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NEXT - Sport Band Watch Strap for Apple Watch® 38mm and 40mm - Olive Green-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 865 reviews

76%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty color, takes some getting used to.

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    Jerseygirl01
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    First, the actual color of the watch band is very close to the color on the sides of the box. The front of the box photo is a bit darker. Color is light lavender. The loop end of the one side stays against your skin. The snap side slides over the loop and then under the loop strap. It took some getting used to before I could put it on easily in the morning. One tip, if your hand is small enough. When you remove the watch, do not completely remove the snap side. Snap it in the last hole and then slide your hand out. Repeat in the morning in reverse, then unsnap and move the snap into it's correct position. Doing this prevents fussing with the snap and trying to get it through the loop every morning. Overall, I am satisfied with this band. It's as comfortable to wear as the standard Apple watch band, the color is nice and it goes well with the gold bezel of the Apple watch series 4.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Easily detaches

    Posted
    Jesse
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    The band enters through a loop like the band that comes with the Apple Watch does and adjusts to your desired position, but after you attach the dot to the band, it is not secured by anything else. If you rub the end of the band near the dot it will EASILY DETACH. It happened to me a few times so I planned on returning it, but before I could it happened again and fell off with the Apple Watch attached of course and caused the Apple Watch to fall from waist high face down and shattered the screen. There is nothing Apple will do to repair it without $300 and there is no customer service for the NEXT sport band for Apple Watch. This is the worst band and I hope that Best Buy will stop carrying the item in stores and online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn’t recommend

    Posted
    TMR1
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    I bought this product because of how affordable it was. But you know how the saying goes, you get what you pay for. Compared to my Apple watch band that came with my watch versus this band, you’re just better off sticking to the bands created by Apple or a different brand. The band kept coming apart at random moments throughout the day, so I was always worried that it would fall off without me noticing, thus me losing my watch. That’s a problem I never had with my band from Apple. Also this band is not that comfortable to wear versus the bands from Apple. I sound like a Apple advocate lol, but I just don’t recommend this brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what I was looking for

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    pulley52
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    This is a much cheaper band than the actual Apple Watch band so you get what you pay for. It slid in the watch fairly well, but the style and clasp of the band is totally different from the original. I didn’t like that look. Made the watch look and seem cheap and it was not very easy to to clasp for me. I brought it back and exchanged it for something else. I like quality so I’ll probably splurge and get the real watch band in black. It’s something you can have forever, so spend the money especially if you’re like me and not interested in switching out bands that much.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality band. But is loose on the watch.

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    Bluesman
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    This Apple watch band was purchased for the 38mm 2nd generation watch. It is made of good quality materials. The silicone is thick and bends nice. It am sure it will hold up to use well. The only thing is it really doesn't fit the watch super well. Its okay but definitely isn't as precise as the factory Apply band that came with the watch. When you compare the OEM band to this one, there are clearly differences in the molding process that makes the end result a little bit off. That said, it looks good and works very well. It looks nice with the watch and I'm satisfied with the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and great color, but major design flaw

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    Rubycles
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    This strap is a lovely color and is extremely sturdy. It’s thick and has just the right amount of flex in it. But - and this is a big but - with the strap fastening on the outside, it gets caught a lot. On clothing, desks, car doors.... For some people this would be absolutely fine but I tend not to notice until my watch is almost off. I’ll need to buy a new strap and will stick with an Apple product this time. But, if you can keep an eye on your watch and refasten it quickly, this is a great option for the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Acceptable 3rd Tier

    Posted
    Casey
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    There's nothing wrong with this band. It's super soft and comfortable, it's a deep jet black, and looks good with the Watch. The problem is that the loop side flairs out too much, and the the post side (unlike the Apple bands, they are not on the same side) doesn't tuck into the other side, making it possible for the band to catch on something and come undone. Like I said, there's nothing actually wrong with it, there's just not enough right with it. But if you just need a cheap alternative to your Apple band, it's okay.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Care of It

    Posted
    LoveHateRelationship
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    The sport band was ok but what I didn't like was it seemed to be the opposite of the Apple watch band that came with the watch as far as clasping it. I like that the Apple band slides under the band making a smooth look on the outside. This band clasped with the band on the outside and with a very small wrist you could see it sticking out. I ended up returning it. That was just my personal opinion, the band itself seemed to be quite sturdy and would do the job.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent band for the price...

