PSA: Sorry, These Apple Watch Band Swapping Websites Aren’t Going To Work

PSA: Sorry, Those Apple Watch Band Swapping Sites Aren’t Going To Work

Sorry to disappoint you, current Apple Watch consumers, however you’re not going to have the ability to use a type of model new Apple Watch strap buying and selling websites to get an entire new, additional watchband when your Apple Watch arrives. In case you missed it, a few Apple Watch band buying and selling websites just lately popped up, reportedly providing house owners the power to swap out the included additional watchband with another person’s for a small charge. Sadly, you don’t truly get two full watchbands together with your buy, regardless of what Apple’s web site appears to say.

The bigger of the 2 websites, BandSwapper, has been getting some current weblog protection for what initially feels like an excellent concept. The location says it goals to assist Apple Watch Sport house owners change out their unused strap by exchanging it for one among a unique measurement and/or colour. BandSwapper would acquire a $6 payment then ship again the brand new Sport Band the client requested.

PSA: Sorry, Those Apple Watch Band Swapping Sites Aren’t Going To Work

The location was based mostly on the idea that Apple Sport Watch fashions every shipped with two bands: one for smaller wrists and one for bigger wrists. The confusion got here in as a result of Apple’s web site reads “two bands” when itemizing what its Sport Watch package deal included.

PSA: Sorry, Those Apple Watch Band Swapping Sites Aren’t Going To Work

After receiving your Watch, you’d, in principle, solely find yourself utilizing one of many bands – whichever was the right measurement in your wrist. The opposite you might swap!

One other web site, StrapSwap, is providing an identical swapping service. However there, consumers and sellers join immediately and mail one another unused straps or agree to satisfy up regionally.

The thought, frankly, appeared genius.

Sadly, it’s not going to work.

You see, Apple Sport Watch fashions technically do include two bands, however in follow, it’s not two full bands, however relatively three items. There’s one piece that attaches to at least one finish of the watch with the fastener, after which two further bands (the aspect with the holes) that connect to the opposite aspect of the watch. These two bands are available two totally different lengths – a S/M measurement for smaller wrists and an M/L measurement for bigger wrists.

In different phrases, you gained’t have a whole additional band to swap.

Now, I assume you can begin a brand new trend development and swap your additional half band for a half band of a special colour. (I guess this look would have actually taken off again within the eighty’s, the truth is!). However that’s not what individuals thought they have been signing up for.

In the meantime, BandSwapper is including to the confusion by deceptive potential clients who’re questioning whether or not or not there are two full bands included with Sport Watch purchases by referring to these claims as “hypothesis.”

Hypothesis just isn’t affirmation. #AppleWatch #BandSwapper #SpeculationIsNotConfirmation

— BandSwapper (@bandswapper) April 10, 2015

.@earthTOmitchel thanks for the article. Your replace mentions “readers have identified..” Please word that hypothesis isn’t affirmation.

— BandSwapper (@bandswapper) April 10, 2015

Nevertheless, we’ve definitively confirmed – with excellent authority – that the Sport Watch comes with three items, and never 2 full bands.

Plus, you possibly can take a look at the image right here and see it for your self.

I do know, I do know. I’m unhappy too.