The Monowear Silver Ceramic Apple Watch Strap: Unexpected Femininity

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Here’s a shot of the underside. To unclasp the band, you simply press the button in the center.

1-Underside of the Monowear Silver and Ceramic Apple Watch Band

I’ve been wearing the Monowear Silver and Ceramic band for about a month now; while it’s easily my most favorite band, there is one caveat that needs to be mentioned for those of us who use a watch stand for charging — like other metal watch bands, it doesn’t always play well stands. I’ve found that it works just fine with more openly designed watch stands such as the ones made by Griffin or TwelveSouth, but when using a wider stand such as the Just Mobile TimeStand or either size of Nomad’s Pods, it’s best to disconnect one side of the band from the watch for charging. The good news is that the band system on Apple Watch is very easy to disengage.

I can’t help it; I like wearing things that stand out and receive compliments, and from day one that’s been the case with this band. Monowear has created a watch band that looks feminine without being frilly, that’s durable without being too thick or masculine. The only thing that might make this band better would be if it came in even more colors; I’d love to own one with black ceramic links, or another bolder color like red, purple, or green.

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The Monowear Silver and Ceramic Apple Watch Band retails for $149.99, and the Rose Gold and Ceramic Apple Watch Band retails for $169.99; both are available directly from the manufacturer and from other retailers.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample


What I Like: Elegant and lovely to wear; Not as masculine, blocky, or heavy as other metal Apple Watch replacement bands; Finally, a feminine metal band for the 42mm Apple Watch!

What Needs Improvement: Nothing — this band is extremely well made, easy to size adjust, and it looks lovely!


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About the Author

Judie Lipsett Stanford
I've had a fascination with all types of gadgets and gizmos since I was a child, beginning with the toy robot that my grandmother gave my brother - which I promptly "relieved him of" in 1973. I'm a self-professed gadget magpie. I can't tell you how everything works, but I'm known world-wide for using a product until I have a full understanding of what it does, what its limitations are, and if it excels in any given area — or not.