Nomad Sport Slim Band for Apple Watch review

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REVIEW – I reviewed the original Nomad Sport Strap for the Apple Watch in 2017. I liked the band so much it has been my go-to everyday band since then. It has held up well but is starting to look a little worn. So when Nomad approached me about reviewing their new Sport Slim Band, I was fully on board.

What is it?

The Nomad Sport Slim Band is a lightweight, slim yet durable watch band for the Apple Watch.

Design and features

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The Nomad Sport Slim Band is a slimmed-down version of Nomad’s Sport Band. But even though it is narrower and more lightweight, it still maintains the durability of the larger band. The Sport Slim is made of durable FKM fluoroelastomer rubber and is 100% waterproof.

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There are channels in the bottom of the band and full-length adjustment holes. Both help to increase breathability and flexibility. The band is very flexible and immediately contours to your wrist when you put it on. I like the numerous adjustment holes because I get a more precise fit than similar bands I have tried.

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The pin and tuck closure is one of my favorite features of this band. The stainless steel pin latches through the band while the tail end is tucked away neatly against your wrist. It keeps the band securely on my wrist and gives it a nice clean look. And I don’t have to worry about the tail end coming loose and catching on to something.


I love my original Nomad Sport Strap, but the Sport Slim is a definite upgrade. As you can see from the comparison pics below, the Spot Slim Band is quite different from the original Sport Strap. It defiantly has a much slimmer profile and overall more refined design.

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The Sport Slim is lightweight and comfortable. My favorite thing about the band is how versatile it is. I put it on in there morning and don’t take it off until it goes on the charger overnight.

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And it is so easy to clean. All I have to do is rinse it off with soap and water, and it’s as good as new.

What I like

  • Lightweight
  • Extremely comfortable
  • Durable
  • Pin and tuck closure
  • Easy to clean

What I’d change

  • Nothing

Final thoughts

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I liked the original, so I am not surprised that I love the Nomad Sport Slim Band. Nomad continues to produce quality products. I have reviewed several of their products and always come away impressed. And the Sport Slim band for the Apple Watch is no exception. I am sure it will be my everyday band for a long time.

Price: $59.95
Where to buy: Nomad
Source: The sample for this review was provided by Nomad.

2 thoughts on “Nomad Sport Slim Band for Apple Watch review”

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  2. Reminds me of my FitBit’s default band. Don’t know what mine’s made of though. Gave me rashes when worn on the wrist, so I swapped that out for a larger size to wear further up, eventually resorting to fabric bands. I only wear the default band for exercises now

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