This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Learn more

Best Apple Watch straps: customise your watch to suit you

Make your smartwatch even more stylish

Best Apple Watch straps: customise your watch to suit you

Apple Watches are practical device. They help you keep on top of notifications, plan meetings, track your health and more. But making sure they actually look good is vital too. After all, you wear them all day.

From subtle, minimalistic designs to statement pieces, there are plenty of straps to pick and choose from, making sure you can express your individuality whilst you get on with your day’s work.

UPDATE: There’s a new Apple Watch - the Apple Watch Series 5 - and with it comes a new range of designs. Customers have a choice of two brushed Titanium models, a white ceramic model, and new Nike and Hermes collaboration.The new ‘always-on’ feature also means the screen is always showing the time (no tapping required). The battery life is pretty good, too, lasting 18 hours and there is a built-in compass. The Series 5 will be available from $399 when its released in stores on 20 September.

Here’s our pick of the best. Upvote your favourite.

Next up, check out our review of the best running watches, for those considering a smartwatch switch

Best Apple Watch straps

Best Apple Watch straps

1. Terrazo Apple Watch band

£40.00
View now at CaseTify

Another one for those who like to stand out, this design is gorgeous – a simple black background with a multi-coloured pattern.

Printed on leather, the soft strap is also scratch and water resistant.

3
0
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

2. Simspeak stainless steel

£14.99
View now at Amazon

If you like the look of a more traditional metal watch, never fear, this Simspeak strap fits the bill perfectly.

A classic dual folding clasp keeps it secure, and a specially built connector means its easy to clip into your watch – no tools required. And you can also add and remove links to fit your wrist.

3
1
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

3. UAG Active Watch Strap

£48.00
View now at Urban Armor Gear

Designed with adventures in mind, the Active Band is one of the hardiest Apple Watch bands around. Capable of withstanding even the most rigorous of activities, this strap can handle everything that the great outdoors (and indoors) has to throw at it.

Available in black, orange or midnight (which is code for dark camo), this is a design worth investing in.

1
0
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

4. Red Portraits by Bodil Jane

£40.00
View now at Casetify

Another eye-catching design from the Casetify stable, this strap is truly unique. Featuring dozens of tiny portraits, it was designed by a young woman artist based in Amsterdam.

Alongside its quirky design, the strap has all the basics – comfortable leather, in-built scratch resistance, and a choice of colours for the metal embellishments.

2
1
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

5. Apple Silver Link Bracelet

£349.00
View now at Apple

Compatible with the Series 3 and Series 4 models, this stainless steel strap from Apple is sharp and minimalist (but may burn a hole in your pocket). Crafted from 316L stainless steel alloy, the Link Bracelet is made up of more than 100 separate components and comes in two size variations - 38mm and 42mm

It features a butterfly closure as sleek as they come, and has a simple release button that means when the time comes to change it, there's no need for fiddly tools.

0
0
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

6. Case Station custom

£34.99
View now at Case Station

If nothing is really catching your eye, why not design your own Apple Watch strap? That’s what Case Station lets you do – and there’s so much to choose from.

You can select any number of gorgeous designs from their custom strap creator, opt for a plain coloured leather or even upload your own design.

This would be perfect for a gift – or, to be honest, if you just want to treat yourself to something nice.

1
1
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

7. MintApple Alligator Embossed

£69.99
View now at Amazon

If you’re after something a little bit luxurious, the MintApple alligator strap is for you. Created with high quality leather, the strap has an embossed finish that makes it look far more expensive than it is.

It also comes in a Space Grey finish, with stainless steel attachments.

1
2
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

8. Casetify two tone

£40.00
View now at Amazon

If you’re looking for something stylish but understated, this Casetify two-tone strap has that characte in bucketloads.

Scratch and water resistant, the strap is made from cruelty-free saffiano leather – so the daily wear and tear that your Apple Watch is subject to won’t damage it too much.

And it’s suitable even for new Apple Watches, so it works no matter what model you have.

0
2
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

9. Nomad Traditional leather

£69.28
View now at Amazon

You can tell just by looking at the Nomad strap it is going to last the distance. The strap will change as you wear it more and more – the Horween leather it’s made from will develop a ‘patina’ as you wear it, meaning your strap will be completely unique.

It also has a softer leather backing for comfortable wear, and is sewn together with pre-stretched thread, meaning it will stay the distance.

0
2
Thanks for voting
Best Apple Watch straps

10. Casetify Glitter

£45.00
View now at Casetify

Some people like their watch to blend in: for it to be so understated you barely notice it’s there. Others do not – and this watch was designed for them.

Available in pink, blue, gold and silver, this glittery strap is still scratch resistant and durable. Its interior is made of leather – so you’re going to be as comfortable as you are eye-catching.

0
3
Thanks for voting

SOMETHING MISSING FROM OUR SHORTLIST?

Tell us about it, and if enough people agree we'll add it in.