The Apple Watch Sport band is considered by many to be Apple’s best band. Not only is incredibly comfortable and versatile, but it comes in the widest variety of colors including my favorite color: midnight blue. Something about a darker blue works better with the things I wear and given that we have our new third-party bands guide over at WatchAware, I figured I should pull the trigger grab one and see how much I liked it.
So how is it? In a word: Awesome.
The particular band I purchased was the 42mm M/L from FanTEK. At the time of purchase, the band was just $9.88 with free two-day shipping with my Prime account.
The band is a tad bit thinner than Apple’s version but I actually find it to be a bit more comfortable because it’s a little more flexible than the Apple Watch Sport band that Apple sells. If I’m being honest, it actually conforms to my wrist better.
Replica Apple Watch Sport Band on my wrist
The blue really is very nice in color. It’s a little darker than what you would normally refer to as navy blue. In fact, from a distance, and with little light, it could be mistaken for black. But when there’s light, it has this very subtle beautiful blue that I like very much.
Replica Apple Watch Sport Band Connector
Everything about this band feels great. It fits into the slots perfectly, the buckle connects and holds securely without any issues, and it just looks exactly like Apple’s. I mean, I don’t know why anyone would spend the $49 that Apple charges when you can get this for basically $10. It just doesn’t make sense!
Replica Apple Watch Sport Band Buckle
Seriously, it looks just like Apple’s. Every detail is virtually the same. I honestly can’t tell the difference.
Replica Apple Watch Sport Band with Chronograph Watch Face
I’ve been wearing this band on and off for the better part of a year, and it’s still holding up perfectly. The fit is still great, and I have no complaints.
Apple Watch Sport Band Top
Overall, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this band. I’ve been wearing it for a while and it feels and looks great. I plan on buying a lot more colors, especially if they stay at this price.