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Best Apple Watch bands 2022: For Series 7, 8 and Ultra

The Apple Watch has so many straps that it now has to take one of those giant steamer boxes with it when it goes on vacation. Ideal for customization; not so great for knowing which one to tap on your wrist. From Apple’s own brands and designer brands to more affordable third-party offerings, the list is nearly endless. Luckily, we’ve rounded up the best suspender accessories for your favorite tech accessory.

From simple rubber bands to more complex metal bracelets, the list below has bracelets for all preferences and price ranges. All the options we have will fit standard Apple Watch Series 7 (with sizes 41 mm and 45 mm), and the most expensive Apple Watch Ultra. So whichever model you’ve picked up from Apple’s 2022 flagship lineup, you’ll find something to wrap around the smartwatch here.

Our selection of the best Apple Watch straps

Apple Sports Band

Apple’s most basic band tends to be one of the toughest options available. The lightweight rubber material means your Apple Watch fits snugly on your wrist, without being too heavy. Made from rubber, the wristband is completely sweat and water resistant for all activities you may do. Plus, its sleek, minimalist design makes it the perfect accessory for just about anything in your closet. Completed with an easy to attach and detach stud, the Sport Band will serve you well.

Apple Watch Milanese Loop in Graphite color

Apple Milanese Loop

By far one of the sleekest metal bands for Apple Watches, the brand’s Milanese Loop is a great choice. Crafted from premium stainless steel, this modern take on Milan’s signature bracelet style is worth the price. Not only does it feel great on your wrist (and not too heavy either), but it’s sure to grab people’s attention when you’re strolling around town. With a simple snap-on magnetic mechanism, it stays snug on your wrist and easy to take off at the end of the day.

Apple Watch Hermes Brown Leather Strap

Hermes Leather Bracelet

Ready to bring tears to the eyes of credit card companies, Hermès’ line of straps for the Apple Watch is ultra-luxury gear. With a price as high as most Apple Watch models, it takes some serious fashion commitment to strap one of these bad boys around your wrist. Released in collaboration with Apple, you’ll find the highest quality leather on this strap. Equipped with a buckle-to-fasten mechanism and entirely made in France, you’ll feel like you’re talking about the town with this high-end bracelet. Price tag aside, there’s no doubt that this strap looks great (and it will feel just as good). Do yourself a favor and at least grab it when you buy the Apple Watch – you’ll get exclusive watch faces. That might lighten the bill a bit.

Nomad titanium bracelet for Apple Watch in black color

Titanium Nomad Bracelet

Nomad’s Titanium Band for Apple Watch is an alternative metal band that looks just as good. Featuring a more traditional design, each link is crafted from high-grade titanium for a premium product on your wrist. The black color option is quite striking and will help your wrist stand out from all the others. With a lockable attachment mechanism, the strap will stay securely attached around your wrist. Are you looking for a metal strap for the smartwatch? Nomad’s Titanium Band is among the best.

Apple Watch Alpine Loop in green color

Apple Alpine Loop

Designed for the new Apple Watch Ultra, the brand’s Alpine Loop is an ideal bracelet for the more adventurous. The textile layers provide a comfortable fit and won’t be damaged if you sweat. Fastened securely with a metal hook, nothing will shake this strap off your wrist. It looks super stylish for such a durable bracelet, so you won’t have to swap it out for your less adventurous afternoons. Although designed for the Ultra, the strap is still compatible with the smaller standard models.

Apple Watch Nike Sport Loop in White/Black color

Apple and Nike Sport Loop

Made from nylon, the Nike Sport Loop is an ultra-light strap for the Apple Watch. Securely attached with a hook and loop system, it will stay securely attached to your wrist during any workout these sadistic fitness gurus come up with. It is breathable, sweat resistant and stylish when worn. Who says your wrists can’t look good while the rest of you are sweaty? You’ll even find Nike’s iconic “Just Do It” slogan woven into the band – perfect for any extra motivation you need for the finish line.

Nomad Sport Band for Apple Watch in Ultra Orange color

Nomad Sport Bracelet

An alternative to Apple’s Sport Band, Nomad’s Sport Band offering boasts a sturdier design. With a more traditional rectangular stud to attach the strap, the band gives you a familiar feel. Indentations in the rubber allow for a more comfortable fit and give your wrist the rugged look that other sports bands lack. With multiple color options, you can choose to stand out or blend in during your workout – or get a bunch for any occasion. The rubber strap sits pretty well on your wrist and is just as water and sweat resistant as you might think.

Tasikar Magnetic Bracelet for Apple Watch in Grey/Orange color

Tasikar magnetic strap

Although a smaller brand, Tasikar’s magnetic strap had to be featured. The two-tone design means this bracelet will look great on any wrist, with a rather striking design. Made from silicone, the band is water and sweat resistant for workouts and will feel light on your wrist the rest of the time. Like Apple’s Leather Link, Tasikar’s offering secures with magnets inside the strap. This means you will get a secure fit, while having an easy fastening experience. The icing on the cake ? This strap is on the lower end of the price scale, making it a more affordable accessory for your Apple Watch.

Casetify luggage tag strap for Apple Watch in London Heathrow pattern

Casetify Airport Luggage Tag Strap

Somewhat out of the box, Casetify’s airport luggage tag strap looks pretty tidy. Featuring the airport short code of your choice, the wristband is the perfect companion for any traveler. Since this Apple Watch is from Casetify, that means the design is from an independent artist. It’s a great way to support smaller talents, while getting yourself a stylish bracelet at the same time.

Spigen's Armor Pro for Apple Watch in navy blue color

Spigen Pro Rugged Armor

There’s no two way about it: Spigen’s Rugged Armor Pro is an absolute unit. Packing both a case for your Apple Watch and a rubber strap, this option offers the most durability for your device. The case provides extra protection for your watch in the event of a drop or bump, and it is completely shockproof. With a metal clip on the accompanying rubber strap, Spigen’s strap won’t accidentally come off your wrist. It’s water and sweat resistant, so the Rugged Armor Pro really is ready for anything. This strap is not compatible with the Ultra, but the premium watch offering is already extremely durable!

Bridging the gap between formal and casual, Apple’s Link Leather Band is a rather stylish addition for your wrist. Made from genuine leather, the strap not only looks great, it feels great to the touch as well. It’s lightweight, flexible and still breathable against your skin (there’s nothing worse than sweaty wrists). Secured with magnets inside each link of the strap, removing your Apple Watch couldn’t be easier. The magnets are also surprisingly strong. Perfect for a get-together or a night out on the couch, the Leather Link is a must-have in your drawer.