Third Party Bands

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by vp719, Mar 9, 2015.

  1. vp719 macrumors regular

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    This may have already been addressed, and if so I apologize for a duplicate post, but has there been any indication if third party bands will be produced/allowed?
     
  2. Yr Blues macrumors 68020

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    Is that kind of removable band even patentable?
     
  3. vp719 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wasn't sure if apple could patent the "click-in" mechanism, restricting third party access - similar to how they limited Lightening access to third parties for awhile after introduction.
     
  4. pologreen94 macrumors newbie

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    So it looks like the sport band goes up to 210mm, my wrist is 220.... So I hope there are 3rd party bands available...
     
  5. matt9013 macrumors 6502

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    3rd party straps will be everywhere just like iPhone cases, iPad cases etc
     
  6. mama2twoboys macrumors newbie

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    ugh. Hope they come out with some XXL bands (260mm) soon! Won't buy a watch without....
     
  7. vp719 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm really surprised we haven't seen any start to even be advertised as "coming soon" yet. iPhone and iPad accessory makers always seem to be sending out upcoming accessory emails even before new products are announced. Hopefully someone starts moving on this soon...it will dictate which :apple:Watch version I order.
     
  8. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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    There's a Kickstarter for a band with battery built in.
     
  9. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Got a link?
     
  10. jjk454ss macrumors 601

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  11. MeFromHere macrumors 6502

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    There have been at least 2 announcements of 3rd party straps. One was mentioned here:
    http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/introducing-standap-the-standard-strap-adaptor-for-apple-watch
    But if you follow the link to the Standap project at Indiegogo, it's now funding "fried chicken". The original project either went away, or went into hiding.

    But if you dig deeper, there's a Facebook page and the product seems to have been resurrected today under the name "Adappt":
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adappt-Standard-bands-on-Apple-Watch/791287950964931

    There may be a real patent risk with products like this.
     
  12. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Oh, that was posted here on MR too, but I thought you were talking about a battery strap that interfaces with the 6 pin connector.
     
  13. Norcal. macrumors regular

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    Im interested in this as well. Hopefully there will be less expensive alternatives than the overpriced bands apple is selling.
     

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