Apple Watch enthusiasts who are also
into sports, here’s a chance to justify a
trip to Brazil: Besides watching athletes
compete in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games
in person, you’ll also be able to buy
Watch bands with national flag motifs
from 14 countries.
According to GQ, these limited edition
bands cost $49 each and will only be
sold at one location: the Apple Store at
VillageMall in Barra da Tijuca.
The straps will become available in early
August, but there’s obviously another way
to get them, as sprinter Trayvon Bromell
showed off his U.S.-themed band on
Twitter Thursday.
To recap: If you want one of these straps,
you can either go to Rio or be a top
athlete. We’d call that an easy choice.
The list of countries represented on the
bands includes USA, Great Britain, The
Netherlands, South Africa, New Zealand,
Mexico, Japan, Jamaica, Canada, China,
Australia, Germany, France and, of
course, Brazil.
Apple significantly expanded its lineup of
Watch bands in March, when it
introduced new nylon straps . In April, the
company introduced new Watch band
styles in collaboration with luxury fashion
house Hermes , following the
overwhelming popularity of the first
collection.

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