Hands-on with Nike’s Pure Platinum, Anthracite, and Volt Apple Watch Sport Bands [Video]

As was well-known all through Apple’s barrage of press releases on Tuesday, you can now purchase Nike’s Apple Watch Sport Bands separately. Beforehand, shoppers wanted to purchase the Apple Watch Nike+ hardware itself in order to score one among many breathable bands with compression-molded perforations.

On this put up, we go hands-on with all three of the Nike Sport Bands, which embody Pure Platinum/White, Anthracite/Black, and Black/Volt. Watch our hands-on video for a check out each individually packaged band.

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Instead of strolling into an Apple Retailer, I positioned my Nike Sport Band orders on-line. The bands arrived early this morning, and bought right here packaged individually in bins pretty a bit greater than the band bins themselves.

The bins are the acquainted measurement and shade that we affiliate with completely different Apple Watch bands. After peeling off the inexperienced sticker and sliding out packaging that accommodates the bands, you’ll uncover three gadgets neatly housed inside.

Like completely different Apple Watch bands, the Nike Sport bands embody three gadgets. There’s the piece with the clasp, along with a small/medium piece for smaller wrists, and a medium/huge piece for greater wrists.

Video walkthrough

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The bands are comprised of the similar fluoroelastomer supplies that completely different Sport bands are made out of, nevertheless the perforations seem to make the bands actually really feel barely additional malleable.

Since I don’t private an Apple Watch with a black case, I wasn’t sure how the Volt and Anthracite bands would pair with my stainless-steel and silver aluminum casing. Nonetheless, I was pretty surprised that I cherished the look of all of the pairings. I’m notably eager on the Pure Platinum band when paired with the silver case, nevertheless thought extraordinarily of the stainless-steel+Anthracite combination as properly.

In any case, appears to be are good, nevertheless the precise degree of these bands is to supply a breathable ground for people who’re energetic. The perforated holes allow moisture to flee, which prevents the soggy wrist syndrome which can be associated to working with a traditional Apple Watch Sport band.

Although I truly similar to the Nike Sport Bands, I understand that at $50 a pop, it’s in all probability not one factor that you may merely buy on a whim. Amazon sells several knock off models which have garnered respectable evaluations. The reality is, I tried one among many Amazon bands on the end of the video above and positioned it to be satisfactory. You gained’t get the Nike branding, or completely different delicate particulars that make the precise deal what it is, nevertheless at less than $10, it’s positively worth considering.

What do you think about the Nike Sport Bands for Apple Watch? Would you ponder looking for one now that they are provided individually?