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Exactly what you’d expect at the price
6 September 2018
Okay so I have purchased a few different types of Apple Watch bands from various sellers, leather, metal, Milanese loop etc and for the most part am pleased with them as replacement bands. Probably in this bands defence I actually purchased the watch with a silicon band so comparing it to an official £50 band is perhaps a little unfair.
It looks nice enough out of the packet, feels right texture-wise, bright enough colour as described, that’s pretty much where the similarities end, the holes are much smaller and the catch thing that goes into said holes feels cheaper, it’s sharp edged, not rounded like the official product, and takes more attention trying to locate and push into place. Nobody wants to drop their watch messing around trying to fit it. Again this is a much cheaper band so bare this in mind, but as a consumer, you still want it to look quality on what is a pretty pricey watch. In my opinion at least this is the first band type I have purchased which feels third party, and though as an emergency band, say for swimming and such where you need a waterproof band, if your original is a non waterproof type that’s fine enough, as a replacement for everyday normal use I don’t think I’ll be wearing it. Great for the price, does what it says on the tin, but definitely not a replacement band if you have an original.