milanese stainless steel band ok for sports?

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  1. honglong1976 macrumors 6502a

    honglong1976

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    Hi,

    I have a SS Apple Watch and purchased a milanese stainless steel from CEX (£45 and it was brand new genuine apple band).

    I love it but I wonder if anyone uses an SS watch and this band for sports or wearing to bed (sleep tracking). Is it useful for sports? can ok for jogging/sweat? or is it not very strong and liable to break?

    what's everyones experience?

    thanks in advance :)
     
  2. Relentless Power, Jan 22, 2017
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    Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    I personally wouldn't use the Milanese loop for fitness or sports. It's not really intended for that. I wouldn't subject the Milanese to excessive sweat, mainly being it would have to be cleaned regularly with the mesh. Also, the Milanese loop would likely have to be tightened frequently, being others have said it comes lose often.

    It is durable, also it's soft and lightweight. It looks great paired with the stainless.
     
  3. BarracksSi Suspended

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    It'll stand up to sweat just fine. Rinse it in the shower afterwards and let it air dry. Saw a guy jogging with one the summer after its launch, too.

    I think the Sport band can remain more secure and snug, though. I pop the Sport band one peg tighter when I got for a jog and it doesn't wiggle around at all -- hopefully it tracks my HR better, too.
     
  4. honglong1976 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    honglong1976

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    That's great! I would love to use it but just worried it will break and if my watch broken I would be stuck with a broken band and watch.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/threads/broken-milanese-loop.1889045/
     
  5. ajm222 macrumors 6502a

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    I've seen a surprising number of people on here mentioning exercising with it (never would have occurred to me to even try), and some even saying it's nice because it breathes better. I'll probably try it myself soon. I need to get a sport band regardless though, because I don't like the idea of exercising with the milanese loop every single day. But it clearly can be done. As long as you rinse off the sweat afterwards so the salt in your sweat doesn't corrode the metal over time, it should be ok. But again, not sure how practical it is if you exercise daily. And I don't know what other wear and tear it might suffer over the long haul. For me, it will probably be something I do occasionally, but will eventually get a sport band for most of the time.
     
  6. scriptkitten macrumors regular

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    It's fine for yoga and dance but I don't want to run in it
     
  7. BarracksSi Suspended

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    That looks like a manufacturer defect. It'd happen whether you were exercising with it or not.
     

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