Elago Sport band for Apple Watch is too good to be just $19 [Review]

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Elago Sport band for Apple Watch
A brilliant Sport band that won't break the bank.
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Elago’s brilliant Sport band has quickly become my favorite activity band for Apple Watch. It’s well-designed and built like a tank from super-sturdy materials. And it’s unbelievably good value for money at just $18.99.

Want to know more? Here’s our full review.

Last chance: Save on amazing Monowear bands, accessories for Apple Watch

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Prices start at just $17.60.
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It’s your last chance to enjoy 20% off all Monowear bands and accessories for AirPods and Apple Watch in the Cult of Mac Store’s Labor Day sale.

You’ll find comfortable nylon, sturdy stainless steel, and luscious leather options to choose from, with prices starting at just $25.60. You can also pick up AirPods cases and travel accessories for even less.

Apple Watch 7 may not be compatible with bands you already own

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Elago Sport band for Apple Watch
Or will it?
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Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to be the biggest yet, with new screens that measure 41mm and 45mm. It’s rumored Apple will increase case sizes to accommodate those larger panels — and that could be bad news for your bands.

One tipster, citing Apple Store employees, says Apple is allowing existing band stocks to dwindle because its next-generation Watch models won’t be compatible with them.

Laut’s stunning Steel Loop makes Apple Watch look super-smart

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Laut Steel Loop for Apple Watch
Just like Apple's, but less than half the price.
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UPDATE 08/23/21: Laut’s Steel Loop for Apple Watch is now available in new color options, including red and navy blue. Check them out in the Cult of Mac Store.

Give your Apple Watch a suave and sophisticated makeover with this stunning Steel Loop band from Laut. It’s made entirely from high-grade stainless steel and available in a number of cracking color options.

It’s also wonderfully affordable at under $40.

Brilliant Elkson Quattro Pro gives Apple Watch ample protection

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Quattro Pro for Apple Watch
Keep Apple Watch looking brand-new.
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Worried about wearing your new Apple Watch in case it picks up scuffs and scratches? Protect it with the excellent Quattro Pro bumper case with band from Elkson.

Made from an ultra-durable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the Quattro Pro puts a protective layer around your device that keeps its sides and screen safe at all times. And it’s now available in new colors.

Get yours from the Cult of Mac Store today for just $18.99.

Cool, colorful Tire Tread bands are a great match for Apple Watch

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Carterjett Tire Tread adapters don’t have screws, which means you’ll never have to worry about them loosening or popping out.
Bag yours in one of seven awesome color options.
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Made from strong and sturdy silicone, Carterjett’s terrific Tire Tread band for Apple Watch is ideal for even the toughest workouts. It’s easy to clean and doesn’t mind getting wet, and it’s a steal at just $24.99.

It also comes in a bunch of great color options — including a red and a blue that are a great match for Apple Watch Series 6.

Juuk’s new Ovollo band gives Apple Watch a smooth steel makeover

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Juuk Ovollo band for Apple Watch
Could Apple Watch get any fancier?
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Bring smooth stainless steel to your Apple Watch with Juuk’s gorgeous new Ovollo band. Its mirror-polished finish helps make your smartwatch look like a dazzling fashion piece, and it’s available in a number of color options to suit your style. You can order yours now through the Cult of Mac Store.

Speidel’s black leather band is a tuxedo for your Apple Watch [Review]

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Speidel Royal English Leather Apple Watch Band review
The Speidel Royal English Leather Apple Watch Band is simply refined.
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Simple. Elegant. These are the best words to describe the Speidel Royal English Leather Apple Watch Band. Supple black leather matches the style of Apple’s wearable, while adding a luxurious feel.

And it’s surprisingly affordable, given the quality of this band.

Colorful canvas bands a strong, stylish fit for Apple Watch [Review]

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Canvas doesn't have to be dull.
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Monowear’s gorgeous Urban Canvas bands for Apple Watch are a terrific match for the newest models. They’re nicely priced at just $38, and they come in a range of great color options that go well with almost anything.

Here’s why they’re some of the toughest and most surprising Apple Watch bands I’ve worn to date.