Replacing an Apple Watch Solo Loop could be a headache – Engadget

Some users say they were able to get a different size band at an Apple retail store, but it’s not clear if all stores are offering Solo Loop trades. Even if they are, given the pandemic, it’s hard to walk into a story to try on or exchange a Solo band. This probably wasn’t the best time for Apple to introduce a Watch band that really needs to be tried on.

When we tested the Apple Watch SE, which also comes with the Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop, we found that the silicon Loop is thinner and less comfortable than the classic Sport Band. The $99 Braided Solo Loop does have a good amount of stretch, so it may be easier to fit, but we do wonder how the material will hold up over time.

We’ve reached out to Apple for comment and will update the post when we hear back.