    Posted
    CajunJedi007
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    The band is not bad... For about 1/3 the price of an Apple band, this is well worth buying... Just don’t expect Apple quality and you won’t be disapponnted. Two cons: 1. The silver ball used to close the band, actually pushes toward your arm instead of away like the Apple bands, which makes it hard to close. 2. You will sweat with this band on during summertime. Pros: 1. The bad quality feels great. 2. Great color, which is not available in Apple bands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

    Posted
    MorgsRich
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    I was really excited to try out this new band as my original Apple watch band was getting old and grimy. This band was the most similar to an Apple band in terms of looks ( I love the feasibility of the Apple band but they're like $50!) but after a few wears I had noticed it leaving a black residue on my wrist! Overall, its a good replacement at a very cheap price, and perhaps the other colors do not have this same effect, but I could not deal with having a black wrist!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easier to hook

    Posted
    Margea8
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    Love the band - it seems a little more flexible than the band that came with my watch. Great color and looks sharp on rose gold! It hooks easier than the original band, but it can catch on things and pop open. It doesn’t seem like it will fall all the way off if you are aware of it popping open; the fastener catchers on the loop and keeps it from popping open. I’ll buy another one for sure!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Aesthetically good, but not functional

    Posted
    Sceline0998
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    I bought this thinking it would work very similar to an Apple band but the back isn’t the same. The picture in the packaging is very misleading and the back of the band where you close it is different than the Apple bands. The little pin that is supposed to adjust the sizing instead of poking out towards the outside pokes into your wrist and is very uncomfortable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good quality watch band

    Posted
    carolp
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    I love the navy color of this watch band, goes with everything. The only problem is has undone on its own, but the loop it goes through has caught it so its never fallen off my wrist. The best bands are the ones with the stem to lock in vs. these snap closures. However, it seems if you want more colors you have to live with the snap closures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Watch Band

    Posted
    Morgan
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    I like the band that came with my watch better than this one but its not bad...My only complaint is that it come unclasped easier than the original bands that come with your watch. I just wanted a simple band to use while working out and do not care for the velcro kind so I opted to try this one Its good quality, I just wish the closure was different.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not a fan of how it closes

    Posted
    klbst710
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    I normally never buy off brand Watch bands, but decided to give this one a try. The material is nice and it feels good on my wrist, but I'm just not a fan of how it closes. The flap is left out to come undone if it gets caught on fabric or anything else. I have the stainless steel Watch and would be devastated to lose an extremely expensive watch for a $14 band.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great band!

    Posted
    Zella6
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    Bought for my wife because her other band was cutting her. Very similar to the sport band the Apple Watch comes with except the band does not tuck the same way. I was concerned that it would be a problem because the metal nub pushes inward on your skin but she says it is very comfortable despite the design difference.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    There’s a reason it was discounted

    Posted
    JoeJ
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    Bought this for my wife’s Apple Watch bc she liked the color, but that’s about all she likes about it at this point. The construction is fair, but the design is flawed bc anytime my wife’s watch band grazes an object, the snap comes undone very easily. She’s already had several near accidents where her new watch would’ve dropped. We’re putting the OEM band back on before the next near drop.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great band!

    Posted
    Nela
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    I got this band on sale, and I’m glad I am dead!! It’s like the real deal. I honestly suggest this brand over apples! So if you come across this, don’t be hesitant by I got this bands on sale, and I’m glad I am dead!! It’s like the real deal. I honestly suggest this brand over apples! So if you come across this, don’t be hesitant buy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Watch

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    mjohn03
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    So I didnt believe the part of it being waterproof bit a few months after buying it I was om vacation to Aruba and completely forgot I was wearing it. While on a boat excursion I jumped in the water without locking it the watch was fine. It vibrated letting me know that it auto locked itself from letting water into it. Love thos product!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not a great replacement

    Posted
    JTintheATL
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    Picked this up as a gift and was not impressed. The band seemed like it was made well, but the fit where the band meets the watch was not right. It did not feel like it "attached" well to the watch and seemed loose compared to the standard Apple Band. This will be going back for a higher quality band.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend