Picking an Apple Watch band can be tricky, but it's even harder when the one you have your heart set on is a wee bit out of your price range — especially when it's as functional and stylish as the Apple Watch Sport Loop band.
Lucky for you, there are a number of Sport Loop band options out there that are well-made, reliable, and won't cost you a bajillion-and-a-half dollars.
Here's how to get the Apple Watch Sport band look for less!
- SHIELDA Apple Watch Sport Loop Band
- Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop
- Uitee newest woven nylon band
- Vati Watch Sport Loop Band
- Langte Nylon Sport Loop
- Relting Apple Watch Soft Nylon Band
Breathable, lightweight, and a perfect dupe for the Apple Watch Sport Loop Band, the SHIELDA Apple Watch Sport Loop Band is a $10 alternative that's set on doing all the same things the original does without costing you an arm and a leg.This particular band has a four star review, and for good reason: the double-layer nylon weave provides a soft cushioning on the skin while still allowing moisture to escape as you work up a sweat at the gym or on the racetrack.The SHIELDA Apple Watch Sport Loop Band can easily be adjusted based on your size of wrist with its velcro strap and can fit both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch sizes.You can pick up this Sport Loop alternative in colors like black, dark olive, electric pink, flash, midnight blue, pink sand, seashell, and spicy orange.
Made and designed to be a near-perfect match to Apple's Sport Loop Band, the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop is a high-quality alternative that's going to have your wallet sighing with relief.For only $14, the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop is an Apple Watch accessory that's made out of a double-layer nylon that fits and adjusts to almost all wrist sizes, so if you're worried about it slipping off in the middle of your workout, the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop can easily be tweaked to the perfect size.The Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop fits both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch sizes and can be effortlessly installed using lugs at both ends of the band which lock onto your Apple Watch securely.You can pick up the Qifit New Nylon Sport Loop in blue, orange, green, pink, black, dark green, and electric pink.
If you're someone who's looking for an Apple Watch Sport Loop dupe and don't want to spend an arm and a leg, then you should take a peek at the Uitee newest woven nylon band!This $10 nylon band comes in a huge variety of colors and can fit either the 38mm Apple Watch or the 42mm Apple Watch. The nylon is durable and resilient and the band is stylish enough to easily transfer from work to the gym to a party in an instant!You can pick up the Uitee newest woven nylon band in black, orange, green, purple, rainbow, and so much more — so why not get one in every color with that low, low price tag?
If you're looking for an high quality, highly-rated Apple Watch Sport Loop band dupe, then take a peek at the Vati Watch Sport Loop Band!This $12 band is made form a durable nylon material that is comfortable and breathable, making it great for working out, while the wide color selection gives you the option to look a bit more formal or more fun with pops of orange, green, and pale pink.The Vati Watch Sport Loop Band can be easily adjusted to fit the majority of wrist sizes, and is easy to attach and detach if you want to switch things up.
Don't break the bank with Apple's original Sport Loop Band: instead take a look at the Langte Nylon Sport Loop!This particular Apple Watch Band is made from top quality, double-layer nylon, while the easy-to-adjust velcro band makes taking the Langte Nylon Sport Loop on and off super simple, meaning that if you're someone that struggles with putting on straps or buckling bands, this style is the right way to go.You can pick up the Langte Nylon Sport Loop in different colors like black, olive, electric pink, spicy orange, and so many more for between $10 to $16.
Keep your workout game strong and your Apple Watch Sport Loop game even stronger with the Relting Apple Watch Soft Nylon Band!This $11 Sport Band dupe is compatible with every series of Apple Watch and comes in both 38 and 42mm band size options. The nylon strap is made from a dual layer, highly-rated material, while the lugs on both ends are easy to attach and detach as you go while still keeping your Apple Watch secure on your wrist.You can pick up the Relting Apple Watch Soft Nylon Band in green, midnight blue, pink sand, seashell white, black, orange, dark olive, and electric pink.
What are your top Apple Watch Sport Loop band dupes?
Is there an Apple Watch Sport Loop band knock-off that we've missed on my final list? Let us know what your top picks are in the comments below!
Updated May 2018: We've removed the HONEST KIN Woven Nylon iWatch Band replacement, Xios Nylon Watch Strap, and the Esay adjustable Nylon band from our list as they are no longer available, and we've added the Vati Watch Sport Loop Band, the Langte Nylon Sport Loop, and the Relting Apple Watch Soft Nylon Band to the list. Happy shopping!
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The title of this article is misleading, click bait-ish, even. It says get "the" Apple Wach band, but someone is not getting "the" Apple Watch band if they buy any bands mentioned in this article. They would be getting a knock off and not a true Apple watch band.
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