Pursuing a fitness resolution? Nab a sports band for your Apple Watch [Watch Store]

by Marty Cortinas January 12, 2019

It’s January of a brand new year, and you find yourself with two things that go well together: a resolution for better fitness and a new Apple Watch. What you might be missing is a band that is made to stand up to the rigors of a tough workout.

There’s good news: The Cult of Mac Watch Store has you covered. Here are a few bands that might help you become more fit in 2019:

 

ActionSleeve Apple Watch Armband by Twelve South

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ActionSleeve straps your Apple Watch to your upper arm or bicep — off your wrist.
Photo: Benjamin McKay/Cult of Mac

The Apple Watch is an ideal workout partner, but it’s not a good idea to have things around your wrist during certain activities. An Apple Watch armband would be perfect.

ActionSleeve from Twelve South straps your Apple Watch to your upper arm or bicep, and surrounds the device in rubber to protect it. The display and Digital Crown remain exposed so you can still see and use your Apple Watch while working out, and the heart-rate monitor works just as you would expect it to.

ActionSleeve is available for both the 38 mm and 42 mm Apple Watch, and it comes in black or red. An additional slim size is available in black for 42 mm. Made of neoprene and silicone for comfort and durability.

Price: $29.99

Buy from: Watch Store

Tire Tread Sport band by Carterjett

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If you want something a little more rugged strap on a Tire Tread Sport band from Carterjett. These sturdy silicone bands come in brilliant colors, with extra-large sizes and surprisingly small price tags.

The textured zigzag rising off the band’s exterior stands out, but the band is easy to clean, which is a plus after a hard workout.

One of the Carterjett Tire Tread strap’s big selling points is that it goes large. Like, really large. The L/XL size fits wrists up to 11 inches around.  In addition to blue, the Tire Tread bands come in red, orange, pink, tan, white and black, so you’ve got plenty to choose from.

Price: $24.99-$29.99

Buy from: Watch Store

Edgegear’s SHIFT

Shift is super light and stays in place throughout your run.
Shift is ultra-lightweight and stays in place throughout your run.
Photo: EdgeGear

EdgeGear’s SHIFT band moves the face of a smartwatch to the spot on the hand just below where the thumb and forefinger meet (pictured). The result for runners, cyclists or anyone using the Apple Watch’s health tracking features is the face of the watch remains in the line of sight.

With today’s constant flood of notifications, metrics, and information, Shift re-imagines the watch. It streamlines your movement and optimizes interaction on the go.

The best part is EdgeGear engineers these performance bands for just $39.99.

Price: $39.99

Buy from: Watch Store



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