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

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!