Back in 2016 Apple introduced its very first Pride Edition Apple Watch accessories and ever since the company has been growing its Pride collection. This year we can celebrate Pride month with two new Loop bands and a colorful new watch face.
Apple Watch color boost
First off Apple released a new Pride Edition Braided Solo Loop band, which features all the classic colors of the Pride flag. The Company also added a few additional colors from other flags representing the LBGTQ community to represent the “breadth of diversity among LGBTQ+ experiences and the history of a movement that has spanned generations. Apple explains in a blog post: “black and brown symbolize Black and Latinx communities, in addition to those who have passed away from or are living with HIV/AIDS, while light blue, pink, and white represent transgender and nonbinary individuals.” The colorful band is made with silicon threads and recycled yarn and is designed for ultracomfort without buckles or clasps. And because not all wrists are made equally, the Braided Solo Loop is available in 12 different lengths.
The company also launched a new Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop. This band showcases six colors of the original rainbow. It utilizes reflective yars to add some more visibility during outdoor workouts at night.
Pride watch faces
Obviously a matching watch face is needed with such colorful bands and that’s why Apple also created a Pride watch face to accompany the Solo Loop. The display design mirrors the new colors of the band and the threads on the watch face animate with the raise of the wrist. The Nike watch face is a bit more simple, but still makes for a colorful display. To make it easier to access the new watch face, Apple is also including new App Clip functionality.
Both Pride bands are available in 40mm and 44 mm. The Braided Solo Loop will set you back 99 USD, while the NIke Sport Loop is about half the price with a pricetag of 49 USD.
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