What to know
- Apple now offers a new line of Watch Bands under the “FineWoven” branding, made from a durable micro twill fabric material, 68% recycled polyester, and an inner layer of Vectran weave.
- FineWoven bands replace the existing leather watch bands and are available in both Magnetic Link and Modern Buckle variants for $99 and $149 respectively.
- If you want a more economical solution for your Apple Watch, the following bands could be good alternatives to the Apple FineWoven bands.
5 Fabric Apple Watch bands that are great alternative to FineWoven bands
Alongside the release of Watch Series 9, Apple has introduced a luxurious brand of watch bands it calls “FineWoven”. FineWoven bands are made from a durable microtwill material, 68% recycled polyester and an inner layer of Vectran weave and these bands replace the existing line of leather bands to lower carbon emissions. In many ways, these appear to be a more premium version of fabric bands that have existed for the Apple Watch over the years.
For a starting price of $99, FineWoven bands may not be the most affordable option for you when looking for a comfortable all-day wearable band. So, if you want a more economical solution to FineWoven bands for your Apple Watch, the following list of bands should be worthy alternatives for everyday wear.
1. Swhatty Stretchy Nylon Solo Loop Bands
This Solo Loop Band is made of stretchy nylon material that’s proven to be durable, lightweight, and conformable for all-day regular wear. The band comes with an adjustable stainless steel buckle that’s easy to put on and fits all wrist sizes between 4.5 and 9.5 inches. The bands come in a variety of colors and are available in two sizes (38mm/40mm/41mm and 42mm/44mm/45m/49mm).
2. Recoppa Fabric Cloth Band
These watch bands are made with a combination of fabric and leather, where a colorful woven fabric wraps around the outside while the insides are made of soft suede leather material for comfort for all skins. The band comes with an easy snap buckle button with a security ring for a tight fit and it can wrap around any wrist between 6.2 inch and 8.9 inch. You can buy the band in two different sizes based on your Apple Watch size (38mm/40mm/41mm and 42mm/44mm/45m).
For a minimalistic look, you can check out the Archer Watch Strap which is made of two layers of durable 1.2mm thick nylon and a stainless steel buckle. The bands are available in a multitude of solid color variants and each color is available in black and stainless steel adapters to go with the Apple Watch you own. You can buy the band in two different sizes based on your Apple Watch size (38mm/40mm/41mm and 42mm/44mm/45m) and regardless of the size, this band will fit any wrist between 5.5 inches and 8 inches.
4. Misker Nylon Band
This watch band is another alternative that’s made of a breathable nylon material with a metal buckle and two metal security rings for a grippy fit. Available in a bunch of colors and combinations, these bands offer two wrist sizes depending on the Apple Watch model you own. The 38mm/40mm/41mm bands can fit wrists between 5.4 – 7.5 inches while the 42mm/44mm/45m/49mm bands can fit a wrist of size 6-8.5 inches.
5. Greatfine Stretchy Solo Loop Strap
This Solo Loop band is made of stretchy nylon twill-weave material (similar to FineWoven) weighing in at just 0.45 ounces. The strap comes with an adjustable stainless steel buckle that’s easy to put on and fits comfortably for sports and daily wear. The band is available in a bunch of vibrant solid colors and patterns and can fit wrist sizes between 4.5 and 9.6 inches. You can buy the band in two different sizes based on your Apple Watch size (38mm/40mm/41mm and 42mm/44mm/45m).
That’s all you need to know about fabric band alternatives to FineWoven bands for the Apple Watch.