Gear4, one of many in style accent makers below the Zagg secure, is now increasing its lineup to incorporate Apple Watch bands. Debuting with a pair of various kinds, Gear4 notably delivers a braided nylon Apple Watch band that’s half the price of the official different with recycled supplies in tow.
Zagg and Gear4 launch first Apple Watch bands
Gear4 is now increasing its secure of Apple equipment to cowl Apple Watch, releasing a pair of its very first straps. Every of the 2 totally different fashions is designed for all seven generations of Apple wearables and is available in two totally different sizes for 41/40/38mm and 45/44/42mm fashions.
First up is the Braided Apple Watch band, which is definitely the spotlight of the brand new releases. Taking over Apple’s model of the strap, this Solo Loop-inspired providing arrives in one in all 4 colours with the distinctive woven, one-size-fits-all construct. Three of the designs are straight monochrome colours that are available in Navy Blue, Forest Inexperienced, and Wine Purple, however there’s additionally a contemporary Storm type which blends just a few totally different colours into an attention grabbing design.
Essentially the most notable half is that the Gear4 Braided Apple Watch band clocks in at simply half the price of an Apple model. Its $49.99 price ticket is as notable because it will get, however does include some downsides. Whereas Apple presents quite a lot of sizes for its Solo Loop kinds, this mannequin solely has three totally different variations to select from. So that you won’t be capable of get as tight of a match as with an official choice, although Zagg does provide a sizing information to assist make the choice.
Then there’s the second of the 2 new Gear4 Apple Watch bands that arrives as a extra sport-focused providing. This one is available in 5 totally different two-tone coloration kinds and attracts inspiration from Apple’s personal Nylon Sport bands. Every one options an adjustable Velcro strap that pairs with color-matched Apple Watch lugs. Not fairly as aggressive in pricing, these Gear4 Sport Watch Bands enter at $39.99 every.
One other one of many large promoting factors for each of the Gear4 Apple Watch bands, apart from simply undercutting the first-party options, is the supplies. Whereas these aren’t going to be as premium as you’ll discover from an in-house different, Gear4 takes a distinct method by utilizing post-consumer recycled supplies. The Zagg subsidiary doesn’t observe particularly what proportion of the straps are assembled utilizing these renewed supplies, however each little bit actually helps.