I’ve been keeping an eye on the Apple Store app to see when my local store would be getting the new Apple Watch bands. With no iPhone purchase for me so far I thought I would treat myself to one of the new Sport Loop bands, this one is in black.
Is it really black?
The short answer is no. As you can see in the images it’s embedded with varying colours of thread making it look almost copper. There isn’t an angle I can get at the moment that makes it look black, this is a good thing. It’s great to have some colour in our technology.
If you are familiar with the leather loop this is very similar. It uses a very soft nylon that is breathable and soft and it’s fastened with “adjustable hook and loop” material (think Velcro). Once you have figured out how to attach it to your watch it’s quick and easy to put on. It feels great and I’ve forgotten I’m wearing it, my new favourite watch band.
Is it going to fall off easily?
It feels more secure than my leather loop band that I have, no concerns about it falling off my wrist. There is also a nice little bit of plastic on the end to stop the band falling through the loop section.
Ok, how much is it?
Priced at the bottom end of the other bands at £49.
Best way to get one?
I’m UK based and found that getting it through the app for in store pick up worked best. They are on a couple of week order time scale and the stores look to be getting them in daily. Don’t chance it, order it rather than assume it’ll be in store. My local store didn’t have any on display for sale, only older style nylon bands.