Working out with an leather band?

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  1. jojods macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I have the classic buckle and was wondering if anyone knew if it would hold up to sweat from working out?

    I am intending to get a plastic band in 1/2 months when they are easily accessible

    has anyone used their ss with leather for a workout?
     
  2. andyblila macrumors 65816

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    I would like to know what people think about this too.
     
  3. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the bump
     
  4. aguyinokc macrumors member

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    sweaty leather, no thank you. Don't be cheap, buy a sport band as well.
     
  5. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    I will.. but they aren't available yet and I want to use my watch. How is that cheap?
     
  6. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 6502a

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    re-read the original post, and don't be rude.
     
  7. aguyinokc macrumors member

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    Don't use your watch with a leather strap when you work out. That is gross.

    Plus you will degrade the strap quicker and people will look at you funny in the gym.
     
  8. jamesmorgan33 macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't imagine a month or so hurting it too much, but I would def get that sport band as soon as you can.
     
  9. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'll be getting it at the end of May, do you think a month working out will ruin the band? I can always not use it.

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    what about removing the strap and putting the watch in my pocket?
     
  10. jamesmorgan33 macrumors newbie

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    I'm no expert in the slightest... I do have to agree with everyone else that I do see it degrading the leather in the long run, but honestly what could a month do?

    As far as putting it in your pocket, I feel like that probably would skew your data as it is meant to be worn on your wrist. Again, I don't claim any of this to be accurate, just what I think would logically make sense.
     
  11. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't want to take the chance on the band, this is annoying
     
  12. jamesmorgan33 macrumors newbie

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    Agreed. I ordered a black sports band and it's still sitting at "Processing" with an estimated delivery of "May." Thankfully (or not? lol) I ordered a 42mm SS w/ Link band, so I'm stuck with the 5/13-5/27 estimate for my watch too. :mad:
     
  13. Older bird macrumors regular

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    You could always order another watch. I have a SG sport on the way, love the SS with blue leather. I will probably buy that style in Gen 2 and keep the Gen 1 sport for workouts. I don't know how difficult it is to change the bands but it seems like it would get to be a pain on a daily basis
     
  14. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    The issue is more to do with wanting to use the health features of the watch and feeling limited by the more premium band, its a bit crap
     
  15. jshear macrumors member

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    Hi everyone I can give you my experience working out with the Classic leather band.I too have a sport band on order for end of April to May 8th. I decided to go for few 5 mile runs with my watch. It was fine. As soon as I got home I made sure no sweat was still on the band as I cleaned it with a dry cloth. I also have gone to the gym and done some weight training wearing the watch. I am looking forward for my black sport band to arrive.

    Cheers

    Jeff
     
  16. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    OH, so you wouldn't warn against using it for sweating? I sweat a lot haha
     
  17. Vundu macrumors 65816

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    It is fine to work out with a leather strap on your wrist. You naturally sweat and release things from your skin daily anyway.

    As long as you clean it every now and then it's fine.
     
  18. jojods thread starter macrumors regular

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    how would you clean it? I worked out with it but feeling guilty and bad for doing so
     

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