Apple today expanded its offering of first-party Apple Watch bands with all-new Spring-themed straps. Featuring a new Striped Woven Nylon band, among the other ones, the new bands are available to order starting today from apple.com and for purchase at select Apple Stores, Apple Authorized Resellers and carriers in late March.
Additionally, Nike Sport bands can now be purchased separately and the beautifully crafted Apple Watch Hermès bands are now available in striking new colors, too.
Beginning this Friday, acquiring an Apple Watch model from the Apple Watch Hermés Collection will no longer require a visit to a physical Apple Store. That’s because you’ll be able to order an Apple Watch Hermés directly from the comforts of your own home.
According to a report from fashion news outlet Fashionista, the Apple Watch Hermés, which actually includes three models—the Single tour, Double tour, and Cuff—will all be available for sale on both Hermés’ and Apple’s online store. That’s big news, because previously, only a few physical Apple Stores in select big cities, along with Hermés boutiques, even carried models from the collection.
After taking a look at five Apple Watch band knockoffs last week, I want to talk to you about two additional knockoffs I recently received: the Cuff and Double Tour. Directly inspired by (read ripped off) the official Hermès bands for Apple Watch, these two bands are available at a fraction of the price. But is it a good deal?