Nylon band - transpiration

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by Pclaesen, Dec 6, 2016.

  1. Pclaesen macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking of getting a series2 AW with nylon band. However, i occasionaly sweat quite a bit (not working out, just doing daily stuff - pretty annoying). Is the nylon band not gonna absorb the sweat?

    Anyone out there with a nylon band who can shed some light on this?


    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I use an ultrasonic bath to clean my band and you'd be surprised how much crap comes out lol. Warm soapy water and a good rinse would work too.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    The Nylon band would not be ideal for physical fitness. It absorbs and retains. It's lightweight and durable, but you would have to clean it and allow it to dry.
     
  4. Pclaesen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies so far. The soap and water won't damage (or corrose) the metal parts of the band?
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    No. Water and soap won't damage the clasp.
     
  6. testcard macrumors 68030

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    I've washed mine several times in soapy water without any ill effects. Just give it time to dry.
     
  7. ftaok macrumors 601

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    OK. I gotta ask. Why do you have an ultrasonic bath? Do you work in a lab and have access to one?

    Or is this something for home use to clean stuff?
     
  8. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    I gave up smoking and started vaping over a year ago. The easiest way to clean my rda and rta's is with an ultrasonic bath. There cheap and effective.

    So when my Milanese loop was dirty I used it and it worked a treat. It's now my go to cleaning device for my straps.
     
  9. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    They're pretty cheap actually, about $30 on amazon, just search "ultrasonic jewelry cleaner"
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Agreed. You have to allow it to fully dry, otherwise, it can get grungy quickly with moisture when wearing it.
     
  11. Pclaesen thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thaks for the replies everyone. Think I'll go with the greyish or black nylon band :).
     
  12. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Hadn't thought of jewelry needing cleaning. I, myself, do not wear a lot of jewelry, but I do remember my sister having a jar of cleaning solution that she would soak her rings, earrings, and necklaces in when I was a kid.

    I guess ultrasonic is just a better and more effective way to do that.

    My industry uses ultrasonic cleaners to clean pharma equipment and parts, so you can imagine how much they cost. Never really thought they'd bring the technology to the home. Thanks for learning me today.
     
  13. Relentless Power macrumors G5

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    Interesting. I may have to invest in one of these ultrasonic cleaners.
     

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