Spring has sprung! Keep it fresh with these colorful Apple Watch bands

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Time to get a fresh start and look the part.
Time to get a fresh start and look the part.
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Whether you’re in need of a sport band, a luxe leather strap, or cool stainless steel, your search ends here.

Sure, you could go all out on Apple’s new Spring lineup with prices reaching as high as $489, but if you’re like me and putting away the cash for bigger and better hardware upgrades down the road, then these totally affordable and equally stylish bands are just for you.

Check out this watch store guide and find your perfect color match this season for price tags as low as $25.

Best leather Apple Watch bands, from most affordable to luxurious

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Find the perfect leather Apple Watch band for your budget without compromising style or quality.
Find the perfect leather Apple Watch band for your budget without compromising style or quality.
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High-quality leather is a universal way to look and feel classy, timeless and powerful. Deck out your beloved Apple Watch in something it deserves, regardless of price point. Whether you’re buying on a budget or searching for the perfect splurge, your internet scouring ends here.

Check out our watch store guide to finding the perfect leather Apple Watch band for your budget.

Upgrade your Apple Watch without breaking the bank [Watch Store]

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The Tanok — Nyloon's tribal-patterned bands are best-sellers.
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If you’ve got an Apple Watch and want to change things up, it’s quite easy to change the face. But if you want more, you’ve got to change the band.

The mechanical part is easy; it’s the acquisition that can be a bit taxing. Looking good doesn’t have to be expensive, though. Check out our selection of bands that go for less than $40, including items from CarterJett, Rilee & Lo, and Nyloon.

Get the right band when you’re ready for action [Watch Store]

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You're ready for action. Is your Apple Watch? The Twelve South ActionSleeve is made for workouts.
You're ready for action. Is your Apple Watch?
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While the Apple Watch is a great fitness tool, not every band is ready for the rough-and-tumble world of workouts. That black leather band that looks so smashing while you’re out on the town turns a bit sodden when you’re running the streets.

It’s key to get a band that will not only be comfortable, but able to survive whatever you put it through. That’s where the Cult of Mac Watch Store comes in. Check out our selection of Apple Watch sports bands, including the ones highlighted below.

Celebrate Labor Day with huge savings on Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

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Cult of Mac Watch Store's Labor Day Weekend Sale is on!
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Now’s the time to reap some massive savings on all your favorite Apple Watch bands, chargers and accessories. Today through Monday, you’ll save up to 40 percent during Cult of Mac Watch Store’s Labor Day Weekend Sale — our biggest sale to date.

You’ll find deep discounts on some of our most popular brands for Apple Watch accessories including Wiplabs (think WiDuo, BentoStack, Link Bracelets), Nyloon, Ottm, Strapa and Twelve South, just to name a few. Sale ends Monday at midnight, so check out these stellar discounts while they last, and check out our featured brands below.

Save 20% on all Carterjett Apple Watch bands through August 31st

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Save 20 percent on Cartjett's lineup of Apple Watch bands through August. Choose from Leather NATO, Nylon NATO and Silicone Tire Tread bands.
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Apple’s Sport band is the basic bro of Apple Watch bands. If you want something a little more rugged — and a lot less forgettable — strap on a Tire Tread Sport band from Carterjett.

These sturdy silicone bands come in brilliant colors, with extra-large sizes and surprisingly small price tags as do the rest of Carterjett’s collection which includes Nylon NATO and Leather NATO bands as well.

Pop in the code SAVE20! at checkout and you’ll save 20 percent on all Cartejett Apple Watch bands through August.

Amp up your Apple Watch with Carterjett’s all-weather, silicone bands

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Carterjett Tire Tread Sport band review: A silicone band for big wrists.
Tire tracks all across your band mean all kinds of fun.
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Apple’s Sport band is the basic bro of Apple Watch straps. If you want something a little more rugged — and a lot less forgettable — strap on a Tire Tread Sport band from Carterjett. These sturdy silicone bands come in brilliant colors, with extra-large sizes and surprisingly small price tags.

They’re a perfect option for revving up your Apple Watch collection.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Spiffy iPhone case mimics the original iMac, and more!

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In this week's Cult of Mac Magazine: Spigen's new iPhone X case is inspired by the original iMac G3, bringing some retro charm to Apple's latest handset.
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: iPhone case-maker Spigen is launching a set of iPhone X cases inspired by the original see-through iMac G3 and the first-generation iPhone.

With a see-through outer shell, Spigen’s Classic C1 resembles the original iMac. The case commemorates the 20th anniversary of the machine, which Apple launched in 1998. The iMac was the first of a string of hit products following Steve Jobs’ return that turned Apple around.

You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

These silicone Apple Watch bands are perfect for adventure-seekers [Watch Store]

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Carterjett’s Tire Tread Sport Apple Watch Band in Red with Matte Gray hardware.
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Cult of Mac Watch Store is proud to feature a growing and evolving collection of the best Apple Watch bands and accessories on the market. And, we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our curated collection of Apple Watch bands: Las Vegas-based Carterjett.

The result of this creative collaboration is Carterjett’s collection of well-made, great looking Apple Watch bands well-suited for sweat and outdoor activity yet stylish enough to take you into the evening. Best yet, these Apple Watch bands are easy on the wallet.

Cult of Mac Magazine: How Apple Watch could shape up for fitness, and more!

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Apple has been hard at work getting its Workout and Activity apps into shape, with major upgrades rolling out every year. WWDC 2018 should be no exception, but will these Apple Watch fitness features show up?
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: When it comes to fitness apps on Apple Watch, sometimes it feels like Cupertino is running before it can walk. Fancy new features like Heart Rate Recovery are very welcome, but a few of the basics remain missing.

Apple could make major strides when it releases watchOS 5. So in the second of three posts about the future of watchOS, I’ll focus on five essential fitness features I’m hoping we’ll see at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.