Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 5 and Watch 5 Pro are two of the best smartwatches on the market. As good as the watches are, the included straps tend to draw mixed reactions from users. Whether it’s the tuck against your wrist you dislike, or you’re looking for a band that better fits your style, there are plenty of options to choose from.
Thankfully, both smartwatches support the standard 20mm watch bands. You can dress your watch up with a leather or metal band for a wedding, or go for something more sporty for a day out on the trail. We have handpicked some of the best Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 bands to get you started or to continue your stylish collection. The bands listed are compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Watch 5 Pro, and Watch 4, which was arguably 2022's best Android smartwatch, and still is rather capable.
Wingle Stainless Steel BandBest overall
The Wingle Stainless Steel Band is made from 316L stainless steel, making it both durable and very comfortable to wear. It has a brushed finish and is treated to be fade-proof and water- and sweat-resistant. With 12 removable links, this band can fit just about every wrist size. But if you happen to need a larger size, just contact Wingle, and they will be happy to ship you a complimentary link bracelet kit.
Samsung Milanese BandPremium pick
While Samsung has released several bands for the Galaxy Watch 5, the Samsung Milanese Band seems to be the most interesting in terms of design. The modern look of this band is attributed to the smooth mesh material and D-buckle style clasp that is both visually appealing and comfortable on the skin. While this band comes at a higher cost than your standard bands, the quality and design outshine most of Samsung's previous band designs.
DaQin Soft Silicone Sports PackBest value
Smartwatches are fashion items, and having a strap that matches your clothes for the day can be the final piece to complete the outfit. This DaQin pack of ten straps gets our pick for the best value for that very reason. The silicone is soft and comfortable on the wrist, and the selection of colors is diverse enough that you're bound to find something that fits your style.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro BandPromoted pick
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Considering the Galaxy Watch 5 comes loaded with so many features for outdoor enthusiasts, you can bet this watch goes through a lot. The Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro band matches your active lifestyle to keep up with any rugged outdoor adventures. The full-body case with this band is created with enhanced bumpers and raised bezels for premium shock absorption and to prevent your screen from damage. You can choose from four great color options that really complement this rugged design.
Ritche Silicone Watch Band
Featuring a unique diamond pattern and a contrasting triple-tone design, the Ritche Silicone Watch Band looks fantastic and is an excellent alternative to Watch 5's default strap. It uses a stainless-steel buckle that keeps the watch securely strapped to your wrist, plus the strap holder has its own locking mechanism for extra security. The band is also sweat- and water-resistant, making it perfect for water-related activities or workouts. In addition, you can pick the Ritche Silicone Watch Band in over two dozen color options.
Casetify Flexi Band
Casetify has been one of our favorite case makers for a long time, and now the company has ventured into the world of Android wearables with straps for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 5. The Flexi band is made of soft silicone that's comfortable on the wrist. The best part, as with the phone cases, is the variety available — hundreds of designs are already up for sale on the website.
Barton Leather Watch Band
If you want a Galaxy Watch 5 band to go with your formal looks, the Barton Leather Watch Band won't disappoint. It's made with top-grain leather that will age beautifully and gain a lovely patina as you use it. It's also soft but still sturdy enough to last long. Plus, the stainless steel buckle is refined and goes well with the overall look of the band. The Barton band uses quick-release pins for installation, which makes the whole process effortless.
Lerobo Breathable Soft Silicone Strap
Most silicone bands do a decent job at keeping up with basic workout routines, but when you need to step things up, it's best to have the most breathable band for optimal airflow. The Lerobo Breathable Soft Silicone Strap is perfectly designed for high-intensity sweaty exercises and throwing down in the weight room. The perforations in this band help sweat dissipate much faster, preventing uncomfortable moisture build-up, rubbing, and rashes. Plus, the band is sweat- and water-resistant.
Spigen Rugged Armor Pro for Galaxy Watch 5 40mm
If you want something a bit more rugged, take a look at the Spigen Rugged Armor Pro. This band will provide ample scratch protection from both the body and the screen. It has a durable metal clasp that firmly locks into place. In addition to its rugged good looks, the band won't impede on tracking your health metrics or charging it at night.
