Apple Watch gains new International Collection Sport Loop bands, matching faces

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in Apple Watch edited June 29
Apple has launched a series of new Sport Loop bands, plus Apple Watch faces, representing countries around the world.

America is among the 22 countries represented
America is among the 22 countries represented


A new range of Sport Loop bands is now available for the Apple Watch, bringing two-color and three-color straps, plus stylized flags as matching Watch faces. Apple says in a statement that the range is made "to celebrate the indescribable drive and competitive spirit of all athletes and fans."

Each of the new Sport Loop bands costs $49, and are available in both 40mm and 44mm sizes. The matching Watch faces require an Apple Watch Series 4, Apple Watch SE, or later.

"The band packaging includes App Clip functionality to easily download the matching country's Stripes Apple Watch face," says Apple. "Additionally, customers can download any of the 22 watch faces from apple.com and also use Face Sharing to share with other Apple Watch users."

The countries represented are:

  • Australia

  • Belgium

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • China

  • Denmark

  • France

  • Germany

  • Great Britain

  • Greece

  • Italy

  • Jamaica

  • Japan

  • Mexico

  • Netherlands

  • New Zealand

  • Russia

  • South Africa

  • South Korea

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • US

In highlighting its celebration of international athletes, Apple has showcased Amy Van Dyken, six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist. She's also described as an activist for the disabled community after suffering a spinal cord injury, and an avid Apple Watch user.

"I share activity with my sister and my niece," she says. "I love how it helps me stay connected to my family -- we enjoy encouraging one another."

"I always thought I was an active individual," she continues. "But being paralyzed, I don't realize how much I'm not in my chair and moving around. So I stay active with the Wheelchair Walk Pace and Wheelchair Run Pace workouts, which are just so unique for people in my community."

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 4
    h4y3sh4y3s Posts: 52member
    Terrific addition. 
    gregoriusm
  • Reply 2 of 4
    urashidurashid Posts: 115member
    I tried replicating the flag by customizing the Stripes watchface but can't get it to match exactly:


    I wonder if there is way to download just the watchface? I am happy with current band and don't need to change it.
  • Reply 3 of 4
    urashid said:
    I tried replicating the flag by customizing the Stripes watchface but can't get it to match exactly:


    I wonder if there is way to download just the watchface? I am happy with current band and don't need to change it.
    You can download it.

    go to:
    https://www.apple.com/watch/

    Then scroll down to “International Collection,” and tap on “See the countries.”

    Select the country you want and then scroll down to where it says “add Apple Watch face.”

    it will then download and set as current face.
    urashid
  • Reply 4 of 4
    urashidurashid Posts: 115member
    urashid said:
    I tried replicating the flag by customizing the Stripes watchface but can't get it to match exactly:


    I wonder if there is way to download just the watchface? I am happy with current band and don't need to change it.
    You can download it.

    go to:
    https://www.apple.com/watch/

    Then scroll down to “International Collection,” and tap on “See the countries.”

    Select the country you want and then scroll down to where it says “add Apple Watch face.”

    it will then download and set as current face.

    Thank you so much for the detailed instructions.  I had looked for the download link but probably didn't dig deep enough.

    Funny thing though, the downloaded face (on my 40mm watch) also doesn't look like the image I see in the post.  That image must be for the 44mm watch.  I think I like my creation better now :smile: 
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