1. impaler's Avatar
    All,
    curious what band settings you folks with Sport bands have it at. I keep going back and forth between having three and four holes open (with the pin either in the fourth or fifth hole from the tightest). I have a little smaller than average guy arms. It it snug enough on the fourth hole that it starts hurting my wrist a bit. It's squeezing my wrist only a tiny bit. I can get a finger in between the band and arm if i push. I loosen it to the fifth hole, and it slides around - normally no big deal but it misses skin contact occasionally and I have to keep putting in the PIN number. There's no happy medium with the warmer weather. It's actually frustrating. Anyone else having issues finding the perfect fit?
    05-05-2015 07:20 PM
  2. Scatabrain's Avatar
    2nd hole from end on short band. Long band fits as well but I prefer shorter.


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    05-05-2015 07:40 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    3rd hole from end on short band.
    05-05-2015 07:42 PM
  4. impaler's Avatar
    You know I'm thinking of changing out and trying the small band, at a different setting tonight - might find a better fit.
    05-05-2015 07:42 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    2nd hole from end on short band. Long band fits as well but I prefer shorter.


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    Agreed. The larger band fits but I like having a shorter tail to tuck underneath.
    05-05-2015 07:43 PM
  6. impaler's Avatar
    2nd hole from end on short band. Long band fits as well but I prefer shorter.


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    What size wrists do you have? And how snug is it?
    05-05-2015 07:45 PM
  7. Maf C's Avatar
    Small band last hole (largest) Started with large strap but it was either slightly to large or to lose (to much tuck in didn't help)
    05-06-2015 01:13 AM
  8. impaler's Avatar
    Small band last hole (largest) Started with large strap but it was either slightly to large or to lose (to much tuck in didn't help)
    Thanks...did you find that the extra tuck made it tighter than the small on the last hole? I tried the small on the last hole and it seemed to give me a tiny bit more room - I think that's because I wasn't tucking anything else behind, like on the large loop. Maybe I'm obsessing but the first few days were fine with it until this past weekend.
    05-06-2015 01:15 AM
  9. Maf C's Avatar
    Yeah extra tuck in with the large strap made it slightly to tight. Got it perfect now although not alway feeling notifications.
    05-06-2015 01:20 AM
  10. cessex's Avatar
    I snap mine on the 4th hole with the large band.
    05-06-2015 06:39 AM
  11. shanghaichica's Avatar
    3rd hole from end on short band.
    That's the setting I'm using too. It fits comfortably on the fourth hole from the end but the watch kept asking me to put in the password so it probably wasn't able to detect that it was on my wrist.
    05-06-2015 06:42 AM
  12. Scatabrain's Avatar
    What size wrists do you have? And how snug is it?
    Previous hole is too big.
    The next hole is too tight.
    This hole is just right.

    Seriously though I find either band was adjustable to fit comfortably. Even throughout the day. As Karen said the shorter tail is more comfortable. I found the Apple sizing chart to be an accurate guideline. The holes were plentiful enough. What else could possibly be gained from me measuring MY wrist? Unless someone was considering buying a new strap for me ... .

    Plus there are bands sizable without holes. It seems to have a very generous overlap for small and large sport sizes and a considerable range from small to large.

    Hope that is helpful. If I had an easy way to measure for you I would.


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    05-06-2015 08:25 AM
  13. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I just use whichever one that allows the Watch to fit snugly on my wrist....
    05-06-2015 09:20 AM
  14. impaler's Avatar
    I just use whichever one that allows the Watch to fit snugly on my wrist....
    Yeah, no kidding.
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    05-06-2015 03:17 PM
  15. impaler's Avatar
    Previous hole is too big.
    The next hole is too tight.
    This hole is just right.

    Seriously though I find either band was adjustable to fit comfortably. Even throughout the day. As Karen said the shorter tail is more comfortable. I found the Apple sizing chart to be an accurate guideline. The holes were plentiful enough. What else could possibly be gained from me measuring MY wrist? Unless someone was considering buying a new strap for me ... .

    Plus there are bands sizable without holes. It seems to have a very generous overlap for small and large sport sizes and a considerable range from small to large.

    Hope that is helpful. If I had an easy way to measure for you I would.


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    I wasn't asking for measurements with tape measures, just a general idea - small, medium, large...whatever. The feedback has been really useful. I may return this thing, as I can't find a single size that works.
    05-06-2015 03:18 PM
  16. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I wasn't asking for measurements with tape measures, just a general idea - small, medium, large...whatever. The feedback has been really useful. I may return this thing, as I can't find a single size that works.
    Have you tried using both bands that came with the Watch? The smaller one may be more comfortable being that you would use the first one to three holes instead of possibly using more with the larger band and then having to tuck away a decent size.
    05-06-2015 04:04 PM
  17. impaler's Avatar
    Have you tried using both bands that came with the Watch? The smaller one may be more comfortable being that you would use the first one to three holes instead of possibly using more with the larger band and then having to tuck away a decent size.
    Yep. I'm using the first hole (largest) on the small band today, and it's still too tight. Hanging in there for now.
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    05-06-2015 04:24 PM
  18. dianahk's Avatar
    I haven't received my sport band yet and have been running with the Milanese Loop. It is probably not ideal, but it is more comfortable than I expected and the fit is good.
    05-06-2015 04:49 PM
  19. Terb's Avatar
    Large sport band for me, on the 3rd hole from the smallest. Tried the smaller band on the first (largest) did not like the feel.


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    05-06-2015 05:17 PM
  20. melbsteve's Avatar
    the middle hole on the small/medium band (three holes visible on each side). I seem to have fairly small wrists.
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    05-06-2015 10:19 PM
  21. PrincessKick's Avatar
    2nd hole from end on short band. Long band fits as well but I prefer shorter.


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    Same for me.
    05-06-2015 10:40 PM
  22. Scatabrain's Avatar
    I wasn't asking for measurements with tape measures, just a general idea - small, medium, large...whatever. The feedback has been really useful. I may return this thing, as I can't find a single size that works.
    What about the magnet types?



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    05-06-2015 10:47 PM
  23. jimkraz's Avatar
    This thread kinda reminds me of the story about the blond girl that took her new scarf back to the store because it was too tight.
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    05-07-2015 12:06 PM
  24. Maf C's Avatar
    Yep. I think this is my favourite thread
    05-07-2015 12:21 PM
  25. Maf C's Avatar
    UPDATE!!! I've moved from last hole small strap to 2nd to last hole small strap. I'm getting a better hit rate on notifications ;-)
    05-07-2015 12:33 PM
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