There’s an amazing variety of Apple Watch bands available today that range in price from $10 all the way up to four and five-figures. Let’s take a look at some of the best Apple Watch bands you can buy, including choices from Apple, designers, and some affordable third-party options.
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Sport Band & Nike Sport Band
Apple’s Sport Band and Nike’s Apple Watch Sport Band are popular as they offer comfort, a variety of colors, and a relatively affordable price tag of $49. However, you can pick up a highly rated third-party version of the Nike Sport Band for $10 and a version of the standard Sport Band for $9.
Nike also recently launched a new set of Apple Watch Bands (with limited stock) to match its Air VaporMax Flyknit shoes. These are only sold via Nike for now, but will also be coming to Apple soon, hopefully along with improved stock.
Apple’s Milanese Loop is a sharp option that secures with a magnetic closure providing a classy, sleek aesthetic. However, $149-$199 may be a prohibitive price for many people. You can pick up a third-party Milanese Loop on Amazon for $20 in either silver or black or pick up a gold or rose gold version for $25.
Having a leather band for your Apple Watch is useful as it can be worn for both causal and more formal occasions. The price range starts to vary more with leather bands, especially with designer brands offering higher end choices. Let’s look at some third-party options first and then move on to some of the pricier bands.
Solid third-party leather bands
Mkeke offers its genuine leather Apple Watch band in brown or black with silver hardware for $21. It has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon with almost 2,000 reviews and also includes an unconditional 1-year warranty.
Another great value is the genuine leather Apple Watch band from Marge Plus for $12. Available in black, brown, and rose gold, this band is rated 4.5/5 stars on over 700 reviews.
If you’re looking for the unique style that the Hermès bands offer without spending hundreds, you can pick up a variety of choices from third-party V-Moro, including a single tour, double tour, and cuff-style between $20-$25.
Apple’s leather bands
Priced between the affordable third-party options and the designer bands, Apple’s leather Apple Watch bands and loops are priced from $149-$249. Two of the most popular are the Classic Buckle and the Leather Loop (only available in 42mm size), both at $149. The Modern Buckle (only made for the 38mm Apple Watch) is the most expensive leather band from Apple at $249.
Designer leather bands
In a partnership with designer Hermès, Apple offers special edition Hermès watches along with standalone leather Hermès bands. These bands range from $339 to $689.
Other designers like Coach offer a variety of leather Apple Watch bands starting from $150.
Apple’s Link Bracelet is the company’s most expensive way to secure your Apple Watch to your wrist at $449-$549, luckily you can get the same look for a fraction of the cost. Eoso offers a link bracelet in both silver and black for $30. OULUOQI also offers an almost identical replica of Apple’s link bracelet for $60.
The good news is that with a robust market of Apple Watch bands you’ll be able to find an option within your budget that fits your style. Have a favorite band that we didn’t cover? Share it in the comments below!