Best Third Party Apple Watch Band For Christmas 2017 - 2018 Series 3, 2, 1

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If you have grown tired of your current Apple Watch band or just will like to add some variety to your arsenal of bands but find Apple Bands to be overpriced or just rather save the cash for the iPhone 7 then here are some of the best affordable third-party options.

#1 - BRG Apple Watch Band, Stainless Steel Mesh Milanese Loop with Adjustable Magnetic Closure


This band takes some serious inspiration from Apple’s original Milanese band but this one comes in four colors black, gold, rose gold and silver.

Oh, and the best part is just a fraction of the price from Apple’s offering selling for a bit under $15.

It’s one of the best selling bands on Amazon and it has an almost perfect 5 start review rating with over 3000 reviewers praising it.

You can’t go wrong with this one.

#2 - OULUOQL Apple Watch Band 42mm, Silicone Sport Straps


Here is another highly reviewed band. With over 3000 reviews and an almost 5 perfect rating, this band is perfect for those looking for a more traditional sports band.

It comes in four colors and at the time of writing, the price is just $8.

#3 - Apple Watch Band, 42mm Premium Vintage Genuine Leather


This is one of the best selling and highly rated Leather bands. It looks amazing and it just under $12.

#4 - Apple Watch Band, JETech Apple Watch 42mm All Models Stainless Steel


If you are looking for the ultimate in style and elegance this stainless steel link bracelet has no rival. With thousands of positive reviews and awesome look for a fraction the cost of Apple’s link bracelet this one will surely elevate any Apple Watch Sport look at a fraction of the cost.

#5 - COVERY 42MM Band Genuine Leather Strap Stainless Metal Buckle


This elegant leather band comes in multiple colors and sizes and will give any apple watch a high-end look for under $10. It has an almost perfect 5-star rating and over 1000 reviews.

#6 - 42mm Marge Plus Genuine Leather Strap Replacement Band with Stainless Metal Clasp


If you are looking for a brown leather strap but with a less vintage more modern look this one can’t be beaten. Highly rated and one of Amazon Best Seller this one is a must-have.

#7 - OULUOQI Sports Watch Band 42mm, Soft Silicone in Multiple Colors


If you love the look of the Apple Nike inspire watch band but cringe at the price. This highly reviewed and I mean highly since it has over 3000 reviews is just 1/5 the price and come in a huge selection of colors.

#8 - UMTELE Rugged Protective Case with Strap Bands


If what you are after is a band and case combination that is rugged and will protect your Apple Watch no matter the environment then this combo is for you. An almost perfect rating with over a thousand reviews this one is a no-brainer.

#9 - Fullmosa Yan Calf Leather Replacement Band/Strap with Stainless Steel Clasp


This band comes in 15 colors and will give the Watch a very high end and refined look for under $14.

#10 - Zyra Sports Band for Apple Watch


This band will give your Watch the same look as the official Watch Sports band but it will only set you back $10. It also comes in 10 colors to choose from.

APPLE WWDC 2015 My Five Favorite Announcements

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Of all the nice things Apple announced today at WWDC 2015 this are the top five I am more exited about.

  • Split screen iPad apps multitasking
  • Picture in Picture
  • Increase iPhone Battery Performance
  • Native Apple Watch Apps
  • News App

I love my iPad and i am glued to it every day so been able to use two apps simultaneously is a big win for me.

One of the things I do the most is watch videos so if I can do that and do something else at the same time thats another win.

More iPhone battery. What else can I say?

Native apps will make my Apple watch so much better. I just can’t wait to try Strava natively.

I am a big news junkie and the News apps looks beautiful.

All in all I guess todays announcement were pretty nice the only let down was the no AppleTV news. Hoping to see that in the fall.

Why I Decided To Go With The Apple Watch Sport?

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Long before the official Apple Watch announcement from Apple I knew I wanted one.

I had even put off getting a Garmin Forerunner and Fitbit as I really wanted something from Apple. I knew it will be something so much better and elegant.

Apple Watch Sport In Space Gray 42mm Size

Apple Watch Sport In Space Gray 42mm Size

When the official announcement was mad I immediately knew witch one I was going to buy as soon as they were available.

I decided I was going to get the Apple Watch Sport edition in Space Grey and in the 42mm size.


This are the five reason I decided to go with the Sport:

First Generation:

This been the first generation I know for sure I will upgrade immediately to the second generation as soon as it comes out. That second generation I may keep for a longer time. This is based on my first generation purchase of the MacBook Air and iPad.


Since I already mention that I will only keep this version until the second gen comes out it just make sense to go with the lowest priced one at just $399.

Main usage:

One and probably the main uses I have for the Apple Watch it's as a fitness and health companion and since the Sport is the least heavy of the 3 versions it will be perfect for my runs.

Apple Watch Sport 42mm & 38mm

Apple Watch Sport 42mm & 38mm

42mm Size:

I decided to go with the 42mm for two reasons. One the battery its a bit better on the 42mm than on the 38mm and because I fear the 38mm will be just two small for me.

Space Gray Finish:

This one was a bit tougher as both finish look amazing but at the end I just liked the Space Gray a bit more and I did not liked any of the colored Sport bands.

Next Best Choice

My other choice was the Black Steel version since I do not like the shiny finish on the regular Steel. But the Black version only comes with the Steel bracelet and at over $1000 it was super easy to go with the Sport. Maybe by gen 2 I will go with a Steel version.