A pair of popular accessory makers today revealed their first Apple Watch bands that are either coming soon or available for order now. Incase today announced 12 new Apple Watch bands that are available now, while Belkin has taken the wraps off of a new classic leather band in various colors that will be available soon.
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Incase’s new bands are all either in the nylon NATO style, similar to Apple’s own nylon offerings and other third-party options like what we went hands-on with earlier this year, or leather. The nylon Apple Watch bands are available in four different colors: black, anthracite, deep red, and blonde. As expected, they come in 38mm and 42mm sizes, as well. In terms of pricing, Incase’s nylon bands cost $39.95, which is less than Apple’s own nylon offering.
Additionally, Incase today announced a lineup of leather bands for the Apple Watch. The leather bands are available in 38mm and 42mm sizes and black and brown color options. You can get your hands on Incase’s leather bands for $59.95, again cheaper than Apple’s own leather options.
Belkin today announced its first Apple Watch band, though it’s still listed as coming soon. Belkin’s offering is made of leather and is available in black, gray, and tan. Keeping with the trend, the bands come in at $59.99.
We reported earlier this year that Apple was working with some third-party manufacturers on Apple Watch bands, including Incase. It’s unclear, however, if Apple had a say in these bands or if it will pick them up for selling in its own retail stores. Currently, Apple only sells its in-house bands and Hermès bands, but given that the company sells third-party iPhone accessories, we wouldn’t be surprised to see third-party Apple Watch bands make their way to retail stores. The only difference with bands, however, is that there are more SKUs to keep up with.
Belkin’s new Apple Watch bands are listed as “coming soon” for $59.99. Incase’s new nylon and leather bands, however, are available now for $39.95 and $59.95, respectively.