Apple Watch Discounted From $349 to $299, New Bands Introduced- Apple Live Event’16

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Apple Watch has been announced since a long time. But people are still eyeing the watch due to the signature heavy price tag. But, the Apple today cut off the price tag of the watch during the event. The company reduced the starting price of the watch from $349 to $299. It must be noted that this the first price cut for the watch since Apple announced it about a year ago. This price drop is only meant for the entry-level Apple Watch Sports model.

Those who already own the watch and are looking for some new and innovative bands to add to their lineup, Apple has also introduced a new woven nylon band in four different colors. Also, the Cupertino Company revealed a new space black version of the Milanese Loop. The Loop was previously available in silver color only. Additionally, there are sport and leather bands in new colors too.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook during the event said that;

“People also love changing the bands and how it gives the watch an entirely new look. About a third of our Apple Watch wearers regularly change their bands.”


Apple Watch is the most popular choice of the audience since the day it launched. However, the Smartwatch is facing a strong competition from the likes of LG, Motorola, Samsung and some other famous names like Tag Heuer etc. But with the new watch bands and watch faces, we can expect that more people will be attracted to this technology.

Coming to the Apple watch, it is a Smartwatch topped with an activity tracker and paired with an iPhone. It is available in three different renditions including, entry-level Sport version now starting at $299, the Apple Watch starting at $549, and the Apple Watch Edition starting at $10,000. It is about a year since this watch came into our hands and the company is no mood to launch the successor, Apple Watch 2,  till later this year. Apple is also busy updating the bands and the software of the same device.

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The company also revealed the new changes in the Sports model in September this year. It also offered a choice of gold or rose gold in anodized aluminum.  The stainless steel model Apple Watch also became available in space black version that comes with a black sports band or special Product Red band. The same month, Apple updated its Smartwatch with watchOS 2, the operating system software that operates the device. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Read about our Affiliates Disclosure Policy here.