Sports Bands, how do they feel?

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  1. deanfitz1 macrumors member

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    Just wondering if they feel in any way like the iPhone 6/6+ silicone cases material wise?

    Anyone think the white one will get dirty pretty fast?
     
  2. sbbrown333 macrumors member

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    It's way different than the iPhone 6 cases and much better. It will not get dirty the way those lint magnets do.
     
  3. Brett1203 macrumors 6502a

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    The sport band was very soft and felt great on the wrist
     
  4. rodknocker macrumors 6502

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    I felt really great on the wrist. Very smooth and light material.

    I really liked it.
     
  5. Mactagonist macrumors 65816

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    To add to the chorus, they feel tremendous. Much more of a premium feel then expected.
     
  6. dvnxlc macrumors member

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    I will also add, the Sports band felt great. Was not expecting the material to feel rather soft and not so 'plasticky'.
     
  7. NAYo2002 macrumors 6502

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    I walked in expecting it to be same as my Fitbit's synthetic rubber. It's much softer and smoother than any other watch bands I tried.
     
  8. aquaboy macrumors regular

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  9. robbie12345 macrumors 6502

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    It felt like rubber... lol. I ordered a space gray sport and tried them on yesterday. It felt fine on your wrist but one thing I noticed is that when you clip it in and off it sometimes like sticks to a hair on your arm so you feel an unpleasant pinch. Also, it was a bit difficult to take the band off.
     
  10. SixtyK macrumors 6502a

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    This was not my experience at all...and I have pretty hairy arms. #sasquatch
     
  11. NateEssex macrumors 6502

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    I was impressed with the feel of the sports band, much more so than the leather band.
     
  12. d.steve macrumors regular

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    I expected to hate it but I really like it. It's really comfortable.

    My favorite watch ever was a dive watch that had a band like this...not sure if it was the same material but very similar. Metal bands - link at least - drive me crazy...though I could easily live with the Milanese loop.
     
  13. KenAFSPC macrumors 6502a

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    The Sport Band feels good. But it looks incredibly cheap.
     
  14. d.steve macrumors regular

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    And it does feel a bit like rubber, but strangely in a good way, not bad. If it didn't have that elasticity (or at least flexibility) to it, it would feel like plastic, I suppose.
     
  15. KPOM macrumors G5

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    It's much smoother. I wouldn't call it luxurious but it feels fine. Putting one on takes some getting used to, but taking it off is easy.
     
  16. Kavier macrumors 6502a

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    The sports band was really soft and felt much better than I thought it would. It was very comfortable.
     
  17. AJsAWiz macrumors 68030

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    Impressive

    Did my Try On, Friday.

    I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised, knowing the quality of Apple products but . . .
    I was pleasantly surprised when I slipped on the Sport Watch. The band had a nice "thickness", was sturdy yet extremely comfortable. It may take some getting used to (in fastening the band) but it seems really secure to me. I don't expect to have problems with it falling off of my wrist. I'm 100% convinced that I made the right choice, for me, in my selection.
     
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  19. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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    Sport band feels excellent, much better than other sport watches like g shock.

    Definitely best "bang for buck" band from Apple
     
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