Apple Watch Milanese Loop Band Unboxing, Plus How It Looks on Aluminum Sport [VIDEO]

As more and more Apple Watch Sport models are making their way to customers, so have extra accessory bands. I ordered the Milanese Loop to go with my aluminum Apple Watch Sport, as a way to dress up the watch for occasions when the blue sport bands just won’t cut it.

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Here’s my full unboxing video of the Milanese Loop, plus how it looks on the aluminum Apple Watch Sport:

I am really loving this band right now as it’s comfortable and doesn’t look too bad against the aluminum Apple Watch body.

Did you order the Milanese Loop band for your Apple Watch? It retails for $199 CAD from Apple. Let me know what you think in the comments!

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  • Roy DonovN

    Nice video , that strap is gorgeous I know what I’m buying payday , thx 🙂

  • Jason Reid

    It does look good Kris!!

  • sgmah

    Kris, your Milanese loop is on the wrong direction since I have the Apple Watch with the Milanese loop and that ships installed. Flip it around and the magnetic clasps is easier to use.

  • f1ght3r

    I have this band. It’s beautiful. You won’t regret it.

  • Roy DonovN

    I Already ordered it

  • MeadorsMusings

    It’s really nice. I’m even more impressed with it today. It has such a nice feel.

  • MeadorsMusings

    Thanks. You won’t regret it. While pricy I think it’s well worth it.

  • MeadorsMusings

    I think I have it on right now. I think that was the issue when I was first trying to get it on. Thanks for the heads up. How are you enjoying the Apple Watch and the Milanese Loop band?

  • MeadorsMusings

    So you’re really enjoying it as well? How are you enjoying the watch?

  • f1ght3r

    The watch is nice, I mean for a first gen device it’s done a lot of things right. I’ve heard people complaining about battery life, but honestly when I take my watch off before bed time I usually still have above 40% battery left. It’s super convenient not having to pull out my phone when I’m in a meeting and a non-essential email comes in. All in all it’s a really cool device, only downside I’ve found so far, and it might be me being a little picky, is that the stainless steel version is prone to scratches. I’m planning on trying to polish out the scratches sometime this weekend and see how that goes. Other than that, I love the watch. Is it something I really need? No. But I wanted it, and I’m glad I have it.

  • MeadorsMusings

    Yeah, I can’t understand the battery issues. Maybe it’s because I have the 42mm, but I can’t figure out what people are doing all day with the watch if they are draining the battery completely. Not to say it can’t happen, but to me there just isn’t enough to do with the watch to drain the battery in an entire day. I don’t think I’ve ever drained mine under 40% in an entire day.

    Thanks for your thoughts on the Apple Watch.

  • sgmah

    First gen, great watch. Dollar for dollar, I don’t use the Apple Watch as much as the iPhone but it’s not a plain watch and enjoy using it more than the first gen Pebble (the best smartwatch for its time). I’m good with it not focusing too much on it’s cost.

  • macmurray

    You guys are crazy! The milanese loop (and all bands with stainless steel connectors) look ridiculous on the aluminum case. R-I-D-I-C-U-L-O-U-S! You guys are making Jony cry with this atrocity. The mirror finish SS clashes so badly with the textured aluminum! Anyone that says different is lying (to you and probably themselves) to justify spending a third of what their watch cost on a band that doesn’t match and was never intended to be paired with the watch they cheaped out on.

    Seriously guys, either drop the cash for the SS case or stick with the sport band. If you want the flashy straps, get the flashy case, it’s that simple. I mean, do what you want, it’s a free country, but know that you look like an idiot. A cheap idiot with no fashion sense. It’s really telling that both the article and video both say “it doesn’t look too bad” and “I know it doesn’t really match”, deep down you know they clash, otherwise you wouldn’t say that at all.

    I just don’t get it, you’re spending $520 on a watch and $200 on a strap, so $720 total, if you’re already spending $720 on a device no one on this earth NEEDS, what’s another $200 to get a premium look all around? Either commit to keeping the cost down on a gen 1 product or dive in for the premium options. As Mike Ehrmantraut would say, no half measures.

    Full disclosure, I’m a space grey sport owner. Yes, I cheaped out too, it’s just a gen 1 product, there’s nothing wrong with that, there’s no need to spend a fortune on a glorified public hardware beta. I considered getting the black leather strap to class it up a bit (no stainless connectors at least), but will save my money to buy the Gen 2 SS case which will be worthy of a nicer strap (that I’ll be able to buy with the watch since they are intended to be together and get a discount on the strap to boot).

  • Haha, yes, we’re all crazy because we spent $520 on Apple Watch–just like you 🙂

  • macmurray

    No, people are crazy to buy a $200 strap that wasn’t intended for and doesn’t match their $520 Watch.

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    Look nice! But contrast in material

    I looking for aluminum strap for my 42mm. Sport and think it perfectly match.