Milanese Loop Magnet Not Strong Enough?

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  1. Cowlinn macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    Has anybody else had a problem with the magnet on the Milanese Loop strap? Throughout the day my watch becomes looser and looser and requires me to re-tighten every now and then.

    This is frustrating and means I can't wear my watch that tight.

    Thoughts?

    M.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    One other user has reported this. It may be a defective band. Mine doesn't budge.
     
  3. Cowlinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Interesting, thanks. Maybe I'll head over to the Apple store.
     
  4. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    Mine doesn't move either. I do find that I adjust it a couple of times during the day as my wrist swells or whatever, but that's just for comfort.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Yeah, for sure you should take it in. If I put mine on really tight and flex my wrist instead of the magnet breaking loose it leaves an indentation on my wrist instead.
     
  6. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    Mine is shockingly strong and at first was hard to peel off. I've learned to put my nail in that little groove to help pry it off.

    If it's not strong, it might be defective.
     
  7. Cowlinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks guys, that's irritating. I've attached a video here. So yours does not do this? http://mattcowlin.com/loop.MOV
     
  8. Technodynamic macrumors 6502

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    ROFL, if I put it on way too tight and flex my wrist like in the video, yes, I can get it to move. I would never wear it that tight though. Looks like he's breaking out of jail or something.
     
  9. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    I've watched the video several times and I can't really tell what's happening. Besides that it looks way too tight.
     
  10. Cowlinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, yes it was tight to exaggerate in the video, but it's clearly not as tight as a regular strap and does come loose throughout the day.
     
  11. ocabj macrumors 6502a

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    I agree that from your video, it looks like you snugged up the watch as tight as possible, and then flexed the arm tendons to force the bracelet to expand. In this situation, then yes, the magnet will probably slip.

    Try the pinky rule. Leave enough slack that you can just slide your pinky finger between the bracelet and arm.

    That, or just do what you're doing and let your arm 'flex' the bracelet to the position it needs to be in.
     

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  12. Cowlinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unless the watch is at least "snug" tight with minimal movement, the heart rate sensor is not accurate.

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    I wore it loose for a while this morning, and this happened.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. ocabj macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting. I didn't factor in the skin to sensor contact. I have been hemming and hawing between what Apple Watch I might get just to waste a few hundred bucks, and was considering the SS link bracelet version (even though the Milanese is the one I initially said I would get if I were to get one). But since I like to wear my bracelets with that amount of slack, I don't think that would work out for me.
     
  14. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    yes, I didn't tighten it before working out last night and I got some of the same results - freaked me out until I realized that I should probably tighten it a little before working out...
     
  15. fs454 macrumors 65816

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    You have it on way too tight and are flexing your arm, that's why. It shouldn't be super-compressing your skin like that.
     
  16. Cowlinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I know, please read the rest of the thread.
     
  17. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    You may need to see a doctor if that was accurate :D
     
  18. Cowlinn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha I know, it threw me to start with! :eek: It's a shame it's very hit and miss.
     
  19. goinskiing macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, mine will do this if I wear it tight and flex my wrist, that is expected. Regular day-to-day use I have not problem with the band and the magnet is surprisingly strong, and much stronger than I anticipated.
     

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