Best first-party Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro bands

One of the coolest features of Samsung's flagship smartwatches is the universal quick-release connector they all favor. This makes it super easy to use almost any compatible quick-release band with watches like the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro. Not only can you use any great Samsung band with the Galaxy Watch 5 series, but almost all other Galaxy Watch 4 series band also works with it.

So many options can become overwhelming real quick. Going with a first-party band reduces that headache because you get the certainty of a good fit as well as high-quality materials. If that's what you want for your smartwatch, you need one of the best first-party Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro bands in your life. Here's everything that Samsung offers for the Galaxy Watch 5 series.

Home-bred Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro bands

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There are plenty of excellent first-party bands for the Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro

Almost all the best first-party Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro bands are made of fluoroelastomer, which is a soft kind of rubber material. That's the same stuff that the famous Pixel Watch Active Band is made of, so you know it's amazingly comfortable and doesn't cause any fatigue from long-term wear. Also, fluoroelastomer is water resistant so it can withstand splashes and sweat without any repercussions.

Another shared feature of the best first-party Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro bands is that they come with matching faces. This includes brand collaborations such as the Star Wars Band and Poké Ball Band. All of these reasons are enough to make you buy a first-party Samsung band over a third-party option. But which one should you get?

The elegant Samsung Galaxy Watch Hybrid Leather Band is easily the best band of them all. Not only is it made of soft fluoroelastomer, but it also has leather skin on top. That means it has all the perks of a classy leather band without the drawbacks. You don't have to worry about sweaty wrists or discomfort, as the rubbery material is comfortable and has a satin-smooth finish that doesn't irritate skin. Samsung makes this Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro band in two sizes and plenty of different colors.

For something metallic, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Milanese Band is a good look on your Watch 5. It's made of premium stainless steel and has a magnetic D-buckle. Sadly, this mesh band isn't available for the Watch 5 Pro. You can grab the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro Metal Link Bracelet if you opted for the Pro model, but bear in mind that it's a staggeringly expensive titanium band that costs almost $300 to attain.

After you've bagged a snazzy first-party band for your Galaxy Watch 5 or 5 Pro, make sure you learn how to change the quick-release band. And don't neglect your smartwatch's display. The last thing you want is a cracked display, so be sure to pick up one of the best Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 and 5 Pro screen protectors.

Namerah Saud Fatmi
Senior Editor — Accessories

Namerah enjoys geeking out over accessories, gadgets, and all sorts of smart tech. She spends her time guzzling coffee, writing, casual gaming, and cuddling with her furry best friends. Find her on Twitter @NamerahS.