Most comfortable band for bed?

Starfox

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 7, 2011
256
8
I've been sleeping with the watch since I got it (like the alarm, I charge it while in the shower and it lasts all day with my usage), and was wondering what other bands do people like to wear if they go to bed with the watch? The sport feels uncomfortable after sweating overnight. I haven't tried the leather but the link bracelet was surprisingly comfy to sleep in. What's everyone's $0.02?
 

Starfox

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Apr 7, 2011
256
8
Tried that. Here's my problem: After a while, the sports band smells. I guess it's the sweat trapped between the band and my skin, happens even when I wear it a bit loose.
 

h9826790

macrumors G5
Apr 3, 2014
14,093
6,717
Hong Kong
For testing purpose, I just try to sleep with my watch (42mm Black link), very comfortable. I have a 150mm wrist, and remove 7 links in total makes the band perfectly fit on my wrist.

More sharing, I leave the silent mode always on, and realise that the tapic engine can actually wake me up easily. I never feel that the tapic engine is strong, it's just good enough to catch my attention for notifications in day time (Prominent Haptic ON). However, during sleep, I realise that my wrist is actually more sensitive to this kind of vibration. It's a more effective way to wake me up than a normal alarm, and it won't alert my baby as well. Much better than I expect.

In terms of battery usage. I charge the watch to 100%, and then go for sleep, wake up at 85%. Since I am not interest in the activity tracking, so I turn everything off in that app, also power saving mode ON in Workout app (but the heart rate monitoring functions still on). All other normal functions still on, strongest haptic strength, stock brightness setting. The watch still have >50% battery after 10 hours use (including receive few quick phone calls, around a hundred of messages / notifications in total, and around 1hr of playing around). So, it's definitely not an issue at all.
 

Michael CM1

macrumors 603
Feb 4, 2008
5,677
273
I fell asleep with my WSB on last week and didn't really have trouble, aside from feeling really weird about it. Although honestly now that so many of you mention using the alarms with it on your wrist, I kind of want to try it. I've been having trouble waking up recently even with an air raid siren going off on my phone.

You might try (yeah, for $150) the Milanese loop. Metal should be cooler than the rubber-like sports bands. Or you might see if a third party sells a band made for more air flow.
 

Smurphy Gherkin

macrumors 6502
Apr 13, 2015
263
109
Melbourne, Australia
Tried that. Here's my problem: After a while, the sports band smells. I guess it's the sweat trapped between the band and my skin, happens even when I wear it a bit loose.
I wash mine once a week, had it six weeks and never had an issue with smell. It is the most comfortable of them all it seems.

I just wish it could be adjusted in smaller increments, I find hole 5 a fraction loose and 4 a fraction tight.
 

Honey Badger

macrumors 6502a
Jul 14, 2011
606
58
I just wish it could be adjusted in smaller increments, I find hole 5 a fraction loose and 4 a fraction tight.
If you feel like doing a MacGyver, I was playing with my sports band and I think you might be able to put a hole between 4 and 5 just to the side of the row of holes and the watch band looks like it will still close normally.
 

Smurphy Gherkin

macrumors 6502
Apr 13, 2015
263
109
Melbourne, Australia
If you feel like doing a MacGyver, I was playing with my sports band and I think you might be able to put a hole between 4 and 5 just to the side of the row of holes and the watch band looks like it will still close normally.
Interesting idea - I did just get a black one, I might try with your trick with the white. Although at $80 AUD it seems unwise.:confused:
 

Honey Badger

macrumors 6502a
Jul 14, 2011
606
58
Interesting idea - I did just get a black one, I might try with your trick with the white. Although at $80 AUD it seems unwise.:confused:
Even better, maybe try it first with the extra band piece that comes with it to see if it is feasible before you try it on the one you will wear. Good luck! :)
 

Honey Badger

macrumors 6502a
Jul 14, 2011
606
58
Geez. You are full of the good ideas. I forgot that detail. Now I just have to decide if I ever want to sell it.
Heya, I ran into this thread where some of the posters have the same issues as you and they found that if they use the other band piece there is a size difference in fit with the holes so maybe the other band piece may give you the fit you want and you won't have to poke a hole in anything. Good luck!

Link: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...le-and-what-size-watch.1891752/#post-21448007
 

Smurphy Gherkin

macrumors 6502
Apr 13, 2015
263
109
Melbourne, Australia
Heya, I ran into this thread where some of the posters have the same issues as you and they found that if they use the other band piece there is a size difference in fit with the holes so maybe the other band piece may give you the fit you want and you won't have to poke a hole in anything. Good luck!

Link: https://forums.macrumors.com/thread...le-and-what-size-watch.1891752/#post-21448007
Thanks for prodding me to look at that again. I had noticed that the larger band had holes roughly in between the smaller band sizes, but I did not like the extra length of the longer band when tucked, it was a bit bulky. So I forgot all about it.

BUT now that my second band is here (black), I have just trimmed off the excess, and presto, I have my inbetweener with no need for delicate surgery holes. Looks a bit weird as I am on the tightest one, but so far the comfort has been good on a cold day. Not tight enough to annoy, tight enough to not move around too much when pressing the crown.

So now each morning I will decide between white or black, and length depending on how cold the day will be.

So ...ummm... how do I put this? Thanks for helping me get my holes the right size? o_O
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.