Don’t get me wrong—Apple’s Watch bands are pretty sweet, and very well designed. The Sport band, for example, is ultra-comfy and doesn’t look as casual as you might expect. But that doesn’t mean I want to spend the rest of my life wearing a white fluoroelastomer strap around my wrist.
Luckily, Apple has built change right into its Watch design—just press a small release tab on the bottom of the Watch face, and you can slide your band right out and replace it with a new one. And while Apple may have had the market cornered when the Watch first came out, it doesn’t anymore: Here's a selection of quality third-party Apple Watch straps to consider before you drop $450 on the Link Bracelet.
Editor's note: This story was originally posted on June 18, 2015, so all included bands are for the Apple Watch Series 1.