Anyone else order a Hyperlink Apple Band from Gmobi?
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    Anyone else order a Hyperlink Apple Band from Gmobi?

    Just got mine, a month late. It looked like an omega speedmaster band for the Apple Watch.
    The Kickstarter let you get a supposedly $99.99 band for $49 as an early adopter.

    After receiving it here are my impressions:
    1) The ends do not fit well and have too much play in the locking slot. This will without a doubt wear the groove on the Apple Watch.
    2) One end does not lock well or at all really.
    3) The bracelet feels light, cheap, and unrefined.
    4) The bracelet is too narrow for the 42mm Apple Watch, it looks like the same bracelet links as the smaller AW bracelet with badly machined afterthought-like 42mm ends slapped on.
    5) The clasp is flimsy stamped thin steel.
    6) The finishing is rough, the brushing is haphazard.
    7) The bracelet is way way too short.

    In short, I hate it.

    I can't believe I waited 2 months for this. Instant Junk.
    I will post a picture or two.

    UPDATE: THE SAGA CONTINUES, READ BELOW.
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    Re: Anyone else order a Hyperlink Apple Band from Gmobi?

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    Re: Anyone else order a Hyperlink Apple Band from Gmobi?

    At least the links themselves look solid. Wanna send it to me?

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    Re: Anyone else order a Hyperlink Apple Band from Gmobi?

    Here is the response I got back from the company:

    "It is regret to say there is no refund as it is the crowdfunding item, but we do provide one year warranty. You will receive the replacement unit soon. The replacement unit is from second batch which is more refined, and you should not have any locking or fitting issue."


    Hmmm. OK, I will report back when I get the replacement. First revs of anything can be rough I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt. I really want a speedmaster-like bracelet for the Apple Watch, and that is what this is supposed to be. If it makes me happy, I will recommend it to you forum members, and provide much better photos, probably next to my speedmaster.

    Till then, Cheers.

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    Re: Anyone else order a Hyperlink Apple Band from Gmobi?

    The only two things I don't like about Apple's link bracelet are the complexity of the push button links (sometimes I think mechanical simplicity is better) and a limited range of motion among the links (I feel like it's crushable). I was thinking of asking the forum for recommendations for an oyster-style bracelet, but a Speedy style would be cool, too. Hope they do well for you.
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    Re: Anyone else order a Hyperlink Apple Band from Gmobi?

    Quote Originally Posted by BarracksSi View Post
    The only two things I don't like about Apple's link bracelet are the complexity of the push button links (sometimes I think mechanical simplicity is better) and a limited range of motion among the links (I feel like it's crushable). I was thinking of asking the forum for recommendations for an oyster-style bracelet, but a Speedy style would be cool, too. Hope they do well for you.

    Our thought processes are are in sync. The apple stainless band is a marvel of mechanical engineering, and it is comfortable to wear, but a ridiculously complex object to accomplish a simple goal. Still, I love it. So much that I don't wear it. I am considering framing it behind glass.

    I love speedy bracelets, so this was a no brainier. I have high hopes for the new one and I will post my opinion and pictures. I have very high standards for some things, and watch bands are one of them.

    more to come.

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    Re: Anyone else order a Hyperlink Apple Band from Gmobi?

    The original Link bracelet is too expensive, hence settled for the Milanese Loop as I love metal straps.
    Casio Riseman GW-9200J-1JF, Rangeman GW-9400J-1JF, Frogman GWF-1000G-1DR & Classic GW-M5610R-1DR. TAG Heuer Aquaracer 300m Calibre 5 WAN2110.BA0822. Seiko Criteria 100m Quartz Chronograph SNDC63P1.​Rolex DeepSea Sea-Dweller 116660. Apple Watch Series 2 42mm SS with Milanese Loop.

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