Apple Watch Site Lets Users Explore Different Band and Casing Combinations

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Ahead of Apple's upcoming "Spring Forward" event that is expected to see the company unveiling more information about the Apple Watch, a new website has been launched that allows users to explore all of the different casing and band combinations for the device.

    Using images taken from Apple's Apple Watch website, MixYourWatch lets users pair each of the six different Apple Watch casings (stainless steel, space gray stainless steel, aluminum, space gray aluminum, gold, and rose gold) with the 16 different bands made of fluoroelastomer, leather, and steel.

    Rumors have suggested that Apple plans to allow users to purchase extra bands to wear with their Apple Watch devices, but the band options for the various models will be limited. For example, on Apple's website, the Leather Loop band is only listed as being available for the 42mm Apple Watch, while the Modern Buckle is only available for the 38mm Apple Watch.

    Some of the combinations are not particularly attractive, like the space gray aluminum Apple Watch paired the green fluoroelastomer band, and the site gives an excellent overview of how different Apple Watch combinations will look before the device's launch.

    Another site, launched yesterday, is also worth checking out. Watch Aware's Apple Watch apps site offers an interactive Apple Watch app experience, giving us a look at what apps will look like on the Apple Watch.

    Article Link: Apple Watch Site Lets Users Explore Different Band and Casing Combinations
  2. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    This should be confirmation from many other threads that Apple will be selling different bands separately. I am surprised so many people thought you would only be able to get one band with the watch.
  3. tentales macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2010
  4. TheDeviceUser macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2014
    I actually don't think the Sport with the leather/steel bands look that bad now.

    I've got no qualms going with a Sport with Classic Buckle now.
  5. rick987611 macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2008
    Why would this be any form of confirmation? This is just some random guys website, using pictures from apples. I do believe they will allow it though. The fact that the Gold watch seems to coordinate the knob accent color with the band makes me wonder if you would want to. Also, if you get the black stainless, there is only one band that really matches it. I like the black stainless best, but the normal stainless watch seems to have the most versatility of all.
  6. cdm283813 macrumors 6502

    Jan 10, 2015
    Am I the only one that actually cares about how the watch functions more than what it looks like?
  7. Michael Scrip macrumors 603

    Mar 4, 2011
    No... you're not alone. You should care how the Apple Watch functions. At minimum it's "buy / don't buy"

    But knowing that every Apple Watch model works the same... the next step is choosing case material and band.

    And this website lets you see all the combinations.
  8. chasemac macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2005
    In a house.
  9. ArtOfWarfare macrumors G3


    Nov 26, 2007
    Found a bug on the website by clicking too quickly.

    While the band is fading in/out, click on a different case. The band abruptly disappears and you're left with just the case alone. You can click on the other cases and it'll keep swapping between cases fine, but the band won't reappear until you change your band selection.

    I tried making the case disappear by clicking on the band while it was transitioning the case but that didn't seem to trip it up.
  10. BillyTrimble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 20, 2013
    Ummm. Perhaps a very silly post you made. Perhaps it's possible for an intelligent human being to do both at once, i.e. think about it's performance and looks. Give it a try. It might work for you.


    I can. Sorry you can't.
  11. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Jul 16, 2002
    Six minutes. Hardly a record.
  12. DCJ001, Mar 4, 2015
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2015

    DCJ001 macrumors 6502


    Dec 12, 2007
    Juli Clover said:
    You, Juli Clover, are not attractive.

    I'm kidding.

    But what you said is your opinion. This is a subjective issue, and I am confident that any/every combination of  Watches and accessories would appeal to someone, just like every person has someone somewhere who finds him/her attractive.

    I recommend that you report the news, and that you leave your opinions to your blog.
  13. troop231 macrumors 603

    Jan 20, 2010
  14. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    What's wrong with the grey/green combo? I think it looks pretty cool myself.

    Some people just don't have an eye for fashion these days. :rolleyes:
  15. Kariya macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2010
    Maybe its just me but i really still can't care less about this product.

    (Yes i recognise the irony of posting in this thread)
  16. dec. Suspended


    Apr 15, 2012
    Usually the "maybe it's just me"-postings contain a crap of irony anyway, I don't know why people still use a silly phrase like that.

    It's interesting to try the different combinations, at least for anyone who's seriously interested in the Apple Watch. I don't have any need for it (but since I'm a watch person I might get one anyway), notifications for the few spam mails that I get... errr. GPS - I'm short sighted and like big screens (4" was perfect, but 5,5" isn't bad either ;) *flip-flop* )
  17. chriscrk macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2011
    Planet Earth (?)
    I haven't worn a watch for like 10 years, but this makes me want to own one again!

    I think this website does a great job at making it more appealing, they should definitely have something like this on the Apple website itself.
  18. dec. Suspended


    Apr 15, 2012
    That I agree with, it looks nice - it's a well made site that shows off the existing renders and their combinations in some really neat ways and there have been a few combinations that I find very appealing. But for a watch wearer (at least one who likes to flip-fl.... err switch between different watches) it's an issue - how can you dedicate yourself to one single watch - device - if you do like changing watches every day? Unlike my other watches that I switch around depending on occasion, mood and outfit, smart watches seem to require more dedication, if that makes any sense. I'd rather spend the value of an apple watch on a watch that I like for its looks and quality than some functionality that I'll only use on that one day a week when I wear it. But I know, I'm not the average user scenario in this. sorry for the tl;dr.
  19. tentales macrumors 6502a


    Dec 6, 2010
    I was making a positive comment about whoever designed the site.
    Your's just a waste of space.
  20. Ihatefall macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2010
    Its funny you'd think that watch collectors would be the first in line but it's quite the opposite right?
    It's like the watch user in you is excited, but then once you get used to it, your other watches might not seem the same. We could go back to the 80's two watch thing. Haha knowing someone who is a watch collector, I think I understand what you're feeling.

    I am quite the opposite, I like to find one design that works for me. I have been using the same watch for 8 years.
    I will be getting the matte black with black sport band, done. Simple, matches all my clothes does the things I want it to do.
  21. extricated macrumors 6502


    Jul 14, 2011
    I've been bouncing around with all sorts of ideas about what I want, but the practicality of black on black is what I keep coming back to.
  22. Dekema2 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2012
    WNY or Utica
    Glad I got a head start wearing a watch starting late last year, and I'm only 18. Its hard for me to stay on task or go anywhere without it now and honestly, I think it keeps me much more organized.

    Mind you I wouldn't have said this a year ago this time. Watches, let alone smart watches were pretty dull to me.

    I can't wait for AWatch2.
  23. thelookingglass macrumors 68000

    Apr 27, 2005
    Is it just is here on macrumors or is most of the world pretty indifferent about this thing? It almost feels like a flop before it's been released!
  24. filmantopia macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2010
    The vocal crowd on Macrumors and other Apple forums are usually very pessimistic about Apple product launches-- particularly with brand new product lines. It was just as bad with the iPad prior to its launch, for example. But I assure you the Apple Watch will be very successful and highly influential from the beginning and into the future.
  25. dec. Suspended


    Apr 15, 2012


    I agree. Just going by the mood of this forum I never would have expected the iPhone 6 and 6+ to be such a massive success and the same goes for the iPhone 5 and 5+. There are a lot of naysayers around here - even though people like AppleScruff make it sound like it's a pathetic assembly of fanboys - it's just not true. This board is zero indication for the real world.

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