Woven nylon band for running?

sivab

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Feb 27, 2017
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Hi,
I am planning to buy Apple Watch with Aluminum case and Woven nylon band. I run regularly outdoors, thrice a week. If you have woven nylon band, can you please let me know how it compares to sports band for the running?

thanks,
Siva
 

BarracksSi

Suspended
Jul 14, 2015
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I haven't got the nylon band for my AW, but I've used nylon bands on other watches. I use the Sport band on my AW. So:

Woven nylon straps are comfortable enough and easy to clean (I always rinse mine in the shower after a workout), but they take a little while to air-dry.

The Sport band is also comfortable, and it's very easy to clean and dry. It's easier to put on and take off safely than Apple's woven nylon band, too. It's very nearly my favorite watch strap of any that I own (which also includes bracelets, leather straps, rubber straps, nylon, and velcro).
 

MacDevil7334

macrumors 65816
Oct 15, 2011
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Austin TX
Hi,
I am planning to buy Apple Watch with Aluminum case and Woven nylon band. I run regularly outdoors, thrice a week. If you have woven nylon band, can you please let me know how it compares to sports band for the running?

thanks,
Siva
I don't have a nylon band. Tried one on at the store when I bought my watch last week and didn't like it. The demo strap aslo had noticeable fraying, which made me question its durability. But, I did buy a knock off Nike+ sport band for $7 off of Amazon and it has been great for running so far. The extra holes in this band also allow my wrist to breath pretty well compared to the standard sport band. Might want to consider this option if you decide you want a sport band for running.
 

BSG75

macrumors regular
Jul 21, 2015
243
127
Tennessee
I have the nylon band I think it would be fine for running. The sport band might be easier to clean.
 

Relentless Power

macrumors Nehalem
Jul 12, 2016
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I have the nylon band I think it would be fine for running. The sport band might be easier to clean.
The nylon band isn't water or sweat resistant. But it can be cleaned and allowed to dry, which it can absorb water. It's very durable. But the Sport band would be the better option as you stated.
 
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