Will existing 3rd party watch bands fit apple watch 3?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by marjen, Sep 13, 2017.

  1. marjen macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Title says it all, just wondering if the existing watch bands will fit the new model, anyone see anything information confirming yet? Thanks.
  2. chanerz macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2010
  3. broadbean macrumors 6502a

    Jun 10, 2007
    Yes. A simple way to confirm is to check out the new bands on Apple's website. If they are Series 3 specific, it will tell you if they were compatible with the earlier versions. They'll all fit fine.
  4. wesley96 macrumors 6502


    Sep 21, 2009
    This is one of the things I like about Apple Watch. All four iterations (1st gen / Series 1, 2, and 3) are practically identical in size and thus retain the same band compatibility.
  5. NeuralControl macrumors 6502a

    Dec 3, 2009
    Yes, the bands are compatible across generation. It's wonderful Apple did this - it would have been a huge mistake (and slap in the face to customers of previous models) had they changed the adapter.
  6. marjen thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2002
    Awesome thanks. I ordered a custom band like 2 years ago but never ended up getting an apple watch. I think I am going to get a 3 now that it can basically replace your phone when needed and was hoping the band would still work, sounds like it will.

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