Milanese Loop for Running

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  1. activate macrumors regular

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    Hey, wondering if anyone has had a run or even the gym with the Milanese loop watch. How does the band hold up ?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Jason83 macrumors regular

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    Related question I had here regarding the Milanese loop for workouts, unfortunately no answers yet:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1874079
    (Sorry I can't seem to make this a hyperlink without my browser crashing and I don't know the board code to do it manually)
     
  3. activate thread starter macrumors regular

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    i'm imagining it to be ok but its always nice to know. I don't think the sweat should be too much of an issue considering that its metal. I just hope that the band doesn't slip or loosen.
     
  4. Jason83 macrumors regular

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    I shook the heck out of it and it didn't give, but like you I will be interested to see if it slips over time with the rhythmic motion.
     
  5. activate thread starter macrumors regular

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    Have you already got yours ? Have you worn it in the shower yet :eek:
     
  6. Jason83 macrumors regular

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    Yeah I picked it up at UPS first thing Friday... And no way did I wear it in the shower lol
     
  7. activate thread starter macrumors regular

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    Guess I'll have to be the first one..:( The videos have convinced me! :D
     
  8. surferfb macrumors regular

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    I've been on two runs with it since Friday. It holds well - I just make sure to tighten it right before I start running, with maybe one tightening during the run (I was doing around 5km). That said, I hope the sports band I ordered arrives soon - I'd feel more secure with it on.
     
  9. activate thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting. I know that I am not going to be too lazy to swap bands.
     
  10. Sphyrna macrumors regular

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    I've only used it on a fast walk, not a run, but it was very secure. The magnet is much stronger than I expected. Sometimes it's too strong and difficult to get off. I don't think it will be a problem.
     
  11. jbmacfan macrumors member

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    I ran a 5K race today with my 42mm Apple Watch with Milanese loop and it held up well. Does feel a teeny bit heavy, but it didn't bother me too much. As previously said you want to keep it tight or it will feel like it is moving around. I also did a workout on Sat that contained some barbell push presses, ball slams, deadlifts, and air squats and watch held up well then too. Only issue I find that I am sure happens to all models of watches is that the angle of your hand when you are pressing weight overhead can cause Siri to launch since it pushes on the digital crown.
     
  12. rhyme macrumors regular

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    I haven't run with it, but I have had a few outdoor cycling workouts and a couple of rowing machine workouts wearing the Milanese strap. It's fine. I have to tighten it up a little for the rowing so it doesn't slip. I find my skin gets a little irritated under the watch itself due to sweat, but not under the strap.
     
  13. sjinsjca macrumors 68000

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    The mesh metal is brilliant for wearing during activities. It breathes! It should last a good long while, too.

    If it stays on your arm well enough (and from most reports it should), it's a great choice. Just rinse it off if it gets gunked-up.
     
  14. kbuck1984 macrumors member

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    Am I the only one that has it slip? I notice myself tightening a few times an hour and even more during exercise.
     
  15. dL. macrumors 6502

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    I tried running with it and it held up totally fine. I suspect the sport band will feel even more comfortable but I was totally okay with it.

    dL
     
  16. AbsoluteMustard macrumors regular

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    I ran with the sport strap, and it was pretty good. Was curious to how the milanese held up as I want to purchase it. I will probably just swap the two bands when i workout though.
     
  17. The_Nautilus macrumors newbie

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    Good to know - will be pulling the trigger on an AW3 with the Milanese band. Will mostly cycle with it, though I may pick up running again.
     
  18. cynics macrumors G4

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    I have several one with magnets and one with normal holes.

    For working out the are heavy, sweat gets in them making them gross and they rub uncomfortably. Plus they look awkward a little pretentious while working out at the gym imo.

    The magnetic one also has the added benefit of loosening up.

    While you could make it work I would advise against it.
     
  19. redavis41 macrumors member

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    I wouldn't advise it. The magnet is strong, but with enough force in your workout it can become dislodged. I'd stick with a Sport band, Nike band or Sport Loop (I'm quite impressed with them for workouts thus far, they breathe really nice).
     
  20. JackieInCo macrumors 603

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    I got my SS watch with the milanese loop band yesterday and wore it for an hour around the house. The watch after a while started to slide down my wrist. I took the band off and put the band that came with my Nike+ Series 3 watch on it (I have the band from my series 2 Nike+ now on my series 3 Nike+ watch).

    It's a much better fit and the band does not come loose. I wish there was a better way to keep the milanese loop band from loosening.

    By the way, this thread was from two years ago.
     
  21. The_Nautilus macrumors newbie

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    Yep, thought I'd do a search rather than start a whole new thread. I'll try it with the loop and get a sport band if there's too much play.
     
  22. JackieInCo macrumors 603

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    Well the band is definitely high quality. It's only problem is that it uses a magnet to stay secured and that magnet slips. Maybe they should have used a stringer magnet.

    The other loops bands use velcro like what comes with the Nike+. I love the feel of the loop bands.It's very comfortable to wear. I plan on getting more.
     

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