I’ll answer that question right off the bat by saying the Pitaka carbon fiber strap is the best apple watch strap I’ve ever experienced, bar none. As a carbon fiber enthusiast, this band was EXACTLY what I was looking for to both adorn and protect my series 6. I’ve been using the modern strap for a couple of weeks now, and I can vouch for the premium look, feel, and quality of the product. The package includes 2 extra chain links for those of you who are “big boned”, with simple instructions to add/remove strap length. It also includes a nifty Pitaka branded pin for the modification process, which can also double as a sim card tool. The magnetic locking mechanism is also incredibly satisfying… mouth-wateringly so.
The most AMAZING game changer is how comfortable and light the strap feels, while simultaneously feeling sturdy and premium. I chose to upgrade to the Pitaka strap over the traditional apple sports band, the supcase unicorn, and apple milanese loop. I personally hate the feeling of anything on my wrist or hands (so much so that I have to wear a silicon ring in place of my wedding band) but surprisingly the Pitaka strap feels absolutely amazing. For some reason the cool feeling of the strap allows for incredible breathability, so I never again have to experience that gross, warm feeling of moisture accumulating between my skin and the band.
With regards to the carbon fiber case, it really provides an aesthetically contiguous and complete appearance to my apple watch. The pros are that the bezel allows clear fingertip access to all corners of the screen, and the low edge gives the illusion of a larger watch face. This however comes at the cost of protection, as the edge of the bezel lies below the convexity of the watch face. I also appreciate the precision of the case cut-out, especially around the crown.
The TLDR: The premium price tag of the strap is well worth the premium look and feel. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Period. If pricing wasn’t an option, based on my one experience with Pitaka, I wouldn’t hesitate to invest in all of their products!!!