Apple Watch straps vs. third-party pricing options

It was always obvious that the Apple Watch was going to carry a premium price, but people seem rather shocked at how much Apple will charge to upgrade to a better strap. However, it comes as no surprise that there are already third-party Apple Watch strap options, and the prices are far more competitive.

One of the reasons for going for the third-party option is that people will be able to purchase the entry-level Apple Watch, and rather than pay ridicules prices for official straps and bands, they have the option of a far cheaper route.

The price you pay for the entry-level Sport Model is $349, you will then be charged $450 for the stainless steel link bracelet, and between $149 and $249 for leather strap options.

Third-party Apple Watch straps

However, to help keep prices down you can opt for something from Monowear Design, which is a crowdfunding campaign. What makes these such a great deal is how you can choose a leather or stainless steel band for just $80.

If this is the case, then you can have an Apple Watch and either of these bands for a total of $429, which is a pretty decent saving.

There is one major issue though, and that is the fact only $1,745 has been pledged of a $20,000 target, which needs to be achieved in 24 days.

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Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

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