New watch straps..

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by The Game 161, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Been hinted in the announcement next week.

    Any predictions? guessing the space grey milanese loop seems likely.
     
  2. BlueMoon63 macrumors 68000

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    Yep - that sounds almost certain since it accidentally showed up online on Czech Republic apple website. I think it was just black?

    I suspect more sport bands and maybe even a titanium watch or similar material but that is just a guess.

    I still wouldn't be surprised to see a few bands they have built in features but a long shot.

    I pray for more Apple Watch faces. Please apple, take my money. Let me add complications to the photo face and color complications to more than modular and utility. Let me do my own face design if I want. Can't infringe on copyrights if I do the layout. Let me use a chronograph face with the temp in one circle, heart rate in another and steps in the third for example.

    Let me program the side buttons to do other things - maybe triple click to activate my alarm and turn off wrist raise.

    You hired all these fitness experts... Show us that they are contributing.

    Let me decide which complications I want to update every 5 minutes or so.

    Loosen the reigns. Yea, I know who I am asking :)

    Rant over
     
  3. Nightrich macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't be surprised to see some nylon NATO-style bands on the 21st. I assume the watch will really get an overhaul in the fall.
     
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    AliveCor ECG band.

    My guess is that you will see bands with more sensors, battery, and maybe more medical stuff.
     
  5. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    probably more grossly overpriced bands which you can get on Amazon for 80% less with very similar style and quality :rolleyes:
     
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    How are people liking the milanese band. Is it comfortable? Does it ever pull the hair on your arm? Space grey would be very nice.
     
  7. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Very good looking and definitively looks the most expensive and eyes attracting. However, it does get loose often you need to tighten it.
     
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    How about wear. Does it show signs of wear after wearing for a while. Thanks for your help.
     
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    I haven't used it long but the mesh is fine enough I wouldn't think it would show too much wear.
    I do find that it pulls the hair and the constant need of adjusting the magnet just doesn't stay put unless you arm is in a sling.

    So far I've had the ML and the watch was purchased with the Link and I bought a SB and by far the most comfortable band is the Sport. The classic buckle I would imagine would be as well. Wow that was a ramble.
     
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    I got my Milanese loop the day the Apple Watch came out. This has been my primary band used almost every day.

    Wear and tear is nonexistent. Minus some normal light scratches on the end, the band looks flawless. It is generally very comfortable, but does tend to grab the occasional hair and loosen a bit. Very easy to fiddle with it and readjust though.
     
  12. Shanghaichica macrumors 603

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    I'd like some more modern/classic buckle colours.

    I'd also like some completely new bands. Not just adding new colours to existing lines.

    I think there are enough sports bands already.
     
  13. matt9013 macrumors 6502

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    From the sound of things we are just going to be getting new colors. I don't expect anything other than new colors and maybe the AW S. No bands with tech inside or anything like that.
     
  14. ant_s macrumors member

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    My prediction would be a range of bands ideally suited to the aluminium Watch Sport other than the fluoroelastomer - perhaps a fabric one, maybe a leather one with matching lugs at the end. The majority of Apple Watch customers have the least official options so it's an opportunity just sat there for Apple. Likely a $69-$79 / £59-69 price point and maybe a $129-$149 / £89-£109 price point - something to "dress up" your sport watch.

    Oh and the space black milanese loop.
     
  15. mwy23 macrumors newbie

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    I find the classic buckle > sport > ML in terms of comfort. I'm not a fan of the ML; grabbed my sweater sleeves a few times.

    Would love a deployment clasp leather strap.
     
  16. LoveToMacRumors macrumors 68000

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    Same idea, i want something fancy and classy. ;)
     
  17. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I like mine, very easy to put on but like any band like this it can become very loose at times when it gets cold for example. I'be noticed the color of mine has changed a little. Maybe down to having it a while not sure.

    Would certainly like the space grey one.
     
  18. nicho macrumors 68000

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    do you realise it won't in fact be space grey but space black?
     
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    Yep my arm changes diameter with hot and cold so I have been using the brown leather loop just because it is so adjustable. It does not slip which is really nice. I loved the SS link band but it was either too tight or too loose.
     
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    I would love a midnight blue classic buckle - like the Edition version but with SS adapters and buckle.
     
  21. Blujelly macrumors 65816

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    Indeed! if its anything to go buy with the 3rd party bands, its going in my basket on launch.

    Shhhhh :p

    I haven't got one, but I did play around with one at the Apple store, its was remarkable comfortable! Looks the part as well.
     
  22. Karnicopia macrumors 6502

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    I'm hoping for space black Milanese. Also it would be nice if they had a classic band with black lugs. I bought a nice 3rd party leather band but it would have been good to have an option from Apple. Also a deployment clasp type leather band that is more masculine would be nice. I agree with others they have enough sport bands it would be cool to see something new. Rugged canvas style band for sport could be good. Sport seems light on band choices too so hopefully they fill that out a bit. If they do like a rose gold Milanese I bet they make a killing on it.
     
  23. Cnasty macrumors 68020

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    Pro of the space black version, it looks amazing and love the dark consistency of screen to watch.
    Con of the space black version, some of the classier bands such as classic leather and milanese don't go so well.

    Hoping some will be more in line with the space black version to match it more stylishly..if thats a word.
     
  24. JohnApples macrumors 65816

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    I'm really hoping for some new faces rather than bands... BUT I wouldn't mind seeing some new bands that went well with my SGS. Ideally, all I want to see is a classic buckle with the connector that matches the space gray aluminum.
     
  25. IphoneIssues macrumors 65816

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    The thing about the Space Black, you're going to have to go 3rd party if you want nice-looking bands, which were made with the Space Black model in mind. Apple made just about all of their bands from a regular Stainless Steel perspective.

    Good thing is you'll be able to find some quality 3rd party bands that will be just as good if you know where to look. A nice chunk of Apple's price is in the name...
     

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