There’s no denying you use your Apple Watch for just about everything, from workout accountability to being a total gamechanger because, let’s be honest, it lets you read texts on the couch when your phone is MIA. Basically, your smartwatch is the personal assistant you can’t live without, so it only makes sense that you give it a fresh look that matches your personality instead of being stuck with the typical sport band. Whether you’re opting for a more environmentally-conscious one or need one that won’t slip off your wrist, we’ve rounded up styles for everyone.
What should you look for in an Apple Watch Band?
- Material: There are tons of options, and you’ll quickly find one that best suits your needs—from stainless steel, which lasts longer, to hypoallergenic hardware that keeps sensitive skin free from irritation.
- Value: Stylish Apple Watch bands can carry a pretty hefty price tag. Fortunately, we also have a perfect budget-friendly option that doesn’t sacrifice aesthetics.
- Size: When browsing, look for bands that can be adjusted to your wrist size or for options that come in specific sizes to ensure you’re buying the right fit.
- Compatibility: Most of the bands we cover are compatible with multiple models, but some only work with specific models. Check the bands’ product page to see what models fit their specs.
- Use: Consider the primary use of your watch when purchasing. Most bands will say if they’re waterproof, sweatproof, etc.
In trying to find Apple Watch bands that would appeal to various fashion-first wearers, we prioritized material and price. The Machete Apple Watch Band tops our list of recommendations because it’s available in many fashion-forward designs like tortoise and snakeskin. It’s made from acetate, stainless steel, and hypoallergenic hardware, so it’s easy to clean and safe for sensitive skin. As a bonus, these straps come with a one-year warranty.
For more wearable tech recommendations, check out our top picks for the best smartwatches, best fitness trackers, and best sleep trackers.