The Apple watch took the world of watches to the next level. The fitness mad can use it to easily track their progress and stamina. It is equally convenient for business types and those with busy lifestyles as you can check your emails and texts without having to take out your phone. It’s a handy piece of tech, and excitingly you can customise the band to suit your mood, outfit and individual needs. But how do you know which strap is best for you? Here are a few tips to help you choose a stylish watch band for your Apple watch.
Make sure it is compatible and comfortable
The Apple Watch comes in two sizes, 38mm and the larger 42mm, unfortunately, the straps are not interchangeable so before you buy to make sure the watch band size is the same as your watch. If you are buying online then this will be in the spec so check to avoid disappointment. You are probably going to wear your watch for long periods of time. Some people only use their watch during exercise while others have there’s on all day but either way, you will want it to be comfortable otherwise it will be more of an annoyance than an asset. Measure your wrist size and leave enough room so you don’t cut off your circulation. Ideally, you should be able to fit your finger inside the strap when it is fastened and it should not mark your skin. But it should not be so loose that it moves around your arm.
Consider the way you will use your watch
This is an important factor because it will influence the material you choose, the style and the colour. If you are using your smartwatch during sports and for long periods are have a very active lifestyle then you will need a watch band that is durable. If this sounds like you, opt for a strap that protects your Apple watch from all sides while still allowing accessibility to the buttons. Silicone or plastic straps tend to be more practical for sporty or active people. If your smartwatch is mainly used as a business accessory then you will probably prefer something that looks more corporate than sporty. A leather or stainless steel watch band will give the watch a more professional and executive look. You can buy them in a choice of colours so it is easy to match it to your outfit. Some of the stainless steel straps are even available with magnet closure so even if you are in a rush you can easily slip on your watch and go.
It is also important to consider whether you want your watch to be a statement piece or if you simply want it to subtly coordinate with the rest of your look. Bold colours and luxurious materials will make it stand out while darker tones will blend in with your outfit.
What if you have are both sporty and professional?
If you have a very mixed lifestyle or a bit of a fashionista then it is worth getting a few different straps. This will help you to mix and match your look to suit your mood or the situation.