Many people are not happy with the limited variety of Apple Watch bands and straps. Those who started in the Apple Watch ecosystem, but grew tired of the same old leather and steel options available, are eager to find a new way to personalize their devices. One solution is elastic band syncing, which is much more affordable than it would appear at first glance.
If you are tired of your new Apple Watch being limited to the watch bands and straps that Apple has to offer, you can take matters into your own hands. There is a relatively cheap and simple way of adding elastic band syncing to your device. The process will allow you to have a range of custom-designed Apple Watch bands 2022 that you previously could not get anywhere.
Everything You Need To Make Elastic Apple Watch Bands
You will need an elastic watch band, which is available in a variety of colors and designs. You will also need a 4 mm Allen key, which you can pick up for a few dollars at any hardware store. Finally, you will need a small pin-punch tool.
- You will start by fastening the watch band to your Apple Watch with the 4 mm Allen key on one side, then place the watch band over the other side of your device and create a loop with the excess strap.
- This is where the pin-punch will come in handy. You will need to punch a series of holes into the band so that it can be pulled through the loop. The first hole should be as close as possible to your device while still being able to pass over it. The second should be as far away from your device as possible without causing a problem, and so forth.
- When you have finished, the watch band should be able to be pulled through the loop, leaving a series of holes behind. Since you are using elastic bands, there will be some tension in this loop. Make sure that it is not too tight on your Apple Watch. The pin-punch tool is useful for stretching the band over so that it can fit through your Apple Watch.
- Once it has been stretched over your device, you need to stretch the strap so that it attaches itself to your watch. This will require a little more effort in most cases, but the watchband should now slide onto your device.
The elastic band will require some effort when trying to stretch it over the Apple Watch. One trick that can help is to extend the loop on a pair of scissors, and then stretch the band over your device using this method.
You now have a custom, elastic Apple Watch band! When you have finished and are excited to wear your new fancy watch band, you should test it out. If the loop is too tight on your Apple Watch, you can bend the loop slightly with a pair of pliers. Be careful not to over-bend the loop, or it may break.