Hands-on: Nomad’s ‘High Volta’ Sport Band gives your Apple Watch the spark it needs

Nomad has launched a sharp new color for its popular Apple Watch Sport Band. The new fluorescent “High Volta” offers a vibrant pop, especially in the middle of winter. Read on to get a hands-on look at this new Apple Watch band.

I’ve been testing the High Volta Nomad Sport Band for the past few weeks with my Apple Watch Ultra. It has the same great design and functions as the existing Sport Band, but with a color nuance.

If you haven’t tried it before, here are the highlights:

Specifications for the Nomad Sport Band

  • FKM fluoroelastomer rubber
  • 100% waterproof
  • Internal ventilation ducts
  • Custom aluminum locking pin
  • 150 mm size – “one size fits most”
  • Designed for Apple Watch Ultra, Series 8, 7, 6, SE and all previous versions of Apple Watch
  • Price: $59.95

I like that the pill-shaped locking pin with Nomad’s design provides a more secure fit than the ball-shaped pin that Apple uses for its Sport Band. The Nomad Sport Band also provides full adjustability.

Nomad High Volta Apple Watch Sport Band 2

The vents definitely improve airflow for a more breathable experience compared to the flat design of Apple’s Sport Band – and many others. And it’s a really comfortable band to wear day in and day out.

I’ve really been enjoying the bright fluorescent color that High Volta brings to my wrist. I think it looks great with the Apple Watch Ultra and works with all the other Apple Watch finishes as well.

One detail to note for the Apple Watch Ultra, although the fit is perfect with the latest Apple Watch, when the Nomad Sport Band is installed, there is a slight change in tolerance where the band connects.

For a simple fix, just use your finger to press down on the center black pill-shaped pin on the edge of each Sport Band strap as you slide it into the Ultra (this won’t be a problem on other Apple Watch models).

Download High Volta Sport Band

The Nomad High Volta Sport Band for Apple Watch is now available in size M/L 150mm to fit most wrists for $59.95. Other colors include Moon Grey, Ash Green, Navy Blue, Ultra Orange (limited edition) and Black.

For those who like to go for a matching set, Nomad also has the High Volta for its iPhone 14 Pro Sport Case.

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