1. thecondor33's Avatar
    I'm considering wearing my Apple Watch Sport while playing softball games. I'd like the activity to count towards my daily goal. I also play a lot of basketball in the winter, so I've been contemplating that as well. Although with basketball I am hesitant just for the safety of those I'm playing with. Would hate for someone to get hit in the face by my watch. Anyone have any experience with wearing their watch while playing sports?
    07-01-2015 11:07 AM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    I wear my Apple Watch while doing yoga and lifting weights.
    07-01-2015 11:12 AM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I've worn mine playing racquetball.
    07-01-2015 11:49 AM
  4. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I wear it all the time Running, weight lifting, all types of gym cardio, jumping rope, playing basketball, etc...

    No issues at all. I make the band a bit tighter than during the day to make sure the HR monitor has good contact with my skin.
    07-01-2015 01:57 PM
  5. 328iGuy's Avatar
    I wear mine everytime I play golf (3x/week on average) as we walk the course generqally, so use it towards my goal and steps app counter as well.
    07-02-2015 08:09 AM
  6. viewfly's Avatar
    Buy a tennis sweat band and wear it over the watch for some bump protection.


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    07-03-2015 05:48 AM
  7. Vortec 5.3's Avatar
    Run with mine all the time
    07-03-2015 09:06 AM
  8. Guacho's Avatar
    Play tennis with it all the time... No issues
    07-03-2015 03:28 PM
  9. PrincessKick's Avatar
    I do Taekwondo with mine (hand pad plus a thick long wristband on it while sparring). I also wear it to the gym. No issues *knocks on wood*
    07-04-2015 09:26 PM
  10. suprmanx7's Avatar
    Yea no issues here, work out early mornings do insanity max 30. I got the applecare + on it so i guess i dont mind buffing it or what not.
    07-08-2015 08:44 PM
  11. kjparfekt's Avatar
    I wouldn't wear it during basketball. If someone gets their finger stuck it between your wrist and the band either the band will snap making the watch go flying or they will break their finger.

    I tried wearing a nike fuel band while playing pickup basketball and that exact thing happened when someone reached for a steal and the band flung across the floor. Wouldn't risk it with an apple watch.
    07-20-2015 07:22 PM
  12. nsikevinw226's Avatar
    I wear it all the time
    07-21-2015 03:55 AM
  13. Joe Fish's Avatar
    I thought I invented the first "iWatch Sweatband" because I wasn't about to not wear it to work but in concrete construction things can get rough especially around gritty concrete/sand/grout etc... So I cut several bands from a black tube sock and then covered my wrist watch perfectly even quite strikingly I might add! It also makes you more low profile if you don't want to draw attention to it for whatever reason or circumstances.
    07-25-2015 06:22 AM
  14. farb12's Avatar
    I wear it playing tennis, racquetball, weightlifting, and when I mountain bike. I do wear a sweat band over it when I mountain bike.
    07-26-2015 10:03 AM
  15. dchandler's Avatar
    I wear mine all the time, just not when I'm sleep


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    07-26-2015 10:04 AM
  16. zerog46's Avatar
    I always wear mine while lifting


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    07-26-2015 10:26 AM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'll be wearing mine as an armchair quarterback this fall when college football begins.
    07-26-2015 07:17 PM
  18. anitawhite's Avatar
    I wear mine everytime,Running, weight lifting.....
    07-27-2015 03:57 AM
  19. Teri Storm's Avatar
    I just wear mine every time as well.
    07-28-2015 05:10 AM
  20. WST88's Avatar
    One of the reasons I wear the watch is to track activity. Wearing while I am most active is a benefit.


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    07-28-2015 01:53 PM
  21. thecondor33's Avatar
    Thanks all for the input. I definitely wear my watch while running, weightlifting, and during fitness classes. However, I was more curious on some of the sports where there is a greater chance of impact. During the summer I play a lot of softball, and I was debating leaving it on and maybe wearing a wristband over it. However, I recently decided not to try it. Too many times where my wrist gets full of dirt, and I don't want that getting to the watch. I also was debating on basketball for the winter, but I feel like the risk of hurting someone else with it is too high. IE hitting someone in the face or their finger getting caught on it, that type of thing.
    07-28-2015 02:03 PM
  22. thecondor33's Avatar
    I thought I invented the first "iWatch Sweatband" because I wasn't about to not wear it to work but in concrete construction things can get rough especially around gritty concrete/sand/grout etc... So I cut several bands from a black tube sock and then covered my wrist watch perfectly even quite strikingly I might add! It also makes you more low profile if you don't want to draw attention to it for whatever reason or circumstances.
    Great idea. Do you have a photo you could share? Would love to see what it looks like.
    07-28-2015 02:03 PM
  23. viewfly's Avatar
    Buy a tennis sweat band and wear it over the watch for some bump protection. https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07...da4eb409fe.jpg


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    A pair is $7.99 Amazon Prime. 17 colors. Thick cotton Terry Cloth. I use outside for dirty environments, lawn mowing, prevents scratching from bumps or dirt. And I used it at at the gym.

    Wear the pair and you have a sweat band too. Easy to flip aside and peak to see the watch faceplate.

    Easier than removing band to install a Spigen cover.

    https://www.amazon.com/Suddora-Wrist...mUvbUpU2564972


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    07-29-2015 07:16 AM
  24. trooperoutlaw's Avatar
    What kind of readings do you guys get using the watch while lifting weights?
    08-02-2015 09:36 PM
  25. viewfly's Avatar
    What kind of readings do you guys get using the watch while lifting weights?
    Next to nothing. As expected it may use you reps to think you walked 10 steps. It has no clue how much energy you used to lift 100 pounds.


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    08-04-2015 10:18 AM
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