This afternoon, Apple took the stage at the Steve Jobs theater to introduce a host of new devices and wearables. This includes the new Apple Watch Series 4. Despite sporting a larger display and loads of new technology, the latest generation model still supports all previously released bands. That means you can ditch Apple’s pricey first-party alternatives for more budget-friendly options on a wide range of styles. Head below for all of the best third-party Apple Watch Series 4 bands on the market today.
Apple offers a wide-range of bands for Watch Series 4, almost all of which have been recreated in some form or fashion by third-party retailers. Whether you need a new Milanese Loop for a dressier occasion or prefer something sporty for workouts, you can find a wallet-friendly alternative in just about every style. Prices start at around $5 and go up from there. We’ve also found Apple Watch Series 4 bands from the likes of Grovemade, Nomad, Clockwork Synergy and others that are sure to fit the bill. While Apple Watch Series 4 isn’t available for pre-order until the end of the week, you can already pick up a new band so you’re ready on launch day.
Over the years I’ve collected around 20 different bands, but I aways seem to come back to just a few. If you’re at all active, and with an Apple Watch Series 4 you probably are, then a sport band is a must-have. You’ll also want a leather strap and maybe a nylon one. That’s going to keep you ready for just about any professional or casual situation. Apple wants to charge you at least $50 direct for any of its first-party options, and frankly, that’s pretty ridiculous. Check out these third-party alternatives that are perfect for saving some extra cash.
Best Apple Watch Series 4 Sport Bands |
IGK Silicone Apple Watch Band in various colors and sizes: $8
Nike-style Apple Watch Sport Band: $7
Dual-tone Silicone Apple Watch Sport Band: $10
Nomad Rugged Sport Apple Watch Band: from $40
SUPCASE Ultra-Rugged Apple Watch Band: $18
EloBeth Apple Watch Silicone Band with Case: $12
Best Apple Watch Series 4 Casual, Nylon & Leather Bands |
Yunesa Soft Nylon Loop Apple Watch Band: $10
Pad & Quill Leather and Nylon Bands from $70
Clockwork Synergy Classic 2-piece NATO Apple Watch Band: $25
MoKo Apple Watch Cuff: $17
V-Moro Double Tour Leather Apple Watch Band: $19
BRG Milanese Loop Apple Watch Band: $12
Kartice Leather Apple Watch Strap: $11
Top4Cus Leather Apple Watch Band: $10
Grovemade Leather Apple Watch Bands: from $79
Oitom Stainless Steel Link Apple Watch Band: $10
Hoco Stainless Steel Apple Watch Band: $68
This article was originally posted on 9to5Mac