Best Apple Watch Bands for Extra Large Wrists iMore 2021
So you have an Apple Watch, but are you having some trouble finding a comfortable band because your wrist is larger than average? We know how annoying and frustrating that can be. Fortunately, there are plenty of options on the market to help provide you with a comfortably fitting Apple Watch band that also won't break the bank! If you're looking for the best Apple Watch bands in general, we have you covered there too.
- Give it a stretch: Speidel Twist-O-Flex Metal Stainless Steel Stretch Band
- Comfortable and unique: Carterjett Black Tire Rubber Tread Sport Strap
- Traditional NATO style: Carterjett Extra Large Nylon NATO Band
- Office-ready: Wearlizer Fashion Stainless Steel Resin Strap
- Fashionable carbon fiber: Carterjett Carbon Fiber Dress Band
- Milanese style: YC YANCH 2 Pack Bands Adjustable Stainless Steel Mesh Metal Loop
- Business professional and budget friendly: JETech Stainless Steel Link Bracelet
- A little bling bling: Secbolt Bling Stainless Steel Bangle Band
- Good old leather: Mifa Hybrid Vintage Leather Sports Band
- Slender leather: Wearlizer Thin Leather Apple Watch Band
- Jewelry: Wearlizer Rhinestone X-Link Apple Watch Band
If you like the classic link bracelet look but dislike having to adjust the links, then you can go for this stretch band option. It has the classic aesthetic you'd expect from a link bracelet, but it's stretchable, so you don't need to tinker around with links. Plus, thanks to the stretch, it's able to go an additional 5 inches from the original size. The L/XL band should fit wrists 7.3-8.2 inches in diameter.
This band from Carterjett has a unique rubber tire tread appearance, and it's made from a comfortable silicone material. The band has evaporative channels on the back, so it's rather breathable and perfect for exercising in. The XL/XXL size fits 8-10 inch wrists. This band comes in both sizes and fits every generation Apple Watch.
If rubber tire tread isn't your thing, then perhaps a traditional NATO style band is. Carterjett's NATO band is made of a comfortable nylon material that's durable and lightweight. The 42/44mm L-XXL size will fit 8-10.5-inch wrists, and it comes in a variety of colors.
This two-tone band is feminine, beautiful, and perfect for the office. Choose from nearly two dozen color combinations. Add or remove links for perfect sizing; this one fits from 5.9 to 8.2-inch wrists and works for the 38/40mm Apple Watch.
Carbon fiber is always in style, and this band from Carterjett features classy and elegant carbon fiber leather. With this band, you'll always look ready for a business meeting or even a fancy night out. The 42/44mm XL/XXL size will fit wrists 8.25-10 inches in size.
The YC YANCH Adjustable Stainless Steel Mesh Metal Loop adjusts to fit a wide range of wrist sizes and comes in a two-pack. The 38/40mm size adjusts from 5.12–7.09 inches, and the 42/44mm size goes from 5.91-7.87 inches. The bands come in a bunch of fun colors.
For people who want to dress up their Apple Watch, this Bling Bangle Band from Secbolt is a good option. It turns your Apple Watch into a piece of jewelry with the rhinestones, rather than wearable tech. It comes in several color options, and the bangle style means you can adjust it to whatever fits you best and is the most comfortable. It fits wrists between 5.5-8.1 inches.
This hybrid band is made of genuine premium leather on the exterior and a comfortable silicone on the inside. It was designed to withstand sweat, making it a great workout band while also not looking like traditional sports bands. There are several color combinations, and the band will fit 6.7-9-inch wrists.
Which one should you choose?
It may be hard to find many options for larger wrists, but these are some of the best ones that we've rounded up. Our personal favorite is the Speidel Twist-O-Flex Stainless Steel Stretch Band. It's pretty much everything we like about the link bracelet style without the fuss, and it can even extend an additional five inches beyond the original size to suit your needs.
If you prefer something with a bit more sparkle, I heartily recommend the elegant Wearlizer Rhinestone X-Link Apple Watch Band. It suits my classic, feminine style and has quickly become a favorite in my vast Apple Watch band collection.
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