Apple drops Apple Watch price to $299 as it introduces new bands

By , Mar 21, 2016

New Nylon Apple Watch Bands

Apple took the stage on Monday at the ‘Let us loop you in’ event to discuss some new Apple statistics and services, but it was soon followed by new information regarding the Apple Watch.

Along with a notable price drop, Apple Watch users are getting access to new Apple Watch bands with not only new materials, but even some new colors for existing wrist bands.

A new price point and new customization

Apple is officially dropping the retail price of the Apple Watch. Although there are no new models of the Apple Watch, the current models will now begin at $299 for the 38mm Apple Watch Sport rather than $349. The lower price point puts the Apple Watch Sport in reach of many new potential consumers.

The price drop may hint stalled sales, or the interest in ridding of current supplies to make room for developing a new generation in the future.

Apple also talked about some new wrist bands for the wearable device including:

  • An all-new woven nylon band, which has a durable four-layer construction
  • A new Space Black stainless steel Milanese Loop band to match the black stainless steel Apple Watch
  • New colors for the popular and affordable Sport band

Woven Nylon – $49

Apple Watch Woven Nylon Bands

The new woven nylon band is made with a rigid material that is known for its durability in the workplace, and has a metal buckle with adjustment slots to change the tightness on your wrist. The band comes in various color options as well, giving users an array of customization options to choose from.

Colors you can choose from include:

  • Gold/Red
  • Gold/Royal Blue
  • Royal Blue
  • Pink
  • Pearl
  • Scuba Blue
  • Black

These bands are available in both 38mm and 42mm sizes, just like any other Apple Watch band option.

Space Black Stainless Steel – $199

black milanese loop

The Black Stainless Steel Milanese Loop is finally giving those who want a darker Milanese Loop a product that they can buy and be proud to wear. Until today, users of the Apple Watch had nowhere to go for colored stainless steel bands except for third-party stores like Amazon.

Sport – $49

New Sport Band Colors Apple Watch

The Sport band is getting an array of new colors. Although the material will stay the same, as will the price point. The following colors are available from Apple’s online store:

  • White
  • Stone
  • Yellow
  • Apricot
  • Light pink
  • Antique white
  • Midnight blue
  • Lavender
  • Lilac
  • Royal blue
  • Mint
  • Black band with space black steel pin
  • Black band with steel pin
  • Walnut
  • Blue
  • Fog
  • Turquoise
  • Vintage rose
  • Green
  • Pink
  • Orange
  • Red

Apple’s Sport bands start at $49 and will begin delivering from online orders March 23rd.

With the lower price point and new wrist bands to pick from, will you be picking up an Apple Watch? Share below!

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  • Gerardo Castro

    The bands are still going to cost an arm though


  • Mike M. Powell

    I’ll stick to the original I’ve grown to it even though o wasn’t feeling it @ first n happy I got m watch for $300 when Best Buy was selling it around December ^_^

    • 5723alex .

      I have got the 42mm Rose Gold Sport for $199 at best buy 🙂

      • askep3

        How did you get it $200 off? I thought they only did $100 sale?

      • Mike M. Powell

        wait $199? how?!?!?! did u get a best buy gift card for $100 or did i miss some hidden promotion ._.

      • 5723alex .

        I got the $100 best buy gift card as well, which I gave to a friend for $100 cash 🙂

  • Roger Rodriguez

    The price drop is probably because with the iPhone 7 will be launch the Apple Watch 2, just as when they dropped the price for de Apple TV 3 they launched the Apple TV 4

  • ravinigga

    Is cheap 299.
    But I live in the Netherlands even with lowered price it still 369 for 38mm
    Even I use the euro dollar converter thing is much lower.

    • Giel Konink

      super vervelend dat we hier zo veel betalen. binnenkort maar even naar Amerika voor de eerlijke prijzen….

  • James G

    They also added two new leather loop band colors…including white! Thanks, Apple!

  • Ethan Monteon

    Wow!!!! Bands for watches!!! Only $49!!!!! AMAZING!! That is some really innovating stuff right there. So revolutionary.

    • 9to5Slavery

      im so excited it is! SI SI SI!