1. Tim Stone's Avatar
    How do you wear your band ( top of wrist, or underside ) ? Do you see any benefits or risks to that position ?

    I've always worn a watch on top, so I tried that with the band. It seemed reasonable, but it was more difficult to get an angle to read notifications.

    Seeing the photos of people wearing it on the underside, I gave that a try. It actually seemed a bit more comfortable, and it is very easy to read.

    Any pluses or minuses on the wearing position regarding performance, sensors, etc ?

    Thanks for your input.
    11-07-2014 11:31 AM
  2. DroidUser42's Avatar
    Like you, I've always worn my watch on top. Since I spend much of my day at a computer, the top of my arm is closer than the bottom. I've (briefly) tried the underside, but then it rubs on the desk when I try to type and feels funny with all that bulk under my wrist. I also think it makes the display more prone to scratching.
    11-07-2014 12:38 PM
  3. nmercy's Avatar
    I use it underside. Seems to work fine for me.
    11-07-2014 12:51 PM
  4. Jean Sagarese's Avatar
    underside and easy to get at everything, will have to still try it at Starbucks to see if that is eash to scan that way
    11-07-2014 01:09 PM
  5. Tim Stone's Avatar
    I had a problem at Starbucks getting it to recognize the number ( it was incorrect and took awhile to change ). However I had the band on top of my arm and it was "vertical" to the reader, and did read it fine. In this case I figure I turn my arm the other way, it will be vertical, and should read. Of course that is when the device is on the side of the counter. If it is at the back it might be more of a problem.
    11-07-2014 01:33 PM
  6. Jean Sagarese's Avatar
    I had emailed Starbucks to figure out my number they only got back to me yesterday and in the meantime while setting up Softcard I went to the Wallet and found the numbers by accident so my account should be okay. I love getting my coffee fix from Bing and even if I switch phones down the road Bing will always be my search engine
    11-07-2014 01:44 PM
  7. YKinase's Avatar
    Usually underneath. But I've been getting a Band imprint on my inside wrist that chafes a bit during each workout. It's where the charging port is located. I think an optional magnetic cap might help smooth things but that's the only annoyance so far. Also, it could be a bit lighter.

    When I sleep, I flip it to the outer wrist.
    11-07-2014 02:58 PM
  8. Brian Gobrecht's Avatar
    under my wrist and havent had any problem with starbucks or seeing UV light. heart rate has been accurate as well. I think it is best to be on your left because of the main artery is going through your right wrist and as well as the wedding ring on your right
    11-07-2014 03:49 PM
  9. wpguy's Avatar
    When I wear a watch the face is on the outside/top of my wrist, but I wear my Band with its face on the inside/bottom side of my wrist. It is much easier to use the device and it is more comfortable that way. I haven't had any problems with accuracy of the sensors. I have had problems with the Starbucks app, but today the store manager said it was because of their reader. They have an older model or something. She said it has trouble with some kinds of bar codes.
    11-07-2014 04:41 PM

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