The official Apple Milanese Loop watch band is undeniably cool, but also undeniably expensive at almost 40% the price of the already expensive Apple Watch itself. That’s why something like the Morningsun XG Stainless Steel Milanese Loop Strap Magnetic Wrist Band for Apple Watch is so appealing. It’s a small fraction of the cost of the official Apple version and offers similar performance.
The Morningsun XG band comes in black, gold, rose gold, and silver options in both 38mm and 42mm sizes. I’m reviewing the rose gold 42mm for my space grey Apple Watch Sport. As with all watch bands that are compatible with the Apple Watch, installation was easy. Press the button on the back of the watch, slide the existing band off, and then slide the new band on.
While this watch band comes with no instructions, it’s relatively easy enough to figure out. One side of the watch band gets looped, then you unfurl the magnetic clasp. That last part is important, because otherwise, as can be seen in one of the photos, it creates an unsightly bulge and doesn’t stick like it’s supposed to. Once you have it looking like it does in the later photos, as you can see, the band’s profile is slim and I can tell you that the magnetic latch sticks securely.
Despite its low cost, the Morningsun XG band is a winner. It’s designed to fit your wrist perfectly and doesn’t require any tools or additional adjustment once you gently press the magnetic clasp in place. The best part is if you can’t decide on what color to get, get all eight–they will all end up costing just a little more than the price of just one official Apple Watch band.
Thanks to Morningsun XG for the review unit.