One more thing about the MagicBands

May 22, 2014

I forgot to put this in the WDW review post, and that one’s already long.

Here is what the MagicBand looked like on my wrist from the top:


Kind of okay, right? But here is what it looked like from the side:


My wrists are the teeniest-tiniest parts of my body. The part with the transmitter couldn’t be bent and was longer than that part of my Montgomery Burns-esque wrist. So no matter how I turned it, it stuck out. It wasn’t uncomfortable, but it never truly became unnoticeable.

I’d like to see it redesigned into more of a watch-like design. Hell, put a cheap digital timepiece in it so it can replace a watch and make it buzz 15 minutes before a FastPass+ or dining reservation time.

(bad photoshop)


From WM: They were uncomfortable for me because they were rubbery and sweaty and stiff. The stiff part was too small for my wrist. I didn’t want to keep it on the whole time because I didn’t want a fat white tan line. I kept it in my pocket. I would be willing to pay $20 for a more comfortable version.

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  • Clark May 22, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Can’t we skip the bracelet and go straight to the RFID chip embedded in the upper arm?

  • John B May 22, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Did you try taking the gray section off and just using the colored part of the band? That may have made it a bit more comfortable.

    • Kimberly May 23, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Unfortunately, the bracelet would have been too small if I did that. I think I’m two holes into the gray size. I know they’ll make them better.