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Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by illyb2000, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. illyb2000 macrumors 6502

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    So have bought my first Apple Watch (first gen sports watch 48mm with woven nylon strap) and have a few questions -

    Do any straps fit the sport watch ? I read somewhere I may need an adapter for a normal Apple Watch strap to fit mines ?

    What's the best strap to go with ? Again personal choices are a given but would like opinions,

    Like the idea of answering calls on my phone but what's the sound quality ?

    I'm thinking of buying Bluetooth headphones for music when out walking/running - is the sound quality any good ?

    Lastly, any tips that can be shared to make this purchase even more awesome ?
     

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  2. ftaok, Jun 19, 2017
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    ftaok macrumors 601

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    You can buy any strap made for any AW (provided you buy the right size 38 vs. 42). They will all fit. Whether they match, that's up to you. Any Apple Watch strap will fit any Apple Watch.

    If you want to use a watch strap that uses the traditional spring loaded pins, then you'd need an adapter.

    Personally, I only have 2 straps. The Nike strap that came with it and a bo-bo milanese loop strap. The nike strap is way way more comfortable.

    The call quality using the AW is probably on par with using the speaker phone on the iPhone. Good in a pinch, but not all that great.

    Lastly, the quality of your BT audio will be highly dependent on the headphones you buy. I have a set of Jaybird BlueBud X headphones. It sounds the same whether it's connected to my iPhone or my AW.

    EDIT - after reading Sean's post, I revised mine to be clearer.
     
  3. illyb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ah ok, I've bought a black silicone and also a black and green sports strap so good to know they'll fit.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    In addition, if you are going to look at Bluetooth headphones. I would suggest looking at the AirPods. The WatchOS 3 update with the Apple Watch will allow you to control your Music from From your Apple Watch with the Airpods. It's a seamless experience.
     
  5. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    It sounds like you have the 42mm? If that's the case then yes, all bands will fit that are made for the 42mm case size. There are some options, like the leather loops, that are not made for the 38mm case. However I have a 38mm case with a third party leather loop knockoff that fits.

    The only actual Apple strap I own is the light blue sport band that came with my AW Sport. I also have a brown leather strap from Clockwork Synergy, a black leather loop knockoff, and a black woven nylon knockoff (Modal, I think?).

    Changing bands is so easy that I like having a few options... especially for Summer when it gets hot and humid. My Sports band and nylon band are the best in the heat, although the others are fine if I loosen them up a bit. I hear the Milanese is the best in the heat. The magnetic leather loop is the best of the bunch in terms of fit, because the band is infinitely adjustable. The same can be said for the Milanese Loop and its knockoffs. Most other bands have enough holes to fit well enough though.
     
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    Amazon have a lot of cheap knock off straps/bands if you can't afford Apple bands. I bought two from Amazon they are good.
     
  7. illyb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. illyb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would I need an adapter for the Milanese strap? Just ordered the strap today? Thanks all
     
  9. sean000 macrumors 6502a

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    If you ordered a Milanese loop made for the Apple Watch you will not need any adapter. It will come with it's own lugs that slide into your Apple Watch case just like any Apple-made band.

    Generally any band that says it's for the Apple Watch that you order will come with the hardware. The only exceptions are brands like Clockwork Synergy that make Apple Watch lugs that work with their spring pin system. They will let you order bands/straps without the lugs so you can order one set of lugs and multiple sets of bands.
     
  10. illyb2000 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Cheers, I have the Original Apple Watch Sport so hope it's goes well.
     

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