6 Best Sports Bands for the Apple Watch Series 6

Namrata Gogoi

The Apple Watch Series 6 is as hardcore a smartwatch as it is a fitness tracker. This smartwatch can do a lot, from counting calories burned during your walks to track your swimming and cycling sessions. The best part is that it coaxes you to close your rings and motivates you to keep up your fitness levels. And when you are doing your workouts, your watch band mustn't irritate your skin or trap sweat underneath it.

Top Best Sports Bands for the Apple Watch Series 6

Sports bands for the Apple Watch helps prevent just that. These bands are either made of silicone or nylon and prevent sweat from collecting between the strap and your skin. More importantly, they are comfortable to wear, and the ample adjustment holes in these sports straps give you the flexibility to adjust the strap as per your comfort.

We have curated a list of the best performing sports band for your new Apple Watch Series 6 smartwatch in this post. Let's have a look. But first,

1. Hotflow Silicone Sport Wristband

Size: 40 mm and 44 mm

Hotflow Silicone Sport Wristband

If you want simple yet unique looks for your Apple Watch Series 6, you should have a peek at the Hotflow Silicone Sport Wristband. These sports bands bring a simple and subtle look, thanks to the rainbow-colored holes. And they are not yet just beautiful; they are comfortable to wear as well. The material is breathable, and the ample amount of perforations allow sweat to dry off quickly, and this has been backed by several users as part of their reviews on Amazon.

Available under $10, this is one of the affordable sports band for your Apple Watch. The fit is good. The main band slips under the other like the traditional watch band and helps you attain a tight fit.

If you are looking for an affordable and effective option, then this is the one you can definitely consider.

2. YC Yanch Soft Silicone Sport Band

Size: 40 mm and 44 mm

YC Yanch Soft Silicone Sport Band

Another silicon band that you can consider buying is the one by YC Yanch. The highlight of this band is its affordable pricing. Available for just under $10, these bands afford you an attractive look for its price. They are thin, light, and has a similar fit to that of the original Apple band.

As far as the user reviews are concerned, users have updated that the band works as advertised and is perfect for workouts. They are light, comfortable and the plentiful holes allow the bands to be easily adjustable.

However, you do have to keep in mind to clean the band with a wet cloth from time to time.

3. Carterjett Compatible With Apple Watch

Size: 40 mm and 44 mm

Carterjett Compatible With Apple Watch

I find nylon bands more comfortable to wear compared to silicon bands. If you echo the same thought, you can't go wrong with the nylon bands from Carterjett. These bands bundle the traditional watch-like buckle, thereby adding to the security of the watch.

The highlight of these bands is that they can make everything right from sweat and dust to water. They are durable and hold up well in the long run. More importantly, they do not irritate the skin even if you sweat a lot, and well, this has been vouched by several users.

The Carterjett are quite popular on Amazon. So far, they have earned their share of positive reviews where users praise the bands for their comfort, easy installation process, and the quality of material used.

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They are a tad expensive than their counterparts, but the good news is that they are durable and won't break or rust easily. Plus, they are available in a slew of attractive colors and designs.

4. Fintie Band

Size: 44 mm

Fintie Band

The Fintie nylon band is the one for you if you want an inexpensive yet comfortable nylon band. This one has almost the same design as the one above with metal loops and buckles. They are lightweight, which makes them convenient to wear daily. What's more, the bands dry off quickly and do not stick to your skin even after intense workout routines.

The user reviews have been positive so far for this product, with users praising their durability, comfort, and above all, the ease with which you can put in on (or take it off).

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For now, these bands are available in black.

5. Nomad Sport Strap

Size: 44 mm

Nomad Sport Strap

If you are looking for a more aggressive-looking sports band for your Apple Watch Series 6, the Nomad Sport Strap makes for a good pick. The highlight of this strap is the wide strap that sits flush with the watch body. Surely enough, the wide strap adds to the premium look of the watch.

This band boasts of rectangular holes that allow sweat to escape and allows you to adjust the length as per your comfort.

Needless to say, the strap's width has its share of pros and cons. For one, it's not suitable for children or those with a small wrist. Secondly, it's available only for the 44 mm Apple Watches

The Nomad Sport Strap is more expensive than its counterparts above and has earned its share of criticisms and positive reviews over the years. While several users have applauded it for its comfort and the premium build, quite a few users have had bad experiences with the band sliding out of the grooves.

6. Apple Watch Sport Loop

Size: 44 mm

Apple Watch Sport Loop

If the price is not a concern for you, you can check out the Sport Loop by Apple. A lightweight alternative to the original band, these bands are both comfortable and flexible. Interestingly, these do not have any adjustment holes or any metal loops. Instead, these sports bands come with a velcro layer that allows you to adjust the strap as per your comfort or activity. These are quality velcro that stays put and doesn't come undone easily.

The good thing about the velcro strips is that they are cleverly designed and do not snag on clothes. At the same time, the material is breathable and doesn't make your wrist sweat.

So far, user reviews have been positive. They have amassed an average rating of 4.7-stars out of 5, and people have praised its durability and comfort.

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Quite naturally, Apple's Sport Loops are priced higher than its counterpart above. But as it goes with most Apple products, these are of premium quality and are likely to last you a long time. At the same time, you can also pick from a wide array of colors and designs.

Enjoy the Long Run

Running or any form of exercise can be an exhausting affair. And when you are on it, you wouldn't want to think about anything else, let alone a scratchy and itchy wrist. Hence, a strap that can keep up with you.

So, which one of these sports strap will you buy? And hey, don't forget to check the strap size before you hit the Buy button.

Next up: Bought the Apple iPhone 12? Take a look at the post below to find out some cool clear cases to help you flaunt the colors of your iPhone in all its glory.


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Namrata loves writing about products and gadgets. She has been working for Guiding Tech since 2017 and has around three years of experience writing features, how-tos, buying guides, and explainers. Previously she worked as an IT Analyst at TCS, but she found her calling elsewhere.