Consumers usually rate the design of a smartwatch based on specs like display size, screen resolution, and weight, but the value of customization is often overlooked.
Take the Samsung Gear S3, for example.
Its 1.3-inch, 360x360 AMOLED display is gorgeous, but the device's colleciton of watch faces, interchangeable watch straps, and apps expand its appeal to a wider audience.
Samsung gives its Gear S3 users plenty of options within those categories, but there are a variety of third-party watch straps available on the market as well. If you’re looking for additional replacement bands, these are the best Samsung Gear S3 watch straps you can get right now.
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There are slight differences between the Gear S3 Classic and the Gear S3 Frontier — the latter is sportier, slightly heavier, and comes with a silicone strap — but both watches require a 22 mm-wide band. There are 237 Hirsch Straps in that size, and they come in 15 different colors.
Hirsch Straps are also available in multiple kinds of leather and rubber. These bands cost anywhere from $24.95 to $399.95 and range in length from 70 mm to 120 mm. This scope accommodates a variety of wrist sizes.
NATO Watch Straps
The NATO Strap Co. provides one of the most extensive collections of 22 mm watch straps on the market. Available for as low as $12.50, the 323 bands come in a variety of colors, hardware finishes, and styles. NATO watch straps feature three different materials, but if you’re looking for nylon straps specifically, this is the place to go.
Leather Watch Straps
Because Samsung opted for a more traditional design with its third-generation smartwatch, many users prefer to pair their device with leather. Strap Studio offers 15 different leather straps that are specifically designed for the Gear S3 Classic and Gear S3 Frontier.
The bands consist of four different types of leather, range in price from $29-$39, and come with an "easy change" spring bar system. All of the leather straps are unisex and accommodate wrist sizes within two different ranges: 115x75 mm and 125x80 mm.
Rubber Watch Bands
The Gear S3 Frontier comes with a quality silicone band, but if you want something that really shows off your personality, Strapped For Time offers plenty of options at an affordable price. There are 34 watch straps in the appropriate size for a Gear S3, but every one of them brings something different. Whether you prefer clasping systems, tire tread markings, classic stitching, or another pattern — Strapped For Time seems to have something for everyone.
Did you find a quality replacement band for your Samsung Gear S3 somewhere else? Let us know in the comments!