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FasterQuieter

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 21, 2008
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Does anyone else struggle to fasten the sport band? I have never had a watch that is so hard to fasten. Is there a technique for doing it that I am too idiotic to figure out?
 

AdonisSMU

macrumors 604
Oct 23, 2010
6,891
2,465
I did at the Apple store. Im hoping that changes when I get my white sport band finally.
 

swordfish5736

macrumors 68000
Jun 29, 2007
1,898
106
Cesspool
I did the first day or two but it's gotten easier.

If you continue having problems try swapping the bands out so the one with the lug is on the top of the watch instead of the bottom. Or vice versa.
 

Bo31210

macrumors member
Apr 26, 2015
43
0
Macon, GA
Don't try to do it like the video on the :apple: website shows It is animation. Put it on your wrist, push the tab thing through the appropriate hold, THEN tuck the remaining band under the rest of it.
 

troy14

macrumors 6502a
Mar 25, 2008
760
102
Las Vegas (Summerlin), NV
Yeah, it's crazy. First couple of times i dropped the watch and fumbled with it for like a minute before getting it on.... now it's on in about 5 seconds. It really DOES get easier, mind blowing :mad::mad:
 

Glene

macrumors 6502
Sep 13, 2014
446
168
Ft Lauderdale
I had the same experience the first day and thought it was extremely difficult and pushing the band underneath , it grab a little bit of my hair. But I have Had no prob since, I believe that is because the first day the watch band is absolutely straight, and not form curved at all..... once it is, it's an easy one hand op.......
 

dadams1

macrumors newbie
Oct 23, 2007
29
10
Does anyone else struggle to fasten the sport band? I have never had a watch that is so hard to fasten. Is there a technique for doing it that I am too idiotic to figure out?

What i do (watch on left wrist) is flop it over my wrist, hook my right index finger around the pin, right thumb around other strap, and pull them together sliding the pin in the hole. Then I tuck the end of the band underneath. After a couple of days it started to become pretty natural.
 

FasterQuieter

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 21, 2008
541
1,020
Don't try to do it like the video on the :apple: website shows It is animation. Put it on your wrist, push the tab thing through the appropriate hold, THEN tuck the remaining band under the rest of it.

I am an idiot. Thank you!
 

Dhonk

macrumors 6502
Mar 2, 2015
269
162
wait...I'm baffled. What other way would someone try than putting the pin through the hole before trying to secure the end of the band? It wouldn't be logical to try to hide excess band before securing on the pin. With a classic band you don't put excess band in the sheath before putting the pin through the hole
 

MartyCan

macrumors 68000
Oct 31, 2012
1,513
353
Near Toronto, ON
Does anyone else struggle to fasten the sport band? I have never had a watch that is so hard to fasten. Is there a technique for doing it that I am too idiotic to figure out?

It's not that hard but it does get easier with practice and use. The band will develop a natural curve in reasonably short order.
 

Vundu

macrumors 65816
Jun 10, 2009
1,477
623
Manchester, UK
I am left handed but wear it on my left wrist so have to use my right hand. The first time I struggled, now I find it quick and easy.
 

cambookpro

macrumors 604
Feb 3, 2010
7,077
2,991
United Kingdom
I thought, based on what everyone had said, that it would be really hard to do up.

It's actually incredibly easy. Just hold the pin section to your wrist with your index finger as you use your thumb to guide the hole section onto the pin.

Sounds a bit complicated, but I can easily put it on without looking.
 

DarKOrange

macrumors newbie
Dec 10, 2014
6
0
Does anyone else struggle to fasten the sport band? I have never had a watch that is so hard to fasten. Is there a technique for doing it that I am too idiotic to figure out?

Did you see the cartoons that came on the band plastic protection?
They explain how to easily fasten the band.
 

bobob

macrumors 68040
Jan 11, 2008
3,392
2,418
After day 1: It's the most annoying band I've ever used.

Hopefully this becomes easier!
That sounds like when I learned to walk at 14 months of age.

After day 1: It's the most annoying physical skill I've ever used.

Hopefully this becomes easier!
 

philipk

macrumors 6502
Jun 11, 2008
438
190
After a week it is still frustrating for me. However, I have learn to adapt.

I place the watch on the bed with my wrist on top and then lift the smaller strap up and take the large strap over it to the third hole. I press the strap onto the pin and then tuck it under.

It still take one to three attempts.

The bed keeps me from dropping the watch (again).
 

Aluminum213

macrumors 68040
Mar 16, 2012
3,563
4,283
I did at the Apple store. Im hoping that changes when I get my white sport band finally.

why would it change when you get your white band? it's the same thing but a different color


every review I've seen or read that involved a sports band complained about it, so I don't think it's going to magically get better
 

modernaccord

macrumors 6502a
Apr 20, 2015
620
198
Seattle, WA region
After a week it is still frustrating for me. However, I have learn to adapt.

I place the watch on the bed with my wrist on top and then lift the smaller strap up and take the large strap over it to the third hole. I press the strap onto the pin and then tuck it under.

It still take one to three attempts.

The bed keeps me from dropping the watch (again).

I agree - I'm having a really hard time adapting. I had online tech support swap my band to a leather loop (for a fee). Hopefully that will ship soon.
 

AdonisSMU

macrumors 604
Oct 23, 2010
6,891
2,465
why would it change when you get your white band? it's the same thing but a different color


every review I've seen or read that involved a sports band complained about it, so I don't think it's going to magically get better
The reason I said what I did is because I was under the impression they gave me the smaller band that was clearly way to small for my wrist. I ordered a larger one thinking that would resolve the issues I had with the fit.
 

Knowimagination

macrumors 68020
Apr 6, 2010
2,132
1,063
Really surprised people are struggling with this.

I just place the watch on my wrist, place my middle finger in the slot the excess strap slides through, place thumb on side with holes in it. Use middle finger and thumb to line up hole then its just a simple press and slide excess band through slot.

Takes me about 3 seconds or so.
 
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