Here are the best silicone, textile, rugged, slim, and colorful bands for the new Apple Watch Ultra.
UPDATE: 12/28/2023 08:00 EST BY ROLAND UDVARLAKI
We regularly update these posts to ensure they’re up-to-date and contain the latest and the best bands for the Apple Watch. We updated this post to include several bands from WITHit, NOMAD, MoKo, amBand, and more.
Apple announced the first-generation Apple Watch Ultra during its “Far Out” event in September 2022. The watch comes in a single 49mm size, supporting cellular connectivity. It retails for $799 and features a large, 1.92-inch LTPO OLED display with a peak brightness of 2,000 nits. It’s more durable than all previous Apple Watch smartwatches in the series, including the latest Apple Watch Series 8. The Watch Ultra is 100m WR100 water-resistant, making it excellent for divers and swimmers. Depending on usage, the battery can also last nearly twice that of the Apple Watch Series 8.
The Apple Watch Ultra remains a great alternative to the Apple Watch Ultra 2, especially now that the second generation is no longer officially sold by Apple due to a legal dispute over patents. If you’re looking for a band for your Apple Watch Ultra 2 or the first-generation, we’ve got a lot of excellent selections for you to choose from.
Which bands are compatible with the Apple Watch Ultra?
If you’re an Apple Watch user, and already have an extensive collection of bands, then you’re in luck. The good news is that if you have 45mm, or 49mm bands, they’ll be compatible with the new Apple Watch Ultra.
Apple explicitly mentions that “45mm bands work with 42mm, 44mm and 49mm cases.” If you’ve always purchased the smaller Apple Watches, you’ll likely have to purchase some new bands, as they will not be compatible with the larger Apple Watch Ultra.
The other good news is that the new Apple Watch Ultra bands will also support 44mm and 45mm cases without an issue, making them ideal for older, larger Apple Watches.
How to pick the right band size
Apple offers bands in three sizes for the Apple Watch Ultra. They come in:
- Small: Band fits 130-160mm wrists.
- Medium: Band fits 145-190mm wrists.
- Large: Band fits 165-210mm wrists.
Apple also offers this page, to help you find out the correct band size for your wrists. It includes all of the steps required to understand the measuring process. A measuring tape will also get the job done, enabling you to see the size of your wrists.
Do note that the first step requires a printer and scissors. Alternatively, you can always pop into a nearby Apple Shop and ask for some help in-store.
Apple Watch Ultra bands
Alpine Loop Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
Made by Apple
The Apple Watch Ultra is heavily advertised with the Orange Alpine Loop band, but it’s also available in Green, and Starlight colors. It’s also available in three sizes, and it’s rugged, and made from two textile layers with continuous stitching with a titanium G-hook for a more secure fit.
Ocean Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
Made by Apple
The Apple Ocean Band comes in three colors, Yellow, Midnight, and White. It’s molded in a high-performance elastomer and can stretch for a perfect fit. It comes with a titanium buckle and an adjustable loop. It’s compatible with 44m, 45mm, and 49mm cases.
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro (Apple Watch Ultra)
In partnership with Supcase
The SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro case is one of the best rugged protective cases for the Apple Watch Ultra. It’s sturdy, and it even comes bundled with two tempered glass screen protectors. The case even comes with an adjustable band, and it’s perfect for everyday use.
Apple Pride Solo Loop (Apple Watch)
Made by Apple
Apple’s new Pride Solo Loop features a joyful design that incorporated the full range of vibrant colors to celebrate the beauty and diversity. The colors are inspired by the official Pride flag. It’s made of a durable, breathable and soft material that feels comfortable and elegant.
Sport Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
Made by Apple
The Apple Sport band comes in Stale Blue, (PRODUCT) RED, Elderberry, Midnight, Starlight, Succulent, and White color options. It’s available in several sizes, and it’s made from high-performance fluoroelastomer. It’s a durable, strong, and soft band that’s excellent for everyday activities.
Trail Loop Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
Made by Apple
The Apple Trail Loop is available in two sizes, and Blue/Grey, Black/Grey, and Yellow/Beige colors. It’s a thin, lightweight loop made of soft double-layer nylon weave with a pull tab for quick adjustments. It looks beautiful, and it matches perfectly with the Apple Watch Ultra.
Apple Watch Sport Loop (Apple Watch S8)
Made by Apple
The Sport Loop band is the first-party accessory and features a soft, breathable, and lightweight band. It has a hook-and-loop fastener for quick and easy adjustment, and it features a double-layer nylon weave to provide a comfortable experience. It’s available in five different colors and two different sizes.
