The Apple Watch is arguably the most popular smartwatch for business, serving as a productivity-boosting digital assistant. One of the biggest Apple Watch advantages is the ability to change band styles to meet your needs and preferences.
Whether you’re heading out for a long hike or attending a black-tie event, various Apple Watch bands can help you turn your wearable device into a casual accessory, fitness tool, professional accessory or bold statement.
We’ll highlight the best Apple Watch bands for business so professionals can swap styles to meet their needs.
Most Apple Watch bands will fit any Apple Watch model as long as the sizes are compatible. However, some smaller bands won’t work with the Apple Watch Ultra. It’s best to check a band’s compatibility before you buy it.
When you purchase an Apple Watch directly from Apple, you’ll find an array of customization options, including various band styles. Apple also offers bands you can buy separately, including link styles, sports bands and more. Third-party manufacturers have expanded Apple Watch band options even further, allowing users to customize their look according to their activities and needs.
Here are some Apple Watch bands that stand out for professionals.
A beautiful nylon watchband with vibrant colors, the Nyloon Bellamy has a comfy fabric feel against your wrist. The $40 band fits most wrists and case sizes, including the Apple Watch Ultra and special-edition Apple Watch models.
Eight holes provide sizing flexibility. While the band can start off a little stiff, it softens up considerably after you wear it a few times.
Epic’s Classic Silicone Apple Watch bands are nearly dead ringers for the Apple Sport Bands but are much less pricey, at $19.95. There are 25 vibrant colors to choose from, as well as sizing options that match various Apple Watch sizes, including the Apple Watch Ultra. The soft and comfortable bands are sold with three pieces to fit perfectly, no matter your wrist size.
Are you a Twist-O-Flex fan? If so, get ready to enjoy your favorite band on the Apple Watch. While always popular as a style, the Twist-O-Flex metal watch bracelet, reminiscent of the 1960s, has proved to be a great fit for Apple’s timepiece. It can even twist itself into a pretzel.
The Apple Watch Twist-O-Flex has that familiar design, made with brushed stainless steel and a black-and-silver aluminum expansion band. It’s strong, resists sweat, and expands 5 inches from its original size. It comes in small, medium and large, and in black, silver and brushed. As always, the band is super easy to slide on or off.
Sure, you want an Apple Watch, but you also may wish to express your artistic side, especially if you have a creative profession. Casetify gets the picture with its floral design bands.
These floral and striped collections, made from crosshatch Saffiano vegan leather, are gorgeous, soft and scratch-resistant. The collection, which costs $54 per band, features a wide selection of designs, including roses, daisies, peonies and even cacti. All florals and stripes fit various Apple Watch sizes.
The JUUK Vitero nylon band has a sleek, rugged look. The band looks both athletic and classic, calling to mind old field watches used by soldiers in the 20th century. This woven band has a ruby-and-gray color combination and is made with durability and comfort in mind. While this band may not have the same flash factor as a Milanese band or a refined leather band, it does have the durability.
If only the best will do — and the extra cost won’t set you back too much — consider the Pad & Quill Field Strap for Apple Watch. For $99.95, you can wear this band anywhere, from the office to a pickup basketball game.
The Field Strap combines a refined look with rugged, water-resistant Cordura fabric and stitching from UV-resistant accent thread. Full-grain leather accents and a soft interior complete the look. You can get this elegant piece in three exterior colors and in a nickel or matte-black finish. It fits modern Apple Watch models, including the Apple Watch Ultra, and each watch is signed by its artisan.
You may be familiar with the Hermes Double Tour Strap, made for a bit of fancy wrist wrapping for an equally fancy price. Arrow & Board takes that line of thinking in a slightly different direction with the much less expensive Triple Tour, a band that is literally split down the middle to offer you a third wearing option for $79.
The Triple Tour watchband can be worn with both straps surrounding the watch face or on the left or right side, and it is made to order. It’s available for all Apple Watch sizes in olive and medium brown.
At just $12.99, it may be inexpensive, but you can’t go wrong with this Mkeke vintage leather watch strap that exudes old-time charm. Made for wrist circumferences of 6.7 to 8.3 inches, it features high-quality leather craftsmanship and, while designed to be comfortable, looks dressy and elegant for the office or business meetings. The stainless-steel buckle lets you easily strap on or remove the watch, while the band is easily adjustable to fit your wrist. The Mkeke comes in classic black, saddle brown and various other color options.
The Southern Straps band is rugged but handsome, with stitching running down each section, giving your wrist an original flair. At $59, it proudly completes your outfit for the office or any outdoor event.
All Southern Straps bands, including leather and nylon ones, are individually made. The sturdy look owes to a single piece of nylon that doubles over, sealed and stitched. There are 84 Apple Watch band combinations to choose from, and the NATO band fits all sizes of available Apple watches.
With the right band, you can elevate your Apple Watch to match wherever your career path takes you. But whatever band you choose, the Apple Watch is exciting and advanced wearable technology for business owners, and its features make it more convenient to run your business.
These are some of the top Apple Watch benefits for business owners:
Running a successful business means equipping yourself with the right tools. An Apple Watch adds another dimension to your business communications, and the right bands will bring style flexibility. Go formal, casual or athletic, depending on your current situation. By investing in an Apple Watch and a host of bands, you’ll embrace the latest in modern business communications.
Matt D’Angelo contributed to this article.