The Apple Watch, in all its iterations, is the most popular smartwatch available today, so it’s no surprise that there’s a great deal of third-party bands to choose from for them. From utilitarian options to fashion-forward offerings, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest Apple Watch bands worth your attention.
Please note that despite their slightly larger cases, the all-new Apple Watch Series 4 models are compatible with all bands on this list. The 40-millimeter variant fits the same bands as the older 38-millimeter Apple Watch, while the 44-millimeter model is compatible with bands for its 42-millimeter predecessors. Apple deserves a hat tip for keeping its latest smartwatches compatible with older bands.
Apple Watch Sport Loop Band
Apple’s own Sport Loop band features a breathable fabric with excellent durability. Lightweight and supremely comfortable (it’s so easy to adjust!), the Sport Loop is available in a multitude of eye-grabbing colors.
The Sport Loop band is available for both Apple Watch case sizes. There are multiple colors to pick from.
Apple Watch Leather Loop Band
The leather loop is one of the most comfortable bands available for the Apple Watch. Handcrafted in Italy, it features a beautiful design and superb tactility. It’s also incredibly easy to adjust.
The splurge-worthy band is available only for the 42- and the 44-millimeter Apple Watch. There are several colors to pick from, including the sweet-looking Cape Cod blue in this image.
Belkin Sport Apple Watch Band
The comfy and affordably priced Belkin Sport Apple Watch band is made from high-quality silicone with design ridges for improved air flow during your workouts. The washable band is available for both Apple Watch sizes in various dual-color combinations.
Apple Watch Modern Buckle Band
The Modern Buckle band pairs particularly nicely with the stainless steel Apple Watch, and it’s available for both the 38/40- and the 42/44-millimeter variants. Available in a multitude of colors, the elegant accessory is crafted using genuine Granada leather from a French tannery.
Hermès Leather Single Tour Apple Watch Band
The Hermès Single Tour leather band is a true fashion statement, handmade by artisans in France using gorgeous Barenia leather. Available for both Apple Watch sizes, the band has a beautiful stainless steel buckle with Hermès branding.
Shinola Natural Leather Apple Watch Strap
Handcrafted in the United States, the natural leather Apple Watch strap by Shinola has timeless elegance and superb tactility. The accessory is available for the 42- and the 44-millimeter Apple Watch models.
The strap has a high-quality stainless steel buckle, which sports Shinola’s eye-catching logo. There are more colors to choose from in case you prefer a different finish.