Questions for black sport band owners

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by idanny34, May 21, 2015.

  1. idanny34 macrumors regular

    Sep 26, 2014
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I've been using a white sport band and just noticed some discoloration/staining. So now I'm thinking about buying a black sport band.

    Any discoloration/staining? Does it get dirty? How easy is it to clean?
  2. Azzin macrumors 601


    Jun 23, 2010
    London, England.
    No problem with mine.

    I've had it since launch day, worn it all day/every day and I haven't cleaned it.

    I've worn it to do pretty much everything-cooking, washing up, tidying up etc and it's still fine.
  3. Snips macrumors regular

    Jan 9, 2008
    Suffolk, UK
    The strap has a matt surface, and is 'polishing' (becoming shiny) where it rubs against itself, the way it fastens, and I expect it may polish where it rubs against surfaces over time (possibly including sleeves), but nothing to worry about.

    It's pretty cheap to buy a replacement if necessary.
  4. sdallnct2 macrumors regular

    May 3, 2015
    I find it smugges a bit but cleans easily.

    It is comfortable to wear while working out, running, etc.

    But, I really am not a fan of the look with the SG Sport Watch (it is what I have). No only all the same color (essentially) but the same visual texture.

    I'm itching to replace it. Both for everyday wear and even for working out.
  5. dustyblueheron, May 22, 2015
    Last edited: May 24, 2015

    dustyblueheron macrumors newbie


    May 15, 2015
    Black sports band - opaque film

    I've been wearing a black sports band since May 20, and today noticed an odd thing - the part of the band with the holes (most exposed on the wrist) had a white film on it that comes off with hard rubbing. I did get most of it off, and have no idea how it got there. I don't recall spraying anything near my wrist that might have caused it. Too early to tell if it was a fluke, or if it will be a recurring thing. It's a little strange, tho. My main band is the Milanese Loop, and I wanted the black band for working out and utility duty.

    Edit: just saw a reference in another thread to the black sport band "peeling." That's a pretty good description of what I experienced. Now I'm curious to see whether it will happen again.

    Follow-up: has not happened again. I must have inadvertently sprayed something on the band, it hardened into the whitish film, then came off when I scrubbed the band. Am now cleaning the band daily as Apple recommends, and no problem. Also have not noticed the polishing effect others have seen.
  6. menace3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    Sweat, ran, hiked, jogged, and weight still looks the same as when I first got it on the 28th.
  7. InAustralia macrumors 6502


    Oct 7, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    So you don't have any of the shiny/polishing effect on your BSB?

    I started to get the polishing effect from day 1 (as per this thread Are you not experiencing this with your band?
  8. phantomsd macrumors 6502


    Dec 7, 2006
    San Diego, CA
    Received my AW with BSB yesterday... wore it from 2pm to 11pm... the "polishing" effect was on the end of the strap where it tucks into the hole. Not the end of the world... just sucks.
  9. menace3 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA

    nope done have any of that. i have some on the inside where the band rubs against itself, but not on the outside.

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