Poetic Spartan rugged band (Review)

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by AlliFlowers, Dec 1, 2015.

  1. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    Got this in the mail the other day from Poetic for my thoughts...and here they are. I get what they were trying to do here. But it falls just short of where it should be. (Even if the band weren't way too masculine for me to start with.)

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    The band itself is nice. Thick TPU, which is actually pretty comfortable. But as you may be able to tell from the photo above, I have it almost to the last hole, and my wrist is by no means large. This (38mm) band would never fit someone with a larger than average wrist.

    But the biggest issue is that it's pretty darn near impossible to get your watch into the case. I almost gave up. If you don't plan on ever using another band, then it would be worth the fight to get it in. If you're the kind of person who changes your band more than twice a month, it's not worth the battle.

    The fit is great once it's in there. You can easily access the digital crown, and the cover on the power button works extremely well.

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    I recommend waiting for the next version, although, for $24.95 it's not a bad option if you need the protection.
     
  2. Mr. Donahue macrumors 6502

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    Cool review! Yeah it looks like it's trying to hard. It looks like it coulda been cool but it's not quite there.
     
  3. nicho macrumors 68000

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    did they send you a prototype or a retail unit? it looks messy in lots of places.

    why have they still not released the trek band? i see reviews for it on amazon (even verified purchases?) but i'm thinking they are a scam/fake because i haven't seen a single actual photo of one.
     
  4. AlliFlowers thread starter Contributor

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    As far as I can tell it's the retail unit. Came in a box with the model name on it.

    Poetic either is bang on, or close but no cigar.
     
  5. Binarymix macrumors 6502a

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    Still haven't received mine, and I ordered it in august. First a delay until september, then october, now they told me they had manufacturing issues, but assured me it was being sent out the week of November 15th..... Still nothing.
     
  6. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the review. What's is that complication on your watchface with the microphone?
     
  7. AlliFlowers thread starter Contributor

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    That is an app called "Just Press Record."
     
  8. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, will check it out.
     
  9. 3rdiguy macrumors 6502a

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    I just received mine and it's a total failure in design and engineering. I mean a complete failure and I'm glad I only spent a total of $15 and will take a "L". Small metal piece and the most important parts are rubber with way too much give. This is what happens when a company doesn't understand watches and bands and how they relate to an actual person wearing them. I won't even waste any part of my memory to take a pic. Total failure. DO NOT BUY THIS
     

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