Leather loop - will the tapping sensation stop

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dalcorn1, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. dalcorn1 macrumors regular

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    Just bought the leather loop strap today and it's driving me crazy i keep thinking its the haptics when the magnets rub.

    Does this go away after a while?
     
  2. MLVC macrumors 6502

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    Never experienced this, and I have 3 leather loops
     
  3. Lennyvalentin macrumors 6502a

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    "When the magnets rub"...? How?

    They should snap into place when you put the watch on your arm, and then not move afterwards... How tight are you pulling the strap? Maybe it helps if you add a little bit of slack.
     
  4. dalcorn1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It feels like they're kind of moving in their place, I'm varying the tightness to see if it helps. Tighter seems better.

    This isn't an issue with just my strap, I've noticed it the 3 or 4 times I've tried one on in store.

    I remember people mentioning it on launch as a thing, I guess maybe some people are more sensitive to it?
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I also have three leather loops and not a sound.

    Please note that when i purchased my 3rd Apple Watch the geek had to install my brown leather loop. He did not know what he was doing and installed the band BACKWARDS!

    This makes the magnet function not work well and the band slips and does not hold. Not only that the band will not lock into place and you could have your watch come off your wrist. I notices as there is some writing on the inside of the band which was on the OUTSIDE of my watch.

    After I removed and installed the band the correct way it does not move, loosen and make any noise.
     
  6. dalcorn1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just to be clear it's not shifting about. It's perfectly static, it just creates a little bit of friction when it moves and this feels like a tap when I'm walking around.
     
  7. crawltochina macrumors member

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    This is totally normal. You have to get used to it.
     
  8. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Many members have reported false haptics from the leather and Milanese loops rubbing so you're not alone.
     
  9. Glene macrumors 6502

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    Loosen the band until you think it's probably too loose for the watch to work properly. Then tighten it one notch and the false haptic sensation goes away
     
  10. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    So you are saying that it is not the loop coming loose it is the loop rubbing against something that makes you feel like it was a haptic touch.

    The only problem I have found with all my leather loops is my pen on my desk will sometimes stick to my band. ;)
     
  11. dalcorn1 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah I thought that. Just wondered if it's something people have found wears off over time as the band becomes less rigid / they've gotten used to it
     
  12. papbot macrumors 6502

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    I think of it as a clicking sound/feeling. Every now then I think it might be a notification but it's pretty easy to tell the difference. I've had mine from the second week of May. It doesn't go away but can vary depending on how tight you have it. When you have it on just squeeze your wrist with your fingers over the band and you'll hear and feel the segments shift over each other. It's normal.
     
  13. redman042 macrumors 68020

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    It was an issue for me the first week, then I got used to it and I think the loop softened up a bit. I don't notice it at all now (have had the watch since first week of June). I do use Prominent Haptics which might help "contrast" a real notification from loop movement.
     

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