Workouts with link bracelet

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  1. franzkfk macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    anyone who has link bracelet and sport band tried workouts with it? Is there a big difference in comfort?
     
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  3. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Definetly fine to use the link bracelet whilst workout out, I have used it every time I have been to the gym so far. An issue I find however is that if lifting weights when your muscles start to expand (pump) around your forearms, the watch becomes TIGHT, probably the case with any watch (I never used to wear a watch to the gym).

    I plan to purchase a sport band just so I don't knock the strap on weights/machines etc. I would suggest you do the same!
     
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  5. LewisChapman macrumors 6502a

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    Since the link bracelet is so excellently designed it is actually very comfortable on the wrist.

    I apologise if you were going for the 'I'm blunt and deserve up votes' post and I have minimised your chances.
     
  6. zacheryjensen macrumors 6502a

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    I wear it while cycling, 50-90 minute sessions, no problems at all. I thought I might have some problems as I don't wear it super tight (can squeeze pinky beneath the band on bottom of the wrist,) but, no. It reads fine, same consistency as the sport band. This is cycling, though, not running. I guess I hit enough bumpy garbage roads to cause it to shake around, but, it's not constantly bouncing like on a runner. Anyway, point is, it seems to do just fine and, of course, any concern over sweat or whatnot is a non-issue. It's stainless steel. A rinse and a wipe after a workout and you're set. Wear it in the shower, or whatever is easy.

    I am glad it works fine, because, honestly, I would not want to change this band every day multiple times. It's "easy" compared to regular watch bands, but, it's still a big enough of a pain that doing it 2 times every day I think it would guarantee a mistake within a few months and a lost watch, or just a broken attachment mechanism.
     
  7. dannyyankou macrumors 603

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    I did a pretty intense workout with link bracelet yesterday and it was surprisingly comfortable.
     
  8. daydayvol macrumors regular

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    I didn't take it that way and probably shouldn't have been so negative. I wear mostly Gs and they get on my nerves sometimes. I just couldn't imagine a link bracelet when working out.
     
  9. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    what are your experiences in terms of comfort when doing so?
     
  10. MxChino macrumors member

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    Sucks. It slips and slides around your arm and has problems reading your heart rate.
     
  11. Aluminum213 macrumors 68040

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    Ran this morning with it, didn't move at all, you probably need to remove some links on yours, it shouldn't be sliding when moving regularly or working out
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    What I hated about the link bracelet was it's inability to change sizes on the fly. Once I tried the leather loops, that was it for me.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    This thread is about working out. You work out with your leather loop and make it all sweaty? SS can be rinsed off, but I'd think sweat is bad for leather.
     
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    Well if you have owned one you would know that the leather is so processed that getting it wet or sweaty has zero effect on it. Not sure what they do to the leather but it is impervious to moisture and does not even change color when it is wet. Been washing my AW for months with the leather loop and it looks like the day I removed it from the box. I laughed at people wanting to put a leather dressing on their loop.

    If you do not know about the leather loop . . . . . .
     
  15. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Perhaps that's the case with leather loop, but certainly not the Modern Buckle band that my wife has. There's actually a water mark where it got wet by accident. I don't own a leather band for my AW (at least not yet).
     
  16. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    If/when I get a link bracelet, I'll give it a try. I've worked out with my regular bracelet-ed watches before and it wasn't bad. Bonus to Apple's bracelet for the quick-removable links so it can be easily snugged down a notch.
     
  17. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    While the links are easily removable I would not say the AW bracelet is "easily snugged down a notch". Some have to do this for working out and stopping to remove your AW and pulling a link or two is not what I would call that easy. If you are out running and all of a sudden see your HR not being recorded, stopping and removing your watch and a link is not exactly convenient.
     
  18. BarracksSi macrumors 68040

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    So the second time you go for a run, leave the link at home.

    Took me just one run to learn that I needed to tighten my Sport band.
     

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