Apple Watch Bands Stories August 10, 2016

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Unlike nearly every other gadget, your Apple Watch is a direct reflection of your personal style. As such, its band should be as carefully considered as your belt or shoes. Sure a Milanese Loop band looks sharp when you’re dressed to the nines during at formal events, but it just isn’t as practical when working out or partying. That’s why it’s important to have several bands at your disposal. Apple offers a range of different bands, however in typical Apple fashion, they are either expensive or really expensive.

The good news is companies like Clockwork Synergy are producing top-quality Apple Watch bands at affordable prices. The better news? You can save 20% on every band the Maryland-based watch accessory maker sells right now (excluding sale items) by entering coupon code 9to5toys20 at checkout.

Clockwork Synergy was catapulted into the spotlight last week when it released (and quickly sold out!) a rainbow-colored Pride Apple Watch band just like the one Apple gave its employees. But that’s not the only popular style the company sells. You’ll find a host of 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch bands include 2-piece NATO, leather and silicone. All of which qualify for today’s 20% discount and free shipping. Most of the nylon bands will only run you $20 shipped, which is significantly less than Apple’s asking price of $49.

I’d suggest grabbing this Red, White and Blue 2-Piece Classic NATO band to show your support for team USA during this year’s summer Olympics.

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Apple Watch Bands Stories August 8, 2016

expiredAdd some serious style to your Apple Watch w/ this $17 Prime shipped Leather Band (20% savings)

MKEKE (98% positive feedback all-time) via Amazon offers its 42mm Genuine Leather Apple Watch Band for $16.79 Prime shipped after promo code JNZJ3YH7 is applied during checkout. That’s a 20% savings off the regular price.

Look, Apple’s pricing for replacement Watch bands is pretty ridiculous. And these third-party options really aren’t that bad, especially considering the cost. This option is made from “100% genuine leather” and is rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 700 Amazon reviewers.

Related: You can finally buy a rainbow Pride Apple Watch band just like Apple’s exclusive employee bands

Apple Watch Bands Stories July 5, 2016

expiredBring Nomad’s handsome Italian Leather Apple Watch Bands to your wrist for as low as $80 shipped

Nomad is known for creating high-quality accessories for Apple products and its genuine leather Watch bands are no exception. Currently, you can save 25% on the new Horween Leather/Stainless Steel Strap when promo code REDDIT25 is applied during checkout. This drops the price down to $112.47 shipped (Reg. $150). It ships with steel slugs and is made with “trusted craftsmanship and built from the best materials.”

If you’re not ready to cross the $100 mark, Nomad’s Italian calfskin leather Apple Watch Strap is now available for $79.95 shipped (Orig. $150). It ships in three colors with two hardware choices. Made from Italian leather, 316L stainless steel and “durable linen stitching.”

There’s nothing wrong with going the more affordable route with these third-party options from Amazon. But there is no doubt that Nomad’s attention to detail and premium materials will be well worth the extra cash. You can find out more in our in-depth review of the Nomad Strap, which we praised for its “very good value” in comparison to Apple’s official alternatives.

Still looking to save some cash? We have some third-party alternatives on sale from $9 Prime shipped. Also, be sure to check out our recent review of this Leather Loop Apple Watch Band that brings style to your wrist at an affordable price tag.

Apple Watch Bands Stories April 18, 2016

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When the Apple Watch launched nearly a year ago, one of the most intriguing aspects of the design was the ability to interchange bands to match your style. While there are a variety of options available direct from Apple, they are rather costly depending on the type. Even the simple silicone sport bands cost $50. Naturally, third-party manufacturers took note of this and started pumping out alternatives at lower price points.

The trouble is, there are literally hundreds if not thousands of knockoff options available on Amazon. It’s tough to know where to start and what the quality of these third-party bands will be. Over the last two weeks I’ve been wearing two different styles of watch bands from OULUOQI, a new brand for sale on Amazon. Its silicone option is available in ten different colors and retails for $10.99 Prime shipped, which is down $41 from Apple’s official band. I also looked at the Black Milanese Loop style for $18.99 Prime shipped. Were they any good? Head below for a few quick thoughts on each.

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Apple Watch Bands Stories April 8, 2016

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Pssst!

If you are an Apple Watch/Sport owner, you probably already know the value in having a few different easy-to-switch watch bands around. Sport bands are great for outdoor fun but a nice Leather band cleans up your Sport and turns it into a night on the town or formal event type of timepiece.

But Apple charges $149 for Leather magnetic clasp bands which is more than half the price of an Apple Watch Sport on sale these days. What if I told you you could get a great knockoff of the Apple Watch Leather Band at a tenth of the price for just $14.49 Prime Shipped after $14.99 coupon code 9JGNFFVF. You can also pick up a well-rated Milanese Loop knockoff for $12.99 Prime shipped. These certainly won’t be as good as Apple’s but at a tenth of the $149 retail price of Apple’s you can afford to take a little bit of a risk. 

These come with 18 month warranty and are fulfilled by Amazon. Comes in Apple’s 5 colors and in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.

ICYMI: You can grab a Milanese Loop Band + an Aluminum Dock for $27 Prime shipped.

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Apple Watch Bands Stories April 6, 2016

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Pssst!

If you are an Apple Watch Sport owner, you probably already know the value in having a few different easy-to-switch watch bands around. Sport bands are great for outdoor fun but a nice Milanese Loop band cleans up your Sport and turns it into a night on the town or formal event type of timepiece.

But Apple charges $149 for a Milanese Loop band which is more than half the price of an Apple Watch Sport on sale these days. What if I told you you could get a great knockoff of the Apple Watch Milanese Loop Band at a tenth of the price for just $15.99 Prime Shipped. As for the quality, it certainly won’t be as nice as Apple’s offering but it gets great reviews on Amazon and other folks seem to love it. Available in Gold/Black/Silver in both 38 and 42mm sizes. These usually go quick so get in while you can.

ICYMI: You can grab a Milanese Loop Band + an Aluminum Dock for $27 Prime shipped or this rugged option from Spigen for $10.

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