Leather Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
Made by Apple
The Apple Watch Ultra is a premium smartwatch, and many will demand a premium leather band to compliment it. Apple sells the Leather Link Band, which features a handcrafted Roux Granada leather made in France. The strap elegantly wraps around the wrist and is flexible and comfortable. It’s available in six different color variants.
NewWays Metal Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
The NewWays metal band is made out of durable 316 stainless steel, and it’s durable, comfortable, and provides a premium feel. The band is easily adjustable, and has a clasp design. It also comes with a 12-month warranty and is available in several colors.
Spigen DuraPro Flex (Apple Watch Ultra)
The Spigen DuraPro Flex is designed for the Apple Watch Ultra and is also compatible with the previous generation Apple watches. It has a durable zinc alloy buckle and a lightweight and durable fabric for long-lasting comfort.
UAG Silicone Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
Premium Silicone band
The UAG Silicone band comes in Slate/Orange, and Black/Orange color combinations. It has a tuck closure for a comfortable fit, and it features soft-touch silicone with a hexagon textured design on the inner band. The two colors compliment the durability of the Apple Watch Ultra, and it’s easy to install and remove.
UAG Nylon Weave (Apple Watch Ultra)
The Urban Armor Gear Nylon Weave is made of high-quality materials and features stainless steel custom hardware, including a hook and a loop fastener. It sports a rugged design and matches perfectly with the Apple Watch Ultra. It also comes with a 1-year limited warranty.
UAG Sport Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
Premium sport band
The UAG Sport Band is compatible with most Apple Watches going all the way back to the first generation. The strap is made from nylon and breathable and lightweight, making it feel soft and durable on your wrist. It’s available in several color options and styles, and it compliments the new Apple Watch’s design and premium feel.
Spigen Rugged Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
The Spigen Rugged Band features a comfortable fit with an adjustable and lightweight band. It has a matte finish with carbon fiber accents and a modern look. It also comes with a secure and stable fitting technology, and it’s hassle-free installation makes it easy to change and swap to a different band at any time.
Spigen Retro Fit (Apple Watch S8)
The Spigen Retro Fit band is made from synthetic leather with a timeless look, and it’s easily adjustable, and feels premium on the wrist. It’s available in two different options, supporting all Apple Watches from 38mm to 41mm.
REZERO Watch Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
Alternative to Alpine loop
The RAZERO Watch Band comes in multiple different colors, and two different sizes to fit all Apple Watch generations. The bright orange color compliments the Apple Watch Ultra, and it’s made of fluoro rubber, which is soft and durable. It’s comfortable on the wrist, and it’s a stylish piece that is good for any occasion.
amBand (Apple Watch Ultra)
$23 $28 Save $5
The amBand is an all-in-one, offering a protective shell case and a rugged band. It’s made from premium TPU with a metal patch, offering a comfortable and durable experience. It has a clicky button and precise cutouts, and it’s fully adjustable and suitable for the Apple Watch Series.
CASETiFY Monolink Band (Apple Watch S8)
The CASETiFY Monolink Band comes in various sizes and is compatible with all Apple smartwatches. It’s made from stainless steel and available in four colors that compliment the beautiful craftsmanship of the Apple Watch Series. It’s durable, stylish, and elegant.
CASETiFY Essential (Apple Watch Series)
Colorful & fun
CASETiFY’s Essential collection includes dozens of different designs, all of which are available in two sizes and multiple colors. The bands are sturdy, water and sweat resistant, and allow you to fully customize your Apple Watch experience.
Spigen Lite (Apple Watch)
Elegant & Stylish
The Spigen Lite watch band comes in four colors, matching the design of the Apple Watch’s casing. It’s compatible with all 42, 44, 45, and 49mm Watches, and it’s built for adventure with its lightweight, breathable design. It’s comfortable and fits most wrist sizes.
Marge Plus Band (Apple Watch S8)
$10 $14 Save $4
The Marge Plus Stainless Steel band is compatible with all Apple Watches and comes in two sizes. The premium-looking mesh band is available in several different colors, and it features a magnetic clasp, and a comfortable and perfect fit for your Apple Watch.
Marge Plus Leather Band (Apple Watch S8)
The Marge Plus leather band supports all Apple Watch sizes from 38 to 45mm. It’s made from genuine leather, and premium craftsmanship. It’s available in several color options and has a classic buckle. The band is anti-slip and sweat resistant and provides a unique and comfortable fit.
