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NEXT - Sport Band Watch Strap for Apple Watch® 42mm and 44mm - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 650 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    OK Apple Watch Replacement Band

    Posted
    GRodriguez
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    Initially, I was excited for this band as an alternate for my 1st generation Apple Watch. It looks and feels like the more expensive official silicone watchband. It fits nicely on the watch and was able to be swapped out without any issues. However, after wearing it for a few months, I have become frustrated that the clasp very easily comes undone. Usually as I am putting on or taking off a jacket, or even if reaching into a tight space. Enough resistance and the snap will come undone. Fortunately, the loop at the other end holds the watch on my wrist, barely. It seems the more I use it, the looser the clasp has become and the easier it seems for the clasp to become undone. I asked friends and family who have the original Apple silicone band and this is an issue that is non-existent for them. I give the cost, material and compatibility with the Apple Watch an A+. The clasp gets an F.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not practical

    Posted
    nwiplumber
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    It looks nice, has a clean look to it at first and it is comfortable. The problem is that the band snaps from the outside as opposed to the traditional Apple Watch band that snaps from underneath and this makes that watch fall off with even the slightest bump or snag of the strap. Had it for 2 days band came unsnapped at least 10 times throughout the first day just doing normal every day things around the house I didn’t even wear the band to work. I highly recommend anyone to avoid this band. Spend the additional $40 and buy an actual band made by apple they are more reliable and practical especially when you have a watch that’s $300+. Will never buy anything other than an apple made Apple Watch band. This product is absolute 100% garbage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great color, bad design

    Posted
    Bailey
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    I bought this product because I wanted a nice blush pink band for my apple watch. When I got it, I thought it was fine. It feels like the apple brand watchbands and it was up to par. After wearing it for one day, I realized that there was a flaw; the band buckle is backwards! It can easily come un-buttoned and slip off. I kept wearing it because it was pink and apparently naive. I put my winter jacket on and it came undone and I had no idea! I walked home from a friends house and when I got home, my watch was gone. After a meltdown, I came to the realization my watch was gone. The next morning, I walked downtown AND I FOUND IT! Upside down on the grass next to the sidewalk. Safe to say, I bought a new band IMMEDIATELY after that and threw this band away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    Posted
    BigJimmy
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    I was looking for a replacement/additional sport band for my Apple Watch, so I bucked the reviews and tried this, then wore it every day for a couple weeks. Pros: Sturdy construction, stronger and more flexible than I expected Cons: Poor usability. The strap passes through the loop before the little metal stub pushes through and locks in to the other strap. Therein lies the problem: A light catch of the strap on any object (including your pocket) and the stub pops out, freeing the strap from your wrist. This design (pulling through the loop and pushing down onto the other strap) makes it challenging to attach. Overall, there are far better designs for not much more money. Buy one of them instead.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not as Expected

    Posted
    Adasha
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    I assumed this band would operate as the other Apple bands do. However, it doesn't have the same layout as the normal band have, with the spare part beyond the insert to hold the watch as you pull it to snap it. We tried installing each piece every way possible, but you still have to pull it, hold it, and then try to snap it. Mine goes to the very end snap hole and there's no way to make it any smaller. I would not buy this again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad reverse engineering

    Posted
    Matvi
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    Looks and feels premium, but comes undone easily, and very, very poorly designed lug ends. Apple Watch band have three lug tabs, two are supposed to be wide to wedge the end of the band inside the side of the watch, and the middle tab has a spring that locks the side sliding movement in place. This cheaply made band has poorly designed lugs that are not wide, and pull right out of the watch groove. The only thing that holds the band in the watch is the spring loaded tab - more stress on that than it’s supposed to get.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good while it lasted

    Posted
    mfish128
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    I got this band on a deal for a third of its price at the store. The one thing I disliked other than it breaking close to a month afterwards is the fact that the fastener is on the outside, so when I go to gym it does come loose and I have to battle with it to fasten again. The only reason I believes mines broke is because it was on clearance meaning it was returned and more than likely had damage. It’s still okay to have as a back up band in case you want to swap or wait to get a really good band.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    Posted
    Annie
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    I was really excited to find this color, and the price was right! However, once I got the band out of the box and onto the watch, I immediately regretted the purchase. The clasp, while appearing similar to an authentic Apple Watch replacement band is anything but. It's awkward and uncomfortable. The actual silicone material is nothing like the real deal, and it's a static electricity magnet. I'm horribly disappointed. I would return, but I have foolishly tossed the packaging out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Big mistake

