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Apple Watch Bands FAQ: Everything you need to know!

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Apple Watch Bands FAQ: Everything you need to know!

You'll be able to now get the Delight Version woven nylon Watch band from Apple's on-line retail retailer!

Up to date June 2017: Added all of the new bands Apple added after WWDC.

Each and every Spring and Fall (and occasionally early summer time!), Apple releases new watch bands for the Apple Watch. Watch band creditors like myself and Rene get lovely excited on every occasion Apple provides us extra colours. Plus, retired colours turn into creditors pieces. This is the entirety you need to find out about bands to be had on your Apple Watch!

What is new with Apple Watch bands?

Apple up to date its on-line retail retailer to come with the Satisfaction Version woven nylon Watch band, and it seems simply as stunning because it did at the wrists of marchers on the Pride Parade in 2016. There also are a couple of new Game bands, woven nylon, and leather-based bands, and Apple retired a few the older colours (RIP Azure).

What is so thrilling about new bands?

SO SKEPTICAL. In all seriousness, although, they are a a laugh approach to spruce up your watch-wearing revel in, and a unusual (however a laugh) assortment merchandise. Apple has a tendency to free up new collections each and every Fall and Spring, coinciding with the fad business's personal assortment releases, and new bands have a tendency to undertake identical colour schemes from the business's lineup.

Inform me concerning the Nike Game bands! Is it true I will be able to get them with out purchasing a Game watch now?

Yup! The Nike Game bands at the moment are to be had for any Apple Watch-wearer if you have $49 and a hankering for them. You'll be able to get them for both the 38mm or 42mm sizes. Apple lately added a lot of latest colours to the lineup.

  • Gentle Violet/White
  • Violet Mud/Plum Fog
  • Blue Orbit/Gamma Blue
  • Obsidian/Black
  • Anthracite/Black,
  • Natural Platinum/White, or
  • Volt/Black

Fascinating to notice: If you're purchasing a brand new Nike Game Watch and band combo, you can now solely get the Anthracite/Black or Natural Platinum/White band choices paired with the watch — the Volt/Black choice (AKA the neon inexperienced glance) is now solely to be had for standalone acquire.

Why would I would like the Nike Game band?

It will depend on your choice, in fact, however the Nike Game band is awesome to Apple's conventional Game band for runners and different heavy exercisers thank you to its perforated fluoroelastomer design. The perforations lend a hand air your wrist out in some way the normal Game band can not, giving you a lighter and extra breathable put on.

What concerning the common Game band? Any new colours there?

3, if truth be told! You'll be able to now get the Game band in Mist Blue (an overly faded blue), Pollen (a deep yellow), and Flamingo (a catchy red). Along side those entries, quite a few older Game bands were retired; the present assortment now appears as follows:

  • Mist Blue
  • Pollen
  • Flamingo
  • White
  • Red Sand
  • Middle of the night Blue
  • Black
  • Product Purple

There are new Woven Nylon bands, too?

Sure, and they are a laugh as a laugh can also be: The brand new Woven Nylon fashions are in large part tri-tone striped bands, and will have to glance unbelievable at the wrist. They come with:

  • Orange Woven Nylon (darkish blue/orange/gentle blue triblend)
  • Berry Woven Nylon (pink/maroon/red triblend)
  • Purple Woven Nylon (sand/purple/yellow triblend)
  • Pollen Woven Nylon (blue/lime/turquoise triblend)
  • Tahoe Blue (jean/sky blue/darkish blue triblend)
  • Middle of the night Blue (darkish blue unmarried mix)
  • Delight Version (rainbow)

The one present woven nylon bands that also stay from the unique assortment are the Pearl and Black bands

What concerning the Vintage Buckle?

Apple retired a few colours and added a pair new ones.

  • Sunflower Vintage Buckle
  • Saddle Brown Vintage Buckle
  • Taupe Vintage Buckle
  • Pink Vintage Buckle
  • Middle of the night Blue Vintage Buckle
  • Black Vintage Buckle

The previous colours and Vintage Buckle design were formally retired; if you have a curved oblong Vintage Buckle, congratulations — you now have a relic of the previous.

