Nike Watch OR Black Stainless

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  1. Dodgeman, Nov 30, 2016
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    Dodgeman macrumors 6502

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    So i nabbed a gray Nike with the gray/silver band and also an all black stainless steel.
    Torn between which to keep?
    Any suggestions, pros/cons?

    My thought process is I like the cheaper price of the Nike, I wear a lot of sport wear, and I'm excited to test the new band out. The Nike faces that are exclusive to the watch are pretty unique too.
    Only downside to me is I already have a sport and besides the bands (& faces) it'll look similar.

    The stainless I like the raw look/color of it. I also think it look sweet with the red band. Makes me not want to toss a case over the watch even though I'd probably do that with the Sport.
    It's a completely different look from what I have now.
    Opinions....
     
  2. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    I was in the same boat. I wanted the Nike band, and watch faces.

    However, the Black SS became available at Best Buy before any of the nike, so I took the plunge, and won't look back!

    It's a hefty price to pay, but the Black SS is beautiful, way more scratch resistant, and pretty much goes with any colour and type of band.
     
  3. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    How is it more scratch resistant?
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    The Black Stainless has a Diamond Like Coating in it, which is more scratch resistant than the 316 L Stainless model. It's fairly Difficult to scratch and most have stated It's fairly durable. I also own the Black Stainless and I can contest to this.
     
  5. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    It's steel, it's DLC coated, and it has a Saphire screen.

    I was comparing to the aluminum Nike model, which once scratched is unrepairable.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Once the aluminum is scratched, it is permanent. The regular stainless Watch, if scratched (Minor) can be polished and buffed.
     
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    I know it is personal tastes but to me the Nike watch does not come close to the looks of the Black Stainless AW. It is all up to the owner and their tastes, but I would get tired of looking at the Nike band.
     
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    Just wanted to remind you that you can switch the Nike + band with other bands just like you can on other apple watches. So you don't have to wear the sport band to work or out on the town etc......

    the two exclusive Nike faces are really nice in my opinion but that is personal taste. I use them mostly when I have a sport band on and usually at the gym. I use more traditional face with my leather strap at work...
     
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    Figure out which one better fits your needs and go with it.
     
  11. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That's the ultimate goal! Lol and some how get the custom Nike faces on the screen!

    They both do the same thing and ultimately that's what I'll do.
     
  12. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    Keep the black stainless and order a 3rd party clone Nike band. Win win? Besides the watch faces that is.
     

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  13. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    There are distinct differences between the two, which you are probably familiar with from your research and this thread, so I won't reiterate them.

    My point was more one of affirming that the decision is ultimately yours to make. I've not read the followup posts, so perhaps you meant to ask a different question that the one you posted. If not, then I'd emphasize that with aesthetic decisions you may as well flip a coin as ask random internet strangers.
     
  14. TxWatch macrumors 6502

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    +1

    I was also waiting for the SG Nike, but an open box SB SS became available first, so I grabbed it. :cool: I ordered a black/gray knock-off Nike band to create my own SB Nike version for running. (minus the exclusive Nike faces, of course) I just got it on Tuesday, so I have only run with it once. The GPS worked perfectly and my run distance matched my Garmin Forerunner within 1/10th of a mile for the total 7 mile run.

    It felt much heavier than my AW Sport while I was running, but I really like the look of the darker SB body and the extra clarity from the sapphire screen. I have 45 days to decide if I will return it, but I am leaning towards keeping the SB even with the extra weight.
     
  15. democracyrules macrumors 6502

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    The watch is too big on the wrist like screaming for attention that you have Apple Watch. The large size is sticking out like a sore thumb The right size proportionate for your wrist is a smaller one. It is a pity look.
     
  16. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I saw the watch faces earlier today. I'm a Nike fan how ever I'm leaning toward that Space Back Stainless!
     
  17. Dodgeman thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My second guess all of this and go for the all stainless and probably nab a black band.
    That stainless is bright I like the look of it.
     
  18. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    I've had a link bracelet band for the SS model before but ended up returning the band as I wasn't in love with the look.

    Now I have a space black model with a black link bracelet and the thing is 100% gorgeous! Definitely a keeper despite the price.
     
  19. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I too own the stainless black Watch with the black stainless band. Those two paired together look sleek and professional. I have had many compliments on this combination.
     
  20. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    I'm the type of person who likes to match the Watch bands with my outfit and the Nike band would not cut it. Perhaps wearing around the house or for weight lifting. That's about it.
     
  21. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Huh? There's no difference in size between the Nike edition and other AW2 models.

    Even the 42mm is smaller than some other non-Apple watches such as the Garmin Fenix 3 at 51mm x 51mm.
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    You do realize the band swaps out easily just like any of the other bands, yes?

    For me the black/gray Nike band has been fine as a general purpose band. I've not felt any desire for something else.
     
  22. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    Ehh the 38mm battery wasn't cutting it for me.
     
  23. Long Run Nick macrumors regular

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    It is interesting that Apple specs list the same battery limit for both the 38 and the 42. My friend deedawg commented on another thread that due to the larger screen the battery difference is not that great.
    I initially got the 38 and used until I was overcome by Nike envy and bought the 42 Nike. I see little difference in battery drain. I do give the edge to the 42 based on several weeks with the Nike 42. Use to see about 1.5 % battery drain per hour with not a lot of use on the 38. The 42 seems to use about 1% per hour for me similar use.
    GPS/HR burns about 20% per hour on the 38 while the 42 comes in around 17%. This has been tested on nearly 400 miles of running since October 7. So based on the preceding there might be a slight edge with the 42. Individual experience may vary.
    An apology to deedawg if I misrepresented your comment on battery drain. Nick
     
  24. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    @longrunnick yeah back with series 0 my 38mm watch would die around 9pm. So i switched to 42mm and it would last me till 1am. Now with series 2 i went straight for the 42mm and can pull 2 days of battery from it.
     
  25. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    I'd merely clarify that I only speculated that the larger screen size drew more power and was the reason for the equivalent battery life claim. I try not to claim actual knowledge where I don't have it. :)

    @Itsedstech -- My 42mm Nike edition is my first AW. From what I've read, the new watches and new OS have made a significant difference. What I do know is that with a 40 minute GPS-on run (no phone), my 42mm Nike edition typically has around 50% battery left with I put it on the charger at bedtime. On days with no run or workout, it'll usually be around 65-70%. Since I don't care about sleep tracking this works fine for me. Charging disc sits on my nightstand.

    Now I suppose if I was frequently finding myself in different beds, that might be a bit more troublesome. I did buy the 0.3m charger for my "travel bag" of cables and chargers that goes with me on trips.
     

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