The best Apple Watch bands

A selection of Apple Watch bands of assorted colours, in a row.
(Image credit: JOSH EDELSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Great Apple Watch bands can completely change how you feel about your Apple Watch. They can transform the look and feel of your smartwatch dramatically, so it's important to choose the right one. 

As the images below show, different Apple Watch bands can give your wrist a whole new look, from traditional to modern, day-wear to evening-wear. There are also Apple Watch bands for specific purposes, such as sports, working out, and adventurous activities - occasions where you want something more rugged and waterproof. And although we haven't had our hands on all of the Apple Watch bands below, we have done our research and pulled in all the best reviewed bands for this guide. 

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Tom May

Tom May is an award-winning journalist and editor specialising in design, photography and technology. Author of the Amazon #1 bestseller Great TED Talks: Creativity, published by Pavilion Books, Tom was previously editor of Professional Photography magazine, associate editor at Creative Bloq, and deputy editor at net magazine. Today, he is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq and its sister sites Digital Camera World, and Tech Radar. He also writes for Creative Boom and works on content marketing projects.