Stainless Steel Case V.S. TPU Case

Stainless Steel Case V.S. TPU Case

Now choosing your Apple Watch case is a big decision because this is protecting your watch at all times, so you’d want a case that can withstand the test of time.

Stainless Steel Case
Stainless steel is made for people who want their cases to last for as long as possible. It’s a material that has been proven to stand the test of time. Most stainless steel bands provide more than just style to your Apple Watch. It also acts as a protective case for your watch. A great example of this is amband. Amband has a collection of Apple Watch bands that they’ve dubbed the “Moving Fortress Series.”


These cases are made out of military-grade stainless steel. Now stainless steel is a material that can work for casual or formal settings, so you really can’t go wrong with it, though it is not ideal for working out since it’s a heavier material and may get in the way of your exercises.

Stainless steel is the direction you want to go in if you’re looking for an all-around Apple Watch case that doubles as protection and style.

Full TPU Case
TPU material cases are the go-to material for anyone constantly on the move or working up a sweat. The rubber material is waterproof, so no matter how much you sweat at the gym, it’ll never be affected. And the fantastic thing about TPU material cases is that they are great for everyday wear.


Full TPU material bands are great for going to the gym, working, having a casual party, or even going out to dinner.

They come in many different colors, so you can always switch it up, and it’s also perfect for anyone looking to have something light-weight and comfortable on their wrist.

The biggest downfall for TPU material cases is that they don’t provide as much protection as stainless steel cases. Though it’s great for doing many activities, you simply don’t get the same protection as a stainless steel case.

Luckily amband comes to the rescue again. In their “Moving Fortress Series”, amband has included a full TPU style apple case and wrist band. Their TPU case has been designed to combat the implications of a normal TPU case, giving you that some protection wit just a bit of style.

Best Of Both Worlds
With all that being said about the differences between stainless steel and full TPU material cases, there is an alternative to both that is a great middle ground. Amband has designed their “Moving Fortress Series” to be the best of both worlds.

The way amband got to this point was by designing an Apple Watch case that was military-grade stainless steel while making the band itself out of TPU material. So you get the protection of a stainless steel case while still receiving that versatility and comfortability all at once.

In the “Moving Fortress Series,” amband has three different Apple Watch bands and cases. Their Sport+ bands come in three colors which is clear, pink sand, and black. Their Sport+ Apple Watch bands also use full TPU material for both the case and band.

Amband’s other Apple Watch band is their classic under the “Moving Fortress Series.” These are their cutting-edge stainless steel case and full TPU material band combination. Unfortunately, for their classic watch bands, you cannot change the actual band color. Still, instead, you have a selection of different colored stainless steel: Nebula Purple, Neptune Blue, Venus Gold, Mercury Gray, Comet Black, and Saturn Gold.

Finding the suitable material for your Apple Watch case and the band can be confusing and complicated. And to be honest, you’ll need to have more than one to accommodate all your different needs.

For example, stainless steel is excellent for everyday wear since it’s durable and fashionable. Still, on the other end, you might want to have a full TPU material band for whenever you need to do something where you’ll be sweating or coming into contact with water; luckily, Amband made their stainless steel and full TPU combination Apple Watch band. So take the time to weigh all your options and needs and decide which material works best for you.

Amband Moving Fortress - Classic Watch Band for Apple Watch 4, 5, 6 & SE
1+1>2? How about choosing a strap made of TPU and a stainless steel case? Both protection and comfort make your Apple Watch no longer ordinary!

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