Best Bands for Samsung Galaxy Watch Active Android Central 2020

Being active doesn't mean you should skimp out on looking fashionable! The Galaxy Watch Active is great for you fitness folks out there, but if you're looking for a replacement band, you're going to need it to do two things: make you look super trendy and not leave your wrist feeling as though it's drowning in sweat.

Soft and comfortable: WNIPH Soft Nylon Band

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This replacement band from WNIPH comes in an array of colorful patterns, so you'll have plenty of options. It is made from tight double-layer woven nylon that makes it soft and breathable yet sturdy. The unique hook-and-loop design ensures it will stay secure on your wrist.

$11 at Amazon

Fashionable patterns for all: Honecumi Rubber Sport Band

The Honecumi sports band not only comes in a variety of different colors such as blue, red, pink, and green but in a bunch of fun patterns, too. Outside of this flowery band, you also have access to a leopard skin pattern, as well as roses and butterflies.

$8 at Amazon

Breathable and soft: LEUNGLIK Leather Band

Available in a multitude of colors, including the classic black and brown, the LEUNGLIK leather band is flexible and ideal for those going for the smart casual look. It has an adjustable strap and is breathable and soft so that you won't feel discomforted wearing it at length.

$13 at Amazon

Light on your wrist: Koreda Stainless Steel Mesh Loop Band

This stainless steel mesh loop band is stunning but still useful during physical activity. It's light and comfortable on your wrist, which makes it perfect for comfortable day-to-day wear. It also comes in many colors, including black, silver, pink gold, rose gold, and more.

$12 at Amazon

Thick and flexible: VIGOSS Thick Silicone Band

Despite the thickness and durability of the silicone, the VIGOSS band is light on the wrist with air ventilation holes to improve breathability and comfort. It is also very flexible, meaning that twisting or bending the strap will not cause damage to the colorful silicone.

$8 at Amazon

Comfortably fashionable: Fintie Soft Nylon Band

The Fintie band is made from soft nylon that gives it a fabric-like feel. The nylon of the band is woven very thinly to help with air getting to your wrist, and the Fintie band allows you to pick from over 10 colors and patterns — letting you pick which suits you best.

$8 at Amazon

Easy to fit on your wrist: CAGOS Rose Gold Bangle Band

This CAGOS bangle is perfect for folks out there that would like a more refined, slimmer band that doesn't take up their whole wrist in the process. The CAGOS bangle band is ideal for that and even comes with a pendant locking tassel. You can slide it up and down to readjust the size of the band on your wrist.

$16 at Amazon

Premimum materials: TRUMiRR Woven Nylon Watch Band

If you want a band made of premium materials that will last, this is the one for you. This canvas woven nylon band from TRUMiRR is not only comfortable to wear but also offers a uniquely stylish appearance. It comes with a 316L stainless steel buckle that's extra thick for top-notch security.

$14 at Amazon

What bands will fit the Galaxy Watch Active?

Galaxy Watch Active Source: Android Central

Beyond changing the watch face or buying a certain color, one of the best ways to personalize your watch and truly make it your own is to replace the stock band that comes with it. Samsung tends to stick with fairly standard watch band sizes for its smartwatches, and in the case of the Galaxy Watch Active, any 20mm band will do.

Aside from adding a personal flair to your watch, choosing a different watchband also allows you to change how your Galaxy Watch Active fits on your wrist and how it feels to wear all day. Leather doesn't feel the same as metal, after all, and neither breathes as well as a fabric band.

Which band is best for me?

This all comes down to personal taste, but there are a few factors you should consider when shopping for a watch band. One is comfort since, again, you'll be wearing the band all day — or at least as long as you use the Galaxy Watch Active. Softer materials like silicone, fabric, and leather are easier on your wrist than metal, for example, and they're easier to adjust as well, thanks to the holes along the strap. For comfort, we really like the LEUNGLIK leather band and the VIGOSS silicone band, the latter of which breathes well thanks to its porous design.

Of course, you should also think about aesthetics and design when shopping around. You'll be wearing this, after all! For fashion, it's hard to beat Honecumi's wide variety of design options. Still, we also love the sleek look of Koreda stainless steel bands. If bulky straps on your wrist aren't your thing, though, you can also go with the less conventional design of CAGOS' bangle band!

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