• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a Difference a New Band Makes!

    I'm very glad that I went to the Apple Store to see all the bands in person before purchasing the Anthracite/Black Nike Sport Band. I've been trying to decide between this one and the Black Woven Nylon Band, but after seeing both in person, it was an easy decision.

    This Anthracite one feels nice, looks great, and really is a lot more comfortable than the regular Sports Band. What I couldn't tell from the photos here on the website is how much lighter this Anthracite black is compared to the black Sports Band. I mean, anthracite is coal, so I shouldn't have been too surprised, but just be aware that it looks like a very dark gray instead of a pure black. It also is more matte than the Black Sports band which is more of a satin black. That darker satin black is still used here for the inside (underside) part of the band and the holes, which you see from front. I love the look of the two together. But the point is that if you're buying this band without seeing it in person, expect more of a dark charcoal color instead of a pure black color, which I assumed it would be.

    I'm very happy with this band. Now I have to suffer knowing that I can't purchase that new Light Bone/Black NikeLab Sport Band. Why, Apple? Ugh.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Far Better Than Cheap Knock Offs

    I am glad apple made these available,when my wife got me my watch for christmas the nike watch that I wanted were sold outs to off set my desire to have a nike watch I purchased a knock off band which was cheaply made (you get what you pay for).I purchased the Anthracite/Black and I am pleased with it,It is very well made and I will only purchase my bands from the apple store/website.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Wanted a Nike band since the Nike Watch came out, band looks great on a stainless steel apple watch.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the sports band!

    Sports band was causing my wrist to sweat a lot and it made it uncomfortable to wear my watch. This band is breathable and makes me enjoy wearing my watch again!

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Surprisingly Comfortable

    I have a S2 SS. Don't think there is a band out there that won't look good on it and this band is no exception. I wanted something black to go with it as the White Sport it came with isn't my cup of tea. I also wanted something when I knew water would be involved. This band exceeded all expectations. The holes allow it to breath, which for activity, makes it much better than the solid black sport band. I've been wearing it since I bought it and it is very comfortable. A bonus is it keeps the watch a little bit tighter to the skin without feeling tight. So the sensors have it easier to obtain heart rates.

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