Joyozy Diamond-set Watch Band
Add a little more sparkle to your Galaxy Watch 5 with the Joyozy Diamond-set Watch Band. This metal strap is dotted with dazzling rhinestones that truly give this band an elegant and glamorous look. In addition, each of the nine color options has its own beautiful twinkle, including the highly sought-after rose gold, sparkling black, and silver. Beyond style, the Joyozy band is also sturdy and easy to install, thanks to the quick-release pins. However, some people may find tweaking the band size slightly tricky.
Kitway Silicone Sports Band
For people who love to work out but don't want to spend a ton of cash, the Kitway Silicone Sports Band is calling your name. This silicone band is soft, durable, sweatproof, and waterproof, making it the perfect sports accessory for your workout. And because the clasp is made from a strong magnet, it's easy to get on and off while remaining very secure.
Nereides Nylon Woven Sports Band
This Nereides band is made from nylon and features stainless steel hardware. Nylon is soft, strong, and scratch resistant, which makes the band incredibly durable. Sometimes you want a bit of style while you work out, and with eight great color options, this band does just that. To sweeten it even more, the hook and loop make adjusting the band as easy as it gets.
Lerobo 5 Pack No Gap Bands
Most third-party straps for the Galaxy Watch 5 leave a gap between the watch body, whereas Samsung's official straps fill in that space. This pack of five from Lerobo is designed with the Galaxy Watches in mind, so they fill in the gap and look all the better for it. There are seven packs to choose from, each with different color combinations, so you'll find something you like.
Fullmosa Stainless Steel Watch Strap
This Oyster-style bracelet is classic and extremely popular among watch lovers. So if you plan to give your Galaxy Watch 5 a traditional look, the Fullmosa watch band is a no-brainer. The stainless steel material, wide center bar, and relatively small number of links make it durable. And if you are worried about the color, the company says it has used nano-electroplating to ensure that the strap color lasts long and doesn't fade away in a few weeks or months.
Olytop Leather Bands 2-Pack
Sometimes choosing one leather band can be tough, which is why you should grab this two-pack of Olytop Leather Bands. You'll get a black and a brown leather band to make your watch look amazing in just about every situation. Made from premium cowhide leather, these bands also have a stainless steel buckle to securely lock them in place.
Qimela Nylon Braided Two-Pack Bands
The Qimela Nylon Braided Two-Pack bands come in a few designs and colors, but our favorite is the rainbow set. These braided nylon bands are both stylish and perfect for everyday wear. Made with recycled polyamide materials, the bands are incredibly soft and stretchy to ensure a comfortable fit on the wrist. With the upgraded one-click spring bar, you can also easily install and remove them in less than 10 seconds.
The right watch band for you
With the Samsung Galaxy Watch 5, Watch 5 Pro, and Watch 4 using a standard 20mm band, you have access to an almost unlimited number of options. Our choices will help you narrow down quality options and ensure you'll never struggle to find the right watch band. Our overall best pick goes to the Wingle Stainless Steel Band for its combination of classic charm and seven great color options. This band is comfortable, strong, and resistant to fading and sweat. If you need more convincing, Wingle offers a 12-month quality guarantee and a free link kit for those who need extra links. This strap is an excellent value at $24, and if you can find it on sale, it becomes an easy choice.
Our premium pick is Samsung's Milanese. Even though it's costly at $100, the strap looks and feels fantastic. The metal mesh design means that it's comfortable and can be adjusted without removing links or pins. It might only come in black or silver, but the air of elegance that it gives off is enough for us to overlook that shortcoming.
I love to match my watch strap with what I'm wearing, so the DaQin Soft Silicone Sports Pack was an obvious choice for our value pick. For $19, you get ten straps that are easy to swap in and out, making matching the strap with your shirt, tie, or dress a breeze. Amazon sells four variations of the 10-pack, each with different color combinations.
Another favorite of ours is the Casetify Flexi Band. We've always loved Casetify cases due to their superb build quality and the hundreds of designs available, and it's great to see that come to Android wearables. While $52 might be expensive for a watch strap, it's well worth it for the build quality and the plethora of designs you can choose from.