Anything else new for the opposite leather-based bands?

Like the opposite band collections, the opposite leather-based bands have had their choices dramatically decreased: You'll be able to now solely get the 42mm-only Leather-based Loop in Smoke Grey and Middle of the night Blue, whilst the 38mm Trendy Buckle has been lowered to Middle of the night Blue.

What concerning the Hermès bands?

Apple did not upload any new colours to the Hermès lineup, nevertheless it did eliminate a number of the OG colours. Here is what's to be had presently.

  • Fauve Barenia Leather-based Double Excursion (38mm solely)
  • Bleu Zéphyr Epsom Leather-based Double Excursion (38mm solely)
  • Lime Epsom Leather-based Unmarried Excursion (42mm solely)
  • Colvert Swift Leather-based Unmarried Excursion (42mm solely)
  • Fauve Barenia Leather-based Unmarried Excursion (42mm solely)
  • Fauve Barenia Leather-based Double Buckle Cuff (38mm solely)
  • Etoupe Swift Leather-based Double Excursion (38mm solely)
  • Rose Jaipur Epsom Leather-based Double Excursion (38mm solely)
  • Feu Epsom Leather-based Unmarried Excursion (42mm solely)
  • Etoupe Swift Leather-based Unmarried Excursion (42mm solely)
  • Etoupe Swift Leather-based Double Buckle Cuff (38mm solely)
  • Rose Jaipur Epsom Leather-based Double Buckle Cuff (38mm solely)

Anything else new for the stainless-steel bands?

Nope. You'll be able to nonetheless pick out up the Milanese Loop and the Hyperlink Bracelet in Silver and Area Black, however there aren't any new colours or types there.

Any new hardware casings for Apple Watch?

Now not this time round. If you need to purchase a brand new Apple Watch, you have the next choices:

  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Area Gray
  • Rose Gold
  • Stainless Metal
  • Ceramic

Apple has additionally dramatically decreased its paired watch-and-band assortment: When you purchase a brand new Apple Watch, you can solely get it with a couple of particular band possible choices:

  • Silver Game with White Game Band
  • Area Gray Game with Black Game Band
  • Rose Gold Game with Purple Sand Game Band
  • Gold Game with Middle of the night Blue Game Band
  • Silver Nike Game with Natural Platinum/White Nike Game Band
  • Area Gray Nike Game with Anthracite/Black Nike Game Band
  • Area Black Stainless Metal with Black Game Band
  • Stainless Metal with White Game Band
  • Stainless Metal with Milanese Loop
  • Area Black Stainless Metal with Area Black Milanese Loop
  • Stainless Metal with Fauve Barenia Leather-based Double Excursion (38mm solely)
  • Stainless Metal with Fauve Barenia Leather-based Unmarried Excursion (42mm solely)
  • Stainless Metal with Fauve Barenia Leather-based Unmarried Excursion Deployment Buckle (42mm solely)
  • Stainless Metal with Fauve Barenia Leather-based Double Buckle Cuff (New for 2017, 38mm solely)
  • Stainless Metal with Feu Epsom Leather-based Unmarried Excursion (42mm solely)
  • Stainless Metal with Etoupe Swift Leather-based Double Excursion (38mm solely)

How can I preview how those bands will glance?

If you can not get down to an Apple Retailer to see the bands in individual, you can seek advice from Apple's interactive watch gallery, which shall we you preview instances and faces with all of the band assortment.

Will the brand new bands have compatibility each Collection 1 and Collection 2 Apple Watches?

Completely! Each and every Apple Watch and band has the similar clasp and connection design. A laugh reality: The 38mm bands will have compatibility a 42mm Apple Watch (and vice versa), however they would possibly not glance in particular nice if you achieve this.

What do I do if I in reality need a band Apple does not make anymore?

At this time, your absolute best guess is to test Ebay or Etsy. You'll be able to additionally take a look at Amazon's many knockoff bands — they are indirectly from Apple, however they nonetheless glance nice.

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