Samsung has unveiled six limited-edition watch bands for the Galaxy Watch 4 that are composed of recyclable and environmentally friendly materials such as apple peel. The collection of watch bands for Samsung was created in conjunction with Watch Band Empire, a fashion designer who has previously used recycled materials in her designs. Prices for the bands start at $19.99 and go up from there.
The series consists of six different patterns. The bands “Midnight Black” and “Stratus Sky” are constructed entirely of apple peel skin that has been “recovered from the produce business.” Samsung claims the material has the “luxury appearance of leather,” despite the fact that it is clearly not made from animals. The other four designs are composed of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) material that Samsung claims is recyclable (“Aurora Night,”“Earth Sunrise,”“Cloud Navy,” and “Dawn Atlas”).
Samsung is also launching a set of three complimentary free watch faces that can be downloaded from the Google Play store in addition to the watch bands.
Yes, using the watch band that comes with your smartwatch is always the most environmentally friendly option. Still, if you’re going to buy an aftermarket watch band, it’s great to know that some effort has been taken to lessen its environmental impact. Personally, I hope that future Samsung smartwatches include these materials as regular features rather than as optional extras.
Samsung already utilizes sustainable materials in its packaging. Last year, all of its departments in the United States, China, and Europe were powered totally by renewable energy (although this is not the situation in all countries, such as Korea). However, it still has a long way to go in terms of reducing the environmental influence of its gadgets, particularly in terms of repair.
First glance at the Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Pro 360: For $999, you can have OLED.
Samsung has announced the addition of two new Galaxy Book models to its lineup. There’s a clamshell Galaxy Book Pro and a 2-in-1 convertible Galaxy Book Pro 360. Both devices are available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes, with AMOLED displays in all four combinations. They’ll be among the lightest and most portable PCs available, thanks to Intel’s newest 11th-Gen CPUs.
The new Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 features interchangeable bands, just like Samsung’s earlier smartwatches. So, you can instantly switch in a variety of various bands if you prefer strolling about with something more eye-catching while maintaining that watch case in place. The good news is that Samsung has made swapping the Galaxy Watch 3 bands a breeze. It is released from the watch body using a simple pin mechanism that may be squeezed or pressed. When it comes to Samsung watch straps sizes, the 41mm Galaxy Watch 3 requires 20mm bands, while the 45mm Galaxy Watch 3 requires larger 22mm straps.
Thankfully, because the Samsung Galaxy Watch accepts conventional watch straps, there’s a wide range of options, as well as some Galaxy Watch-specific bands. Below, we’ve selected the best of the lot.
HTCrafts watch band
Price when reviewed: $38.89
A Samsung watch band for men does not have to give you a high-tech or macho appearance on your wrist. This thin metal band features a jewelry-inspired design and is available in black, silver, and rose gold for a delicate, appealing look. Switch out the sports straps for this for nights out or more formal business meetings.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 3, 41 – 20mm bands
AVOD nylon band – Price: $9.99
If you don’t want to wear leather or silicone, this woven nylon option comes in a variety of colors and fits wrist sizes from 160mm to 210mm. It has the exact pin mechanism as Samsung’s official bands and is secured with Velcro. So, even when you put it to the sweaty workout test, it should stay put.
Geageaus silicone strap
Price when reviewed: $12.99
The perforated design of this colorful band will keep your wrists fashionable, while the silicone material will readily wipe clean of perspiration, making it ideal for sportier Galaxy owners. The basic strap is available in a variety of colors, and the rainbow perforations provide a dash of color to every wrist.
MAREVO boho-chic snake print
Price when reviewed: $49.41
Are you looking for an option for the traditional leather straps? To add a bit of personality to your Galaxy, choose this wraparound variant fashioned with plaited and patterned fake leather. It’s not appropriate for sporting or nighttime wear, but we believe it’d look fantastic with a basic shift dress or slim-fitting jeans. To ensure that you obtain the correct size, carefully measure your wrist before ordering.
Maxjoy classic nylon
Price when reviewed: $13.98
This rugged, no-fuss strap has fast-release pins for a simple switch and would look great in the workplace, on hikes, or when relaxing with friends. To accommodate medium to big wrists, choose from black, brown, or army green.
Koreda mesh loop bracelet
If you want to shed the leather and go all-in on metal, this band will assist you in doing so. It has a mesh woven stainless steel band that fits wrist sizes from 140mm to 205mm. In addition, it appears in various colors, including black and pink gold. It comes with a set of quick-release pins so you can put it on your wrist fast.
Coobes leather cuff band
This cuff-style band comes in black, army green, brown, and coffee colors, all with a distressed calfskin finish to give it a more vintage, well-worn vibe.
It has fast-release pins to get it on and off, as well as a watch-style clasp to keep it solidly in place on your wrist. The design also guarantees that the heart rate monitor remains in touch with your skin throughout the day, ensuring that you get your daily dosage of heart-rate-based data.
StrapsCo Heavy Duty Carbon Fiber Strap
This attractive carbon fiber type band comes in sizes 41mm and 45mm, and it’s a major style improvement.
It’s made of leather with a carbon fiber effect, which we’re confident will appeal to racing and petrol heads. Because of the blend of materials, it looks and feels high-quality, and you may customize the stitching color to give a unique touch.