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Apple Watch Gets Larger Sport Band, Link Bracelet Kit, 38mm Modern Buckle

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New accessories for the Apple Watch have just hit the company’s online store (err, integrated store), each making the product a viable option for individuals with wrists larger than 215mm (the previous largest strap being the 42mm Classic Buckle), plus those wanting a 38mm Modern Buckle.

First up, the popular (and relatively inexpensive) Sport Bands are being offered in both Black and White in a new L/XL size. Previously, between the S/M and M/L bands, the Sport Band fit 140-210mm, but with the L/XL option, that expands to 245mm, available for $69 CAD.

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A new $69 CAD Link Bracelet Kit has also been released, and includes six additional links for Apple’s insanely gorgeous (and expensive) Link Bracelet. The standard Link Bracelet is designed for wrists 140-205mm, but expands to 245mm with the kit.

I have more than a few interested friends who have tried on my Apple Watch (even with the M/L Sport Band installed) only to find the band far too small to even close. With this release, Apple has opened the floodgates to those with larger wrists, and I can only imagine that even more band options will follow.

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Also available for sale for the first time is the 38mm Modern Buckle Band, priced at $329 CAD, available in small, medium and large wrists, with brown, black, pink or blue colour options. Availability is listed at 1-2 weeks.

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Earlier today, Best Buy Canada launched sales of Apple Watch at select stores and online.

Do you know anyone with a wrist previously too large for the Apple Watch? Will they be buying now that the range has been expanded? Sound off below!

 

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