Soft, breathable, and lightweight, the Nike Sport Loop is designed for fitness, with select colors matched to the new line of Nike running shoes. It features a nylon weave with reflective thread designed to shimmer when light strikes it. A hook-and-loop fastener makes for quick and easy adjustment, and dense loops on the skin side provide soft cushioning while allowing moisture to escape. On the reverse side, the attachment loops are securely anchored for superior durability.
I go back and forth on Apple Sport Loop bands since they don’t seem to last very long compared to other bands; well, they do last and don’t break/rip, but they seem to discolor after 6-months or so. I don’t mean the color becoming duller; but actual discoloration of the dye, as in blue becoming orange-like and green becoming yellowish. ...so I promised myself never to buy them again. Unfortunately, they are one of the more comfortable bands offered by Apple that can be used for any event or occasion. Going to an important meeting or a wedding with a silicone band can make one seems silly, wearing a leather band while white water rafting would just result in your wrist getting ice cold and stinky, and the metal bands are nice and elegant; but heavy for going to the gym or everyday use. The Sport Loop bands just look nice, go with anything, and can resist water, heat, or anything thrown at it. The Olive Flak is actually a much nicer green than shown on many pictures and even on the box (I’ve added images to show this), and it looks really nice with the aluminum space grey watch, and I’m sure it’ll look just as awesome on the silver and gold, and with the higher end stainless and titanium models. That’s assuming you like the darker military-like green. If not, you won’t go wrong with other colors as these bands are super comfortable. As for my rant on them not lasting as long as the other bands (I have silicon, leather, and metal bands from the first gen Apple Watch that still look great), maybe that’s ok and assumed by those with an active lifestyle that put this band through sweat, bug spray, sunscreen, water, snow/ice, and who knows what else.
I do crossfit and sweat like crazy during my workouts. I was having an issue with my original silicone band because sweat would pull under it and drip down into my hand. This was an issue when it came to lifting weights because I was constantly having to dry my hands off or chalk them. This band solved all of that. It absorbs the sweat through my whole workout, but since it does, I just make sure I wash it after each workout with soap and water. It’s also very comfortable and great quality.
Good strap for my wrist. Comfy and easy to use and take off. Only issue as with everything from Apple is the price. Had to wait for this to go on sale to pick one up. Hated that I had to wait, but worth it. Also... just a little weird that, I guess the elastic, shows through. So it’s kinda not really black. It looks more like a dark gray.
A:AnswerNo, have never had it release an odor due to working out; but it is easy to wash with soap and water, which I do every few weeks or as needed. I have noticed some odors like bug spray can remain; but go away after it’s rinsed with water (don’t even need soap). Cologne is a bit bad and seems to stick for a a few days even after rinsing, guessing it’s the same with body sprays - and although those odors smell good for a bit they get annoying and old in the long-term.