Sports activities, or rather any forms of physical exercise, can be exhausting affairs. Imagine you are gearing up to hit a home run in your community match, and then you notice the skin around your Galaxy Watch 3 smartwatch starting to tingle and itch. Bummer, right? Thankfully, you can avert this situation with the right sports band for your smartwatch.
At most times, sweat accumulation inside the band tends to leave a tingling sensation and may even cause skin irritation and rashes. Sports bands manage to avoid that, thanks to the usage of breathable material.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 comes in two sizes—41mm and 45mm. Over the years, Samsung maintains the same size for the replacement bands. While a standard 20mm band will fit the 41mm watch, a 22mm band will fit the bigger 45mm watch.
Here are our recommendations for the best sports band for the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3. But before that,
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1. XFYELE Silicone Soft Rubber Band
If you want an affordable silicone strap, the XFYELE band is the one for you. The soft silicone of the band makes it easy to clean and disinfect the Galaxy Watch after your exercise stints. There are several perforations that make it easy for sweat to escape. Plus, the standard watch buckle ensures that the watch stays put on your wrist even when you are on the move.
Note that you will have to loop the extra length of the strap inside, and this makes the watch a bit tight, especially when you are sweating. If this is an issue for you, it’s best to skip to the next bands.
This band is available in two sizes of 20mm and 22mm, and you can take your pick from several bright colors. All the perforations are even, and this aids in the look of the smartwatch.
So, strap on your watch, put on your earphones, and sprint away.
2. Wonlex Silicone Watch Band
The Wonlex Silicone Watch Band is known for being soft and comfortable and is the perfect option for you if you plan to wear your watch for long durations. The band is made of breathable material and the many perforations ensure that sweat doesn’t accumulate under the strap. And well, the dual color tone gives this band a sporty look.
What makes it even better is that the strap is easy to change and install. All you need to do is pull the pin, insert it into the lug, and then release the pin.
Several users have praised this strap on Amazon and users have spoken highly of the soft material and the durability.
If we go by Fakespot’s estimates, around 80% of the reviews are reliable and can be trusted.
Like its counterpart above, there are several color options to pick from. My favorite is the black and green option. The best part is that you can match the watch face of the Galaxy Watch 3 against the color of your band. Cool, right?
3. Fintie Nylon Replacement Strap
The Fintie Nylon Replacement Strap is the one for you if you are looking for a band that can not only keep up to your active lifestyle but also sports a cool funky look. One of the best things about nylon bands is that they are highly flexible, making them perfect for people who like to stay active. It has a standard watch-like buckle and two loops to hold the extra length of the strap.
It’s comfortable and durable as well. Several users pointed out the latter in their reviews on Amazon. All the holes are evenly spaced, and the length can be easily adjusted between them.
This strap’s unique look, together with the flexibility and comfort quotient, makes it convenient to wear even during regular days.
It’s available in the 20mm size and is suitable for the 41mm Galaxy Watch 3.
4. Sycreek Quick Release Bands
Another sports band for the Galaxy Watch 3 that we recommend is the one by Sycreek. It’s a durable watch band and can withstand minor scratches and scuff marks. Many have said quite a few good things about this band’s comfort and softness in Amazon’s review section. It has the standard watch buckle, and the second band slips under the first one.
The perforations are plentiful, and like the other bands in this list, it also sports a dual color tone. At the same time, the band is easier to clean. All you need to do is wipe it off with a clean cloth after your swimming sessions or cycling stints.
The Sycreek bands are among the cheapest in this list, and the cheap pricing means you have to compromise on some aspect or the other. In this case, it’s the buckle as it tends to rust soon.
5. AVOD Nylon Sport Quick Release Bands
If you are one who swims, runs, and cycles, you can’t go wrong with the nylon strap from AVOD. Made of quality material, it’s super comfortable to wear and is sturdy at the same time. The best part is that there’s no steel component in this band. Instead, there are five bands of velcro to secure the watch bands. That gives you the flexibility of adjusting the band as per the width of your wrist.
These nylon bands are not expensive, which means that you can switch between different bands from time to time. And at times, you can even match them with the color of your outfit.
The Avon bands are available in many different colors and prints and are available in 20mm and 22mm sizes.
I have been wearing a nylon band with my Galaxy Active 2 for about 3 months now, and trust me when I say that they are much more comfortable than the stock silicon bands or leather bands.
6. ANCOOL Sport Replacement Band
The Ancool sports band is quite the looker. The band has small lines that run diagonally across it and gives it a cool trendy look. The best part is that the textures transition into a smooth area near the end. Dual look? Well, why not? Another highlight of this band is the smooth black buckle, which looks way cooler for its price.
Now coming to the most important part—Comfort. Even in the absence of perforations and holes, the band is comfortable to wear. The material is breathable and doesn’t allow sweat and grime to accumulate under the band. Now, that’s a major plus, I would say. And this has been backed by several reviews on Amazon.
However, it’s not without its share of limitations. For one, even the longer lengths may run short for some users. Plus, the band is a little on the thicker side, especially when compared to its counterparts above.
The stock bands of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 sport a premium look. However, they are not comfortable to wear, especially if you live in a hot and humid place. In such cases, nylon bands or perforated silicon bands are the ideal solutions.
Double-check the band’s size and the bands’ maximum length before you click on the Buy button.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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