The Apple Watch is one of the fastest growing devices quarter after quarter. With each new generation, Apple includes new software and hardware that improves the experience of the world’s best-selling smartwatch. The latest version included pioneering health-related functions such as ECG for electrocardiograms or fall detection.

However, as is happening with the iPhone, fewer and fewer people renew their smart watch every year. This is due to the fact that the operating system updates allow it to be retained for a longer time and that it does not become “obsolete” so quickly. Although this policy would go against the objective of any company, Apple has another business related to its watch: the straps.

The Apple Watch is a wearable with a high degree of customization. Apart from being able to configure the spheres to our liking, we can use any compatible strap, even make our own with specific kits for it. We offer a wide catalog of straps of different colors and materials, but they are not the only ones. There are various manufacturers that also offer them.

What to consider before purchasing an iWatch Band

Choosing a new strap for the Apple Watch is a very personal choice that goes with the user’s tastes. However, there are some issues to consider before preparing to buy one for our smart watch, such as the size of the case or the material .

Today, in the Apple catalog there are four sizes of Apple Watch: 38, 40, 42 and 44 mm. This is because the edges of the most recent models, those of the fourth generation, are narrower, which allows for a larger screen size without hardly changing the size of the box. This is why the straps of the 38 and 40 mm versions are compatible, as are those of 42 and 44 mm.

Regarding the manufacturing material, there are different options: rubber or nylon sports straps, leather (including special editions of Hermès), stainless steel link or Milanese type. Their prices start at 60 dollars, although third-party options tend to be cheaper.

Straps for Apple Watch

Nylon Strap

One of the most popular bands of the Apple Watch is nylon, especially for those who use the smartwatch to play sports, as it feels very comfortable on the wrist. If you are not willing to pay the price that Apple asks for yours, you can try the alternative, which is priced at $19.95 and is available in a variety of colors.

Stainless Steel Apple Watch Strap

The Apple Watch can also become a very elegant watch by simply changing the rubber or nylon strap for a stainless steel strap, such as this one. According to the manufacturer, this strap has a better perspiration and prevents allergies. Thanks to its folding clasp we can put it on and take it off easily. Obviously, it is compatible with all generations of the watch. It costs $29.95.

Classic Leather iWatch Band

Another leather strap that serves both daily and for special occasions is this genuine leather iwatch band. It is available in different shades of brown and in other colors such as orange. The connectors of each part are made of stainless steel to last as long as possible. However, and as the manufacturer mentions, people with sensitive skin may suffer an allergic reaction. It costs $29.95.

Silcone Sport Apple Watch Band

This sports apple watch band has been manufactured with high performance silicone, and its wavy fold design allows air to circulate. It is resistant to sweat and UV rays, and can be washed by hand without any problem. Its price varies according to color, being available in gray, brown, black, navy blue and pink.