020

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    Oh. Wow. I’ve been here two years almost. You wouldn’t recognize the place. The viaduct will be gone in a year or so. Best view in Seattle, torn down for a tunnel.
     
  25. DoubleFlyaway macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah— you’ve got to be right. That’s got to be why all the knockoff sport loops are inexplicably crappy narrow. They must just be manufacturing the strap material in one width and using it for both size watches.
     

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