New Colors Launch for Apple Watch Sport Band, Woven Nylon, and Classic Buckle

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Along with a slew of new collections for the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, Apple today introduced new first-party bands into its pre-existing band categories, including ones for the Sport Band, Woven Nylon, and Classic Buckle. Elsewhere, Apple has decided to minimize colorways for bands like Modern Buckle and Leather Loop, but it's kept the same silver and space black options for the Milanese Loop and Link Bracelet.

    We'll go through each first-party band available for purchase below, with an emphasis on the new colors available to purchase on Apple's website.

    Sport Band


    New to the Sport Band line are four colors: Pink Sand, Ocean Blue, Cocoa, and Concrete. The high-performance fluoroelastomer band has a few traditional colors carried over from the Apple Watch's previous iteration, including: White, Midnight Blue, Yellow, Light Pink, Mint, Black with Space Black Pin, Turquoise, and Product Red.

    For Sport Bands, the only discrepancy between 38mm and 42mm case sizes is Royal Blue, which is available only for 38mm. As usual, each Sport Band is available for $49.00, and some of the older colors are still facing availability issues, which have been propagating online since the summer.

    Woven Nylon


    There are five new colors in Woven Nylon users can choose from: Light Pink/Midnight Blue, Yellow/Light Gray, Space Orange/Anthracite, Toasted Coffee/Caramel, and Navy/Tahoe Blue. Apple Watch fans can expect to see a few old Woven Nylon colors still available in the store: Pearl, Gold/Red, Pink, Royal Blue, Scuba Blue, and Black.

    Similar to the Sport Band, there's a small difference between the Woven Nylon options available to 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch owners, with Gold/Royal Blue sold only in 38mm. Otherwise, the two sizes have the same colors. Each band is available for $49.00, and a few of the older colors are facing the same "sold out" or "currently unavailable" labels as the Sport Bands.

    Classic Buckle


    In the higher-quality $149.00 Classic Buckle, a new color option comes in the sole form of Sea Blue. Otherwise, in 38mm users can choose from the expected options of Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, Black, and Red, while 42mm owners get the added options of White and Marigold.

    Modern Buckle, Leather Loop, Milanese Loop, and Link Bracelet


    In the rest of the bands, Apple has pared down options to only a few colors without introducing any new alternatives for buyers. Modern Buckle has the most with four options of Midnight Blue, Black, Marigold, and Red. The other three have only two: Smoke Gray and Midnight Blue for Leather Loop, and Silver and Space Black for both Milanese Loop and Link Bracelet.

    Apple has also kept the same pricing scheme on each of these bands, so Leather Loop and Milanese Loop run for $149.00, Modern Buckle runs for $249.00, and Link Bracelet is priced highest at $449.00.

    Anyone interested in the new bands can order them from Apple's website, with the fastest shipping options coming in as soon as Friday, the same day that pre-orders begin for both Apple Watch Series 2 and iPhone 7.

    Article Link: New Colors Launch for Apple Watch Sport Band, Woven Nylon, and Classic Buckle
  2. acctman macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2012
    nothing i would purchase. i have 4 bands don't see a need for more, personally.
  3. dampfnudel macrumors 68040

    Aug 14, 2010
    Brooklyn, NY
  4. Kobayagi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2012
    I still can't believe these prices. Unless you earn 5K a month, how can you justify $449 for a damn bracelet.
    In my opinion, the watch and all these accessoires are extremely overpriced, even for Apple standards.
  5. LordBeelzebub macrumors regular

    Aug 22, 2013
    Says the person with a Maserati avatar. LOL. Over priced car!
  6. pentrix2 Suspended

    Aug 3, 2015
    You jelly?
  7. elgrecomac macrumors 65816


    Jan 15, 2008
    San Diego
    Another useless post. Watch bands, indeed!
  8. BrentD macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    $60K a year? That's pretty average in most Apple markets...
  9. wlossw macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2012
    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    Maybe he meant 5k per week... still not that much ;)
  10. macduke macrumors G4


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    That ocean blue sport band is calling to me. It's pretty close to my favorite color.
  11. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    Says the guy with the Maserati logo as his avatar.

    I bought the stainless steel Apple Watch because I could afford it. I didn't want a black watch and wasn't keen on the more affordable sport aluminum. But the link was way too expensive. I wasn't going to spend $1000 on the watch and band. However I did grab a link bracelet knockoff of Ali express for $75. It looks great and you can't really tell.

    I will say I would have liked the space black for the durability and a coworker got one after the released it for $600 with the sport band. The DLC coating does make it almost indestructible. I can't see any scratches on his watch. But my stainless has a few nicks. However, I still prefer a classic silver watch over a black one so I am happy.
  12. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended


    May 23, 2015
    Pretty sure nobody makes you buy one.
  13. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016
    At least Apple didn't invest any time in the Keynote mentioning the bands. These bands are nice. But I think I will wait for third party Manufacterers to re-create Apple's colors. I already have a large amount of third party bands and they are awesome.
  14. Feenician macrumors 603


    Jun 13, 2016
    Did I get here before some genius implies that the same tean who design watch bands make Macs? Phew.
  15. ThaRuler macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2016
    I'm disappointed they didn't mention these bands in the keynote. This is precisely what I was waiting for. Thank you Apple!
  16. swarmster macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2004
    Surely the Nike bands will also be available separately when that model is out, right?
  17. CynanX macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2012
    I'm thinking no - it's one of he things making the Nike edition what it is :(

    Shame as I'd like one too and not the specific watch model which has the permanent Nike+ complication.

    Third party time!
  18. Deadman64 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 2, 2008
    I think he meant take home :p

    So after taxes :( $5k a month is actually on an $80k salary.
  19. swarmster macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2004
    Hmm, I had thought Nike (the accessory maker) would offer up the bands for people who want to own the different styles, but apparently not:

    "Nike Sport Bands are available exclusively with Apple Watch Nike+ models and not sold separately."

    What if someone, who totally owns the Nike model, "breaks" their band somehow? They wouldn't offer a replacement?
  20. Kobayagi macrumors 6502a


    Dec 18, 2012
    Wow, what's with all the hate. As a student I find it a lot of money, is that hard to believe?

    About the Maserati logo, I wish I had one. My uncle did, they're great cars, I loved the 3200GT. Can't use a avatar without getting hate...

    People are too salty here, chill out.
  21. BrentD macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    #22 still pretty average in most major Apple markets.

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