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Comparison of all Apple Watch bands

One of the best parts of the Apple Watch experience is the wide variety of bands available from Apple.

From chic to sporty and everything in between, Apple has an option for just about everyone. We help you choose the best Apple Watch band for you.

Solo Loop

One of the newer types of Apple Watch straps available, the Solo Loop is made from waterproof, sweat-resistant, and stretchy liquid silicone rubber. This makes it a breeze to clean. Be sure to read our tips on how to clean all types of Apple Watch bands.

There are no clasps, buckles or other parts on the bracelet. It stretches comfortably over your wrist and is perfect to wear for long periods of time.

The only real downside to the $49 Loop is that you’ll have to choose from nine sizes to find the best fit for your wrist. You’ll need to print out Apple’s downloadable tool or find other everyday items to find the best size if you’re ordering online.

Braided Solo Loop

Available for $99, the braided solo buckle offers the same comfortable fit as the solo buckle without clasps or buckles. This also means that you will need to find the correct size for your wrist before ordering.

Instead of waterproof material, this band is made with a combination of recycled polyester yarn around silicone yarn. This makes it even more comfortable when wrapped around your wrist all day. And if you happen to get it wet, there’s no need to worry about it getting ruined. Let it dry and it will be like new.

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Sports strap

The Sport Band was one of the options available with the original Apple Watch. And it’s always a great choice. Made with a soft material, the bracelet is completely waterproof and will be a great option for a vigorous workout.

Instead of having to worry about a watch strap dangling from your wrist, there’s a unique pin and tuck closure system. The $49 band is adjustable to fit many wrist sizes. Some colors are also available in regular and wide versions for even more compatibility with wrist sizes.

Sports Loop

The Sport Loop is another breathable and comfortable bracelet for everyday use. A $49 option, it’s made from a soft, double-layered nylon weave. Dense loops on the side that touch your skin help provide a cushioned and comfortable fit. It also helps moisture and sweat escape. Although it’s not waterproof, it dries easily without issue if it goes in the pool or gets drenched in a rainstorm.

Instead of having to worry about measuring the right size or fiddling with an adjustable system, fastening buckles can provide a good fit that can easily be changed when needed. Make sure you know how to put on the Sport Loop and other Apple Watch bands.

Nike Sport Band

Designed for breathability and comfort, the Nike Sport Band takes a fun approach to the classic Sport Band. The main difference is the holes in the wristband which allow better airflow to your wrist. So there is no need to worry about sweat accumulating under the band.

It is made from the same material as the regular Sport Band and features the same fluoroelastomer material. You can buy it for $49.

Nike Sport Loop

As its name suggests, the Nike Sport Loop is very similar to the classic Sport Loop. But the Nike version offers subtle differences. Currently, it is offered in different colors with Nike branding. You can enjoy the same comfortable and easily adjustable fit. Like the regular Sport Loop, it’s also $49.

Milanese Loop

To change your Apple Watch from sporty to chic, it’s hard to go wrong with the Milanese Loop. This popular option is Apple’s take on the 19th century Italian-made design. It is created in specialized Italian machines and features a stainless steel mesh.

For an optimal fit, there is a magnetic closure system that fits most wrists. While obviously not waterproof, any exposure will not harm the bracelet itself as it does not retain water. Although it wouldn’t make much sense for running or swimming. The only real downside, at least for the men, is that the band occasionally hooks the air off the arm. But past that, it’s a perfect option for the boardroom or a night out on the town.


You can choose from a gold, silver or graphite version. Each is $99.

If you have more money to spend and are looking for a timeless and classic option, consider the Link bracelet. This strap is made with the same stainless steel alloy as the premium Apple Watch body. A single bracelet takes almost nine hours to create, thanks to a precise machining process. A unique butterfly closure folds perfectly with the band.

The Silver Link bracelet is $349 while the Space Black Link bracelet is $449.

For larger wrists, you may need to purchase a black or silver link bracelet kit, which costs $49 more and provides six additional links. With a simple button release, you don’t need any special tools to add or remove the links. This is a big plus compared to many other link bracelets. Please note that this bracelet kit is only compatible with the largest sizes of Apple Watch.

Leather watch straps give a timeless look to any watch. And Apple’s leather link offers a unique way to show off the smartwatch. It features Roux Granada leather made in France. The magnetic closure system makes it easy to find the best fit as it is infinitely adjustable. Leather and water obviously don’t mix, so this band isn’t appropriate for the pool or a workout. The band is $99.

Modern Loop

Crafted with French Roux Granada leather, the top grain material undergoes light milling and tumbling for a unique texture. Even though the buckle looks sturdy, it actually hides a two-part magnetic closure system. The inner portion of the band features a layer of Vectran weave for added strength and stretch resistance. As it is leather, it is not water resistant.

The band is $149. Apple offers small, medium, and large versions to fit different wrist sizes, though they’re only available for the small Apple Watch sizes.

Choosing the Best Apple Watch Band

As you can see, there are a wide variety of different band options from Apple for the Apple Watch. Hopefully this guide gives you a better idea of ​​all the options to help you make the best choice.