Leather Loop Rattle/Movement

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Cyberstven, May 16, 2015.

  1. Cyberstven macrumors regular

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    Hey Guys,
    I got my leather loop band and really like it overall. One thing I have noticed is that the magnets in the watch seem to rattle when I move my wrist around. It makes a slight noise (which is no big deal), but what is really bothering me is that the rattling/movement within the band almost tricks me into thinking I received a taptic feedback alert.

    I'm really hoping that mine is defective as this could be a deal-breaker for me.
    Not sure what the alternative is, but if I keep thinking that I am getting alerts, it kind of disrupts the "solid state" feeling I have with the sports band.

    Mostly curious if anyone else has noticed anything similar?
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Yes, several members have reported this side effect with the Milanese and leather loops and it's not a sign of a defect, unfortunately. I'm not sure what you can do other than getting a different band (link bracelet, etc.) that doesn't have this side effect.
     
  3. Blakjack macrumors 68000

    Blakjack

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    The magnets aren't rattling. As your wrist flexes or moves, it's pulling the strap backward through the loop hole one magnet at a time. As a result, it makes a clicking noise. Just something you have to get used to over time.

    There's nothing wrong with your strap.

    And if it bothers a lot, just try another strap.
     
  4. Cyberstven thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply all. As I mentioned, I'm not very concerned about the noise. It's actually not pulling the strap through the loop hole at all when giving me this sensation. It's unfortunate, but I'll give it a try for a few days to see if it is a big deal during daily use.
     
  5. Blakjack macrumors 68000

    Blakjack

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    hmm, that a is strange then.
     
  6. ericgtr12 macrumors 6502a

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    Like many others, I have had the same issue. The first day I hated it almost enough to take it off and order a new band, but after a few days I got totally used to it. Now I don't even notice it and I'm glad I got it.
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Other users have posted that loosening the band by one magnetic segment sometimes helped.
     

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