How to get the Apple Watch Sport Band look for less

How do you get the Apple Watch Sport Band look for less? By checking out these alternatives!

The Apple Watch sport band has been released in 21 different colors. Maybe your Apple Watch came with one of the unique, fluoroelastomer bands with pin-and-tuck closure and you're looking to get some more. Maybe your Apple Watch came with a different band and you've had your eye on a sport band (or several) ever since. The thing is, the real Apple bands are $49 a pop. And while they're certainly worth it, there are also several really good alternatives you can try for much, much less.

MoKo replacement sport band

MoKo replacement sport band

MoKo makes over 20 color and pattern variations for their replacement sport band. The soft silicone is flexible, lightweight, and available for both the 38mm and 42mm versions.

It features the same pin-and-tuck clasp that the original Apple Watch uses. You'll also receive an additional band end so that you can adjust either watch size to fit your wrist perfectly; this is handy if you find you're often stuck between sizes.

While the solid colors could be easily mistaken for the Apple brand band, the patterns are too fantastic to pass up. At around $13 per band, you're going to want to grab a few of each.

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top4cus replacement sport strap

top4cus replacement sport strap

The sport strap from top4cus is available in seven shades inspired by the pastel palette of colors. They're absolutely beautiful.

The flexible TPU bands are comfortable; you're going to want to wear them all day, well into the night, and if you're in the habit of wearing your Apple Watch to bed, this band won't irritate your wrist as you sleep. Installing the band is as easy as sliding the Watch face on and off as you go.

Starting under the $10 mark, these bands are quickly going to become a favorite of yours.

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Valuebuybuy sports wristband

Valuebuybuy sports wristband

If you've been hoping to find a band for your Apple Watch that's just the right shade, Valuebuybuy has you covered. Its color selection offers over 15 variations, and the slight differences in the reds and blues make it miraculously easy to get the color you wish Apple made.

These bands are as comfortable as it gets. The silicone band locks into place securely with Apple Watch compatible lugs, and the colors look good enough to wear with any outfit on any occasion.

For roughly $10 per band, get some for you and some for your favorite Apple-Watch-wearing buddy.

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Teslasz sports wristbands

Teslasz sports wristbands

Like us, you probably love the words lifetime warranty. So do the good folks at Teslasz, which is why the brand offers that lifetime warranty on its Apple Watch sports wristbands.

You have 18 colors to choose from, some that are a spot-on match for the Apple originals, others that are unique to Teslasz, like the orange pictured here. The minimal metal components on the bands, like the pin-and-tuck clasp, are nickel-free, and the bands ship with an extra end to make sure that it fits you just right.

Hovering a little closer to the $12 mark, the bands from Teslasz are still a fantastic deal, and you're definitely going to want more than one.

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FanTEK sport style strap

FanTEK sport style strap

FanTEK offers 28 different colors for its sport style strap, many of them subtle variations of neutral colors that are designed to match virtually anything. On the other hand, you can also pick up the vibrant mint color pictured here.

If you've often had trouble finding the right size for standard watch bands, FanTEK offers you a sizing chart; both the 38mm and 42mm bands are available in small, medium, and large so that wrists of all sizes can find the perfect fit.

For fantastic color selection and a size range that's all but a guaranteed fit, FanTEK is a great buy at around the $11 mark.

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What's your favorite band?

Still not convinced that you can get the Apple Watch Sport Band for less? Have a look at the original bands from Apple and do a little comparing for yourself.

When it comes to your Apple Watch, what's your favorite sport band? Share your thoughts in the comments below!