Best Pixel Watch bands for workouts

The Google Pixel Watch is a stunning piece of hardware that puts things like notifications from a connected Android phone at your fingertips, along with popular Google apps and more. But it’s also a fitness watch with full Fitbit integration, so you can initiate workouts right from the screen, track steps, active minutes, heart rate, sleep, and more. You can also sync it with the Fitbit app. This means many owners will be exercising with one on. When it comes to the best Pixel Watch bands for workouts, these will fit securely and will be water- and sweat-resistant, so they won’t cause your skin to get sweaty and clammy underneath and can comfortably be used during outdoor activities. This means no metal or leather bands. Those are great for fashion but not so much for workouts. There aren’t many third-party bands available for the Pixel Watch just yet, but there are a few if you’re looking for something to use for now.

Here are our picks for the best Pixel Watch bands for workouts

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Which is the best Pixel Watch band for workouts?

When choosing the best Pixel Watch band for workouts, you want something that is water- and sweat-resistant and will fit comfortably and securely on your wrist. You don’t want it to move around while you do jumping jacks or lift weights, after all. This requires making sure you get the correct sized band. Whichever one you choose, check the length and recommended wrist size to ensure it’s suitable. 

As with any smartwatch, it’s best to go with the manufacturer when it comes to optional bands. These are more expensive, but you’re guaranteed a perfect fit and high quality. For workouts, when it comes to the Pixel Watch, the Active Band is the obvious choice, designed specifically for wear while exercising, playing sports, and for everyday wear. 

But you can kick things up a notch with the woven band that is still comfortable for workouts but looks more fashionable paired with something beyond activewear. The stretch band, meanwhile, is pretty neat since it doesn’t have a clasp at all, offering a seamless fit as you workout that will feel like you left your scrunchie around your wrist. 

With that said, if you love the band that came with the watch and just want something affordable to knock around when you workout, the other third-party options on this list are good choices that will save you a few bucks. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to change bands on the Pixel Watch, so you can collect a few and try them on for size. 

If you’re looking for something else beyond what’s on this list, check out our roundup of the best Google Pixel Watch bands for all types of situations.

Christine Persaud is a freelance writer for Android Central who has been writing about tech since long before the smartphone was even a "thing." When she isn't writing, she's probably working on her latest fitness program, binging a new (or old) TV series, tinkering with tech gadgets, or spending time with her school-aged son. A self-professed TV nerd, lover of red wine, and passionate home cook, she's immersed in tech in every facet of her life. Follow her at @christineTechCA.