Like Samsung’s other smartwatches, the new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 lets you switch things up in the bands department.
If you prefer walking around with something more eye-catching keeping that watch case in place, you can quickly swap in a host of different bands.
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The good news is that Samsung makes it really easy to change Galaxy Watch 3 straps around. It uses a simple pin mechanism that you can squeeze or press to release from the watch body.
When it comes to strap sizes, you’ll need to look for 20mm sized straps for the 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 and bigger 22mm straps for the larger 45mm Watch 3.
Thankfully, as the Samsung Galaxy Watch takes standard watch straps, there’s loads of choice available, as well as some specifically-designed Galaxy Watch bands. We’ve picked out the pick of the bunch below.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 41mm – 20mm bands
AVOD nylon band
Price: $9.99 | Amazon
If you don’t want leather or silicone, this woven nylon alternative comes in a host of different shades and will fit wrist sizes ranging from 160mm to 210mm. It uses the same pin mechanism like Samsung’s official bands and uses velcro to fasten it in place. It should even stay put when you put it to the sweaty gym test.
Koreda mesh loop bracelet
Price: $10.99 | Amazon
If you want to ditch the leather an go all in with metal, that’s what this band will help make a reality. Dressed in a range of colors including black and pink gold it features a mesh woven stainless steel band that fits wrist sizes from 140mm to 205mm. It comes with a set of quick-release pins to make this band you can quickly get on your wrist.
Coobes leather cuff band
Price: $19.99 | Amazon
Wrapping your Galaxy Watch up in even more leather, this cuff-style band comes in black, army green, brown and coffee shades all with featuring a distressed calfskin finish to give it that more retro, well-worn feel.
It comes equipped with the quick release pins to get it in place with a watch-style buckle keeping it securely in place on your wrist. The design also ensures the heart rate monitor is still in contact with your skin to ensure you still get your dose of heart-rate based metrics throughout the day.
V-Moro Leather band
Price: $12.88 | Amazon
This is a classy Galaxy Watch band made from genuine leather and is available in a range of different colors. Perfect for more formal occasions where you don’t have to worry about sweat. It is made from leather, so it’s best not to shower or swim with it. This strap uses a quality stainless steel buckle with quick release pins.
OenFoto silicone bands
$5.50 | Amazon
This is a great value selection of silicone bands if you want to be able to mix up the sporty style of your Samsung Galaxy Watch regularly. These bands are made from silicone, which mean they can hold up to exercise and moisture without breaking a sweat.
The bands have taken inspiration from the Apple Watch’s sports band, which means you can resize them easily for when you need a tighter fit for sport. There’s a range of choices in terms of color selections, giving you plenty of scope to mix that look up.
The bands come in both small (140mm-190mm) and large (160mm-220mm) sizes and a whole range of colours to ensure there should be a good fit and look for all.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 45mm – 22mm bands
MoKo silicone band
Price: $14.99 | Amazon
Yes, it says Gear S3 Frontier on the back of that watch, but this 22mm silicone band is fit to work with Samsung’s latest smartwatch as well. Suitable to be worn on wrist sizes ranging from 140mm-215mm, this sportier band comes in a range of different colours and can also be bought in a pack of six, if you like the idea of having plenty of options to step onto the gym floor with.
OTOPO brown leather strap
Price: $11.99 | Amazon
The Galaxy Watch 3 already comes with a very nice leather strap, but this is a way to add another option without spending a premium to do it. It looks great in brown, but you can also grab in black or lighter shades of brown with all using the same traditional watch buckle. Suitable for wrists ranging from 150mm-190mm, it’s a classy-looking band to match up with that slick stainless steel case and rotating bezel on the big Watch 3.
Kades silicone sport strap
Price: $8.99 | Amazon
Clearly taking some inspiration from Apple’s sport bands, Samsung owners can get something similar on their wrist when it’s time to jump in the pool or go for a run. It’s made from flexible fluoroelastomer and features a watch-style buckle to keep it in place. That perforated look is designed to help keep things light and breathable and it should be fit to sit on wrist sizes ranging from 170mm – 215mm.
YSSNH nylon band
Price: $9.99 | Amazon
Nylon bands are all the rage in the smartwatch world and it’s understandable to see why. They can feel a lot more comfortable to wear all day and they can still keep things stylish too. This nylon number comes in midnight blue, black or a more colourful look and should accommodate wrist sizes from 150mm-215mm. It uses the same simple pin mechanism as found on Samsung’s official bands, making sure this one is nice and easy to attach and remove when you want to go back to something in leather or a better fit for workouts.