Confirmed no swapping bands between models.

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  1. UnionVGF macrumors 6502

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    This pretty much makes the sport watch the worst possible choice. I don't want to be stuck with a rubber band. If I got one it would be the stainless steel.
     
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  3. UnionVGF thread starter macrumors 6502

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    "Has the widest range of bands available." when speaking about the stainless steel one.
     
  4. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    That just means when you buy it, he didn't say anything about how to buy separate bands.
     
  5. matt9013 macrumors 6502

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    From the way he talked it made it seem like bands were not interchangeable.
     
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    This just means I'm getting the Sport and waiting on third party bands
     
  7. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    That's not how I took it at all.
     
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    That's just speculation. Nothing was said to indicate that is actually the case.
     
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    Not once did he talk about customizing with different bands or buying more for different occasions. You would think someone would have mentioned all the different customizations you could do with different bands as this was one way for :apple: to make a lot of money.
     
  11. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Considering the range of prices on the Watch model, who is going to get a Sport and then drop $500 on a band?
     
  12. melman101 macrumors 68030

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    Yes he did. When that lady Christy came on stage, she said she used rubber for her training, and the blue modern buckle as her fashionista.

    I'm pissed I still don't know how much the one I want specifically is (Milanese loop)
     
  13. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Christy Turlington Burns had at least two bands for her Watch. I would assume she has the sport watch seeing as how it was exercise focused, but the pictures weren't exactly clear. But it does suggest that you can buy the bands separately.
     
  14. DC Wallaby macrumors regular

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    How is that possible, considering the WOMAN THEY HAD UP ON STAGE talked about how she switches between bands based on what she's doing?
     
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    Straps/Bracelets are for sale on the Apple store. So OP is incorrect.
     
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    Confirmed no swapping bands between models.

    Prices are in accessories on Apple store, Milanese Loop is 199$ in Canada ImageUploadedByTapatalk1425927222.202754.jpg
     
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    So they are interchangeable. I saw the release buttons on the back of the watch on the Apple site just a few minutes ago, so it makes sense.

    This makes me feel a lot better. If I'm on the fence about the fancier bands, I could start with a stainless steel with a sport band, and then buy a nicer band later on (maybe as a birthday gift for myself the following year).
     
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  21. UnionVGF thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Nothing on the website mentions compatibility. I guess when he spoke in my quoted comment he was talking out of the box most bands available.
     
  22. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    Seems like they are interchangeable

    http://store.apple.com/us/buy-watch/apple-watch

    the stainless watch is sold with the sport band at $549-$599
     
  23. Enmanuel macrumors regular

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    The only distinction the website makes is wether its the 38mm or 42mm. no mention of the model spec. IMO this clearly means that any band can be bought for any model as long as it's the right size.

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  24. Norcal. macrumors regular

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    Pretty sure third parties will be making bands too? Would be a good way to avoid apples ******** pricing for bands.
     
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