Using SS band with running?

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  1. Marco123 macrumors 6502a

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    I own an Apple Watch genuine black stainless steel band but rarely use it because I’m always using my watch as a fitness tracker when running.
    Would the sweat when running damage the SS band?
    Thanks.
     
  2. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Milanese or the link band?
    Personally I wouldn’t use either band for any work out.
    Milanese slips and the link is heavy.
    In regards to damage, I would think either would hold up well with a quick rinse after working out.

    The sport loop would be my first choice.
     
  3. jbachandouris macrumors 601

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    I used Milanese loop when that was the only band I owned. It stood up just fine and didn't slip at all. It did get dirty however. Toothbrush and Dawn soap worked best to clean it.
     
  4. Marco123 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you for the advice, it’s a link band but I’ve already tried the sport loop and because I wear a 38mm, I find the sport loop to small.
     
  5. CWallace macrumors 603

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    I would think it would be okay (I have the 42mm) since it is stainless steel so sweat should not damage the finish.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Doubtful. I would suggest just rinsing off the band when you’re through running and rinse it under fresh tapwater, then thoroughly dry it with a microfiber cloth.
     
  7. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    It shouldn't be a problem, so long as you make sure the band gets thoroughly rinsed off in fresh water.

    When I run, I make sure to use the same sport loop each time. That way, I don't have to worry about the 'what if' scenarios with my favorite bands.
     

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