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Upgrade your Apple Watch without breaking the bank [Watch Store]

If you’ve got an Apple Watch and want to change things up, it’s quite easy to change the face. But if you want more, you’ve got to change the band.

The mechanical part is easy; it’s the acquisition that can be a bit taxing. Looking good doesn’t have to be expensive, though. Check out our selection of bands that go for less than $40, including items from CarterJett, Rilee & Lo, and Nyloon.

Carterjett leather bands

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Carterjett’s military-inspired Leather NATO band complements your Apple Watch’s modern style with a sleek, strong design.
Photo: Carterjett

Carterjett’s sleek leather carbon fiber band looks amazing with business attire. This genuine leather band has been embossed with a carbon fiber texture for a modern twist on a classic band.

Stealthy black stitching enhances the strength of the band. One sewn loop and one free loop makes it easy to put on (and keeps any excess strap out of your way).

Carterjett adapters don’t have any screws, which means you’ll never have to worry about them loosening or popping out. The steel adapter pins are thicker than the others and permanently attached to the wristbands, so your watch will never take a tumble.

Price: $29.99

Buy from: Watch Store

Rilee & Lo stretch-link bands

Rilee & Lo Apple watch band colors: rose gold, gold, silver, navy, black
You can get Rilee & Lo’s stretch-link bands in these classic color options.
Photo: Rilee & Lo

Rilee & Lo’s unique, stretch-link design for its metal Apple Watch bands is patent-pending for a reason. Choose the correct size and this stainless-steel band slips on and off your wrist seamlessly and fits like a proverbial glove.

The company’s exclusive bands for Apple Watch fuse tech and style brilliantly. Designed for both men and women, these stainless steel bands come in stunning finishes including gold, rose gold, silver, gunmetal, black and navy. Owners Johanna Ferguson and Nick Grossi, who both worked in tech and jewelry design, found a natural marriage of the two genres in Rilee & Lo.

Price: $40

Buy from: Watch Store

Nyloon nylon bands

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Shop Nyloon’s colorfully cool collection of NATO nylon bands for Apple Watch. Shown here is the Preston.
Photo: Nyloon

Originating in Spain, Nyloon was acquired by two best friends, Tesha and Ant, who were raised in the military town of Fayetteville, North Carolina. NATO bands resonated with the friends, who liked the tenacity of nylon. It proved the perfect material to work with for two creative military brats.

All bands feature complementary-colored stitching. Adapters come in either steel or black to match your watch.

Price: $40

Buy from: Watch Store

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Nice band. Worked well. Need to be sure to watch the video on using the tool to adjust the band.

never receive my purchase

I contacted the store but they never replayed to me i don't recommend to buy here!

Sadie, the elder, says .....

Not only is this iWatch such a practical means of holding my watch while charging, it’s a hoot - looks like my original Mac. I love it.

The case doesn’t totally align but it does it’s job. The part that stinks is that it attracts lint and dust because it’s silicone.

Great tidy solution

You know what happens, all your devices need a charger. 2 iPhones, an Apple Watch, iPad and more. My old solution was fast charger with 4 USB outlets plugged in to an outlet in the kitchen. Worked, but not pretty.

Let me start by saying this charger looks great. I got rid of all the other cables and keep this out in the kitchen. Much tidier! Phones charge quickly. Apple watch does too but you to be careful that it goes on right. Also, I have a metal band on mine so I have to close it before I put it on the stand or else it would rest on the screen of the phone below it.