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Nomad Sport Slim Band Apple Watch review

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EXAM – I reviewed the original Nomad Sport Band for the Apple Watch in 2017. I loved the band so much that it has been my go-to band ever since. It has held up well but is starting to look a bit worn. So when Nomad approached me to review their new Sport Slim Band, I wholeheartedly agreed.

What is that?

The Nomad Sport Slim Band is a lightweight, thin yet durable watch strap for the Apple Watch.

Design and features

The Nomad Sport Slim Band is a lighter version of the Nomad Sport Band. But even though it is narrower and lighter, it still retains the durability of the wider band. The Sport Slim is made of durable FKM fluoroelastomer rubber and is 100% waterproof.

There are channels at the bottom of the band and adjustment holes along the entire length. Both help increase breathability and flexibility. The bracelet is very flexible and immediately adapts to your wrist when you put it on. I like the many adjustment holes because I get a more precise fit than similar bands I’ve tried.

The pin and tuck closure is one of my favorite features of this band. The stainless steel pin locks through the bracelet while the rear end is tucked neatly against your wrist. It holds the bracelet securely on my wrist and gives it a nice clean look. And I don’t have to worry about the rear end coming off and snagging on anything.


I love my original Sport Nomad band, but the Sport Slim is a definite upgrade. As you can see from the comparison photos below, the Spot Slim Band is quite different from the original Sport Strap. It has a much slimmer profile and an overall more refined design.

The Sport Slim is light and comfortable. What I prefer in the group is its versatility. I put it on in the morning and don’t take it off until it’s on the charger overnight.

And it’s so easy to clean. All I have to do is rinse it with soap and water, and it’s like new.

What I like

  • Lightweight
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Sustainable
  • Pin and tuck closure
  • Easy to clean

What I would change

Final Thoughts

I liked the original, so I’m not surprised I like the Nomad Sport Slim Band. Nomad continues to manufacture quality products. I have reviewed several of their products and always come away impressed. And the Sport Slim Band for Apple Watch is no exception. I’m sure this will be my everyday band for a long time.

Price: $59.95
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Source: The sample for this review was provided by Nomadic.