• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the new "black" sport band

    Yes the photo looks like solid black but after seeing it I thought I ordered the wrong band. However I really like the little iridescent-like sparkles. I love this band because it sits so softly on the wrist, you barely know you have it on. I gave the oyster one to a relative and her reaction was:"I never knew I needed an Apple Watch! It is the best gift I ever got!" I agree!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Stay Put on the Wrist

    I really wanted to like this strap but quickly found it to be disappointing. First, you have to wear it uncomfortably tightly in order to keep the Watch face on the top of your wrist. Otherwise, I found that it slid down to the side of my wrist which made it hard to quickly glance at the Watch. Second, it takes a long time to dry. If you swim with your Watch or wear it in the shower, this strap stays damp for a long time and coupled with the velcro material, this can become very uncomfortable and scratchy. The original sport strap is much better.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool

    Looks cool. Good quality and secure. It allows you to fit as desired, snug or loose. The only minor criticism is that is is difficult to mark your fitting point due to electric nature of the material (it does not retain its kink). The major criticism is the cost. Expensive!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not black and uneven feel

    If you don’t mind watch being uneven with this band and you’re not sure what the color black is supposed to look like this is the band for you. ����

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So comfortable

    Always switching for 2 to 3, my old band became quite annoying. With this band, those days are over. Love it!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but not black

    The sport loop is OK, but the adjective "black" and the pictures are misleading.
    If you expect a band that is actually black, you should go and see it in a Store first.
    Depending on the ambient light it can look dark grayish, gray pinkish or gray orangish... But it looks black only at night ;-)

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Black Sport Loop Is Great But...

    I have had 3 generations of the watch and several types of bands. I wear the sport loops the most for comfort and convenience, but I really wish it also came in a pure black.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You Can't Even Notice It

    The slight elasticity in this band makes it perfect for working out. Easy to wash after a heavy sweat session in the gym. Dries very quickly.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not black

    While I like the Velcro like band, this is not black. It’s rainbow with black shading. Very disappointing. Seems the good bands to get are the cheap non-Apple ones.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT Black

    I have an assortment of Apple Watch bands and was really looking forward to purchasing this band, UNTIL I saw it in person. It's NOT black, but instead, reminds me of a black athletic sock, with white/gray elastic, turned inside out. Lots of gray threads are woven into the material making it look, for lack of a better term, used/worn. Sure wish Apple would make a solid black Sport Loop, as I would purchase one in a heartbeat.

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice band...but not all black.

    The band is nice and light; however it has sparkles of colors in it and isn't pure black. The photo is a little deceiving.

    8 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most comfortable band yet

    I initially thought I would be unhappy with the velcro fastening. However, this is the most comfortable, easily adjusted, and breathable band yet. I have had an iWatch since the first one came out. I got the iWatch 3 with the sport loop band and am extremely happy with it. No more sweating underneath like with the plastic sport band. Lightweight and with multiple adjustment options make this a big improvement. I ordered the black/with colored specks for gym use.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    38mm Black Sport Loop

    Not entirely black as advertised, but an excellent band nonetheless.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Secure and unobtrusive

    I like lightweight straps that flex with the expansion of my wrist. I've previously used leather magnetic loop straps as they were at least easy to adjust. However, on a recent fly fishing trip, I nearly lost my watch down the river as the strap loosened and threatened to undo completely. This new sport loop is much more secure and should it ever undo (unlikely), the end tag stops the strap from passing through the watch connector. The strap is comfortable, slightly stretchy, feels light and unobtrusive and doesn’t get sweaty like some of the silicone straps. Negatives? The price is ridiculous. The fact that strap doesn’t undo completely means that the magnetic charger has to sit in between the strap and the watch, so it won’t sit flat on a table top (I’m not even not sure that it will fit around the huge watch / iPhone 8/X magnetic charger). The strap material and the hook and loop pads are somewhat prone to picking up ‘stuff’ when you’re working e.g. sawdust. Overall, I’m chuffed with the strap. Let’s hope it lasts as I can’t afford to swap it!

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing!

    I recently purchased the sport loop band after having some issues with the silicone sport band. I was getting an itchy rash on my risk, I believe from the metal on the sport band, or from the material rubbing against my skin. So, the sport loop offers a nice alternative - no metal, comfortable fit, light weight, and not too tight.
    I got the band in black. It has subtle multicolour threads throughout (think: multicolour sprinkles). Again, it's very subtle colour and looks great.
    This band is a great alternative if you've been having issues with the other bands . Very pleased with my purchase, I'll definitely be picking up another colour!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Black

    Love the band... hate the color. It is black with rainbow speckles. I ordered it from my phone so I did not notice, so the name is a little misleading in my opinion. I am a guy who likes dark solid colors. I will probably return the product and buy third party which is the last thing I want to do. There is just not one I like and this was a letdown.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful and fresh band

    I received this band a few days ago, but I didn't want to leave a review without trying it first. I have to say, I ordered right away thinking it was going to be completely black. A few days later, I actually zoomed in the photo and noticed that it wasn't completely black but instead had little colors all over it. I thought about returning it once I got it, but once I opened the package I was already in love with the color. It is not completely black, the colors might be a bit obvious, however it's really beautiful, it's still dark and it matches my space gray apple watch perfectly.

    The band is incredibly light, I wanted to buy this band because I'm actually a fan of velcro, and, to me, this band is way more comfortable than the sports band because I can actually bend my wrists without feeling uncomfortable. Since it is velcro, it has that loud sound of velcro each time you try to take it off or adjust it. I don't mind, but I know some people do so it's important to mention it.

    I'm wearing this band as my everyday band and I really love it. I use the sports band as... my workout band, but this one is pretty comfortable to do a lot of exercise obviously. All in all, I love this band, the color and how light it feels on my wrist, I also love that it's so easy to put on and take off. Anyway, to me this is the best band for the Apple Watch, whether you do sports or not.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice band!!!!

    Very nice band and recommend this band to everyone!!!

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Like the band... but not Black...

    Like the fit but when ordering black I did not expect it to be a "little black with a bunch of rainbow bright sprinkles".... so I'm back to the Black standard band...

    76 of 100 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It has Velcro

    Once I go over the shock of the closure being handled by Velcro like strips I actually truly enjoy it. I was the whole band is essentially the loop portion of Velcro and then there are five thin hook strips near the end. The closure is very secure and doesn't leave any concern that the band will not stay on. I was extremely impressed with how light flexible and breathable it is. There is even a small amount of stretch in the band. By far the best band for an active lifestyle.

    75 of 76 people found this useful