    Posted
    Ponto11
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    Do not buy this garbage, I was trying not to spend the $50 on an apple branded band and I regret it. Now I've spent $75 to get the apple branded band after paying for this hot piece of trash. It comes undoing about a dozen times a day. Because the connector is located outside the band then connected it catches of anything and everything. Save your time and money you will just end up paying the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad design

    Posted
    Branco1931
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    The only thing I find good about this band is the material, the whole setup seems to be backwards, the loop is on the outside, where the hole is that you would secure the watch to your risk is on the outside so several times it would get caught on something and open and if you’re not paying attention your watch would fall off your risk and could possibly be lost forever. And that’s just a design flaw

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very Hard to strap on

    Posted
    CollieOwner
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    Look very closely at this before you buy it. Unlike the Apple bands, the end with the pin must be fed through the loop before you push the pin through the hole that adjusts the size you want. This is very inconvenient. Very hard to adjust it to the tightness you want. Used this for awhile, then threw it away and bought one that has the same configuration as the Apple bands. Works much better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Immediately Broke

    Posted
    Datty
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    I am not usually one to give negative reviews, but this band is BAD. Felt very nice to the touch and seemed to be good quality but when i went to secure the clasp together, the metal button that is on the band, broke in half! Hopefully it was just a bad seed of the bunch but I will be returning and getting the authentic apple brand from now on.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Could Be Worse, But Not By Much

    Posted
    JoJo
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    On the plus side, it appears to be of decent materials. However, they're backwards. Check the picture on the box, and you'll see the pin faces inward. This looks wrong, feels awkward, isn't terribly comfortable, and seems like it could easily snag and cause your expensive Apple Watch to fall off your wrist. I liked the color but it's going back to the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Band; Super Price

    Posted
    Lowhiskey
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    I have been looking for a pink band for my wife's apple watch. All the ones that I have found were either overpriced, or just plain UGLY. While browsing on your website, I found this band, so I decided to take a chance... My wife luvs it...its the right shade of pink and it didn't cost me an arm and a leg...THANK YOU!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I’m feel like a strapping young man.

    Posted
    Revoluxion1
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    Didn’t really know much about the NEXT brand until I walked inside the store. I usually buy Apple bands but they don’t make a Gray sport band. I’ve gotten so many compliments since I’ve had it. Only thing I didn’t fancy was the strap end sticking out. I prefer if I could have tucked it in. Solid band though!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Watch Band

    Posted
    Buddman014
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    This is a terrible Apple Watch band. It easily comes undone and causes your watch to fall off your wrist which could break it. If it hits anything like pulling a shirt over it or if brush it against something it comes undone. The problem with it is the lack of a secondary securing function that all watch bands usually have like the sleeve that the band goes under after the clasp.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Glad I moved to Series 4!

    Posted
    Rod927
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    I used my watch as medical device for continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). Series 4 seems always connected to the CGM (unlike the Series 2). So glad I updated. Sales and customer support at Best Buy Garner NC were outstanding. Hooked me up with "excellent" open box deal and made the trade of Series 2 very smooth. Really pleased!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Weirdly hard to put on/keep on

    Posted
    peter
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    Well-priced, but it’s actually pretty tricky to loop one end thru the other end. Maybe it’s just me, but the apple way is much easier. Hard to explain if you’re not looking right at it. Once it’s on it’s comfy, but the button doesn’t always stay on. Have to pop it back on every so often. Not a huge deal but at some point it’ll pop off at the wrong time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does its job

    Posted
    ghotoshopwitch
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    My husband wanted to try a backup band for his new apple watch but without spending the ridiculous amount of money the apple ones are. This looks fairly similar. He didn't like the closure quite as much as the official ones, but I think it's worth it for the price! Worked fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful pink band but too large!

    Posted
    Happymar
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    The Apple 42mm $ 44mm is a beautiful pink band for Series 4 Apple Watch but even on the last hole, it is just too large for my wrist which prevents the watch from giving me accurate heart readings. Unfortunately, I have to return the watch & purchase the smaller version. But I’m sure I will be happy with that as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend