Apple offering new L/XL Sport bands & Link Bracelet Kit to fit wrists up to 245mm, Modern Buckle now available

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Apple today added two new accessories for Apple Watch that will make the wearable fit wrists as large as 245mm. The first accessory, simply called Link Bracelet Kit, costs $49 from Apple and includes six additional links to expand the Link Bracelet to fit wrists as large as 245mm. Apple also today introduced a new Sport band size in L/XL that also fits up to 245mm wrists. Previously, the Sport band only extended to 210mm.

Notably, Apple only appears to be offering its Link Bracelet Kit in silver, leaving users of the Space Black Link Bracelet in the dark. Apple touts that the Link Bracelet Kit includes the same type of links as the standard band, which means that no special tools are required to add and remove them. The L/XL Sport band is only available in black and white color options.

Crafted from the same stainless steel alloy as the case and the Link Bracelet, these links extend the 42mm stainless steel Link Bracelet by an additional 40mm. And thanks to a simple release button, you can add and remove them without any special tools.

Apple’s Link Bracelet Kit is available online now for $49 and ships in 5-7 business days, while a L/XL Sport band also runs $49 and ships in the same 5-7 business days.
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You can view Apple’s full, refreshed sizing guide for Apple Watch bands here. Apple doesn’t appear to be offering the L/XL Sport band when first buying a Watch, meaning that you’ll either have to exchange the initial band you purchase or buy a L/XL after the fact for $49.

Additionally, Apple has stocked standalone Modern Buckle bands for 38mm stainless steel Apple Watches. The $249 option has been listed as a band available for purchasing on its own since the Watch launched earlier this year, but until today it has been unavailable. The earliest shipping appears to be late August around the 24th.

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  1. Justin Schoenrock - 7 years ago

    I don’t understand why they won’t offer the Modern Buckle for the 42mm. Any theories?

  2. Robert Dupuy - 7 years ago

    I’d like my bracelet to be made entirely of interlinked apple watches.

  3. maxleopold - 7 years ago

    Why can’t they do
    a Modern Buckle for the 41mm Watch?!

  4. Jonny - 7 years ago

    ‘MURICA! (Sorry)

  5. savichmichael - 7 years ago

    I legit needed this. I can barely squish the band on using the last peg.

  6. Anthony Lindsey - 7 years ago

    I HAD to buy the Apple Milanese Loop with my very early 42mm stainless steel Apple Watch, because everything else was just too damned small for my wrist. I immediately disliked it, because it would loosen every time I flexed my wrist (the magnet isn’t strong enough). This would cause the Watch to demand my password four or five times a day. That got old.

    I now own fifteen NON-Apple watchbands (including sting ray, alligator and antique baseball-glove leather, with actual baseball-style stitching), and I’m quite happy not to pay Apple’s obscene prices. I buy the widely-available adapters on eBay or Amazon, and attach them to the 24mm straps, bracelets and bands, found everywhere on the Internet:

    My favorite? Save $450 by not getting Apple’s stainless-steel bracelet (and don’t buy the extenders mentioned here). Sure, you can adjust the length of Apple’s bracelet without using tools. HOW MANY TIMES WILL YOU DO THIS? Instead, buy one of these glorious bracelets, made from 316L stainless steel. As soon as I bought mine and attached it, I was smitten:

    If you are installing a stainless-steel (silvery) bracelet, use one of the newer, classier-looking adapters, not the copies of Apple’s adapters for the Classic Buckle strap. This later design just makes steel bands look more like a factory bracelet:

    I watched a video on Youtube that told me how to shorten the band myself by popping out pins, and soon had an EXACT match for the size of my wrist.

    Here’s a tip: If you get a black stainless steel bracelet, make SURE that you get a black adapter to match. It looks GREAT with the black screen on the stainless Watch:

  7. vkd108 - 7 years ago

    Alt.headline: crApple Watch now for fat conts. :)


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