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Great watch, but white band gets dingy fast!
on March 5, 2016
White band doesn't stay white! This watch functionally is great - my favorite ironman style of several I've owned over the years. On this one, the display is easy to read while you're running, and I like the relatively clean styling. So, I ignored the reviews complaining about the band discoloring, thinking I could just clean it. But no luck. When the watch arrived the band already looked a little "yellowed" compared to the watch face. But I let that go, thinking maybe the watch and the band were made of different types of plastic so they weren't exactly the same "white." But after about 6 months, the band now looks gross - dingy and dirty. It seems to absorb colors from clothes, like my black North Face winter coat! I've experimented with washing the band gently with SoftScrub, dish soap, white vinegar, etc.. . but I haven't been able to make it look clean, let alone white... So, bottom line, the watch is great for running but I can't wear it around after that. It's just too dingy looking! I'll probably buy another one, but black this time. . . .