Best Apple Watch Bands For Working Out

Do you live an active lifestyle? Regular Apple Watch bands can’t keep up with you because to live an healthy and active lifestyle, you need special rugged bands that are sweat proof, waterproof, and shock proof to help prevent damages to your Apple Watch.

Most quality Apple Watch bands and straps that are designed for working out or being active are normally rugged by designed and made of high quality silicone or TPU.  These materials will allow you to work out without the worry of damaging your expensive Apple Watch.

A damaged Apple Watch (especially without AppleCare) will be expensive to repair.  Apple’s standard screen repair rate is $299 at the time of this posting.  Yikes!

To be better safe than sorry, it’s always best to have extra protection from a rugged designed Apple Watch band.  That way, you can stay active without worrying about the expensive device that's attached to your wrist.

Here at Anhem, we do have a large collection of Apple Watch bands and straps along with a small collection of rugged and sport bands as well.

Below are some of our best Apple Watch bands for working out:

Rugged Band for Series 4, 5

One mold TPU watch band and cover for the latest Series 4 and 5 Apple Watch. Available in 4 color combinations.

Active Sport Band

Classic active sport band for Apple Watch with ventilated holes for improved airflow.  This band does not include a cover to protect the Apple Watch face.

Nylon Sport Loop

Washable nylon sport loop for Apple Watch. Velcro design ensures easy fitment to all wrist sizes. Available in a large variety of colors.

Silicone Solo Loop 

This is a brand new and trending Apple Watch solo loop band which is made of a very soft silicone for a comfortable all day and active wear.


You can check out the rest of our Apple Watch straps of all styles at our store


  • anhem

    @cashews blog Each band does have its pro’s & cons! The Active silicone band is great as they do tend to be very durable and lasts a long time. The nylon bands are breathable and washable but don’t look as new over time due to the velcro design. Though, we would never recommend exercising with a stainless steel band! :)

  • Cashew's Blog

    Very insightful comment, @Jesse U.

    Here’s a real review: There are plenty of bands out there you can buy and try (Apple’s Woven Nylon and Stainless Steel bands that I don’t have – the Woven Nylon doesn’t seem to offer anything over the Sport Loop for exercise, and the stainless steel ones seem to be a bad idea altogether because of the extra bulk and edges) but these are the ones I have.

    If you want my daily preference it’s going to be the ACTIVE Sport Band which is the one I wear most now – it’s a great combo of practicality, a bit flash (and matches the blue digital crown on the watch). Nice watch

  • Jesse U.

    im not that active so wont be getting this bands

  • ivoryBar

    Hey, something that applies to me. I actually own the rugged band series that I wear to the gym (I go to the gym at least minimum 6times/week). And I say MINIMUM. As a matter of fact, 6 times a week at the gym doesn’t sound too bad. You just need to dedicate about an hour(?) for your routines and you’re out of there in no time. It’s about discipline, hard work, and sacrifice. Every move, every exertion is a conscious, premeditated decision that you make with your body to be the perfect example (of your own fitness goals) of athleticism. I’m sick and tired of people telling me that I cannot do things, that I’m unable to do things, that I’m not enough but all that is thrown out the window once I’m in the gym doing my own thing and holding it down. I actually lift pretty heavy for my weight and height (5’6" - 167-170lbs) 350 DL, 215 Squat, 165 Bench- inSanityCardio 3x week (nothing to scoff at). Calorie count around 1800. Starving, but I make it work some times. I usually food prep for the week but sometimes I have the urge to eat out (which is okay!). Just as long as you keep your calorie count hovering around your daily goal then you should be fine. (IDK if my email will show up with this comment, but contact me for a protein rich omelette that I frankenstein-created) The secret is using a cast iron skillet to evenly cook all the ingredients together which also adds to the flavor too. I don’t use a lot of seasoning. I actually prefer to add a little paprika instead of salt and pepper.. but to each their own. A 12-inch cast iron skillet is a really good all-around size. I had an 8-inch one before… and I hated it. The portion sizes were way too small for me so I had to upgrade to a 12-inch, and I have to say, it was one of the best decisions I made in 2019. It’s funny that a cast iron skillet would be a highlight of that year but it was actually a bad time for me. I got laid off from my work that I’ve worked at for SIX YEARS. I couldn’t believe it at first. I helped build the company from almost scratch and my boss (who I thought was my friend) turned his back on me because he thought he was paying me too much.. I developed a huge drinking problem afterwards and became depressed for a while but the only light I had was the gym (which I often went to while really hungover). Anyways, the rugged band is pretty neat.

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