1. Bull94's Avatar
    So I've had my band for about three weeks now and yesterday a few red bumps appeared on the bottom side of my wrist where the heart rate monitor possesses against. I really don't want to get rid of my band. I've seen some skins for the band on Amazon but does anyone know if there are any that cover the metal border of the heart rate monitor?
    12-21-2014 10:22 PM
  2. bksalt's Avatar
    I have been wearing my band for over a month now, no redness, no bumps and no signs of any discomfort. But you have to realize I clean my band every day with fresh clean water than a good swab of Isopropyl Alcohol. If you keep up a good hygienic program you should do fine with the band.
    12-22-2014 08:48 AM
  3. Richard Servello's Avatar
    No problems here...btw, the hrm is on the top of the wrist, with the green light.
    12-22-2014 09:33 AM
  4. cvflowe's Avatar
    I have been wearing mine since it was released. I recommend wiping it down as well. Good luck
    12-22-2014 10:35 AM
  5. bobsentell's Avatar
    No skin issues with me either. But I take it off my wrist daily to charge when I shower and usually leave it off for two hours afterward.
    12-22-2014 12:17 PM
  6. Likwidz's Avatar
    Had mine since release and been fine. Through the years I've worn several different fitness bands and the one thing I've noticed with most if they are on too tight and you don't keep up with cleanliness you are bound to have some form of skin irritation to pop up.
    12-22-2014 12:44 PM
  7. DroidUser42's Avatar
    I've had my band since it came out. I did start to get some soreness and with a normal watch I take it off when I sleep. So what I did was swap wrists when I go to sleep.
    12-22-2014 02:07 PM
  8. Bull94's Avatar
    I was under the impression that it's not good to use alcohol on the band? I'll have to start doing that. I've been too cautious to clean it because I was told it's not very waterproof by the salesperson except for like not heavy rain.

    I wear the band with the face facing out like a watch so the heartrate is on the bottom side of my wrist.

    Even so are there any skins that cover the metal of the heartrate monitor? Thank you all for your replies.

    Merry Christmas
    12-24-2014 12:16 AM
  9. Bull94's Avatar
    Also I take the band off when I go to bed and when I shower and wash my hands.
    12-24-2014 12:18 AM
  10. TheZuneLune's Avatar
    You might be having an allergic reaction to the metal. It sounds like your reaction is similar to my brother's reaction to nickel. I wear it except for charging and showering with no issues.
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    12-24-2014 06:44 AM
  11. bksalt's Avatar
    Just dampen what ever you use to clean your band. Just dampen not drench, and if you use a Q-tip same thing just dampen use your head and you wont bother the band
    12-24-2014 11:53 AM
  12. anon6002755's Avatar
    You might be having an allergic reaction to the metal. It sounds like your reaction is similar to my brother's reaction to nickel. I wear it except for charging and showering with no issues.
    I was going to mention the same thing. Contact dermatitis. Some of us aren't lucky enough to be able to have metal in constant contact with our skin without irritation.
    01-02-2015 03:07 AM

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