This post was put up a long time ago when it was difficult to find any 3rd party watch bands or accessories for the Moto 360. It is much easier to find official and unofficial bands for the device now. Amazon.com has plenty of 3rd party bands that claim be made to work specifically with the Moto 360.
Were you driving around to every Best Buy within a 100 mile radius or did you have multiple chrome tabs open with the Google Play, Motorola and Best Buy stores loaded at 9AM(PST) on Friday? I bet you are still clicking on Best Buy’s website to check the availability of the much anticipated MOTO 360 in your area…you poor soul. Well, we did the same thing and we are still ashamed of ourselves today. We were a little disappointed that only two leather bands are available at launch?
Official Moto 360 Bands are now available
Get Motorola’s Metal Band for $79.99 on Amazon.
Amazon recently added a bunch of low cost replacement straps that claim to be made specifically for the Moto 360. These bands range from $13.99 to $19.99.
If you just want to customize the watch a little to add your own personal style, you are going to have to wait for official options. The leather bands in different colors will eventually be made available for $29.99 and the metal bands will be sold for $79.99. The metal moto 360’s will be released(see image below from Verizon) in November at a cost of $299.99.
GadgetWhore’s style maestro has curated some of the coolest looking bands available, but see the warning below that SlashGear was able to get regarding non-official metal bands:
If you dare, here are of a few of the bands that Mr. GadgetWhore found to be the coolest. Please check device sizes and specs to make sure these are compatible with the Moto 360 before purchasing. Please be aware that you get what you pay for and some of the bands listed below do not come with spring pins or are made of inferior materials. Quality leather straps will cost you $40-$80 and quality metal bands will run over $100. The bands shown below are a good way to try out how different style bands will look. The watch bands below are in NO WAY GUARANTEED TO FIT on the Moto 360. Some bands can even cause damage to your device. There have been recent reports that the Pebble Band can crack the rear plastic cover.
*Prices are noted at time of publication and may change at any time.
As of right now, the only replacement straps that are confirmed as working are the Pebble Steel bands.
Initial reports were that any 22 MM band would work, but this does not seem to be the case without heavy modifications to the band or pins. I am removing watch band links because I don’t want anyone to be unhappy with any non-working bands/straps.
Some users of the Pebble bands are reporting that the pebble band can rub against the inner part of the band housing and cause scratches or cracking of the rear plastic case. If you are concerned about this, please wait for official bands to be released.
There has been some discussion that bands without the notch shown below will not work with the Moto 360. Please comment in the comments section with links to the watch bands that you were able to get to work with the Moto 360. This will help the community find bands that fit the Moto 360.
Here is the story of Horween, the official supplier of the Moto 360 bands that come with the device. They make a good case for why premium leather is better. Motorola really did give us premium materials with our watch.
I had an email conversation with the fine folks over at CROWN & BUCKLE to verify if the premium Horween Bands will fit on the Moto 360. They don’t have a Moto 360 to test them on, but they are concerned that there is chance they may not fit the watch. In reviewing the images of the official Moto 360 leather straps, the CROWN and BUCKLE straps do NOT have a notch in the middle where the band connects to the watch. Please leave a note in the comments section a list any of the bands that you were able to fit on your Moto 360. This could help prevent unhappy customers or having to return a strap that doesn’ t offer the proper fit.
As a precaution, all Crown & Buckle Horween bands have been removed until we can get verification that they fit the Moto 360. The bands from Etsy have also been removed for the time being.
Many users report having to modify straps and/or bend pins to get straps to fit. If you are not willing to put in a little work to get these straps to fit, it may be best to wait for the official straps to arrive. Some users are cutting their own notches into straps, but It isn’t worth damaging the watch or the straps.
Here is a little video of the Horween factory in Chicago and the five floors they use to tan the leather.
Amazon.com – $74.00
A reddit user installed this metal band on his Moto 360. This band requires modifications to the Moto 360 or the band itself. You will have to cut out a notch into the metal band. This requires tools and an experienced DIY-er. These are not modifications that can be done by a novice tool user. Any 3rd party band can and may damage your Moto 360 and even crack your rear case. BE WARNED before ordering.
Below is a comment on Amazon.com that says that the fit is a little tight on the Moto 360:
I am only including bands that I found photos of them being used with the Moto 360. These bands may require additional modifications as they were not originally made for the Moto 360. The main modification required is cutting a notch out at the ends of the leather band. These bands will most likely not fit straight out of the box. Some 3rd party bands can even crack the plastic on the back of the device. *Purchase 3rd watch bands and accessories at your own risk.
22 mm – Amazon.com – $26
This band may require a modification to fit on the Moto 360. This may be a difficult or impossible task if you are not familiar with hacking/crafting items to get them to work.
This will not fit the Moto 360 out of the box.
This band may require modifications to fit the Moto 360.
22 mm – Amazon.com – $15.24
Users say this band requires major modifications. You must add the “notch” to get this band to fit on the Moto 360. This is very difficult to do if you have no experience working with leather and may damage the watch or the strap. Purchase at your own risk.
Custom Moto 360 Premium Leather Bands
We will post more as we find them. Remember, these bands are in no way guaranteed to work with the Moto 360. Please check size specifications or email the seller directly for more information.
Qi Wireless Chargers
The Moto 360 supports Qi wireless charging. If you need an extra one for the office, you can find a few on Amazon.com. We will highlight the top rated ones below. Please check with the manufacturer to verify that it will work with your Moto 360.
4 out of 5 stars
$14.99 – 4 out of 5 stars
Only 3 out of 5 stars, but this is a brand name unit.
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