You may be entirely happy with the standard Apple Watch band bundled with your wearable. But snagging a new one could be on your agenda. There are plenty of good reasons to invest in other Apple Watch bands, and there is no shortage of options, either.
Grabbing a new band isn’t just about customizing your device. There are several practical reasons to consider, too. Some bands are better suited for gym-goers or runners, while others pack more stylish, statement designs. Others are better suited to a boardroom, while some could be an affordable alternative to a tired, well-worn band.
Whatever your need or budget for a new Apple Watch band, we’ve got you covered. We take a look at the best Apple Watch bands you can invest in below.
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The best Apple Watch bands
Apple Milanese Loop: The best Apple Watch band
Visually simple, effortlessly classy, and easy to use, the Apple Milanese Loop band has few flaws. It packs a tightly woven metal construction that conforms to your wrist as you move without squeezing it. The Milanese Loop bands come in several colors, from stainless steel to Space Black and Gold. At $99, these bands aren’t cheap, but they’re more than worth their salt, especially if you prefer a clean look or plan to remain in the Apple Watch ecosystem for a while yet.
Apple Sport Loop: The best Apple Watch band for working out
Packing a nylon construction, the Apple Sport Loop band adds breathability and comfort to a Milanese-inspired design. It’s a visual step up from the standard silicone band usually included on Apple Watches. Its softer material should make it better for active users, runners, and those who like sleeping with their watch on. It comes in at $49, which is far less than the metal Milanese loop. It’s also available in various colors, including the Pride Edition, Khaki (above), and Pomegranate.
Secbolt Bling bands: The best-looking Apple Watch band
Love gems on your watch? The Secbolt Bling bands are for you. While every band we mention on this list is aesthetically pleasing, the Secbolt will appeal to those wanting something a little sparkly. This particular brand is available for 38/40mm watches and comes in four colorways, all packing rhinestone inserts. Despite its glitzy appearance, it’s decidedly affordable. You’ll need just $14 to snag one, making it a cheap and attractive band for your Apple Watch.
Adepoy Silicone Sport bands: The best cheap Apple Watch band
At only $9, the Adepoy Silicon band is a worthy, direct replacement for an aging band. It’s available in several colors with a color-coded clasp and can be had for watches in 38/40mm or 42/44mm sizes right up the Apple Watch series hierarchy. This makes it the perfect band for larger and smaller wrists. Thanks to its low price, you can grab a few of these for the same price as an Apple-branded band and wear a different color every week.
Hermes Leather Single Tour: The best leather Apple Watch band
If money isn’t an option, the Hermes Leather range is a must for leather enthusiasts. Coming in at a whopping $339, these bands are almost as pricey as the Apple Watch itself. However, they are handmade in France and feature unique design elements as a result. You can have them in several color schemes, but the Orange option is arguably the standout statement piece. The Hermes Apple Watch band is an investment, a bold statement, and a fashion accessory you’ll be wearing for years to come.
Spigen Rugged Armor Pro: The best durable Apple Watch band
Spigen is better known for its smartphone cases, but the company also makes Apple Watch straps for adventurers and clumsy users. The Rugged Armor Pro features impact protection thanks to raised bezels and shock-resistant material. Little inscriptions on the band are hat-tips to the rugged analog watches of old. If you’re a fan of chunky adventure watches or want to add an extra layer of protection to your watch, this is the case for you. It won’t break the bank, either. At just $20, it can be had in Military Green or black.
Fullmosa Quick Release band: The best stainless steel Apple Watch band
Few bands look as good as the Fullmosa Stainless Steel band. It’s available in various colors, but the all-black option (above) is a definite favorite. It’s an elegant yet chunky band with plenty of extra links in the box and packs a quick release system. It also looks considerably pricier than its $18 list price suggests. Of course, your taste may vary. But if you’re in the market for a subtle statement Apple Watch band that won’t break the bank, this is a good start.
Dkyeiss Sport Slim band: The best silicon Apple Watch band
Available for all arm sizes, watch face diameters, and the full Apple Watch series, the Dykeiss Sport Slim band is the best silicone Apple Watch band available. It’s easy to find a silicone band, but the Dkyeiss option packs a slim build, a slew of colors, and an easy-fitting design. It intersects several categories and could easily be a gym companion or direct Apple Watch band replacement. It’s affordable, too, coming in at just under $8.
Marge Plus Slim: The best Apple Watch band for women
Although the Dykeiss band is pretty slim compared to most other bands on this list, the Marge Plus Slim is the best option if you want a sleek a band as possible. It’s leather-based, making it less attractive for active users but perfect for the fashion-forward few. The $15 band comes in several colors, packs a classic hook clasp, and supports all Apple Watches in all sizes. This sophisticated, simple band is an excellent Apple Watch band for women and men alike.
Ohcboogie Stretchy Solo Loop: The best fabric Apple Watch band
Featuring a braided nylon construction with elastic inserts, this band is easy to put on and take off when needed. It’s also breathable and can be washed, according to the manufacturer. It’s a cheaper alternative to Apple’s Loop series and comes in at a fraction of the cost. This band is available for $9 and comes in a host of funky braided or solid colorways.
That’s it for our list. Which band is your favorite? If you think there’s an Apple Watch band we’ve missed, let us know in the comments.