Lerobo band (Apple Watch Series)
Great budget option
$6 $8 Save $2
Like most other bands for Apple Watches, this is compatible with most smartwatches, and it comes in two sizes, and 15 colors. It’s made from nylon and a great alternative to other sports bands.
TAURI Bands (Apple Watch)
The TAURI band is compatible with the Apple Watch Series and comes with a rugged design with a breathable, skin-friendly material. The band also comes with a case, providing additional protection for the smartwatch, including raised bezels.
UHKZ 3-pack (Apple Watch Ultra)
The UHKZ 3-pack comes with three adjustable sport nylon bands. The bands come in Black, Orange, and Green colors that provide a rugged and comfortable feel. It has a titanium corrosion-resistant g-hook design, and it’s perfect for everyday use, and workouts.
iWabecertoo 6-pack (Apple Watch Ultra)
If you’re looking for a wide variety of different colored and stylish bands for your Apple Watch Ultra, then the iWabecertoo multipack is an excellent choice. It’s compatible with most Apple Watches. The bands are made out of silicone, and it’s excellent for everyday use and sports activities.
2-pack Trail loop (Apple Watch)
The 2-pack trail loop multipack is available in several different color options and bundles. It’s available in many sizes, fitting most Apple Watches, including the Series 1-8, SE, and the Ultra smartwatches. It has a hook and loop fastener and a pull tab design for easier adjustments. It’s soft, lightweight, and compliments the design of the Apple Watch series.
amBand case (Apple Watch Ultra)
Comes with a case
The amBand case is waterproof and has raised edges that protect the screen from scratches and scuffs. It provides excellent all-around protection for the Apple Watch Series and has a lightweight and slim design. It comes in four colors, and it’s a great budget option.
DMVEIMAL Silicone Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
The DMVEIMAL silicone band is an inexpensive option that you can purchase to add variety to your band collection. It features a simple magnetic clasp system that’s convenient to wear and remove. But while great for day-to-day use, we recommend swapping to something more secure when taking part in adventure activities.
NOMAD Traditional Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
The NOMAD Traditional Band is a great option for your Apple Watch if you want to add a bit of class to your smart timepiece. It’s made with vegetable-tanned leather, which will patina as you wear it on the daily, giving it a look that’s unique to you and your experiences.
NOMAD Rugged Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
The NOMAD Rugged Band for Apple Watch Ultra is a perfect combination of material and design for comfortable all-day wear. It features ribs between each buckle point that allow your skin to breathe while you’re out exercising. The rubber material used in its construction — FKM — is also waterproof and should last a long time before you see any visible wear.
MoKo Titanium Band (Apple Watch Ultra)
$31 $34 Save $3
The MoKo Titanium Band for Apple Watch Ultra is an inexpensive option that brings a classic flair to your band collection. It’s available in two colors, Silver and Titanium. The manufacturer states the band’s material uses 96% titanium, allowing it to weigh just 72 grams, making it comfortable for all-day wear.
WITHit Stainless Steel (Apple Watch)
The WITHit Stainless Steel watch band is made of stainless-steel. It’s available in various colors, adjustable, and feels premium. The stylish design complements the look of the Apple Watch, and it doesn’t break the bank with an affordable price tag.
WITHit Silicone (Apple Watch)
The WITHit Silicone band comes in a black color. It’s stylish, elegant, and feels premium. It’s ultra comfortable and has an adjustable buckle that fits most wrist sizes (6.5″ to 9″). It’s a great alternative to Apple’s band, and it’s budget-friendly.
If you’re after the bright orange band that you’ve most likely seen in one of the Apple ads, you’re probably looking for the Apple Alpine Loop Band. It comes in Orange, Green, and Starlight colors, and it’s rugged and made from two textile layers for a more premium feel. The Ocean Band and the Sport Bands are also excellent for everyday users, providing excellent comfort and feel.
The Trail Loop and Leather Bands are more on the premium side. They’re excellent with suits and other elegant clothes and can complement the beautiful craftsmanship of the Apple Watch Ultra. The UAG Nylon Weave and Spigen DuraPro can also look stylish, and their slim size could seamlessly go under tight dresses.
If you’re looking for something more sporty, then the UAG Silicone band might be something you’re looking for. It features a two-tone design and comes in Slate/Orange and Black/Orange colors for a more unique look. The SUPCASE UB Pro case also comes with a rugged band, and the amBand are also excellent alternatives.
Apple Watch Ultra
The best Apple Watch yet
The latest edition in the Apple Watch lineup is the Apple Watch Ultra. It comes with body temperature sensors, LTE, and GPS, a new large 49mm size, a more durable design, and the longest battery life in an Apple Watch to date.