One of the great things about Apple Watch is that, with help from a slew of bands, you can make the device look different each day you put it on. When you're working out, you can opt for a sweat-friendly sports band. And when you head out to an important meeting or big job interview, you can strap on a high-end metal band to totally change the watch's look and feel.
Because of how the band can change the look of the Apple Watch, several watchband makers have cropped up, all with hopes of getting you to sport their creations. From sports bands to leather, Milanese loops to rubber, there are countless options. Here are some of the best Apple Watch bands on the market.
Modal has been making a variety of popular watchbands over the years, and the company's Woven Nylon is one of its most popular models. This band is made from gray nylon, which is both soft and water-resistant, so you can wear it during workouts. The band comes with a pull-through loop to ensure a snug fit.
Similar to the Apple Milanese Loop but without the hefty price, Platinum's magnetic stainless-steel mesh watchband is all about look and feel. This band comes with a black finish and has matching lugs that only add to its aesthetic appeal. The mesh gives the Platinum a luxurious finish, but the band is surprisingly affordable.
Several leather watchbands on the market promise to make your look more fashionable. But the Marge Plus compatible is designed to do it without emptying your wallet. Made from genuine leather, this band can accommodate wrist sizes between 160mm and 200mm, making it suitable for a large segment of the population. If you're looking for a professional look on the cheap, the Marge Plus compatible is a good place to start.
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Apple's Woven Nylon is designed to accommodate you when you're active while not detracting from the look and feel you're after. The band, which costs $49, has a gray finish, and its nylon design is made to be resistant to sweat. Like many other nylon options on the market, the Apple Woven Nylon has a pull-through loop and a host of holes to fit a variety of wrist sizes.
Secbolt's Apple Watch bands are all about giving you high fashion and making the device on your wrist feel like a luxurious traditional watch instead of a smartwatch. And the company's Bling Band tries to do that with a rose gold finish and diamond rhinestones on a stainless steel band. A clasp on the bottom makes it easy to put the band on,d take it off and get a snug fit for your wrist.
The Apple Sport Band comes in a variety of colors to appeal to any taste. This watchband's fluoroelastomer material makes it more durable during prolonged use. According to Apple, which sells the watchband, the Sport Band is designed for high activity and those times when you're sweating. And its support for a pin-and-tuck closure means this band shouldn't get in the way when you're working out.
Nike is one of the more popular watchband makers for those who want to work out with their watches. The Nike Sport Band comes with a decidedly sports-focused design; it's made from fluoroelastomer, which is designed to hold up during intensive activity. This band is also water-resistant. Plus, it's smooth enough that it won't be a nuisance while it's on your wrist.