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Sporty silicone Apple Watch strap will beat the elements [Watch Store]

Best List: Nomad Sport Strap for Apple Watch

Nomad, maker of minimalist, practical accessories for Apple Watch and iPhone, just dropped its slick, new Sport Strap. At $50, it’s a cool alternative to the similarly priced Nike Sport Bands by Apple.

With the intention of creating a silicone strap designed to “withstand the stresses of all forms of sport and exercise,” Nomad has succeeded — the Sport Strap is a strong, lightweight, sweat- and water-resistant band that is also-super comfortable on the wrist.

Read on to learn more, and check it out in our Watch Store.

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Nomad’s Sport Strap shown in Black & Volt.
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A high-performance Apple Watch band

Nomad’s Sport Strap is made from high-grade vulcanized LSR silicone, a supremely strong material that offers great benefits to its active wearer. The vulcanization process ensures the silicone will withstand higher temperatures. Silicone is also water-repellant and resistant to ultraviolet rays — allowing the strap to be exposed to the elements while maintaining its sheen and strength long-term.

This high-performance Apple Watch band is built to withstand sweat, sun and surf for all-season sports enthusiasts. Silicone is also great for those with sensitive skin as it’s a natural, biocompatible and hypoallergenic material. No itchy wrists here!

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The Sport Strap comes in two color variations: Black & Slate and Black & Volt (yellow). Designed for the 42 mm Apple Watch.
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Comfortable for any activity

Nomad took no shortcuts with the comfort level of this band: the silicone is not only lightweight, but also incredibly soft and smooth for a super-comfy wrist fit. A cool cross-hatched design on the strap’s surface adds a bit of sleek, sporty style to any outfit.

The strap’s high-performance polyamide buckle will withstand any outdoor conditions. And, the outer strap itself is concealed under a well-designed opening in the adjoining piece of silicone adding to the strap’s minimalist and sporty approach. It’s completely functional.

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This Apple Watch band by Nomad shown in Black & Slate fits like a glove.
Photo: Nomad

The Sport Strap comes in two color variations: Black & Slate and Black & Volt (yellow), and is designed for the 42 mm versions of Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Edition.

The strap fits wrist sizes ranging from 150 mm to 210 mm. The buckle side of the strap measures 75 mm, while the adjustment side is 135 mm.

Price: $49.95

Buy from: Watch Store

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