The Nomad Active Strap for Apple Watch dominates with durability

Kai Burkhardt, CNN Underscored
Thu December 5, 2019

If you hopped on the great Black Friday deals for the latest Apple Watch, the new Nomad Active Strap for the Apple Watch might put a twinkle in your eye.

At $69.95, the price falls between the standard options from Apple: a little pricier than the basics, but cheaper than the higher-end choices. It's a pretty good price for a leather band, and its versatility and water resistance make it a great all-around option for everyday use.

Made with waterproof Heinen leather from Germany and built with a custom stainless steel buckle, the Nomad band brings a sleek and stylish look to your Apple Watch. Its durable, hydrophobic leather is infused with natural lipids to make it impervious to water, so it can handle any workout. Plus, the breathable design gets rid of dirt and sweat buildup. If it ever gets dirty during one of your training sessions, the Nomad Active Strap is easy to just wipe clean.

Designed for the Apple Watch Series 5, but compatible with all previous 44mm and 42mm versions of Apple Watch, Nomad's new wristband has a modern look that's ready for the gym, the power lunch or a night out. Available in black and mocha leather, the leather strap also offers black and silver color options for the steel hardware. Coming in "one size fits most," the watchband is designed for wrist sizes between 150mm and 210mm.

Whatever you put your new Apple Watch through, make sure to pair it with a band that can take the abuse too. The hydrophobic Nomad Active Strap is a solid option for people who don't want to fuss with changing straps all the time, and at $69.95 it's a great price for a watchband you'll never want to take off.

Note: The prices above reflect the retailers' listed prices at the time of publication.