Earlier today, we shared a service called BandSwapper, made to permit individuals which purchase an Apple Watch Sport trade their extra unused Sport Bands for a Sporting activity Band in a different portion and shade. As it transforms out, Sporting activity Band investing is not visiting be possible, due to the method that the bands are configured.
Ahead of pre-orders, the Apple Watch Sporting activity was promoted as delivery from 2 separate bands in S/M and M/L sizes, leading individuals to believe there were two full bands consisted of with each Apple Watch Sport purchase.
Shortly after we shared the BandSwapper website, MacRumors readers started letting us understand that consumers do not, as a matter of fact, obtain 2 complete sport bands when buying an Apple Watch that features a Sporting activity Band. Instead, the watches have three band items that when put together, enable for 2 various band dimensions in S/M or M/L to match all wrists.
TechCrunch has verified (‘from excellent authority’) that purchasers do not obtain 2 full watchbands with an Apple Watch Sporting activity, so websites like BandSwapper will certainly not be able to offer consumers a method to trade for a full band.
You view, Apple Sporting activity Watch designs practically do have two bands, but in practice, it’s not two full bands, yet rather 3 items. There’s one item that connects to one end of the watch from the fastener, and after that 2 added bands (the side with the holes) that attach to the opposite of the watch. These 2 bands been available in two various lengths– a S/M size for smaller sized wrists as well as an M/L size for larger wrists.
In various other words, you won’t have an entire extra band to swap.
The band exchanging websites could potentially allow consumers to switch for half bands to have a watch band that’s multi-colored, but it’s not likely that this will be an attractive option to numerous customers. It shows up that getting several Sport Band colors will certainly require complete band purchases.
Image of Sporting activity Band product packaging revealing 2 various straps from gaps, yet simply one strap with a pin. Still fired taken from an unboxing video.
On Twitter, BandSwapper has been recommending that the three-piece Apple Watch Sport Band configuration is ‘speculation,’ however it has actually now been validated by reputable sources as well as with pictures shared on the MacRumors forums.