Apple Watch Accessories Are Crazy Expensive

Mar 09, 2015

Even if you don’t plan to spend $17,000 on a gold Apple Watch, Apple is offering plenty of other opportunities to pay exorbitant prices for smartwatch accessories.

Apple Watch bands range in price from $50 for sports bands to $450 for a stainless steel link bracelet. The high-end link is made of more than 100 components and requires nine hours to cut the links that from each strap. All that time and effort apparently makes it very, very expensive.

For those looking to splurge but not totally break the bank, there are also Apple Watch leather bands available costing $150 or $250.

Apple is also charging $30 for an extra Apple Watch charging cable, or $40 for the longer version. Don’t expect to stop paying the Apple premium for devices and accessories any time soon.

Here's What the Newest Apple Watch Apps Look Like and Can Do

Request a ride on Uber with Apple Watch. Without reaching for your phone.
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Request a ride on Uber with Apple Watch. Without reaching for your phone.
When you receive a notification, the Taptic Engine alerts you with a gentle tap.
You can scroll through and like images on Instagram right from your wrist.
The SPG app on Apple Watch lets you check into your hotel and unlock your room.
Apple Watch will pull your boarding pass from Passbook when you’re near the airport.
You can buy lunch at places like Whole Foods using Apple Pay on Apple Watch.
See who’s calling without having to reach for your phone.
Get timely activity reminders and progress updates throughout the day.
Receive your iPhone notifications.
The Workout app provides more detailed measurement during specific activities.
Apple Watch encourages you to sit less. Move more. And get some exercise.
Swipe up from the watch face for Glances, quick summaries of the information you use most.
In the Now Playing Glance, you can control your music right from your wrist.
In addition to timekeeping, communications, and health and fitness, Apple Watch lets you do so much more.
Request a ride on Uber.
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