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Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 09, 2020 05:51AM
Do you use the original or have you "upgraded" to an aftermarket?
Any favorite upgrade band?
fwiw, never been a fan of black rubber watchbands.



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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: December 09, 2020 06:07AM
I wore the plastic band for some time, but got tired of how it collects dirt and sweat.

I bought a mesh steel band with a magnetic clasp at WalMart. It works okay. The magnet part sits on the bottom of my wrist (I have very thin wrists) and grabs onto any ferrous surface, which can be a little weird.

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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 09, 2020 06:49AM
Mesh steel band user here, purchased from Amazon. Been very pleased though the first one got caught on something and ended up being a metal hook. Replaced for $10 after using for more than a year.
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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: December 09, 2020 07:43AM
I stick with Apple bands for the most part.

The few leather bands I've tried, from better manufacturers, have been clunky.

The manufacturer must also make cowboy belts with huge buckles.

So I broke down and bought the very pricey (but not Hermès pricey) Classic Leather band, and it is terrific.

I haven't seen any third-party band that's finished anywhere near that price except something from Hermès.

I tried an AMZ Milanese Loop in black, which I quite liked, but the magnet wasn't strong enough and it needed be be readjusted several times a day.

Some people manage put them on backwards so the wrong side of the magnet touches the mesh, but that wasn't the problem.

My S6 currently wears a Sport Loop which is nice, but not as convenient as the standard Sport band.

I really like the lack of any protrusion to potentially mark up a surface on which my wrist may rest.

I bought two knock off Sport bands that were slightly thinner and had a slightly different texture than Apple bands, and both had a lug that fell apart.

Two NATO/RAF bands are really nice.

Apple bands are pricey, but I tend to like the colors better than most third party, and I'm a little gun shy of any AMZ variants.

So buy what tickles your fancy, and as long as it's reliable, happy happy joy joy.






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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: vicrock
Date: December 09, 2020 08:06AM
I've found lots on e-bay - my faves are mesh in various colors
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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: sekker
Date: December 09, 2020 08:10AM
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vicrock
I've found lots on e-bay - my faves are mesh in various colors

Do you have good search terms for ebay? Amazon has removed certain words from ALL but Apple watch band listings.
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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: December 09, 2020 08:24AM
I just use the standard Apple band. I like it because it is easy to clean and non metal. Good for working on equipment.



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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: MrNoBody
Date: December 09, 2020 10:59AM
Thanks all for the feedback,
going to try this $8 band from DailySteals...



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Taxman by Joe & Nancy's Rich Ice Cream Band
The Humpty Dance by The Harris-Brown Hookup
Lets Spend The Night Together by The Fang-Swalwell Gang
Díaz-Canel Is A Friend of Ours by The AOC Squad
My Old Kentucky Retirement Home by MitchMcC & The Soggy Boxer Boys
Burning Down The House by Merrick & The Goons
Back In the USSR by Bernie's Red Square Trio

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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: macphanatic
Date: December 09, 2020 01:20PM
I use an inexpensive leather band off of Amazon. Only had it a few weeks but haven't had any issues.
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Re: Strap/Band Upgrade for Apple Watch?
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 09, 2020 11:39PM
Got a silicone band at Amazon. They have lots of colleges available.
The color is close to the leather band on my Timex I had in the 90s.
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