The best smartwatch Apple has made in years deserves to be accompanied by some of the best bands you can currently buy on the market. The only brand we trust to accessorize our Apple products is One Cut favorite Nomad.
Designing premium leather accessories, charging cables, power banks, cases and more; Nomad began as a Kickstarter project in 2012. Brian Hahn & Noah Dentzel met in Santa Barbara, California and set out with a vision of creating a minimalist iPhone cable that would seamlessly integrate into your everyday carry. ChargeCard, Nomad’s first product, launched on Kickstarter on July 18th, 2012. Like many start-ups, they relied on help from friends, family, and strangers to bring Nomad from concept to reality.
Fast forward 8 years and Nomad continues to innovate with new products and new designs, while at the same time keeping true to their roots. Using only the highest quality, longest-lasting materials available, they design all their products from the ground up, from the Horween Leather they use for their phone cases and Apple Watch straps, to the rugged Kevlar® construction of their cables, Nomad products are built to last. Below are our recommendations for the best Apple Watch straps for your Ultra.
Our Favorite: The Sport Band
For those seeking a price-friendly, versatile, everyday option for their watch band the latest edition of Nomad’s Sport Strap has got you covered.
Made from FKM fluoroelastomer rubber that is 100% waterproof, this light and supremely comfy band is made for your everyday adventure. With interior ventilation channels that allow your wrist to breathe and a versatile Pin and Tuck closure and solid custom aluminum closure pin, that warrants quick fastening and unfastening, it is so good, we believe it is the band that should have been sold as standard with the watch!
Available in a rainbow of different colors (check out high volta) one thing that this band does better than the rest is how well it conforms to the shape of your wrist, it is very minimalist and sometimes we do not even notice it is on. So, if you are someone that tracks your sleep with your watch, this may be the one to wear. It feels great. Note: They also sell a Sport Slim band for those wanting something even more lightweight but still strong.
The Middle Ground: The Aluminum Band
If you are dead set on getting a metal band for your Apple Watch Ultra, then this option finds the perfect middle ground between premium look, weight, and durability.
This elegant, nay classy, offering is crafted from ultra-lightweight anodized aluminum and features a similar advanced DLC scratch resistant coating. Nomad have gone one step further and have given the aluminum a stunning matte finish to pair up with the design of the Ultra and it looks great.
I have also come to appreciate the use of neodymium magnets in the clasp to effortlessly open and securely close the band and it should be noted in comes in two finishes – silver and space grey and both are quite the looker.
If only the best will do: The Titanium Band
If you are looking for a high-end metal link bracelet that turns your Apple Watch Ultra from utility to fashion accessory or are seeking a business professional look with the strength to match, it doesn’t get much better than this.
This stunning band made from Grade 2 Titanium has a unique DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) Scratch Resistance and custom stainless-steel lugs that truly level up the experience of wearing your watch. The band itself is adjustable thanks to the included tool in the box and one thing that we have come to appreciate is just how luxurious it feels on the wrist.
With a brilliant custom magnetic clasp, over the time we have worn the band, it has never felt like it would slip off the wrist and shown itself to be quite robust against everyday wear and tear such as unexpected bangs on door frames, drop on wooden tables, and even being thrown around in a gym bag. It may not be cheap, but man does it look great!
Lastly, if you are still on the fence about which style you should buy, you should also check out Nomad’s newly launched DesignLab. Where you can find all the best options available to best suit your style and needs. This also applies to previous versions of the Apple Watch.
So, what are you waiting for? Find your style today at https://nomadgoods.com/