Two bands - confused?

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  1. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    So the Sport variant comes with two sports bands, yet if you choose the stainless steel variant with a sport band, it only comes with one sport band. Makes no sense!

    Any ideas?
     
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  4. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  5. troop231 macrumors 603

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    Sorry, I may have been a bit quick due to a bunch of people posting the same thing about the Sport model coming with 2 bands. :p
     
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    That thread is focused on the fact that the sports watch comes with two bands. This thread is asking why the steel watch comes with only one band when you buy it with the sports band.
     
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    See above...
     
  8. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    The Sports band are made based on wrist size. Using the stainless steel band to which you alluded is a band that is designed to be altered to fit the wrist. With that only 1 band is needed where the other has 2 to find the one that best fits the wrist that it is being worn on.
     
  9. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No problem. I was searching through the thread and then not finding an answer I became confused! :)

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    Please re-read. I never mentioned the stainless steel band. I'm talking about the stainless steel watch.
     
  10. KylePowers macrumors 68000

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    You've missed the point here actually. The Watch (not Sport, not Edition) starts at its lowest price with 1 sport band. But the Sport Watch at its lowest price comes with 2 sport bands. So why can't the Watch edition come with 2, is the discussion here.
     
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    I know the feeling. I've been in this sub for 2 days for many hours and the same questions keep springing up over and over again :p (except for this one of course)
     
  12. Julien macrumors G3

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    Same 1 fluoroelastomer for the $12,000 Edition.
     
  13. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Probably so other buyers of the SS collection don't come to them asking why they didn't get two Link Bracelets like the sport bands and saying how unfair this is....:rolleyes:

    Yes, even Apple has to make their products stupid-proof.
     
  14. Armen macrumors 604

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    Why not just get the Sport one and then buy the other band separately?
     
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    So if someone is planing on buying the SS or Edition they should change to the Sport watch just to get 2 fluoroelastomers?:eek:
     
  16. sdjones121 macrumors newbie

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    I think, though the Watch page doesn't say it, the stainless models may indeed come with two bands also. If you look at a stainless model with a sport band, it will lists a range of 130-200mm wrists for the 38mm and 140-210mm for the 42mm Watch. Looking at the sizing guide, those ranges cover the S/M and M/L bands for their respective sizes. Similarly, if look under bands and accessories, the same ranges are listed and "what's in the box" notes that the $50 purchase nets you a S/M and M/L band to cover the full ranges.

    While only the sport model specifically lists two bands, I think it's reasonable to think (using the above info) that Watch will also include two bands. Forgive me if this has already been discussed in another thread that I've missed.
     
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    He who dies with the most toys, wins.
     
  18. JFazYankees, Mar 11, 2015
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    The stainless steel model does come with two bands. The descriptions on their pages are generic and aren't specific to each configuration. This is the same reason we're able to see that the space black version is only available with the link bracelet even though the description of the watch on all configurations says "Stainless steel or space black stainless steel case." Additionally, if you look on the page for the 42mm SS w/ sport band, it says "Fits 140–210mm wrists." Looking at the sizing guide shows that the S/M band fits 140–185mm, while the M/L band fits 160–210mm. Therefore, the SS watch must ship with two bands in order to fit 140–210mm wrists.
     
  19. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    So we're assuming that it's a typo? That's the only answer that makes sense.
     
  20. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    It's not a typo; it's just that the descriptions are generic and are used for each combination of watch and watch band. The stainless steel watch with sport band will include both band sizes.
     
  21. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Oh I see what you mean now. That description is for Apple Watch collection, not specifically the Apple Watch with Sport Band. Still a typo though, or oversight I guess, because it's on the Apple Watch with Sport Band page. We'll see them change it I bet.
     
  22. virginblue4 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Makes sense. Thanks :)
     
  23. JFazYankees macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I definitely agree. It should be changed to avoid confusion.
     
  24. KPOM macrumors G5

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    My guess is that this is SKU management. Apple expects to sell more of the Sport than any other configuration. More people will just buy them sight unseen and online than the pricier configurations, for which they will use the reservation system to try them on for size.
     
  25. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    I just checked the What's in the Box section for both the Sport and the SS with Sport band, the Sport says "Two Bands" while the SS just says "Band"
     

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