Apple watches are now more compatible than ever. Let’s check out 5 of the best Apple watch bands for 2021!
Not only are Apple watches now more compatible and customizable than ever, but the surplus of great options means it can sometimes be hard to pick the right one for the right occasion or know which one will suit you best. In this no-nonsense article, we’ve done the hard work for you and will show you five of the best Apple watches for 2021.
The only thing you will need to figure out for yourself is the size of strap you require. This will either be 40mm (small) or 44mm (large), for the Apple Watch 4 and above models, or it will be 38mm (small) or 42mm (large) on older Apple watches.
To choose the right Apple watch straps for this list, we ordered everything from glitzy to glum, from expensive to the cheapest, to make sure the products were everything they claimed to be. So, let’s get right into it with number five.
Best Apple Watch Bands 2021 You Should Not Miss #5 – Apple Sport Band – $49
The Apple Sport Band is the original and still the best band when it comes to all-rounders. If you’re looking to pick up an Apple Sport Band, it is always best to go direct through Apple. There are countless cheap knock-offs of these out there on auction sites and even from legitimate sellers alike.
- Pros: Hard-wearing material, simple and sleek, lots of colors to choose from.
- Cons: Material is not breathable (can lead to wrist sweat), requires fastening.
Best Apple Watch Bands 2021 You Should Not Miss #4 – Apple Sport Loop – $49
The Apple Sport Loop is made of nylon (double-layered nylon, to be precise), which means it is very comfortable on the wrist and is also more breathable than the Apple Sport Band. It achieves this by having larger loops on the skin side than on the outside. As you can see, the Apple Sport Loop is also available in a lot of colors and costs the same as the Apple Sport Band, so there’s something for fans of both bright colors and more subtle colors too.
Another great feature with this band, is that it has the NATO straps, which don’t cover your Apple watch’s sensors.
- Pros: Very breathable, nice colors, comfortable design.
- Cons: Still a little on the pricey side.
Best Apple Watch Bands 2021 You Should Not Miss #3 – Apple Nike Sport Band- $49
The Apple Nike Sports Band brings both comfort and style. It is made of the same tough material as the Apple Sport Band but with the breathability of the Apple Sport Loop, thanks to the compression molded perforations. There are not as many colors to choose from as the previous two on this list, but there are still a few interesting ones: Teal Tint, Smokey Mauve, and Spruce Fog.
The Apple Nike Sports Band costs the same as the previous two, which, for us at least, makes this one an excellent pick and earns a solid spot on this list.
- Pros: Beautiful design, comfortable, breathable.
- Cons: Some of the colors are a little too much on the eyes.
Best Apple Watch Bands 2021 You Should Not Miss #2 – Apple Link Bracelet Band – $349
It should go without saying that having a stainless steel bracelet made by Apple is going to be pricey. This Apple watch band may be costly (more than the watch itself), but it delivers in quality. The links are fully adjustable to ensure it will fit any wrist, and it is easy to do with the watch tool that is supplied with the band. The entire band has a beautiful, soft sheen finish, but if you aren’t a fan of the stainless steel, this Apple Watch Band is also available in black.
Look, we know the price tag this band will not be for everyone. But if you want the best of the best? This is it.
- Pros: Adjustable, durable, comfortable.
- Cons: Pricey
Best Apple Watch Bands 2021 You Should Not Miss #1 – Casetify Printed Apple Watch Band – $40
The Casetify Printed Apple Watch Band is number one on our list for a reason. Not only is this brand of Apple watch bands comfortable and affordable, but there are dozens of designs to choose from, meaning that there is guaranteed to be a design for everyone. You can get designs with emojis or flags, or even animal prints and bold florals.
The Casetify Printed Apple Watch Bands are made from cruelty free faux leather, and you can choose between gold, black, or silver fixings and buckles, and the straps are made to cater to all sizes of Apple watch.
- Pros: Lots of variety, affordable, comfortable.
- Cons: Some of the designs are just hideous.
There are many designs and brands of Apple watches that we have not covered on this list (most notably the Apple Leather Loop and the Apple Braided Loop) but may still be worth checking out for yourself if nothing here grabs your attention immediately. Our personal favorite is the Casetify Printed Apple Watch Band, because of the affordability and the sheer choice that is on offer. You can find many, many more with a quick Google search, but always be sure to avoid the knock-offs, of which there are many (one possible exception to this rule may be the cheaper versions of the Apple Link Bracelet Band, for those that want that look but cannot afford to pay the full price).
Which Apple Watch Band will you be rocking in 2021? Let us know what you think in the comments!
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