In many ways, the total cost of an Apple Watch comes down to the strap you choose. So, if you want to save a little money, you can opt for a third-party strap, instead of one of Apple’s own offerings. If you’re eager to add your own personality to your Apple Watch purchase, there are many inexpensive watch straps you can buy online. These third-party Apple Watch straps are great if you need a cheap replacement for a broken strap, or if you just want to have some additional color options available to you without breaking the bank. Read on to see five solid options.
1. ULAK Canvas or Leather Apple Watch Strap
ULAK makes a lot of great tech accessories, including smartphone cases. They’ve recently branched out into Apple Watch accessories, including alternate wrist bands. These straps are available to fit both the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch models. Red and brown leather options are also available. The version pictured above is black canvas. Throw in a screen protector, and you should be good to go.
Price: $15.99 (47 percent off MSRP)
2. Baseus Leather Apple Watch Replacement Strap
This genuine leather watch strap will fit the Apple Watch. It has a lightly pebbled texture, which looks great with either casual outfits or formal wear. The watch comes with the necessary tools to remove the original band from clasp, and install the replacement strap.
3. Milanese Loop Replacement Band for Apple Watch
The Milanese Loop design looks great with practically any outfit. It’s inspired by Italian design, and it’s easy to adjust to get just the right fit. This replacement strap from MyCell is a bit cheaper than Apple’s own loop strap.
4. Hi5Gadget Luxury Leather Apple Watch Wrist Band
If you want a simple, elegant strap for your Apple Watch, this is an inexpensive option to consider. This band ships with a tool to install the band. This simple black band looks great on both men and women, though some women may prefer a slightly more narrow band.
Price: $21.95 (45 percent off MSRP)
5. MyCell Black Leather Loop Replacement Band for Apple Watch
This soft loop band makes it easy to get a precise fit, unlike bands with pre-determined holes, which may not fit as well. There are lots of color options and materials to choose from. These bands are designed to match the colors of the Apple Watch body. While these straps are a little more expensive than some other options out there, they are worth the investment.
6. Poetic Modern Band For Apple Watch
Looking for bright, solid-colored Apple Watch straps? These options from Poetic are nice. They are available in colors like purple, blue, and orange. The perforated band helps to make the Apple Watch experience more pleasant for people with sensitive skin. If wearing your Apple Watch tightly to ensures proper function has meant that your skin feels sticky and unable to breathe, this modern strap may help alleviate your discomfort.
Price: $14.95 (15 percent off MSRP)
7. UKASE Replacement Band For Apple Watch
Most of the replacement Apple Watch straps we’ve seen are solid colors. If you want something with a cool pattern, one of these UKASE bands will let you express your personality. With 14 different options, you should be able to find an abstract pattern that makes your Apple Watch pop.
Price: $19.90 (50 percent off MSRP)
8. Spigen Apple Watch Strap
Sporty. Rugged. Comfortable. These are the three most important features of this attractive Apple Watch replacement band from Spigen. This is a solid replacement strap for anyone who wants a basic, no-frills look.
Price: $24.99 (62 percent off MSRP)
9. Oittm Apple Watch Stainless Steel Metal Replacement Strap
If you opted for the cheaper Apple Watch Sport Edition, you’re probably pleased that you saved a couple of bucks. That being said, there are days when you want to dress up your watch so that it suits more formal occasions. This cool rose gold-inspired Apple Watch band is made from stainless steel. Gunmetal, gold-tone, and silver-like metallic finishes are also available.
10. JETech Genuine Leather Strap Replacement With Metal Clasp For Apple Watch
This stone leather Apple Watch replacement strap is polished, professional, and neutral enough to work with almost any outfit. It’s also backed by a lifetime warranty, which is a nice perk.
Price: $18.95 (87 percent off MSRP)