It goes without saying that the Moto 360 smartwatch is a looker. For the price, this WearOS smartwatch ticks all the right boxes when it comes to affordable smartwatches. For one, it comes with features like Activity Tracking and Ambient Mode. More importantly, it is comfortable to wear, and the round ‘flat tire’ design looks classy. The best part is that this smartwatch comes with standard quick release bands, making it easy to swap out for third-party bands.
If you want to uplift your new smartwatch’s looks or want to add a dash of color, there are an ample number of third-party bands out there. Like the stock bands, these bands also measure 20mm and come with quick-release buttons, making them easy and simple to install.
So, here we are, with our recommendations for the best watch bands for the Moto 360 (3rd Gen). Let’s get started.
1. Barton Alligator Grain Leather Watch Bands
If you are looking for a premium leather band for your smartwatch, the Barton Alligator strap makes for a good buy. It’s one of Barton’s most premium offerings, and for the price, it packs a punch. The alligator texture brings a premium look to the watch, while the padded strap makes it comfortable to wear throughout the day.
At the same time, the spring release bars are easy to handle. They are flexible, and it doesn’t take much time to install. Compared to conventional alligator straps, this one isn’t as glossy, and therefore, it sits well with the overall look of the Moto 360.
Barton lets you select from a range of colors. And guess what, there’s a crimson red variant as well.
The Yeejok Leather Watch Band also makes for a good buy if you are looking for affordable leather options.
Did You Know: Moto360 is from a company called eBuyNow.
2. Ritche Silicone Watch Bands
If you lead a more active lifestyle, it’s best to focus on silicon or nylon watch straps. The good thing about silicon watch straps is that they are water-resistant and sweat-resistant and do not degrade over time due to water exposure, unlike leather bands. The one by Ritche is no different. It’s a solid silicon band and sports a textured exterior, which adds to its looks.
More importantly, it’s soft and flexible, which makes it comfortable to wear for long durations. And this has been backed by several users on Amazon. The good thing is that the evenly placed holes on the strap make it easy for the sweat to escape, thus preventing the undersides from trapping sweat.
The Ritche Silicone Watch Bands have accumulated a decent number of positive user reviews thanks to its affordable price factor and comfort. It has an average rating of 4.5-stars out of 5. As per Fakespot’s estimates, around 90% of the reviews are genuine and trustworthy.
3. EZCO Leather Bands
The EZCO Leather Bands brings a feminine touch to the Moto 360. As you may have already guessed, it’s designed for women who like to have slender leather straps. It’s an affordable band and costs a lot less than the Barton bands above. It has a nice finish and is likely to enhance the overall look of your smartwatch. And the double stitches on the sides are the bonus.
The bands are durable, and the standard watch buckle makes it easy to take it off or on. Though the band has a few loops to hold the extra length of the strap, quite a few have expressed their displeasure since the strap length is shorter than conventional watch straps.
Nevertheless, these bands are quite popular on Amazon and have raked in over 1,500 hundred user reviews. People have praised these bands for the looks and value-for-money proposition.
The best part is that if you want your watch to stand out from the rest, you can go for one of the beautifully patterned straps.
4. Torotop Stainless Steel Band
Are you looking to add ‘business look’ vibes to your smartwatch? If yes, you can consider the metal band by Torotop (yep, that’s the name). Made of stainless steel, this black metal band looks great, and its share of ruggedness to smartwatches, including the Moto 360. It bundles the classic butterfly clutch, thereby making it easier to take it off or on.
Installing this band is an easy-peasy affair. You need to pull back the spring bars fitted at the end and fit them inside the watch lug. You also get a small press tool kit with the band should you want to tweak the band’s length.
Overall, it’s a nice band, and the black polish gives it a premium look. And for a sub-$15 price bracket, this one is affordable. While it’s great for daily usage, do not expect it to last a really long time.
5. Fintie Soft Nylon Replacement Strap
One of the best things about nylon bands is that they are soft and flexible, much more than silicon bands. They are breathable, which makes them easy to wear when you go for your runs or workouts. The one by Fintie is no exception. It’s a low profile watch band with a slim metal buckle and loops to hold the extra length.
The material is smooth and light, making it easy to wear for long durations. If you are someone like me who wears their smartwatch to bed (sleep tracking is important, you see), this slim band will help your case.
It has amassed a good number of reviews, mainly because of its comfort and durability. And the bold patterns on the band will surely add their share of oomph to your Moto 360.
No device or product is perfect, and this one is no exception. The metal loops tend to move around, especially when they rub against your body, and this may cause the extra length of the band to slip out and distract you.
6. FanTEK Silicone Sport Quick Release Strap
If you are looking for an affordable silicon band, you can consider buying the FanTEK Silicone Sport band. This strap’s highlight is the ample number of perforations on the surface, which lets sweat escape easily. Plus, the dual-color tone gives the watch a trendy look. Unlike most sports bands that opt for a pin and tuck mechanism, FanTek’s band goes with the standard watch-like buckle, thereby making it more secure.
It’s a flexible band that contours well to your wrist’s shape. The best part is you can wear it to bed as well, thanks to its slim profile.
But at the end of the day, it’s a super affordable product and when it comes to durability, it’s not as durable as its premium counterparts. Needless to say, if you are looking for something short-term, this band will suit your needs both from the affordability and functionality point of view.
Different Looks, Everyday
The good thing about smartwatches with quick release spring bars is that you can easily swap them for third-party bands. And well, it helps to give an entirely different look to the watch. If you are looking strictly for sports straps, you may want to look at the AVOD Nylon Sport Quick Release Bands. The crux of this band is the velcro strip, which makes for easy adjustments. Since there aren’t any dedicated strap holes to limit, you can fit the strap according to your wrist.
At the same time, the nylon is flexible and allows for easy sweat dissipation.
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This post was written by Namrata Gogoi and was first posted to Guiding Tech
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