Apple recently launched a new range of Sport Loop bands with matching Apple Watch faces representing 22 countries around the world. In a statement, the Cupertino tech giant said that the range is made “to celebrate the indescribable drive and competitive spirit of all athletes and fans.”
Apple announces new Apple Watch International Collection Sport Loop bands with matching flag faces
This limited-edition collection is about celebrating the spirit of all athletes and fans. Here are the countries represented by the new band:
The soft, breathable, and lightweight International Collection Sport Loop bands are available representing the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and the US.
In celebration of Internation athletes, Apple in its announcement post showcased Amy Van Dyken, a six-time Olympic swimming gold medalist, and an avid Apple Wach user. Dyken is described as an activist for the disabled community since suffering a spinal cord injury 14 years after her competitive swim days.
“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.”
As for the Sport Loop bands, they are available in both 40mm and 44mm sizes and cost $49 each. Users can purchase them on apple.com and in Apple Stores. The matching watch faces of the bands can be downloaded via an App Clip printed on the band’s packaging. Apple Watch owners can also download any of the 22 watch faces from Apple’s website.