Rubber bumper for Apple Watch for competitive sports

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by m021478, May 8, 2015.

  1. m021478 macrumors 6502

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    Anyone know of a rubber bumper/sleeve/shell that can be worn on the Apple watch so that I can wear it while playing competitive/contact sports without worrying about cracking my competitor in the head?

    I used to wear my Fitbit Charge while playing soccer (made of soft rubber) and there was never any issue playing with it, but there definitely would be with wearing a Apple Watch.

    I'm looking for something like this, but soft rubber instead of hard plastic.
     
  2. kovey macrumors 6502a

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  3. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

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    It is soft rubber. I had it and returned it to get the tough armor since I wanted the orange look.
     

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  4. 3square macrumors regular

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    FYI
    the tough armor has a built-in screen protector, which renders the touch gesture on the screen useless.
     
  5. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

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    What do you mean exactly? Screen protectors on smart phones don't take away your ability to use the touch screen, otherwise no one would buy them.
     
  6. kovey macrumors 6502a

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    He's just being critical and incorrect.
     
  7. m021478 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    For what it's worth, I've found the perfect solution!

    Even with some sort of a rubber bumper that is made to fit the watch, most referees will ask players to remove the watch if they see one... But this wristband solution perfectly conceals the watch and allows it to do its activity tracking Mojo during the game, eliminates any chance that the referee will ask you to remove it (because it doesn't look like you're wearing a watch), and it protects your opponents and getting a split eye if you inadvertently bop them.
     
  8. malochico1 macrumors 6502

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    thats actually a brilliant and creative idea. I wore mine few days ago at a small flag football tournamrent and the ref asked me to take it off. this would work perfectly.



     
  9. eb25 macrumors newbie

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    you might take a look at actionproof.com- also speck is working on a bumper that should be out soon
     
  10. Appleman22 macrumors newbie

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    i have the tough armor with the screen protector. Touch screen works perfect! Don't let mr. hypercritical lie to you!
     
  11. m021478 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you get the "Doublewide Wristbands" I linked to, because the standard wristband (which I also bought, then returned) isn't quite wide enough to fully wrap around the watch.

    Glad someone else also found this trick useful!
     
  12. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I also just picked up some underarmour wrist sweat bands. They are between the nike short and long bands so it is perfect for hugging the watch while playing sports and you don't have to cover half your arm. I bought mine for when I am long boarding. Pop it on right before I go out for a short session and take it off when I get back in. perfect.
     
  13. m021478 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Can you provide a link to Amazon.com for the specific wristbands you're talking about? Thanks!
     
  14. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I bought them at dicks by the baseball stuff
     

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