Nomad is out today with a new Apple Watch band style made from silicone and stainless steel. The new Vulcanized LSR (Liquid Silicone Rubber) Silicone Strap retails for $39.95 which is $10 cheaper than either Apple’s Sport bands or Woven Nylon bands.
The new strap style is compatible with all 42mm Apple Watches with both silver and black hardware options. This changes the color of the lugs and buckle so you can match silver, space gray, or space black aluminum or stainless steel. The strap itself comes in a single black color.
Nomad points out that the new Silicone Strap is waterproof unlike leather bands which makes it ideal for fitness tracking including swimming with Apple Watch Series 2. The material may also be more skin-friendly for Apple Watch wearers that find Apple’s Sport band to be irritating.
And unlike petroleum-based rubbers which are laden with chemicals, silicone’s natural low toxicity and naturally hypoallergenic traits makes it an ideal material for a product that is in consistent contact with your skin.
In terms of sizing, Nomad offers this guidance: Strap is one size fits most, designed for wrist sizes ranging from 150mm to 210mm. Just make sure you have the larger 42mm Apple Watch as there is currently no 38mm version of Silicone Strap.
Nomad’s sporty new Vulcanized LSR Silicone Strap for Apple Watch is available to purchase for $39.95 starting today. For another Apple Watch band option, check out our recent review of Nomad’s Horween Leather Strap and stay tuned to 9to5Toys for a full Nomad Silicone Strap review.