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The 10 Best Apple Watch Bands and Straps in 2020

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The 10 Best Apple Watch Bands and Straps in 2020

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If you just picked up the Apple Watch Series 6, the new Apple Watch SE, or you’re just looking to change up your style with your older smartwatch, this is a good time as any to take stock of the best ways to carry around your Apple Watch with style on your wrists. Of course, the official Apple Watch bands are always a solid option, but there’s also a wide range of third-party options out there that let you customize further than the official bands allow you to. In this guide, we’ll go over the best Apple Watch bands that you can buy right now, from the best official options to our favorite third-party bands and accessories to add to your new everyday smartwatch.

Archer Watch Straps Nylon Apple Watch Band

Archer Watch Straps Nylon Apple Watch Band

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Specifications
Material
Nylon
Case Compatibility
38/40/42/44mm
EDC Rating


Price
$
If you’re a fan of the classic styling of the NATO or Zulu straps that you can put on traditional watches, you’ll be a fan of the Archer Watch strap, which lets you pick a sporty durable striped nylon replacement for your Apple Watch that won’t block the critical health and fitness sensors on the back side of the device.
Apple Watch Sport Band

Apple Watch Sport Band

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Specifications
Material
Fluoroelastomer
Case Compatibility
40/44mm
EDC Rating


Price
$
The official Apple Watch Sport Band is ultra-comfortable, made from a custom high-performance fluoroelastomer material that’s designed to be flexible against your skin without being irritating even if you keep it on your wrists all day.
Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Apple Watch Band

Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Apple Watch Band

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Specifications
Material
Thermoplastic polyurethane
Case Compatibility
40mm
EDC Rating


Price
$
The Spigen Rugged Armor Pro goes a step above just giving you a new custom strap for your new Apple Watch: its rugged case design helps secure your device against damage from the constant bumps and scrapes encountered with being your daily driver watch. The design is reminiscent of the shockproof design of sport watches, and you can pick between discreet black and a military green design to suit your style.
Apple Watch Milanese Loop Band

Apple Watch Milanese Loop Band

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Specifications
Material
Stainless steel
Case Compatibility
40/44mm
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Price
$$
If you’re looking to add a touch of class to your Apple Watch, the official Milanese Loop band offers an elegant woven stainless steel band to your device. The band is infinitely-adjustable, so you’ll always have a secure fit around your wrists, and because it’s magnetic you won’t have to fiddle with the buckles you might find on similar designs found on traditional watches.
Nomad Modern Horween Leather Apple Watch Strap

Nomad Modern Horween Leather Apple Watch Strap

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Specifications
Material
Horween leather
Case Compatibility
42/44mm
EDC Rating


Price
$$
Few things look better on your wrist than a nice Horween leather strap, except, of course, a well-used Horween leather strap that’s gathered an attractive patina over years of use. This Nomad design leverages beautiful American-made leather that you can take with you even if you upgrade your watch in the future.
Apple Watch Leather Loop

Apple Watch Leather Loop

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Specifications
Material
Venezia leather
Case Compatibility
42/44mm
EDC Rating


Price
$$
Apple’s official leather strap is handcrafted in Arzigano, Italy, and features a pebbled texture that complements the look of your Apple device well on your wrists. Its traditional material belies the modern design of the strap, with an integrated magnetic closure that makes putting on and taking off your Apple Watch with this strap equipped a breeze, and you get a precise fit every time too. You can pick between four available colorways, with classic black and brown available as well as a bright yellow and beautiful peacock green if you’re looking to change things up.
Urban Armor Gear Civilian Apple Watch Band

Urban Armor Gear Civilian Apple Watch Band

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Specifications
Material
Silicone
Case Compatibility
42/44mm
EDC Rating


Price
$
If you’re worried about delicate straps breaking during hard use, the thick silicone design of the UAG Civilian strap is built to last. The silicone material is soft on your wrists without being brittle, and the dual injection mold design of the watch allows for extra reinforcement around the traditional tuck closure. The big buckle provides you a sense of security that magnetic closures don’t have, giving you the confidence to take your Apple Watch wherever you go.
Apple Watch Link Bracelet

Apple Watch Link Bracelet

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Specifications
Material
316L stainless steel
Case Compatibility
38/40mm
EDC Rating


Price
$$$$
If you want a diver-style stainless steel link strap on your Apple Watch, their official implementation is the best bet. Their link bracelet is made out of the same 316L stainless steel alloy as found on the case of the device itself, and the appearance of the band is designed to complement the look of the watch. And unlike with traditional link bracelets, you can add and remove links to get the right fit without using special tools.
CINORS Spring Bar Connectors for Apple Watch

CINORS Spring Bar Connectors for Apple Watch

Purchase
Specifications
Material
316L stainless steel
Case Compatibility
38/40/42/44mm
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
While there are options to have a NATO or Zulu style strap on your watch, these spring bar connectors allow you to use a real thing on your Apple Watch, and it’s cheaper than buying separate straps in the first place. You’ll lose access to some of the features of your watch, but the functionality and security of your favorite strap can take priority when needed.
Apple Watch Solo Loop

Apple Watch Solo Loop

Purchase
Specifications
Material
Liquid silicone rubber
Case Compatibility
40/44mm
EDC Rating


Just released
Price
$
We saved the best for last, as Apple introduced a new Solo Loop strap for their Series 6 watches this year. The soft, flexible band is designed for easy use, with nine different set sizes that mean you won’t have to deal with any buckles or magnets to get the band on and off your wrist. Just measure your wrist using Apple’s template and order the right size: you can then just slip it on and off with ease once you have it installed.

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