will link bracelet be too loose?

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  1. andrewj macrumors regular

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    Using 42 mm stainless steel with the black sports band. The fit is good. I've been trying out the link bracelet in the store (and have one on order).

    However, the link bracelet, even with all the links, doesn't seem to be as adjustable. The best fit would require removing an odd number of links, causing the band to be a little bit off balance.

    The most comfortable fit would leave the watch somewhat loose. I'm concerned that with it being loose, the watch may lose connection and think that I've taken it off, and that I would have then re enter the pass code.

    Anyone have similar concerns?
     
  2. Stokkes macrumors member

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    While I don't have the link bracelet I wear my sport band quite loose (I can easily spin it around my wrist so that the watch face is on the inside of my wrist

    Haven't had an issue with the lock / heart rate monitor.

    Cheers
     
  3. H3rman macrumors 6502

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    There is a YouTube video where the Apple Store rep says it's perfectly fine to remove an odd number of links, but if you do that then Apple recommend that your remove the "extra" link from the side nearest your pinky.

    So if you need to remove an odd number for it to fit right, just do that. Job done. ;)
     
  4. Glene macrumors 6502

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    I f you don't care about getting the haptic taps, then you certainly can wear it loose......I have always worn my Rolex and Breitling brackets slightly loose, as I think that's the intended style, so I understand. And why I cancelled the apple bracelet.
     
  5. Stokkes macrumors member

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    will link bracelet be too loose?


    You cancelled the link bracelet or apple watch in general? Even wearing mine loose, with the prominent haptic feature on, I can still easily make out the taps.
     
  6. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    I don't see why removing the links in odd numbers is even a problem. The adjustable links are a fixed size, unlike the rest of the links which are progressively sized to increase in width toward the case.
     
  7. ocabj macrumors 6502a

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    You don't need to have exactly the same number of links on each side of the clasp. It's common for a traditional watch to have say 7 links on one side, and 6 links on the other of the clasp when adjustments are made.
     
  8. misterberry macrumors newbie

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    That's odd that they would say that. Typically you take the extra link out of the side closest to your body so that the watch tends be easier to view that way.
     
  9. Vanilla Face macrumors 6502

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    Many of the other bands aren't "infinitely adjustable" either and depend on preset hole positions, meaning they aren't symmetrical either. I'd guess that the links are roughly the same size as the distance between the holes on the other bands.

    An odd number of links isn't a problem and is quite common. It actually works out well to remove an odd number of links as wrists themselves aren't symmetrical. The thumb side of your wrist is larger than the pinky side so having one less link on the pinky side than the thumb side tends to make it sit evenly in my experience.

    Another thing to consider is that your wrists will swell and shrink depending on a number of conditions so having it a little loose is the way to go.
     
  10. Glene macrumors 6502

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    Cancelled the bracelet under access bands....I own the 42 SS bsb
     
  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Anyone care to explain what difference it makes? Is the clasp necessarily going to be smack dab in the middle of the underside of the wrist?
     
  12. flur macrumors 68000

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    I remembered having an odd number of links in my Tag, but it turns out I remembered wrong. I actually have 2 more links on the thumb side than on the pinky side. I don't recall why it's that way, but it's never caused me an issue - the watch has always been comfortable and balanced in appearance when on.
     
  13. misterberry macrumors newbie

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    All the watches I own have a deployment clasp, similar to to that of the Apple Watch w/ Link Bracelet (the mythical watch I had the luck of ordering). The clasp typically is not centered on any of the watches I wear. The watches therefore are centered or lean slightly inward. I also tend to wear them snug.
     
  14. discorevilo macrumors member

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    When I tried the link bracelet on in-store I needed three links taken out. It still looked fine and meant it fitted right. If you need an odd number taken out, take out an odd number :)
     
  15. andrewj thread starter macrumors regular

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    I realized that I could answer this question myself by wearing the black sports band loose. Not an issue. Now how does the Watch actually figure it out when you've taken it off?
     
  16. flur macrumors 68000

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    It needs to be snug enough that it can sense your wrist. So when you take it off, it no longer senses your wrist.
     
  17. Aussiebob2322 macrumors newbie

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    That's odd. Most High end watches that need links taken off, usually start with the links at the 6 O'clock ( thumb) side. That is so that if the watch wants to rotate on your wrist it will rotate towards you, not away.
    The apple watch might be lighter.
    taking off links symmetrically would be best.
     
  18. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    That makes sense with heavier watches. The Apple link bracelet is lighter than most high end link bracelets so it should be less important whether you remove the links symmetrically or asymmetrically, although I'm not sure of Apple's alleged reason for removing the odd number of links on the pinky side.
     
  19. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    I believe the Apple Watch gives some leeway to when the watch senses it has lost contact with your skin.

    The sensor area is probably pretty large, and I believe it allows for a very brief period of when it loses contact with your skin until it locks up the device. But that's just my guess from experience trying out my watch. I have a 38mm SS watch with Milanese loop, and I've attempted loosening the band and dangling the watch away from my skin without any apparent contact, and it appears to not lock up until I have loosened the band almost completely. I'm not sure when or why it is detecting that contact is still present, but it seems very accurate in my case.
     

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