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A Short Buying Guide to the New Apple Watch Bands

The big news is the Solo Loop, a strap made from a single piece of liquid silicone rubber. But there's more...

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Forget the Apple Watch Series 6, the Apple Watch SE, the new iPad Air, and all that other stuff — that stuff is expensive. New straps! New straps are more digestible.

Apple dropped several brand spankin' new designs as well as several new colors for a few of its core Apple Watch bands. Chief amongst the newness is the Solo Loop, a strap made of a single piece of either silicone rubber or a polyester/silicone mix that doesn't feature a buckle or clasp. Available in nine sizes, you simply find your correct fit and slip the band on and off.

We broke down the new bands as well as which classic models are receiving new color updates. Check 'em out below.

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The Solo Loop

Apple's new Solo Loop is made of a single piece of liquid silicone rubber. It's available in nine sizes for a precise fit and comes in seven colors.

The Braided Solo Loop

Made from recycled polyester and silicone materials, the Braided Solo Loop, which is also available in nine sizes, is sweat- and water-resistant.

The Leather Link

This leather band doesn't have a clasp or buckle — rather, it comes in two lengths and features a hidden magnetic enclosure. It's made of handcrafted Roux Granada leather.

The Sport Band

Apple's Sport Band, which closes with a button system, now comes in four new colors, including Pink Citrus.

The Nike Sport Band

The Nike Sport Band, which is made from fluoroelastomer and features perforations for breathability, is a fan favorite. It's now available in three new colors, including Vapor Green (pictured).

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The Sport Loop

Made of a double nylon weave, the Sport Loop is soft and breathable and features a hook and loop fastening system. It now comes in seven new colors. 

The Nike Sport Loop

The Nike Sport Loop, with its nylon weave and reflective thread, is made for fitness. Several new colors are made to match a new line of Nike running shoes. 

Hermès Swift Leather Single Tour

Available in both single and double-pass versions in various leathers, the Hermès strap with its stainless steel buckle is an Apple Watch classic. It now comes in several new colors. 

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