Does the Apple solo loop stretch over time?

Apple Solo loop Band: Does it Stretch Over Time?

The Apple solo loop band used to be only sold in the official Apple store, but after it became more and more popular it started being sold on other third-party websites.

I got my first Apple band on launch day and I love it, but a few months ago the band started getting loose on me, even though I’ve been very careful with it, so I decided to do some research on whether this was normal or not and what I could do about it.

This article will cover your concerns and tell you whether or not you need to worry about your loop band stretching out over time due to excessive use, what can cause your band to stretch out, and how it can be prevented from happening in the first place.

Does the Apple solo loop stretch over time?

Apple’s loop band is made from liquid silicone rubber and it can stretch after heavy use, but not to the point where you need to buy another one. If your band doesn’t fit anymore, there are two easy ways to tighten it up again.

You should try these options before you decide you need to buy a new loop band in case it still fits after some simple adjustments.

Here are some tips on how to deal with your Apple solo loop band when it stretches over time.

(1) Put it under hot water for a few minutes. The heat will help shrink the little muscles that make the band so loose, to begin with. Once you get out of hot water, give it about 15 minutes or so for everything to cool down (including your body). Afterward, put it back on your wrist to see if it feels better.

There are other methods as well. Some people swear by using olive oil or baby oil to lubricate their bands, while others suggest using talcum powder or corn starch to absorb moisture and keep it dry. I haven’t tried either of these methods myself yet, I just stick with putting my band under hot water, but they might work for you.

(2) Try not to stretch your band over time. Over months and years, small amounts of stretching can add up to a lot. Just like with your favorite pair of jeans, don’t expect to wear your Apple watch all day every day without giving it a rest once in a while. A night off here and there could be enough to prevent unwanted stretching.

How can you prevent it from stretching in the first place?

If you don’t already own a Loop, it’s only $35 on Amazon and if you don’t want to make an investment in one that may not last that long, there are a few things you can do to prevent your Loop from stretching.

First, avoid putting it in your pocket or purse. It isn’t supposed to be carried in places where it will rub against other objects and wear down faster.

Second, try to keep your band dry when wearing it around your wrist. The first thing most people do when they get their new Apple Watch is to take it for a swim (or at least pretend they did).

Try to keep your watch away from water as much as possible when wearing it on your wrist so you don’t accidentally damage it.

Finally, try to keep your hands clean while wearing it. This might sound like common sense but we all know how easy it is to become distracted by technology while doing something else, like cooking dinner and quickly wipe our hands off without really thinking about what we’re doing.

Wiping your hands with something oily could lead to an oily residue being left behind on your Loop which could cause friction between your skin and device which will ultimately cause it to stretch more easily.

Is Solo Loop band durable?

The Solo Loop is more durable than most of its competitors, including Garmin’s vivofit line. However, it does not offer as much durability as many of our other fitness bands and watches. If you’re unsure about whether or not you should get an Apple Solo Loop.

Solo Loop bands are extremely durable. However, even if your Loop Band were to break, it is covered by a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty that allows you to easily exchange it for a new one. Solo brings confidence in its craftsmanship.

Should you wear the Apple Solo Loop band tight or loose?

According to Apple, wearing your Loop band too loose or too tight can affect how it tracks your activity. If it’s too loose, you won’t receive accurate heart rate readings and might miss out on important notifications.

For best results, make sure to check if your wrist is in a neutral position (the same position you would use when taking a pulse) before securing your Loop to your wrist with either of its two sizing rings. You should be able to slide one finger under each ring without much resistance.

Wearing your Loop band loosely will also help prevent skin irritation from occurring due to excessive rubbing against your skin. The opposite problem, wearing it too tightly, can also lead to skin irritation.

In addition, making sure that your Loop fits properly will ensure that its sensors are able to track motion accurately, otherwise, they may not register all of your movements throughout the day.

As an added bonus, wearing your Loop too tightly could cause it to restrict blood flow through your veins and arteries, which could put undue stress on them. This is especially dangerous for people who have circulatory issues such as diabetes or poor circulation because their blood vessels are already weakened by disease.


I have found that I like my Apple Solo Loop bands because they are not too snug and they do not slip off of my wrists. I tend to forget that I am wearing them, which is a good thing. Also, over time, they have lost their elasticity a little bit but for me, that’s not a big deal at all.

If you have never tried one before or have been on the fence about buying one do yourself a favor and try one out and see how you like it!

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