• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A very elegant watch band!

    Yes, it is pricey for a watch band made from fluoroelastomer, but compared to the straps made by third parties the original one is nicer, stronger, thicker and smoother. The watch band by Apple is the right companion for the Apple watch. The midnight blue color is very elegant and it marries perfectly with the silver case.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very comfortable, much better quality than 3rd party bands I tried.

    This is the band that came with my aluminum gold apple watch. Very comfortable & lightweight. I appreciated the quality of this band even more after I bought a few 3rd party sport bands. The 3rd party bands were only $13 each, but not worth the savings, because I ended up tossing all 3 of them. The material of the 3rd party bands (3 different brands) were all consistent in that they were all dust & lint magnets, to the point that they looked filthy after a day (and I work at a desk all day). The apple band feels different, not tacky feeling at all & doesn't pick up lint & dust. It's also a bit thicker.

    Bottom line is, I wasted about $40 on 3 bands that I didn't even end up keeping, which made me realize that ordering the actual band was worth it. I've since bought a stone band & also a couple of the woven nylon bands (which are great btw). I still think these should be priced around $25-$30, but you do get better quality for the money.

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