Along with a slew of new collections for the Apple Watch Series 1 and Series 2, Apple today introduced new first-party bands into its pre-existing band categories, including ones for the Sport Band, Woven Nylon, and Classic Buckle. Elsewhere, Apple has decided to minimize colorways for bands like Modern Buckle and Leather Loop, but it's kept the same silver and space black options for the Milanese Loop and Link Bracelet.

We'll go through each first-party band available for purchase below, with an emphasis on the new colors available to purchase on Apple's website.

Sport Band

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New to the Sport Band line are four colors: Pink Sand, Ocean Blue, Cocoa, and Concrete. The high-performance fluoroelastomer band has a few traditional colors carried over from the Apple Watch's previous iteration, including: White, Midnight Blue, Yellow, Light Pink, Mint, Black with Space Black Pin, Turquoise, and Product Red.

For Sport Bands, the only discrepancy between 38mm and 42mm case sizes is Royal Blue, which is available only for 38mm. As usual, each Sport Band is available for $49.00, and some of the older colors are still facing availability issues, which have been propagating online since the summer.

Woven Nylon

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There are five new colors in Woven Nylon users can choose from: Light Pink/Midnight Blue, Yellow/Light Gray, Space Orange/Anthracite, Toasted Coffee/Caramel, and Navy/Tahoe Blue. Apple Watch fans can expect to see a few old Woven Nylon colors still available in the store: Pearl, Gold/Red, Pink, Royal Blue, Scuba Blue, and Black.

Similar to the Sport Band, there's a small difference between the Woven Nylon options available to 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch owners, with Gold/Royal Blue sold only in 38mm. Otherwise, the two sizes have the same colors. Each band is available for $49.00, and a few of the older colors are facing the same "sold out" or "currently unavailable" labels as the Sport Bands.

Classic Buckle

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In the higher-quality $149.00 Classic Buckle, a new color option comes in the sole form of Sea Blue. Otherwise, in 38mm users can choose from the expected options of Saddle Brown, Midnight Blue, Black, and Red, while 42mm owners get the added options of White and Marigold.

Modern Buckle, Leather Loop, Milanese Loop, and Link Bracelet

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In the rest of the bands, Apple has pared down options to only a few colors without introducing any new alternatives for buyers. Modern Buckle has the most with four options of Midnight Blue, Black, Marigold, and Red. The other three have only two: Smoke Gray and Midnight Blue for Leather Loop, and Silver and Space Black for both Milanese Loop and Link Bracelet.

Apple has also kept the same pricing scheme on each of these bands, so Leather Loop and Milanese Loop run for $149.00, Modern Buckle runs for $249.00, and Link Bracelet is priced highest at $449.00.

Anyone interested in the new bands can order them from Apple's website, with the fastest shipping options coming in as soon as Friday, the same day that pre-orders begin for both Apple Watch Series 2 and iPhone 7.

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Top Rated Comments

Dilster3k Avatar
76 months ago
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RadioGaGa1984 Avatar
76 months ago
I still can't believe these prices. Unless you earn 5K a month, how can you justify $449 for a damn bracelet.
In my opinion, the watch and all these accessoires are extremely overpriced, even for Apple standards.
Pretty sure nobody makes you buy one.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Feenician Avatar
76 months ago
Did I get here before some genius implies that the same tean who design watch bands make Macs? Phew.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BrentD Avatar
76 months ago
I still can't believe these prices. Unless you earn 5K a month, how can you justify $449 for a damn bracelet.
In my opinion, the watch and all these accessoires are extremely overpriced, even for Apple standards.
$60K a year? That's pretty average in most Apple markets...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LordBeelzebub Avatar
76 months ago
I still can't believe these prices. Unless you earn 5K a month, how can you justify $449 for a damn bracelet.
In my opinion, the watch and all these accessoires are extremely overpriced, even for Apple standards.
Says the person with a Maserati avatar. LOL. Over priced car!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roland.g Avatar
76 months ago
I still can't believe these prices. Unless you earn 5K a month, how can you justify $449 for a damn bracelet.
In my opinion, the watch and all these accessoires are extremely overpriced, even for Apple standards.
Says the guy with the Maserati logo as his avatar.

I bought the stainless steel Apple Watch because I could afford it. I didn't want a black watch and wasn't keen on the more affordable sport aluminum. But the link was way too expensive. I wasn't going to spend $1000 on the watch and band. However I did grab a link bracelet knockoff of Ali express for $75. It looks great and you can't really tell.

I will say I would have liked the space black for the durability and a coworker got one after the released it for $600 with the sport band. The DLC coating does make it almost indestructible. I can't see any scratches on his watch. But my stainless has a few nicks. However, I still prefer a classic silver watch over a black one so I am happy.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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