If you’re not enamored with the simple design of Apple’s watchbands or if you’d rather not spend $49, X-Doria has a great option for you. X-Doria’s Action Bands have a cool dual-color design and are made of soft, comfortable silicon with metal clasp and buckle. Best of all, they’re about $15 cheaper than Apple’s bands, at $34.95.
The bands are adjustable to eight positions and are very comfortable. The clasp is made of two angled metal prongs that poke through perfectly sized holes in the nylon band. Because the two prongs feel solid and are angled, the band feels extremely secure. The metal buckle also adds to the security of the band. Plus, once you slide the loop over the band, you add a third layer of security.
The Action Bands are made for both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watches, and they will fit Apple Watches Series 0, Series 1, and Series 2 as well as the Nike Edition. They come in three different color schemes for the 42mm Watch, black with neon yellow, green with teal, and purple with pink. The X-Doria can be installed and removed without any tools, just like most Apple Watch bands.
After wearing X-Doria’s Action Band for just one afternoon, I can absolutely say that it’s been my favorite third-party Apple Watch band. It’s comfortable, stylish, and secure. The nylon is perfect for everyday activities and won’t be ruined if you sweat with it during a workout.
You can purchase your X-Doria Action Band directly from X-Doria at their website, with free shipping, free returns, and a 1-year warranty.
Source: The X-Doria Action Band was a manufacturer provided review sample.
What I Like: Stylish dual-color design; Sturdy metal buckle and clasp; Soft, comfortable silicon; Great price compared to Apple’s sport bands.
What Needs Improvement: Not much.