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Review: Braxley Bands Are Comfortable and Easy-to-Wear Elastic Apple Watch Accessories

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Third-party Apple Watch bands have been around since Apple debuted the original Apple Watch back in 2015, typically offering customers a low-priced alternative to styling their watch, as opposed to Apple's bands, which start at $50.

From left to right: Rosé, Orchid, High Tide, and Denim Braxley Bands

A new option for shoppers is now offered by an Austin, Texas-based company called Braxley Bands, which sells $30 Apple Watch bands with a unique twist: they're unibody bands that are fully elastic and stretch over your hand to lay on your wrist.

Installation

Like all other Apple Watch bands, Braxley Bands snap onto the Apple Watch case by sliding the lugs into the cutouts at the top and bottom of the Apple Watch. There is a logo on each band, but they face inward when wearing your Apple Watch, so they won't be visible.


The Braxley Bands didn't fit in my Apple Watch Series 2 quite as snug as the bands made by Apple itself (like my Sport Loop and Classic Buckle), so there was a bit of a wiggle when I would check each side of the band. This wasn't so bad that I worried the Braxley Bands would disconnect, however, and is a reality of some third-party Apple Watch bands.

Once installed, Braxley Bands have one of the simplest processes to place on your wrist: you stretch the band until it's big enough to go over your hand, and slide it up onto your wrist. Some of the company's materials make this more difficult initially, including the Denim and Rosé options I received, leading to a bit of a struggle to stretch the material over the larger part of your hand before it snaps back into place on your wrist.


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I never thought that I had large wrists and forearms until now. My arm dwarfs my 42mm Series 3 in comparison.

How does the stitching, folding, and tag on the inside feel? To me it looks like they'd rub and cause irritation.
 
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Third-party Apple Watch bands have been around since Apple debuted the original Apple Watch back in 2015, typically offering customers a low-priced alternative to styling their watch, as opposed to Apple's bands, which start at $50.


From left to right: Rosé, Orchid, High Tide, and Denim Braxley Bands

A new option for shoppers is now offered by an Austin, Texas-based company called Braxley Bands, which sells $30 Apple Watch bands with a unique twist: they're unibody bands that are fully elastic and stretch over your hand to lay on your wrist.

Installation

Like all other Apple Watch bands, Braxley Bands snap onto the Apple Watch case by sliding the lugs into the cutouts at the top and bottom of the Apple Watch. There is a logo on each band, but they face inward when wearing your Apple Watch, so they won't be visible.


The Braxley Bands didn't fit in my Apple Watch Series 2 quite as snug as the bands made by Apple itself (like my Sport Loop and Classic Buckle), so there was a bit of a wiggle when I would check each side of the band. This wasn't so bad that I worried the Braxley Bands would disconnect, however, and is a reality of some third-party Apple Watch bands.

Once installed, Braxley Bands have one of the simplest processes to place on your wrist: you stretch the band until it's big enough to go over your hand, and slide it up onto your wrist. Some of the company's materials make this more difficult initially, including the Denim and Rosé options I received, leading to a bit of a struggle to stretch the material over the larger part of your hand before it snaps back into place on your wrist.


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Article Link: Review: Braxley Bands Are Comfortable and Easy-to-Wear Elastic Apple Watch Accessories
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Third-party Apple Watch bands have been around since Apple debuted the original Apple Watch back in 2015, typically offering customers a low-priced alternative to styling their watch, as opposed to Apple's bands, which start at $50.


From left to right: Rosé, Orchid, High Tide, and Denim Braxley Bands

A new option for shoppers is now offered by an Austin, Texas-based company called Braxley Bands, which sells $30 Apple Watch bands with a unique twist: they're unibody bands that are fully elastic and stretch over your hand to lay on your wrist.

Installation

Like all other Apple Watch bands, Braxley Bands snap onto the Apple Watch case by sliding the lugs into the cutouts at the top and bottom of the Apple Watch. There is a logo on each band, but they face inward when wearing your Apple Watch, so they won't be visible.


The Braxley Bands didn't fit in my Apple Watch Series 2 quite as snug as the bands made by Apple itself (like my Sport Loop and Classic Buckle), so there was a bit of a wiggle when I would check each side of the band. This wasn't so bad that I worried the Braxley Bands would disconnect, however, and is a reality of some third-party Apple Watch bands.

Once installed, Braxley Bands have one of the simplest processes to place on your wrist: you stretch the band until it's big enough to go over your hand, and slide it up onto your wrist. Some of the company's materials make this more difficult initially, including the Denim and Rosé options I received, leading to a bit of a struggle to stretch the material over the larger part of your hand before it snaps back into place on your wrist.


Click here to read more...

Article Link: Review: Braxley Bands Are Comfortable and Easy-to-Wear Elastic Apple Watch Accessories


If you are interested I did a review of this bands a while back. I love them

 
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I never thought that I had large wrists and forearms until now. My arm dwarfs my 42mm Series 3 in comparison.

How does the stitching, folding, and tag on the inside feel? To me it looks like they'd rub and cause irritation.
My thought exactly. There's no way I could wear this band with that stitching on the inside. I am the Princess and the Pea of the Apple Watch world . . . . :)
 
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krforbes

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I just happened to see these a couple of days ago as I looked for watch bands for a new series 4, 44mm. They are in Austin but don’t seem to have an office/warehouse were us locals could try them out, which I’d prefer. So thanks for the review. They look comfortable and I don’t seem to be so adept with buckles in the morning.

I was surprised at how about many of their designs look identical to those from Tefeca. So I suppose these are the same elastic material with a few more options for those who are interested. https://tefeca.com/collections/apple-watch-bands.
 
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sinsin07

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Like the concept, however 29.99 H'L no.

It's a giant rubber-band.

If Ronco and Ron Popiel were still doing their shtick, you'd see this on a late night infomercial or HGTV for $9.99.
"Order now and get two for the price of one, you just pay additional shipping and handling."
 
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steve knight

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the problem my wife has found with cloth type bands is they stink after awhile when they get wet. same with the apple sports band too.
 
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earthTOmitchel

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I never thought that I had large wrists and forearms until now. My arm dwarfs my 42mm Series 3 in comparison.

How does the stitching, folding, and tag on the inside feel? To me it looks like they'd rub and cause irritation.
I was never bothered by the stitching or the tag on the inside at any point, actually.
 
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Labrat147

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Just received a Braxley Band, and was really disappointed that one of the adapters was sewn in backwards (wouldn't connect to watch properly), and the stitching was already loose on the other end of the band.

Their marketing is sharp, but if they want to sell a premium product, they need to work on their quality control.
 
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