Haven’t been reviewing Apple Watch bands for a while and I am really tempted by the new Woven Nylon bands from Apple for the variety of vibrant color options and high build quality. My order for the 38mm Royal Blue band has just arrived at my office today and I am going to go through the unboxing with you here, compare with different Apple Watch bands and pair with my Space Gray Apple Watch Sport.
There is not much to expect from the packaging as it comes with the same design as the Sport Bands (as shown with the Product Red band below). Inside the box you will find the standard documentation and the Woven Nylon band is securely packed inside. However, unlike the Sport Bands, it comes with only one single size that Apple said it should fit 125–195mm wrists.
The Woven Nylon Band
I have tried a few nylon bands in the past for both mechanical watches and smartwatches. The quality isn’t really desirable and they are generally very thin with a couple of layers only. However, the Woven Nylon band from Apple is made from over 500 threads and monofilaments connect four layers of the weave to create a single band which makes it not only durable but very light and comfortable to wear as well. It is by far the best nylon bands that I have ever had. Here are some high-definition close-up shots of the bands that may help you understand more on the band itself and what you should expect if you want to get one for yourself.
Side-by-side comparison with other Apple Watch Band line-ups
Comparing the Nylon band with the Sport Band, the length is somewhere between the two sizes of the Sport band but it comes with more pin holes that offers better flexibility for adjustments.
Comparing with the leather bands, it is longer than the mid-size Modern Buckle and shares the same length as the second-gen Classic Buckle band. And as expected, it is slightly shorter than the Milanese Loop.
Pairing with Space Gray Sport
It looks surprisingly good (at least for me) on the Space Gray Aluminum Case. But it’s certainly a personal preference. I will let you judge with the pictures below:
Overall speaking, Apple really surprised us with such a high quality and fashionable new line up for Apple Watch that makes the collection more complete. The band is very light and comfortable to wear with. For just $49 which is the same price tag as the Sport Bands, it is a no brainer indeed. But I still suggest that you may wish to try out in-store if possible to pick the best color for your Apple Watch before purchasing.
What do you think about this combination? Let me know in the comments and be sure to subscribe to my blog for more Apple Watch band reviews in the coming few weeks.