Sport band vs sport loop?

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  1. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502a

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    17 y/o daughters getting AW3 LTE for Christmas and i need to choose the bands. One will get silver alum and the other gets gold. Any opinions on the stock bands? Thanks.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    The Flueroastamer bands or commonly referred to as sport bands is Widely available in more colors and are extremely durable. As where is the Sport Loop band is made of Velcro and isn't water resistant, but is also very durable, but limited in colors.
     
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  4. Easttime macrumors 6502a

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    I replaced a sport band with the sport loop to get a better fit. Now it’s snug enough to stay signed in but not tight so it causes discomfort. Perfect. But that might not be the teenage priority.
     
  5. techspin macrumors 6502a

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    Buy a sport loop for one and the sport band for the other
     
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    Good idea - they each get the stock sports band, plus a bonus woven band of their own choosing.
     
  8. dwfaust macrumors 603

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    I just got a sport loop band for my series 2. It’s incredibly comfortable, and it breathes, unlike the sport band. IMO, it’s the only way to fly.
     
  9. dmaxdmax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn’t think that you got color choices on the initial purchase. As i told them when they were 4, “You get what you get and you don’t get upset”. If they want other colors they can spend their own money!
     
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    Get the sport band that comes with the watch for both of them. Then give them each a $50 Amazon gift card and let them buy another 5-10 bands of their choice.
     
  11. dmaxdmax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Silver Aluminum gets Fog Sport Band, or Seashell Sport Loop.

    Gold Alum comes with Pink Sand Sports Band, or Pink Sand Sports Loop.
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    Good idea. Watch from Grandma, band money from us.
     
  12. jermy4 macrumors demi-god

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    I would order the watches with the sport loop since there aren't any 3rd party sport loop bands available yet but you can buy cheap 3rd party nylon or regular sport bands.
     
  13. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    I'd go for the Sport Loop too, because they're NEW!!

    Easy to buy Sport Bands etc, but as I understand it, Apple also offers the option to swap back to the Sport Band version as an alternative to you returning and buying again.

    ie Silver: Seashell Sport Loop <-> Fog Sport Band
    Gold: Pink Sand Sport Loop <-> Pink Sand Sport Band

    PS The Pink Sand Sport Band purchased separately has a silver pin, while the one that comes with it has the gold pin. You may want to be mindful of that so either buy the Sport Band or swap it out. Easier to purchase the Pink Sand Sport Loop which is no different.

    My revised advice would be Silver with Sport Loop; Gold with Sport Band.
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    If you're buying direct from Apple, can also return Watch, swap bands (see above) etc.
     
  14. predation macrumors 65816

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    Lucky kids!

    I remember being so excited when I got my Motorola pager. lol
     
  15. Easttime macrumors 6502a

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    My dad snuck a watch onto my wrist when I was sleeping on my 12th Birthday. Still remember the excitement of waking to find it next morning.
     
  16. broadbean, Oct 21, 2017
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    When I was young (long, loooong time ago...) new watches was a real thrill. So many different types to choose from it seems such a shame Apple Watch limits so much for Watch faces.
     
  17. dmaxdmax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I’m sure the watch was great but that memory is forever!
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    You read my mind.
     
  18. Pseudo-Fed macrumors 6502

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    First watch I wanted was one of the red LED--push button to see time variety. Lucky kids now, but then they have higher expectations.....
     
  19. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    I do wish Apple could allow it as a retro Watch face!
     
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    Pulsar!

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  22. dmaxdmax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I have 17 y/o twin girls who don't really like to shop or go to the mall. They only get clothes on sale from moderately priced places and scoff at their friends who are into labels. The other day one asked me for the ebay sign-on so she could buy some $6 socks. We went to Europe for 2 weeks and I told them they could buy anything they wanted in London/Paris/Rome as a memento - money was no object. They came back with an ice cream scoop, a key ring, and some books. They ask for little and appreciate what they get so indulging them with watches (that they haven't asked for) is fine.

    Plus, neither they nor their close friends have boyfriends! I'm a very lucky dad.
     
  23. broadbean macrumors 6502a

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    Just make sure they have good enough iPhones!

    That you know of! :p
     
  24. dmaxdmax thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OK - You've wrecked my whole bloody day!
     

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