Bucardo Sport Apple Watch band plays as hard as you do [Review]


Bucardo Sport Apple Watch band review
The Bucardo Sport is a Apple Watch band ready to hit the court when you are.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Apple Watch is meant to be worn while exercising, and the Bucardo Sport is a Watch band created with athletes in mind. But it also looks great for everyday use.

The sporty Apple Watch band comes in a range of colors, and it’s made of performance fabric. Find out what it’s like to wear.

Bucardo Sport review

The designers combined a watch band with a sweatband, so the Bucardo Sport is wider than most Apple Watch accessories. Because the weight of the Watch is spread out more evenly, it’s more comfortable while exercising.

That didn’t come about by accident. Bucardo designed this band with input from both physical therapists and athletes.

One of the reasons I found the Bucardo Sport so pleasant to wear is the buckle, which allows the band to be adjusted to fit my wrist exactly. Down to the millimeter.


My review unit is Retro Blue, and the Bucardo Sport also comes in Black, Blush, Green Camo, Grey Camo, Multi Geo and Grey Geo.

Don’t think you can only wear this band when exercising. The look fits with the athleisure fashion trend that’s all the rage.

Apple Watch functions

Bucardo put a circular opening behind the Apple Watch, so the Sport doesn’t interfere with the wearable’s heart-rate monitor. And you can use Apple’s charger to replenish the device without having to remove the band. Third-party chargers might have issues, though.

Your Apple Watch attaches to the band with metal connectors, not plastic ones. But, because the Sport covers part of the back of the wearable, removing the Watch from the band takes a bit of fumbling.

Bucardo Sport Doesn’t have the usual Apple Watch band look. The buckle on the Bucardo Sport makes it very adjustable.
The buckle on the Bucardo Sport makes it very adjustable.
Photo: Ed Hardy/Cult of Mac

Bucardo Sport final thoughts

I used the Bucardo Sport while running, but it seems well-suited for use in almost any sport. And it’ll look good and be comfortable.


The Bucardo Sport goes for $39.

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Runners looking for something more minimalist could try the EdgeGear Shift, which was also designed for athletes.

Bucardo provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See our reviews policy, and check out more in-depth reviews of Apple-related items.

Note: We originally published this review on September 3, 2020. We updated the list price on April 13, 2022.


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