Milanese Loop

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by warburg, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. warburg macrumors 6502

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    I have a 42mm SS with a Milanese Loop. It's an attractive band, but I find myself constantly adjusting it because it slips. I'm wondering if there is something wrong with the clasp magnet on my band or if this is a common condition.
     
  2. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Several members have reported the same thing, but it depends on how tight you wear it. Are you able to tolerate wearing it a bit looser? If so, slipping might occur less.

    The heartbeat monitor still works well even when wearing it loose.
     
  3. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's rather puzzling. If I wear it loose, it will already have slipped from my wrist.
     
  4. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Well, yeah, that's why I asked if you can tolerate it. You'd be surprised how loose it can be and still be able to measure HR.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I have not been surprised on how well the HR sensor works when the AW is loose. My results are very erratic on the AW unless tighter.
     
  6. Black Magic macrumors 68000

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    Wonder if you have a defective band? My band stays on tight all the time. If I put it real snug, by the time I go to take it off at night I will have watch and band imprints on my wrist. It doesn't loosen up over time while wearing it in my experiences.
     
  7. susan12369 macrumors 6502

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    Mine doesn't slip. I do periodically adjust it based on comfort, especially when out on a humid day.
     
  8. Gregintosh macrumors 68000

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    Mine does slip a bit, but I have no problem just tracing my thumb along side the band and adjusting it that way. Kind of tightens it up just right. I still find it much more comfortable than the sports strap.

    It is not a defective band, it just depends where you place it. The closer to your wrist, the less it will slip. If you place it a bit higher (like I do) then when you flex your fingers or make a fist you will pull your skin up/down and the watch will come with it a little bit. It's normal.
     
  9. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ye, I suppose all watch straps have their deficiencies. My wife wears her 38 mm SS with the Milanese Loop off the wrist, further up on her arm, and so she has no complaints about slippage. I just find that it looks and feels better worn on the wrist, and there it does slip in the course of every-day activities.
     
  10. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I swapped mine a few weeks ago due to the band slipping. The new one has a magnet that's actually making it hard to remove lol
     
  11. CobraPA macrumors 6502

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    Maybe a combination of magnets and band cleanliness. The magnet pulls the clasp against the band, but it looks like there is a rubber ring around the clasp the helps it stay in place. If the rubber is not sticky or the band is dirty, it probably has a easier tendency to slide when the magnet pulls the clasp down.
     
  12. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Honest question for the fellas. Doesn't the milanese loop seem a bit feminine like a ladies band more than a mens?

    Just my perception of it when I tried it on as it seemed a little dainty but I guess it depends on what is paired with and the look.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The Milanese loop is traditionally a men's band. However, they've made the mesh more fine in order to make it unisex. It doesn't look feminine on hairy arms.
     
  14. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Interesting. I never knew that!
     
  15. jaymc macrumors regular

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    Looks nice on hairy arms!

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  16. warburg thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I believe I understand why some people experience slippage with the Milanese loop and some don't. If you wear the band below the wrist bones (toward the arm), it won't slip, but if you wear it above the wrist bones (toward the hand) it will slip down below the wrist bones in the course of every-day activities.
     

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