Band creates a nice look with the Space Gray Apple Watch.
I purchased an Apple Watch in Space Gray with the black rubber band and according to Apple’s sales reports, I am not alone. For me the purchase decision was all about the color. If there had been a space gray stainless option, I would probably have bought it. After all, you get the sapphire glass and last time I checked, steel is more durable than aluminum.
The one thing that really bummed me out was that there was no real metal band option from watch model I chose. I have not regularly worn a watch in years because a lot of the bands irritate my skin and life on my farm property is not kind to breakable objects on my wrist.
I was excited to check out the black metal watch band from Pomaks, to see if it gave my Apple Watch Sport a more formal look, while also holding it in the correct place on my wrist.
The Pomarks metal band comes in a basic black box, but is securely protected in shrink wrap to keep it safe during shipping. You get the band and a watch link removal tool to adjust the band to the correct fit. I found the tool easy to use as it works just like any other watch band adjustment tool.
My wrist is average and I ended up removing four of the links to get the right fit. On the plus side, this should accommodate people with large wrists right out of the box. On the negative side, it made it a little hard to slip the band over my wrist after I had removed a fair amount of the band. This would not make me stop using the band because it looks great with my Apple Watch, but it was a bit annoying.
I also found it a little bit difficult to line up the sides to attach the band to my Apple Watch correctly. Once you get the correct angle it slides in fine, but you may have to play with it a bit. I believe this was also related to how many of the links I removed.
I’ve been wearing this band on my watch for a couple of hours and it is holding my watch in place perfectly. It is comfortable and I have not experienced any issues with the watch maintaining proper contact for the health sensors and operating the touch screen has not caused any issues. This band would be an excellent choice for Space Gray Apple Watch Sport owners who want a more professional looking band option.