If you have an Apple Watch but you're having trouble finding an Apple Watch band that's comfortable because your wrist is larger than average, then you're not alone.
We know how annoying and frustrating that can be when the standard sizes aren't right for you and the choice for larger sizes seems to lessen dramatically. Fortunately, there are some options available that'll give you a more comfortable fit and won't break the bank.
We've selected our favorite Apple Watch bands for extra large wrists below, including understated and plain designs for everyday and more glam designs for a special occasion. If you're looking for the best Apple Watch bands in general, we have you covered there too. Pair them up with the latest Apple Watch Series 8 and you'll be delighted with the results.
The best Apple Watch bands for extra large wrists
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Give it a stretch
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.
Comfortable and unique
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.
Traditional NATO style
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.
Fashionable carbon fiber
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.
A little bling bling
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.
Good old leather
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.
For a more delicate look, consider a thin leather band that tapers away from the Apple Watch. This genuine leather beauty comes in dozens of colors and patterns and fits wrists from 6.1 to 8.6 inches.
This band is even more gorgeous in person. It's elegant and classy with just a touch of bling. Add or remove links to fit wrists from 5.5 to 8.67 inches; you don't even need a tool to make adjustments. Choose from a handful of single or two-tone colors.
The official option
The official touch is always appealing and this Apple Watch Sport Band is designed specifically with extra large wrists in mind. Aimed at those with wrists between 7.7 inches and 9.6 inches, you get a custom high-performance fluoroelastomer that is strong and durable, yet also very soft. It has a pin-and-tuck closure that you're probably used to with other bands so it's easy to use.
Which extra large Apple Watch band should you choose?
Apple Watch bands for larger wrists are a little harder to come by than other sizes, but hopefully one of the options above should suit you.
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.
Looking for more Apple Watch ideas? We've also rounded up the best leather Apple Watch bands, the best Apple Watch bands for kids, the best Apple Watch bands under $20, and the best Sport bands for Apple Watch.
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.