Sport Band Question

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  1. BullittMustang, Jan 30, 2017
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    BullittMustang macrumors 6502a

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    For those of you that have had the sport band for awhile, does the band tend to stretch out a little? It is too small for me on one setting, and a little too big on the next one. Hoping if I keep it on the tighter setting a few hours a day it will stretch a little. Thanks for any input.
     
  2. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Mine hasn't but I have a setting that fits perfectly so no stretch and it's not too loose. I'd say, try to see if it'll stretch out.

    I have read that sweat and water can cause it to stretch.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Yes, over time, it will stretch out. I've had a few bands replaced over the last 1.5 years because of stretching. It will take longer than a few days, but it will eventually stretch.
     
  4. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Different views here. But mine has not. I own multiple sport bands, which are worn regularly, and they do not stretch by my standards, but are highly flexible.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Very interesting. I've had 2 black, 2 white, 1 blue and 1 red stretch out over the last 20 months. They stretched so much I had two move up two notches. I've had all 6 replaced. AC+ verified they stretched because they measured them down to the millimeter.
     
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    Obviously your mileage may vary. I own 15 Plus Apple OEM Sport bands. They haven't stretched on me in the slightest. However, I do regularly interchange them. So they may not have as much wear as someone who wears the same band on a regular basis.
     
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    My product red and white bands have stretched faster than my black band. All have had equal wear.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Ahh. That might be it. When I pick a band I wear it for a solid month.
     
  9. BullittMustang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the replies. I just can't seem to get comfortable with the sport band. It's either to lose or to tight and grippy on my skin. I ordered the Apple leather loop. I saw some good reviews about it.
     
  10. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Use a small pin or knife and poke a hole in between the slots. Make it just big enough for the pin to go thru.
     
  11. bluespark macrumors 65816

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    The leather loop is fantastic. Beautiful, comfortable, and as adjustable as needed. I hope Apple keeps this band around.
     
  12. the future macrumors 65816

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    Or you could just try to use the other (third) part of the sport band, i.e. the shorter part when you've been using the longer one or vice versa. Because the holes on the different parts are actually slightly offset, probably for exactly this reason/issue.
     
  13. BullittMustang thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I did try that first. No luck. I did wear it all day today on the tighter notch, seemed a little better. I'm hoping I like the leather loop.
     
  14. Eddie3345 macrumors member

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    mine have kind of stretched too. I wouldn't mind punching a hole on the Large bands seeing as how i only use the small band and would cut off the excess BUT i haven't found a hole puncher that is the right diameter. I don't want to use an exacto knife to ream a hole open.
     
  15. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    Even if you were to ruin the band, at least to be affordable enough where you can replace it easily.
     
  16. BarracksSi Suspended

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    Mine seems to have shrunk.

    I'm sure my weight gain has nothing to do with it.

    :innocently whistling:
     
  17. BarracksSi Suspended

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    But seriously, though --

    I suppose my wrist's ideal size is between two holes, too. So, I wear it on the looser hole most of the time -- it still doesn't randomly lock itself, so it's good enough. If I need to feel the haptic/taptic feedback more reliably, like when getting navigation directions, I'll move it to the next-tighter hole (which is pretty easy to do anyway). For workouts, I go one hole tighter than that to make sure the watch always stays in contact with my skin.

    In a nutshell: If it doesn't lock itself at random times, it's snug enough; if your hand falls asleep, it's too tight.
     
  18. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    After a couple of months ... nope. Stuck also between two different holes - and that changes even further when I work out. Swap off with my Fitbit ...
     
  19. Ingster macrumors 6502

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    For those who are using the sport band and seem to be in-between the holes, try the other bottom band (S/m if using m/l) IIRC the holes are spaced in-between those of the sister band around the medium range - only tends to work if you are a 'medium' wrist person but the shorter or longer band might be the better fit.
     
  20. Phish311 macrumors regular

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    The better fit for me is with the longer band, but once i tuck the excess into the band, the watch gets too tight. Has anyone tried cutting down the longer band, and if so, how did that work out?
     
  21. Thai macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, i have cut it with scissor. It does not look at good afterwards. :D
     
  22. funnyboy88 macrumors regular

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    I had this problem, but I switched to the S/M band instead of the M/L band. On the S/M band, I found a perfect fit.
     
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