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smelly watch band

What Should I Do about My Smelly Watch Band?

Posted by Laura Ulveling on

Discover the 2 reasons your Apple Watch band stinks.

What is the first thing you do after you work out? We are really hoping that you yelled at the top of your lungs from your office cubicle (or mountain top) “TAKE A SHOWER!”

What is the first thing you do after you spill coffee on your shirt? Umm… wash it, duh!

What about your dishes? Do you let the food on them start to rot and smell? No, throw them (gently) in the dishwasher!

smelly watch band

We all use things every day that would eventually start to smell if we didn’t clean them every once in a while, but sometimes the things we use the most slip right under our noses without getting cleaned.

These things experience the spills, sweat, and grime of our daily life and eventually… they start to stink. Like, really bad. 
One of those things is your Apple Watch band.

Here are 2 reasons why your Apple Watch band stinks (plus a few ways to fix the issue).

keep your watch band clean

Your watch band needs to be cleaned.

If you don’t keep your watch band nice and clean, it can start to have bacteria buildup around the buckle and in the seams. Make it a habit to clean your watch band (like you would clean your silicone ring) every few weeks to reduce the chance of it developing a bad smell.

Don’t worry, your Groove Watch Band isn’t like a wool sweater - wait… where did my sweater go, and why are there doll clothes in my dryer… can anyone relate?? - it can take all the adventure you can, and more!

If you decide to go white water rafting or take a plunge into a hot spring, your Groove Watch Band will survive and thrive with you.

Here are some cleaning tips for your watch band.

  • Remove the band from your watch and run it through the dishwasher. It is made of silicone and will not fade or melt in the warm water!
  • Give your band a little scrub with an old toothbrush and some dish soap. If your teeth can handle it, your watch band can, too! But we don’t recommend putting soap in your mouth. Yuck.
  • Remove the band from your watch and let it soak overnight with a little dish soap and some 100% organic mineral water - kidding… tap water is perfect.

Still not happy with how your watch band looks? You might be wishing it came in a style that fits your personality! Check out these watch band colors and patterns that range from totally trendy to professional and classic!

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Your watch band just isn't right for you.

All relationships take work, but the special ones have two people that “get” each other. You like to do the same things, and experience things together! If your watch band constantly stinks, it’s probably not the right type of band for your adventurous lifestyle!

is your watch band smelly

Turn that watch over and you’ll notice a buildup of grime and disgusting “something brown” discoloring your (high dollar) band. That stinky buildup is the result of hours of sweating, running, climbing, cooking, working, and simply living with your watch on your wrist.

We created an alternative Apple watch band that doesn’t smell bad… like, almost ever (unless you work on a turkey farm or something… but everything smells there).

Your Groove Watch Band includes breathable grooves and a comfort arch to decrease (and pretty much eliminate) sweat build-up, so you can live your best life, sweat-free!

The breathable grooves are designed to allow air in and moisture out, so your wrist can breathe, and your band can, too. Groove Watch Bands are also hypoallergenic so your wrist is safe from itchy rashes and discoloration!

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Other watch bands force you to choose between “sporty” or “style.” The unique, breathable grooves of our watch bands are included on all styles of our bands, so you can flaunt your favorite fashion from the summit of Pike’s Peak, or cross the finish line in style, without compromising on comfort.

Our bands are also adventure-proof, so no amount of sweat, sun, or wear can cause the designs to fade. Plus, if your watch band is lost, damaged, or broken, our No BS Warranty has your back 100%.

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Are you ready to give the Groove Watch Band a try? Click HERE to browse our products!

    And now, for a parting question: What is the first adventure you’d like to experience when your Groove silicone watch band arrives?

    Mine is probably to visit China and hug a baby panda. He would probably appreciate the aspire watch band that looks like leaves.

    By the way, thanks to our adventure guides, James Lawrence (the Iron Cowboy) and Laura Longnecker for the great photos!

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