Which band will be most comfortable?

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  1. docprego macrumors 65816

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    Believe it or not I've never worn a watch in all of my 45 years. I'm concerned that I will constantly be aware of having something on my wrist and that will take away from the convenience of using it. What's the most comfortable and virtually unnoticeable band for a watch newbie like me?
     
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    Well, the sport version is probably the lightest one. I would imagine the soft leather bands would be the most comfy.
     
  3. papa8706 macrumors 6502a

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    The leather classic buckle would be the easiest to wear for someone who's not used to wearing watches. In my experience I usually wear link and leather bands without issues but sport and rubber bands like the pebble drove me mad. Something about the feel on my skin was annoying to me. Just my opinion
     
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    I would think the Milanese loop would be the most comfortable since you can size it exactly to what you want. I prefer a properly fitted Link Bracelet. That is why they have removable links. It needs to be tight but not binding. It is so heavy it will flop around otherwise. I like the feel of a heavy watch and do not see why someone would not want to feel it is there on the arm. If you forget it is there you are going to bang it into more stuff.

    That is why I want the Sapphire glass. My old rolex was from right before the sapphire came out and it had very small but visible scratches. My next watch had the Sapphire and had NO scratches. I am a clutz and bang them into walls while walking all the time.
     
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    Won't the rubber band have a lot of friction between itself and the skin? When I think rubber it doesn't sound comfortable at all. Maybe it's more of a smooth surface that won't create a lot of friction? Has anyone actually felt an Apple Watch rubber band?
     
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    I guess we'll find out on April 10th. But I wonder if there is a limit to how many you try on.
     
  9. chibamac macrumors 6502

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    I have a feeling that the sport band weight is incorrect. My guess is that weight includes the second strap in the packaging. I doubt the sport is heavier than the Milanese strap.

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  10. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    Aren't most athletic watch straps rubber? Or plastic? I don't see much of a difference here.
     
  11. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

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    Not only friction but rubber also makes your skin sweat more.
    I think I will go for the leather loop (I particularly like the dark blue one), and a sport band for, well, sports. :D
     
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    The sport band may get sticky after some sweat. I've used a fuelband and Fitbit before and the area where the tracker touches the wrist gets clammy.
     
  13. chibamac macrumors 6502

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    just guessing here but it's probably a mix of rubber and plastic like the resin on a Casio. These actually don't make you sweat as much as leather does. Friction is not something to worry about either. Their very comfortable.
     
  14. rockyroad55 macrumors 601

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    Yeah once that friction starts, it sucks. But if your skin is dry it's great.
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    The Leather Loop render makes it look dark blue but it's bright blue in real life photos.
     
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    The pictures from Apple make it look a little darker, but I don't think it's that "bright". Here is a more realistic picture of it. The midnight blue leather strap is really nice and it boggles my mind that they don't make it in 42". [​IMG]
     
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    ^This, followed by the leather loop. Since they use magnets rather than larger links or notch holes, one has greater flexibility in sizing it exactly as needed.
     
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    Like the Milanese loop one but a afraid it may snag on hairy arms. Anyone with experience with similar bands?
     
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Might depend on the lighting.

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    Isn't it white and gold? ;)
     
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    I agree I prefer a link bracelet too. I take my watch off when ever I wash my hands. The problem is that it so light i sometimes forget that i took it off and end up leaving it behind. That's why it's important to me that I be able to feel my watch when I where it.
     
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    Yes that looks bright, but also appears to be in a very bright room.
     
  24. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    My guess is that leather loop would be really comfortable, but I would think the loop over the lug would take a set very fast, and be noticeable if you changed the adjustment.
     
  25. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    I'd say the leather loop will be most comfortable. The only thing touching your skin besides the watch will be soft leather - no buckles or metal bits.
     

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