The Best Apple Watch Straps in 2020

The Best Apple Watch Straps in 2020

Damon Mayo

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Explore why the Apple Watch is a good option for your wrist.

The Apple Watch is probably the most recognisable watch out there whether you are a watch enthusiast or a tech enthusiast it’s hard to argue how prominent the Apple Watch stands within the market.

Personally, I would consider myself part of both previously stated parties, unfortunately I am one of those people who will wait in line for hours for the new piece of tech for that year, I just can’t help myself...

The Apple Watch has pushed the boundaries of wearable tech from simple notifications to calls from the wrist, to now being able to fully track heath and fitness. The Apple Watch is an ideal companion that can seemingly do it all.

Genuine Leather Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Genuine Leather Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine [product ids="6136, 6129,6139"]

What doesn’t the Apple Watch offer?

Putting my watch enthusiast hat on now, I’d have to say the Apple Watch does not offer any kind of emotional connection (to me at least). Every year I would trade in the last model for the newest without a seconds thought but when it comes to my mechanical watches each one holds a specific memory.

For an example, my wife gifted me my very first Vintage Grand Seiko (5646-7030) on our wedding day, now this watch holds not only a memory but it signifies an important milestone in my life, this is something I don’t think wearable tech could ever compete with.

Why I use the Apple Watch

Like many others, I opted in for the Apple Watch Sports Edition which will arrive on an official Apple Watch strap (typically the sports band). For me, this essentially is a fitness companion. I use the Apple Watch to keep track of my workouts, daily steps & calorie counts.

From time to time I’ll make use of the calls and messaging features but fitness tracking it’s the main purpose for my use.

Nylon Sport Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Nylon Sport Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine[product ids="6142, 6129,6139"]

Changing up the Apple Watch style

One of the greatest design elements of the Apple Watch is how easy it is to swap out the straps, if you’re like me then you will have multiple straps for various occasions and styles.

Heading to the gym then you might want to partner your watch with a rubber band or a nylon strap. Going out for a meal? Maybe you want to go for a smarter look, a genuine leather strap or a milanese loop band would be ideal.

Let’s take a look at some of my favourite Apple Watch straps from our WatchGecko line up.

First up, the Sports Pebbled Texture Watch Strap. Definitely, one of my go-to sports bands. Not only does it offer a unique pebbled design but it is made from super-soft rubber, allowing for all-day comfort whilst being durable and flexible. Finally, the design of the strap allows for easy wrist adjustments due to the robust magnetic clasp.

Sport Pebbled Texture Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Sport Pebbled Texture Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine [product ids="6129, 6136,6139"]

Another great rubber sports band, the Sports Silicone Rubber Watch Strap. Made from soft silicone with holes for great airflow, I’ve found this strap to be perfect for those long runs. This strap also offers a durable stainless steel pin and tuck closure, so no need to worry about your watch coming loose.

Sport Silicone Rubber Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Sport Silicone Rubber Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine [product ids="6139, 6129,6142"]

This next strap is definitely a customer favourite, the Nylon Sport Watch Strap. This soft woven nylon offers one of the most comfortable and breathable wears possible, perfect for any occasion. All this accompanied by the velcro closure for easy adjustments on the go.

Nylon Sport Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Nylon Sport Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine [product ids="6142, 6129,6139"]

the last two straps from my list, these straps are ideal for a smarter occasion. Perfect for those days at the office. Firstly we have the Super Fine Mesh Watch Strap made from premium stainless steel. Like all our replacement Apple Watch straps this mesh is very durable and due to the magnetic clasp, adjustments are made simple.

Super Fine Mesh Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Super Fine Mesh Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine [product ids="6118, 6139,6129"]

Lastly, we have a Genuine Leather Watch Strap. Due to the high-quality calf leather this strap is made from, it is super lightweight while still retaining its durability. I’ve found this strap to be very flexible allowing for all-day comfort, even forgetting I was wearing a watch. Unlike the previously stated straps, this particular strap will be very reminiscent of a standard watch strap offering a stainless steel Zulu style buckle.

Genuine Leather Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine

Genuine Leather Watch Strap for Apple Watch - Image Credit: WatchGecko Online Magazine [product ids="6136, 6129,6139"]

Don't forget we have straps for any occasion

All straps mentioned are available for each Apple Watch series. Don’t forget to check out each strap we have many colours available. I'm sure you’ll find one to fit your needs.

So there you have it, a quick look at our range of Apple Watch straps. If you’d like a closer look, make sure to head over to YouTube where we get hands-on with all of these straps mentioned.

Whether you have an Apple Watch 38mm, 40mm, 42mm or 44mm here at WatchGecko we have everything you’ll need so that your Apple Watch will suit any occasion. Offering high quality Apple Watch strap replacements for every Apple Watch model.

Not sure about your model? Feel free to message us directly, We will gladly point you in the right direction.

Damon Mayo

About the Author: Damon Mayo

About the Author: Damon Mayo

I'm the Videographer and Editor here at WatchGecko. A keen traveller, with a slight obsession for Japanese culture – currently wearing my vintage 56GS Grand Seiko.

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