1. kilofoxtrot's Avatar
    I did not spend much time looking but here are a couple of leather ones I found. I presume there will be many more forth coming in different styles and materials.

    $9.99
    3rd Party Bands are on Amazon-leather.jpg

    $19.99
    3rd Party Bands are on Amazon-leather2.jpg
    03-10-2015 09:04 AM
  2. phreddyl's Avatar
    Not surprising- could be interesting to see what they come up with
    03-10-2015 11:00 AM
  3. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    To be honest, the possibility of decent third party bands is making me reconsider NOT get the Watch.
    03-10-2015 11:01 AM
  4. cardfan's Avatar
    Yep, it may be best to get the sport version and just get a third party band.
    Guacho and Bifurcated like this.
    03-10-2015 11:05 AM
  5. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    That's what I think I'll do. My girlfriend will probably do the same. She didn't want the rubber band and refuses to pay the premium for the upgraded Apple bands, so she swore the whole thing off until I sent her the link to Amazon.
    03-10-2015 11:09 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Be careful ordering third party bands at least for now. Manufacturers don't have any existing bands yet to copy and I'm fairly sure Apple used a proprietary band attachment mechanism. Might be a while before third party bands come out that fit correctly.
    hydrogen3, H_D, phreddyl and 1 others like this.
    03-10-2015 11:12 AM
  7. 07GD SFD's Avatar
    Agreed. I wouldn't order anything right away until more options became available as well as some testing and reviews.
    03-10-2015 12:28 PM
  8. Guacho's Avatar
    Be careful ordering third party bands at least for now. Manufacturers don't have any existing bands yet to copy and I'm fairly sure Apple used a proprietary band attachment mechanism. Might be a while before third party bands come out that fit correctly.
    True, better wait a few weeks/months before buying third party bands, but I think this is going to be so cool, we could get a dressier band for the sport model...
    03-13-2015 07:11 AM
  9. cornettbr's Avatar
    So glad to see this post I hated the idea of a rubber band but I never considered a third party for some reason. 😅
    03-20-2015 02:02 AM
  10. briankeith513's Avatar
    Where are the links?
    03-20-2015 05:39 AM
  11. Bifurcated's Avatar
    Nice find. Yeah, the whole $200 for a simple leather band has been sticking in my craw.
    03-21-2015 09:06 AM
  12. phreddyl's Avatar
    Not sure i personally would go with a kickstarter 3rd party band- I am not waiting months for it to become available. Thats just me tho. I want instant gratification
    03-21-2015 11:01 AM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    I remember reading about a band adapter allowing you to use a standard band.
    04-08-2015 12:38 PM

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