Sport band difficult to fasten

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  1. FasterQuieter macrumors 6502

    FasterQuieter

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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?
     
  2. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    I did at the Apple store. Im hoping that changes when I get my white sport band finally.
     
  3. paradoxx540 macrumors newbie

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    it was hard at first but after using it for 3 days i can put it on as fast as a classic watch band.
     
  4. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  6. LxTxNx macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was really hard at first. Now it's so easy!
     
  7. Bo31210 macrumors member

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    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.
     
  8. mightyjabba macrumors 65816

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    I actually find it easier than a normal watch band now. It just takes a little getting used to.
     
  9. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    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:
     
  10. Glene macrumors 6502

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    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.......
     
  11. dadams1 macrumors newbie

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    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.
     
  12. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    I just pull the band until the pin slides in the hole and then put the band in the tab.
     
  13. FasterQuieter thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I am an idiot. Thank you!
     
  14. Dhonk macrumors member

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    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
     
  15. MartyCan macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  16. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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

    Hopefully this becomes easier!
     
  17. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    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.
     
  18. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  19. DarKOrange macrumors newbie

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    Did you see the cartoons that came on the band plastic protection?
    They explain how to easily fasten the band.
     
  20. bobob macrumors 68030

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    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!
     
  21. philipk macrumors 6502

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    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).
     
  22. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    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
     
  23. modernaccord macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
  24. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    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.
     
  25. Knowimagination macrumors 68000

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    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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