Apple’s launch the Apple Watch Series 5. Did I quickly hop online to pre-order my space black titanium Edition model? I’ve since experimented with a plethora of different Apple Watch bands. And with that in mind, I’ve decided on those I like best and use frequently, depending on the occasion.
Since I can’t be the only one with a never-ending hunger for new Apple Watch bands. I’ll be using this piece to delve into my five favorites. I’ll first discuss what it is I enjoy about each one, then talk about the things I don’t like, and lastly, I’ll attempt to explain what I think each band is best suited for.
My favorite Apple Watch Straps
Without further ado, let’s jump right into it, shall we?
Nomad Titanium Band
The Nomad Titanium Band is a sturdy, stout bracelet that works best for indoor occasions such as working in the office or taking the significant other out on a fancy date. Because it lacks expansion, I wouldn’t recommend it for workouts, as there are more elastic options available. In fact, that’s one of the reasons why I own more than one Apple Watch strap.
Next on my list of favorites is the black Twist-O-Flex strap from the wonderful folks over at Speidel. Those looking for a classy metallic bracelet look without compromising on flexibility will love this strap, and its color is almost right on the money with my space black titanium Apple Watch Series 5.
Monowear Urban Canvas
When I saw the modern design of the Monowear Urban Canvas strap, I knew it was one that I’d want to have for my collection. It brings casual dress attire to an otherwise high-end wearable tech device and comes in three different colors including blue, gray, and red, and I distinguished right from the very beginning that I wanted the red model.
Urban Armor Gear Nato Strap
For all those other occasions where a dressy or casual strap won’t do, you can’t go wrong with nylon. Urban Armor Gear’s Nato Strap is stitched together from high-quality nylon and feels ten times sturdier than any of Apple’s nylon offerings.
Apple Milanese Loop
The Milanese Loop’s timeless appearance and practical functionality make it a great choice for most. It’s available for just under $100 on Apple’s website, and I would strongly recommend going for the first-party option over third-party options because there’s a significant difference in thickness, magnet strength, and overall quality.
Admittedly, however, everyone has different opinions when it comes to style and comfort. So you’re welcome to leave a comment below if you’ve had a better experience with a different Apple Watch strap from any of those listed here.