As an Apple Watch owner, you already know that you have to wear it while you work out in order to benefit from its fitness-tracking features. But for chicks who don’t want to deal with sweaty wrists or heavy straps, or who constantly worry about the band giving out on them mid-set, it probably seems easier to just leave the Apple Watch in the locker room.
It doesn’t have to be that way, though. For a more comfortable workout, all you have to do is swap out your default watch band for one that’s designed specifically for athletic activity. The Apple Watch bands in this list are stylish, functional, and equipped to take anything from HIIT to long hikes. Keep scrolling to find the best one for your routine.
Tefeca Breathable Sport Loop Arm and Ankle Band
With this Tefeca Breathable Sport Loop Arm and Ankle Band ($18), you won’t have to worry about your Apple Watch jangling around like a bracelet every time you hit your HIIT class. This band allows your Apple Watch to fit around your upper arm or ankle, and the material is soft and lightweight, so it won’t feel like it’s weighing you down.
Twelve South ActionBand
Take functionality to the next level with this two-in-one Twelve South ActionBand ($30). It turns your Apple Watch into a machine-washable sweatband that can fit on either wrist and will stay secure throughout your workout.
Plusyard Apple Watch Band
Shoes that fit properly are especially important when you work out, and the same applies to an Apple Watch. This highly adjustable Plusyard Apple Watch Band ($10-$16) is studded with holes for a more dynamic fit, and as an added bonus, it’s made of premium elastomer to prevent skin irritation.
Raelmila Apple Watch Band
The latest Apple Watches are water resistant, but you’ll want to make sure your band is too if you tend to sweat a lot. The Raelmila Apple Watch Band ($4-$10) is made with waterproof silicone, allowing you to really work up a sweat during an intense workout or continue running when it starts to rain.
Dot Outfitters Blush Pink Yoga Band
You know that pair of yoga pants that you can wear all day, every day? This Dot Outfitters Blush Pink Yoga Band ($35) is just like that, but for your Apple Watch. It’s made with stretchy, moisture-wicking fabric just like your favorite leggings, so you can wear it to the yoga studio, the gym, and even to sleep.
LaBold Apple Watch Band
If your workouts often bring you outdoors or up mountains, you’ll need an Apple Watch band that can handle all your adventures. This ultradurable LaBold Apple Watch Band ($24) encases your entire watch face, making the whole device shockproof, weatherproof, and dustproof while still remaining sensitive enough to track your activity levels and charge properly.
Nomad Sport Band
That feeling of your Apple Watch band sticking to your skin won’t be a thing anymore as long as you have this Nomad Sport Band ($60). It’s designed with ventilation channels and wider holes to maximize airflow as you work out.
Coach Signature C Rubber Apple Watch Band
For those days when you go straight from the office to the gym, you’ll want to have this Coach Signature C Rubber Apple Watch Band ($85) on hand. It’s stylish enough to wear to work but is made out of flexible rubber so it’s workout-friendly, too.
Freestyle Blue Tie Dye Leash Strap
Ever wish your Apple Watch band was a bit more comfortable? If so, consider switching it to the Freestyle Blue Tie Dye Leash Strap ($20). The band features surfboard-leash-style construction, a Velcro closure, and no metal parts to dig into you while you exercise.
Getino Apple Watch Bands
If matching your sports bra to your running shorts wasn’t already enough, now you can match them with your Apple Watch, too. This four-pack of Getino Apple Watch Bands ($15) is available in nine different color sets that you can mix and match to go with every one of your workout ‘fits.