Swimming with the new sports loop

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by stu.h, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. stu.h macrumors 65816

    stu.h

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    Has anyone given these straps a go whilst swimming?
    Interested to know how the velcro holds up.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Velcro is very durable. You should not have any issues with moisture or water. The Most important thing isallow it to properly dry out once you're done using it.
     
  3. dschulian macrumors regular

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    I went with it for a shower after my workout. My AW3 broke :p (replacement should arrive later today), but the sport loop was in perfect condition after it. Also it dried very fast on my wrist.
     
  4. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Are you saying your AW3 wasn't water resistant and the shower ravaged it?
     
  5. dschulian macrumors regular

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    Yep, went for a shower after my workout and the mic got busted. Received my replacement today (happened sunday). Ultra fast! Very happy with AppleCare+.
     
  6. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Did you turn on Water mode to lock the screen? Control Panel in the dock, water droplet icon.
     
  7. dschulian macrumors regular

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    Sure, but that just locks the screen and removes the water from the speaker when unlocking later on.
     
  8. Mabus51 macrumors 65816

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    Just trying to figure out how a 2 day old AW3 was destroyed by the shower. Sounds like a wonky device. Let me know if the replacement sucks too.
     
  9. gsucyclist macrumors regular

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    It was probably just faulty. I have showered with mine a few times since Friday and done 2 pool swims with the sports loop. It seems to work well, just takes a little bit to dry
     

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