Replace the Sport watch band?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by shacky, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. shacky macrumors regular

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    My plan is to order a Sport watch and ditch the ugly band. I will be able to get slider hardware, right?
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Yes, you can get whatever band you want as long as it's available in the size your watch is. That ugly band you're referring to is $49 I wouldn't ditch it.
     
  3. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    If nothing else, it will come in handy if your replacement band is ever damaged.
     
  4. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    keep that band for any time you work out, run, go outside in the rain... the others aren't water resistant
     
  5. AceFernalld macrumors 65816

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    What's your source on this? Apple's website only mentions that the leather bands aren't water resistant.
     
  6. mchoffa macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, you're right. Not that they technically AREN'T water resistant, but I'm just assuming you don't want to get a milanese loop band or link bracelet all sweaty. Personally, I would only do anything like that in the sport band and keep the others nice and clean/dry.
     
  7. KauaiBruce macrumors 6502a

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    Link bracelets can get sweaty just fine. They are easily rinsed and SS dries just fine. The only reason I won't shower with the SS Link is that I do not want soap residues to potentially build up or dull it. That shouldn't happen with good quality steel but I do not want to risk it.
     
  8. Armen macrumors 604

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    Same reason I don't shower with my omega. Soap gets between the links and annoys me.
     
  9. shacky thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I wouldn't throw away the Sport band. I would keep it, if for no other reason, for resale value.

    What I really meant to ask is, if I want to buy an aftermarket band, will I likely be able to get the slider hardware to accommodate it. Personally, I really don't like the sport bands but am fine with the sport watch, so I want to buy a sport watch and put a aftermarket band on it. Hopefully, right away.
     
  10. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    Right now, only Apple bands will attach to the Watch. It's a unique attachment. Eventually they'll be 3rd party bands that will work.
     
  11. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    The slider part of the Sports band looks like it's integrated into the band -- it's not a separate piece that can come off.

    I think third party bands, if any is made, will come with their own slider mechanism.

    If you want to attach a regular watch band, there was a kickstarter campaign for a band adapter. Sorry, I don't have the link.
     

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