Apple Has Olympic Limited Edition Apple Watch Bands in Brazil, But We Found Alternatives

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Apple is offering limited edition Apple Watch bands for the Olympics, but you can only get them at the Apple Store VillageMall in Barra da Tijuca. That’s in Brazil. GQ reported that Apple has Apple Watch bands commemorating 14 “major competitor” countries. But if you can’t go to Brazil, we did some digging and found a couple of alternatives at Amazon and AliExpress.

Apple’s Bands

First, we’ll take a look at some of the Apple’s bands, which are priced at R$329, or US$100 as of this writing:

Apple Watch Band Olympics 2016 USA

Apple Watch Band Olympics 2016 USA

Apple Watch Band Olympics 2016 South Africa

Apple Watch Band Olympics 2016 South Africa

Apple Watch Band Olympics 2016 Japan

Apple Watch Band Olympics 2016 Japan

Apple Watch Band Olympics 2016 France

Apple Watch Band Olympics 2016 France

Alternative Bands

Apple’s bands look great, but there are alternatives out there. For instance, here’s a Stars and Stripe Apple Watch band from a company called Topgraph. It’s priced at a more modest $24 at Amazon.

Apple Watch band - Stars and Stripes

Apple Watch band – Stars and Stripes

Or this one with Great Britain’s Union Jack flag, at $10.88 from Amazon:

Apple Watch band - Union Jack

Apple Watch band – Union Jack

That same band is available at AliExpress for $11.39, and there’s a Stars and Stripes band there, too. I wasn’t able to find any other country’s flag in an Apple Watch band, not even one for China, where the two alternatives above were made. If you know of others, drop a note in the comments.

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  1. Just type in American Flag Apple Watch band on ebay, I just bought this watch band in the American Flag design prior to July 4th. It shipped from China so expect about a 2-3 week before it arrives, but I absolutely love the band. It is the same feel as the rubber watch bands that come with the Apple Sport watches. Great quality and durability. (And MUCH less!) http://www.ebay.com/itm/38-42-American-Flag-Striped-Silicon-Rubber-Watch-Band-for-Apple-Watch-Band-Strap-/322136975646?var=&hash=item4b00dc291e:m:mCHIS11xQxCEJ_kBtX5MW_Q

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