Maybe your Apple Watch came with one of the unique, fluoroelastomer bands with pin-and-tuck closure and you're looking to get some more. Maybe your Apple Watch came with a different band and you've had your eye on a sport band (or several) ever since. The thing is, the real Apple bands are $49 a pop, and while they're certainly worth it, there are also several really good alternatives you can try for much, much less.

Colorful savings

AdMaster Sport Band

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AdMaster's silicone band features two pins for its clasping mechanism for a more secure fastening, but otherwise, it looks and behaves much like the official Apple band. The band is made of soft silicone and comes in a wide variety of colors such as red, black, midnight blue, ocean blue, pink sand, purple, and pink.

$8 at Amazon

A classier silicone strap

Clockwork Synergy Silicone Strap

The Clockwork Synergy Silicone Strap is designed with a comfortable silicone, and while the buckle doesn't function like your standard Apple Watch Sport Band, Clockwork Synergy gives you the option to choose what your buckle color will look like: you can pick from stainless steel, brushed steel, yellow gold, rose gold, or PVD black.

$12 at Clockwork Synergy

Vibrant and cheap

ViTech Silicone Sport Band

If you're looking for a durable and comfortable Apple Watch Sport band replacement, then consider taking a peek at the ViTech Silicone Sport Band. This watch band is made from a smooth silicone and comes in a wide set of colors including antique white, black, midnight blue, rose red, and vintage rose.

$8 at Amazon

Thank u, NEXT

NEXT Sport Band

This band from NEXT six colors and is ready for any size Apple Watch. The band looks a lot like Apple's band, but with some key differences, like flatter ends. Available in black, midnight blue, gray, olive green, pink, and lavender.

$15 at Best Buy

Official look on the cheap

W4W Sport Band

W4W's band comes in a set of colors reminiscent of Apple's own band, coming black, white, midnight blue, OD green, rose pink, and stone gray.

$7 at Amazon

A different sort of rainbow

VATI Sport Band

This band from VATI offers color options outside of what you might be used to finding on Apple Watch sport bands. The band comes in more standard colors like black, midnight blue, and sand pink, but also more vibrant, offbeat options like bright yellow, wine red, new pink, and marine green.

$8 at Amazon

A wide range

Misker Sport Band

Misker's sport band comes in a wide range of vibrant colors such as royal blue, purple, wine red (a color the hue of which no one seems able to agree), bright blue, and lilac. Some versions of the band are avaialble in a configuration of two fastening pins, while other have a single pin.

$8 at Amazon

Bottomless color

iDon Sport Band

iDon's silicone sport band, like Misker's, is available in both one and two-pin configurations. It also seems to come in every color under the sun, from standards like black, white, and red, to apricot, lime green, and fog gray.

$6 at Amazon

Great cheap choice

Yimzen Sport Band

This two-pin sport band from Yimzen comes in 10 great colors, including mint green, ocean blue, and sport red.

$8 at Amazon

Find the color for you

Straper Sport Band

The Straper sport band has color options that are sure to match your personal style, from the subdude gray of the concrete band to the vibrant flower yellow option.

$6 at Amazon

A stripe of style

Sunfei Sport Band

Sunfei's sport band gets point for style thanks to its fairly unique racing stripe-style look. The primary exterior side of the strap comes in black, red, silver, or turquoise, with a stripe of red, blue, gray, hot pink, green, or orange running down the middle of the strap.

$6 at Amazon

Get a three-pack

iGK Sport Band

iGK's two-pin sport band is offered in colors like black, midnight blue, red wine, and white. It's also avaialble in one of three optional packs of three watch bands: a black/gray/white configuration, a black/wine red/white selection, and a midnight blue/wine red/white pack.

$8 at Amazon

As cheap as they come

Fuleda Sport Band

Compatible with any Apple Watch, this cheap sport band from Fuleda comes in a wide selection of colors, from the more subtle blue gray to the vibrant rose pink. Available as single watch bands, you can also get the Fuleda bands in three-pack configurations, or in an eight-pack option.

$5 at Amazon

Split decision

Secbolt Sport Band

Secbolt's band features a split on both halves of the band, allowing for a two-tone color palette on each selection, with black/pink, blue/pink, white/pink, and teal/white color combinations available.

$9 at Amazon

(Bicas)Love these colors

BicasLove Sport Band

The gorgeous colors avaialble on this two-pin BicasLove band, including Barbie pink, mint green, rose red, and midnight blue, are all great ways to give your Apple Watch a more personal touch.

$8 at Amazon

All of these are excellent sport bands for your Apple Watch, and you can get them without shelling out the $50 for a first-party band from Apple. Any would be a great addition to a band collection, but personally, I've got my eye on the AdMaster Sport Band. Its cheap, simple, secure with its two-pin fastener, and comes in some great colors

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