Most comfortable band?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by richpjr, Aug 6, 2015.

  1. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    I've been toying with picking up an Apple Watch and was wondering what the most comfortable watch band is? I have a Rolex and an Omega and the bands kind of dig in my arms when sitting at a desk using a keyboard. Looking for something a bit more comfortable.
  2. exxxviii macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2015
    The sport is my total favorite. Next best comfort is the leather loop.
  3. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    It's extremely subjective. Some say Milanese loop, some say the Sport band, etc.
  4. cambookpro macrumors 603


    Feb 3, 2010
    United Kingdom
    The Sport band is very comfortable. I've ordered a clone leather loop so it blends in a bit more with a suit, but after trying the actual leather loop at an Apple Store I doubt it will be as comfortable as with the Sport band.

    The Milanese felt quite nice and the adjustability was a big plus but it plucked the hairs from my arm. I haven't tried the link bracelet, but I imagine that wouldn't be as comfortable based on the past few watches I've had. Does look quite nice though.
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I have tried 3 different bands from Apple and the loop has it hands down for me. Everyone will have their own favorite!
  6. BSG75 macrumors regular


    Jul 21, 2015
    It's a subjective answer, but the sport bands and the leather loop are very comfortable. IMO, the black is the "dressiest" of the sport bands.
  7. Nell macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2012
    I have the Milanese loop and a couple of sport bands; I'd say there's not much to choose between them in terms of comfort. Most of the time I'm really not aware of the watch at all (I have the aluminium sport watch so the watch itself weighs next to nothing, which helps). I've also tried on the leather loop and that seemed comfortable too. I never feel the need to take my watch off because I'm at a computer and I don't tae it off once I'm home for the evening the way I have most other watches.

    I'd say you can't go far wrong with a sport band. You can always get others later on.
  8. AlliFlowers Contributor


    Jan 1, 2011
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Leather loop for me. I imagine it's the same with the Milanese loop. They're designed to give you a perfect fit.
  9. Shanghaichica macrumors 603


    Apr 8, 2013
    I have the Milanese loop, modern buckle, classic buckle and two sports bands. I haven't worn my sports bands for probably a month as I have been switching between the other three bands. Today I put on my pink sports band and I have to say I'd forgotten just how comfortable it is. The others are not uncomfortable but the sport band is so light you forget that it's there.
  10. Voragon macrumors member


    Mar 16, 2012
    Came with classic band ... Great band. I love leather bands. I then got a sports band, very smooth feels substantial very comfortable only complaint a little less easy to put on for me , but comfortable and quality. Then I ordered the Milanese ... I'm not a metal watch band person usually, but I got it because I becam annoyed waiting for the Modern Buckle in brown ..
    The Milanese is by far my favorite. Comfotable. Fits just right Always. I just never think to switch and I haven't checked on the modem band availability since I got the Milanese. My favorite ..the Milanese.
  11. iphone1105 macrumors 68020


    Oct 8, 2009
    I really dig the sport band, comfortable, nice water/sweat shedding, comfortable, perfect for what I do. Others may find different bands comfortable, its all up to ones own unique tastes.
  12. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Sports band for me. Leather Loop wasn't comfortable at all.
  13. LIOC macrumors member


    Oct 20, 2011
    love the leather loop. I find the sports bands don't let your skin breathe.
  14. hokiemas macrumors member

    May 26, 2015
    The sports band is really comfortable, but I don't like the way it looks. In terms of comfort and what looks best, I usually alternate every few days between the leather loop and Milanese loop. Infinitely adjustable and they look great.
  15. Mydu macrumors newbie


    Aug 5, 2015
    I have the SSW with the modern buckle band. The leather is very soft and comfortable.
  16. jasie02 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2014
    Personally, it is Apple Classic Buckle, because it is lightest band, and leather form to wrist extremely well after couple weeks, and apply "apple brand" cleaner/conditioner weekly.
    I prefer I don't even feel there is watch on my wrist at all feeling.
  17. soya macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2010
    I'd say Sport band too. Leather loop comes next then ML.

    I guess the more soft they are, the comfier they are.. But as far as looks go I'd say my all time favorite band is definitely the Link Bracelet :D Doesn't hurt my wrist, just a different feel than the previously mentioned bands.
  18. richpjr thread starter macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006
    IMO, the link bracelet is the best looking but with how I sit at my desk, the bottom of the watch band is right on the top edge of the desk, which kind of digs into my arms. It's not that it hurts, it's just not real comfortable and can scuff the bottom of the band. Not sure how different a softer band would be - maybe I need to change the way I sit!
  19. dfine1966 macrumors 6502

    Apr 9, 2011
    For me it the leather loop. Fits my wrist the best, plus I have bad skin reaction to rubber and metal bands. Bought the sport band and return it. It caused a rash on my wrist. The classic leather, while the leather was good, getting the right hole to fit is a problem, either too loose or too tight. The leather loop has been very comfortable and it does soften up after a while, plus endless adjustability.
  20. soya macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2010
    I'd say that it's still more comfortable than my other regular watches link bands because it is so flat & adopts the curves of my wrist. And yeah, my Link Bracelet is already scuffed.. but I was kindof expecting it since it happened to all my link bands.
  21. soya macrumors 6502


    Jul 30, 2010

    LL has the advantage in terms of adjustability over the Sport Band. The texture of the Sport band makes it more comfortable and it fits my wrist well too.
  22. Anya B macrumors 6502

    Anya B

    Jul 20, 2013
    Sport band fits my wrist badly, leaving me with a gap at the top, It also doesn't let your skin breath. My vote goes to the ML with close 2nd being the leather loop.

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