Apple Limited-Edition Watch Bands For Olympics

Posted on Aug 24 2016 - 9:37pm by Daniel Fisher

Apple is offering a limited-edition set of Apple Watch bands for the 2016 Olympics. The limited edition bands will be available for 14 different nations this August. As for the countries, bands are available with the flags of the USA, Great Britain, South Africa, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, Canada, China, Brazil, Australia, Germany, and France. The different flag designs are shown off on the Nylon bands Apple originally introduced earlier this year. The bands are made of same material, so the only thing different is the design.


Unfortunately, in order to get your hands on these limited-edition bands, you will have to be in Brazil, as Apple will only be selling the bands at the Apple Store in the Village Mall in Barra da Tijuca.

Apple last issued a special edition nylon strap in June when the company handed out special rainbow bands to employees taking part in LGBT Pride festivals. The reaction online saw demand for the bands beyond the small group that received them, however, just as the new Olympic straps will likely be yearned after by Apple Watch users outside of Brazil.

For those attending the games in Rio, Apple’s Olympic flag straps are priced at $49.