Apple gets generous with the Watch Sport, throws two wrist band sizes in the box

The Apple Watch comes not only in two different chassis sizes - 38mm or 42mm - but also, surprise, surprise, with wrist bands of various lengths. The Cupertino team has been hard at work developing a smorgasbord of color and material varieties for the timepiece itself, but hasn't forgotten that not all wrists are created equal, too. 

The Watch Sport model will thus ship with not one, but two wrist straps in the box, notes Apple in its specs sheet, unlike the other, more expensive categories of the Apple Watch. 

Starting at $349 for the 38mm, and $399 for the 42mm diameter, the Sport edition is the most affordable Apple Watch version, so it makes sense that the ticker will also reach you with two wrist bands - small-medium and medium-large - suiting it for all hands and purposes.

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13 Comments

1. blackberry_Boy

Posts: 213; Member since: May 27, 2014

Oh yeppie two free bands after I'll probably spent rent prices to buy a old peice of tech in weeks

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Chinese folks make it for 3bucks a piece probably. Very generous of them indeed. Apple can come up with fancy names for it, but it's just a rubber band.

3. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

iBend. Whoops iBand!

9. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Honestly dude, at $359-$399, this will be what the general public will eat up. The stainless will be for people who know about watches and are use to prices around $600 or for people that want to brag and show off.. The gold one is for the rich! They will fly off the shelves!

11. cdm283813

Posts: 424; Member since: Jan 10, 2015

$3!!! More like 50 cent each.

4. kenvin30

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 05, 2015

Two free wristbands and a watch that has a 18 hour battery but starts at $350?! Sign.Me.Up!

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

The more expensive Apple watches should be the ones that come with the two wrist bands, not the Sport, IMO.

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Which indicates that the material used for the production of sport bands are cheap as f*ck even though PA tries to convince us how expensive and premium it is :D. i bet the metal band costs 5-10 times more than some rubber band.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 21779; Member since: May 28, 2014

Agreed.

6. danceosmsiles

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 07, 2015

18 hrs for just an average use ..supposively i m on a vacation and trying to use it ..i feel it will hardly go 6 to 8 hrs...admit it or not ....it sucks big time both in design n battery department ...sammy gear s and Lg have much richer functions ...but sammy lacks the design statement and lg scores thr

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I wonder if you pre order, can you choose the band colors? I want a white one, and a blue one.

12. Nathillien unregistered

wow, two plastic bands - generous indeed .

13. LoveThatPhone

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 30, 2014

Im pretty sure they mean one strap, but it comes in two pieces, i doubt apple will give a selection of two straps...

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