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Apple CEO Tim Cook on Monday at the "Spring Forward" media event in San Francisco announced that the Apple Watch Sport will start at $349 for the 38mm, while the larger 42mm model will cost $399.

It was also recently discovered that the Apple Watch Sport will be the only edition to include two bands in the box, as noted on Apple's online store page for the active lifestyle-focused edition. The bands will be for two different sized wrists: one small-medium band, and one medium-large band.

The specific pricing for each Apple Watch Sport model:

38mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band -- $349
42mm Silver Aluminum Case with White Sport Band -- $399
38mm Silver Aluminum Case with Blue Sport Band -- $349
42mm Silver Aluminum Case with Blue Sport Band -- $399
38mm Silver Aluminum Case with Green Sport Band -- $349
42mm Silver Aluminum Case with Green Sport Band -- $399
38mm Silver Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band -- $349
42mm Silver Aluminum Case with Pink Sport Band -- $399
38mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band -- $349
42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black Sport Band -- $399

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Article Link: Apple Watch Sport Pricing: $349 (38mm) to $399 (42mm)
 

cashville2400

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They have lost their minds! These prices are insane. They seem like they are nice, but for those prices they can keep them.
 

mpavilion

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They have lost their minds! These prices are insane. They seem like they are nice, but for those prices they can keep them.

Seriously... I've been wrong about Apple's ability to move mad units of pricey new gadgets in the past, so I may be wrong yet again here... but I really don't see how these sell in big numbers.
 

neuropsychguy

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Those of us with small wrists "save" $50 (actually $350 because I'm not buying one...until 2nd generation).
 

NavySEAL6

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$50 for 4MM? I'd like to see how much higher their margin is on that.

$20 would be much more fair
 

Klae17

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Getting this then waiting for fancy bands to come out on Amazon.
 

Sasparilla

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Gosh, I was really expecting Apple to announce you could replace the battery and cpu ~$xxx so you could keep them for a long time....but nothing.

$400/$800/$10k for disposable watches? Think they'll sell well at first as the true believers buy them, but unless they have a way they don't become obsolete in 2/3 years I don't see sustained big sales...
 

gsmornot

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...and the regular Apple Watch (non-"Sport") is "38mm $549-$1049 depending on band. 42mm: $599-$1099". That ain't cheap!

So, we have to assume the watch alone would be the base price of $599 which means some band(s) cost $500 by themselves. Wonder if it even comes with a band for $599 and if so which one.

If I'm on the list to buy I will be at the sport level but you know once you have one the guy standing next to you showing everyone what a watch looks like will have the $1099 model.
 

thisisdallas

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Are the bands all compatible with each model? For example, can I still use a leather band with the sport edition if I want?

If not, I guess apple just unsold me on something I was 100% sold on before?
 

bchreng

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Gosh, I was really expecting Apple to announce you could replace the battery and cpu ~$xxx so you could keep them for a long time....but nothing.

$400/$800/$10k for disposable watches? Think they'll sell well at first as the true believers buy them, but unless they have a way they don't become obsolete in 2/3 years I don't see sustained big sales...

They'll probably sell as well as the current-gen iPods. Replaceable batteries or not, the ever-increasing speeds of CPUs and amounts of memory will insure that these things won't see much use of longer than a few years, after which point, they'll be more than happy to sell us a newer model.
 
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ikunalz

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Two bands per Apple Watch Sports

Each Apple Watch Sports comes with two bands in the box. Wonder if they are of the same color.
 

the8thark

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Can you buy sport edition watch and throw a steel band on it?
As in are the bands interchangeable between the low and middle tiers of watch?
 

tntrwymq

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Are the bands all compatible with each model? For example, can I still use a leather band with the sport edition if I want?

If not, I guess apple just unsold me on something I was 100% sold on before?
Can you buy sport edition watch and throw a steel band on it?
As in are the bands interchangeable between the low and middle tiers of watch?
All of the bands are exchangeable per housing width. So any 38mm gold/links/sport strap will fit on any 38mm.

Same goes for 42mm.

We have yet to see the costs for a la carte bands, though. But yes you can buy a sport watch and slap on a links band (if you want to pony up for one).
 

the8thark

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We have yet to see the costs for a la carte bands, though. But yes you can buy a sport watch and slap on a links band (if you want to pony up for one).

The band prices are up on the website.
They range from $50 to hundreds.
 

donniedarko

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Crazy.

Can buy a beautiful Panarei or Rolex for what the purported premium will go.

Also the 'sport' how is it so sporty. Can it support Heart Rate Variability? Sounds like they neutered it because they couldnt get it to perform adequately ahem, battery life.

This pricing is ridiculous. Rip Curl has a full blown iOS app'd GPS watch for 399 and battery life on 5 years, lifetime warranty.

I find this ambitious at best, gratuitous at worse, and maybe the first substantial misstep of the Apple since the speaker they sold for rude pricing.
 

CosmoPilot

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How about battery shelf life? That's what I'm worried about. Shell out $800 only to have the battery die 2 years down the road...then what?

Apple needs to advertise how maintence on these things will be handled.
 

ChinaRye

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To me, the Sport is the only sane option for a first gen device. I think it will be the only version that will be moving massive inventory. SS is just far too expensive for most people, not to mention the Edition.
 

roadie.f

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Ok, if this price point is ridiculous, then it would be more so for the pebble 2nd gen.
 
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