ENBLE Staff’s Top Apple Watch Bands

ENBLE Staff's Top Apple Watch Bands

The Best Apple Watch Bands According to ENBLE Staff

Apple Watch Series 7

With the release of the new Apple Watch Series 9 and the announcement that Apple will no longer use leather in its own bands, third-party watch straps are about to become even more popular. Thankfully, there is a huge market for Apple watch bands, but how do you know which ones are good or bad?

Here at ENBLE, we are often at the cutting edge of tech, so there are a lot of us with Apple Watches of all generations. I polled the ENBLE team to ask them what their favorite watch bands were and why they like them so much.

Nomad Sport Band – Quality and Performance ($60 at Nomad Goods)

“I’ve tried out a lot of different Apple Watch straps, and I’ve always liked the look and feel of the Nike Sport Band. But this one beats even that. It has a slightly less sporty and more rugged look, and the materials feel premium and like they’re designed to hold up well. It comes in a few different color options, but I’ve yet to remove the Marine Blue one since I got it. The clasp holds nice and secure, so I don’t really have to worry about my watch falling off. I’ve been using this band for a few months now and recommend the product to everyone. I’ve received more compliments about the band than I can remember. Nomad makes some really high-quality accessories for Apple gear, and this is no exception.” – Jared DiPane

Bluebonnet Leather Apple Watch Band – Best Luxury Apple Watch Strap ($90 at Bluebonnet)

“While the Bluebonnet straps are not the cheapest around, they are made with genuine French leather and perfectly match the minimalist wallets and cases the company makes. If you want to coordinate your wrist, wallet, and phone, these are the way to go. My wife adores them for her Apple watch, and I’m sure you will too.” – James Bricknell

Apple Sport Band – The Original and Best ($50 at Amazon)

“I’ve used just about every fitness watch strap made by Apple and third parties, but I always come back to the standard Apple Sport Band. It isn’t the most comfortable band I’ve ever worn, but it’s the easiest to clean by far, and the colors haven’t faded at all, despite my constant use in sunlight.” – Russell Holly

Marge Plus – A Classic Strap Aesthetic ($13 at Amazon)

“I’ll be honest: I picked this strap pretty much at random because I liked the weathered, faux leather earth-tone look in the photo – and the incredibly low price. But six months later, I’m really liking it. It’s comfy, and it’s held up nicely, despite a couple of unintended dunkings. What more could you want for such a low price?” – John P. Falcone

Toyouths Elastic Apple Watch Band – Simple and Springy ($10 at Amazon)

“I need my Apple Watch band to be completely unfussy. I don’t want to fiddle with buckles – I just want to slip on my watch and go. This inexpensive band is perfect for just that. It’s a single strip of elastic without any sliders or anything else to adjust. It’s soft and stretchy enough to hold the watch firmly against my wrist so that the heart rate monitor sensors work correctly, without being too tight. I can vouch only for the styles where the design is woven into the band (not the solid color or printed options). I first bought the Neon Orange color, and that’s the one I still use today. I bought a second band, the solid Wine color option, and it’s stiff and scratchy by comparison.” – Sarah Mitroff

Spigen Rugged Armor Apple Watch Band – Protection From Every Angle ($24 at Amazon)

“When I’m not using the above-mentioned Nomad Sport Band, my other go-to Apple Watch strap is the Spigen Rugged Armor. The style is totally different, but as someone who’s into G-Shock watches, I absolutely love the way this one looks and feels. Instead of sliding the band in on each side, you snap your Apple Watch into this, and it provides protection for the sides of the watch as well. It comes in a few different colors, and I think right now I own them all. It doesn’t make the buttons any harder to press either, which is a huge advantage. If you’re someone who’s rough on your Apple Watch, this is a great option to consider.” – Jared DiPane

In addition to these recommendations, ENBLE staffers have also compiled a list of the best monitors, office chairs, desks, printers, carry-on luggage, and heating pads based on their personal experiences and preferences. You can find their recommendations below:

  • Best Monitors According to the ENBLE Staff Who Use Them
  • Best Office Chairs, According to the ENBLE Staff Who Sit on Them
  • Best Desks, According to the ENBLE Staff Who Use Them
  • Best Printers, According to the ENBLE Staff Who Use Them
  • Best Carry-On Luggage, According to the ENBLE Staff Who Use Them
  • Best Heating Pads, According to the ENBLE Staff Who Use Them

With the variety of options available, you can now confidently choose an Apple Watch band that suits your style and needs. Whether you prefer a sporty look, a touch of luxury, or a classic aesthetic, there’s a band out there for everyone. Happy shopping and accessorizing your Apple Watch!