Leather Loop false-positives

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by sammich, May 17, 2015.

  1. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    i originally had the Classic Buckle that came with the Watch but swapped for a Leather Loop (black, medium) and there's just one thing bothering me about it: the straps will flow over each other as you flex your wrist and it causes weak vibrations like the taptic ones. Sometimes they're stronger.

    Yes, the 'vibrations' or rubbing are on the wrong side of the wrist and much less focussed. The false-positives come when you're distracted.

    Anyone have the same experience?
  2. Hdub32 macrumors newbie

    Feb 19, 2015
    yeah, happens to me. I'm hoping after more use the leather will wear in and won't be as squeaky.
  3. itmaestrot macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2015
    I had such "vibrations" in the beginning. I think, it doesn't depend on leather, but on the metal parts inside.
  4. deathtotoasters macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2009
    I have been wearing my leather loop for 3 days and haven't notices a single thing that you are mentioning.

    It is one of the most comfy straps I have ever had.
  5. playaproved macrumors 6502

    Sep 29, 2005
    I used my leather loop yesterday for the first time. I wasn't feeling any of the taptic feedback and was feeling the band moving like you described. I had to turn the feedback all the way up in the settings and tighten the strap a little in order to feel the notifications.

    I'm thinking about returning the band, as I had to adjust it a few times throughout the day because it would begin to get loose as I wore it.
  6. J.C macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2008
    I have a suspicion that people experiencing this issue are wearing their watch a little too far down their wrist. This was mentioned in another thread (about unintentional screenshots) and I was surprised to hear that some people wear the watch on their wrist joint. Most people wear it on the end of their arm, before the wrist joint. It doesn't matter how I flex, bend or move my wrist, the watch and strap isn't affected.
  7. john991 macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2014
    I had the same issue, got my black leather loop today. I notice the false positives when I rotate my hand at first but now I can tell when a notification comes in.

    I have my watch down just above the the wrist bone and the strap snug but not tight.

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