With the Apple Watch comes the Apple Watch bands. As part of the initial collections, Apple has created a fluoroelastomer sport band, leather loops, classic buckles, and modern buckles, and steel Milanese loops and link bracelets. There's an ingenious system for easily swapping the bands, so you can go for a run in the sport and then out on the town with the modern buckle, no tools required.
There's also a Made for Apple Watch program for third party bands, so we should be seeing even more, and even more varied, bands come the holidays.
21 March 2015 75By Rene RitchieBands, loops, classic and modern buckles, or link bracelets — the Apple Watch collection offers a wide range of straps for you to choose from.
That gives you a lot of choice, but it also means you might have a harder time making a choice...
01 June 2015 29By Rene Ritchie
The Link Bracelet for the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch is made from 316L stainless steel alloy and can be easily re-sized, no jeweler or tools required.
The Space Black Apple Watch I ordered came with the Link Bracelet. From the moment I saw it, I knew I had to have it...
03 June 2015 21By Rene Ritchie
The Classic Buckle for the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch is made of Dutch leather from the ECCO tannery in the Netherlands, and is a refreshingly new take on tradition.
I didn't order the Classic Buckle for Apple Watch the same time as I ordered the Watch itself and the Leather Loop...
30 May 2015 30By Rene RitchieThe Leather Loop band for the 42mm Apple Watch is made of quilted Venezia leather from Arzignano, Italy, and has a magnetic closure, making it both comfortable and endlessly adjustable.
I ordered the black version of the Leather Loop the same time I ordered my Black Steel Apple Watch...
04 October 2016 5By Mikah SargentYou don't have to give up your favorite watch band to wear Apple Watch. With a few simple tools, you can have your beautifully aged leather band and your Apple Watch, too.
08 September 2016 4By Jared DiPaneWondering if your existing collection of Apple Watch bands will fit the second-generation version? Well, luckily you will be able to use the same bands on the new hardware, so don't worry about upgrading and needing to replace your whole collection.
15 August 2016 27By Mike TanasychukLooking to change-up your Apple Watch band but just can't justify dropping the cash for those OEM options? Here are 5 third party bands that look great and are only a fraction of the cost.