The nylon sport loop, bad idea?

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  1. pika2000 macrumors 601

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    The silicone sports band is ideal for exercises as it is easily cleaned.
    The nylon sport loop? Will it be a stinky sweaty band? Gross. :D
     
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    You can always wash it if it gets too gross. I like the idea of a nylon band with a Velcro fastening, and the black is going on my wish list.
     
  3. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, use that thing called a sink and wash it. My wife has a nylon band and works out with no problems. Just clean it.
     
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    I’ve ordered a Black Sport Loop 42mm because some colours, including Black, are showing as “This colour is available for a limited time only.”
     
  5. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    Same here. Placed order this morning.
     
  6. pika2000 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Personally, it's more about the silicon sports band being much easier to clean and dry. I can quickly rinse and dry them after exercise. I'm not sure how washing and using soap on the nylon bands would do to its longevity, but good to know that it's possible. :)
     
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    It just takes a little longer to dry. After washing in warm, soapy water I leave it to dry on a sheet of kitchen towel.
     
  8. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Hers only takes a little bit to dry and I think she even used a hair dryer to do it when we were leaving within the hour.

    You can also easily swap them out, so have one for workout and the other for regular wear. She is actually going to do this now as her other finally busted.
     
  9. redsteeler macrumors member

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    The main question is the new sport nylon loop waterproof or not as i do not find anywhere that it isnt.
     
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    It’s nylon, but it will absorb water between the fibres and then slowly dry out.
     
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    Ordered mine this morning. Looks awesome and have been close to ordering a black nylon for quite some time so it was pretty on point it came now

    And regarding the cleaning of it: Would they really call it a Sports Loop if they didn’t make it easy to clean?
     
  12. michaelb5000 macrumors regular

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    I have a silicon sports band and do think those work well, but I like my nylon band much better. It is dirty and possibly stinky and I should try to wash it again (I did not do a very good job the time I did try to wash it before). It does hold some water if I get it wet, say kayaking. But it is lighter and softer and less hot to wear. It may have slightly more holes than the sport loop and/or it is better tighter, and so the HR may be more reliable. So for me it is better for working out overall. The new sports loops look nice and I would want to try one of those too; if or when I buy an new watch I will probably get that version.
     
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    I rushed too fast to order. I wanted the new sport loop, in a dark color. I didn't realize the Nike Cell have their own versions of these. Wished I'd ordered the black Nike+cell black Sport loop set. I ordered the reg cell version with the dark olive sport loop, they don't offer it in black with a cell watch. Hard to see what the dark olive is, looks black.
    May return it anyway, as I use Tmo and they are not looking watch friendly, but I'd guess that will change as they have paved the way for less restrictive plans...but not yet in this case.
     
  15. xDKP macrumors 65816

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    Dark olive looks great - the Nike isn’t sold separately yet it seems.

    I’ve gone for the black so might add the Nike if they sell it down the line
     
  16. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

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    My new sport loop arrived yesterday. I think these new bands will be my favorite so far. Super light and super comfy. More breathable than sportband. Will have its first pool test later this AM.
     
  17. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    I love the nylon bands. Hate that they're just traditional buckle. Leather loop had always been my favorite. The combination of nylon and loop is brilliant. I ordered the Nike version just for that magic combination of sport loop, LTE, and SGA.

    I can see knockoffs coming in lots of colors.
     
  18. TEBnewyork macrumors regular

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    It will be interesting to see if knockoffs are as light soft and supple. I have a couple of the previous apple nylon bands but like you I was never wild about the traditional buckle and they are way bulkier than this new loop.
     
  19. AlliFlowers Contributor

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    The Apple watch is not traditional. It deserves a nontraditional band.
     
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    You do laundry, right? You wash your clothes repeatedly, right? They haven't fallen apart just from washing, right?
     
  22. pika2000 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Yes, clothes are designed to be washed repeatedly, in general.
    But a small item like this, that's why I put out a question. And unlike you, I am glad there are other users that already shared their positive experience.
    Good day.
     
  23. testcard macrumors 68040

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    My 42mm black sport loop arrived today - softer and more comfortable than the woven nylon bands. Very pleased.
     
  24. pika2000 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Cool. Do update how it reacts with sweat etc.
     
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    Sometimes I wonder how dirty some people live.
     

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