Apple Debuts Patriotic Apple Watch Bands for the Olympics

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On August 5, millions of fans will begin cheering on approximately 10,500 athletes from all over the world as they compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. To help those spectators get into the patriotic spirit, The Verge reports, Apple has designed special edition Apple Watch bands that feature the national flag colors of 14 competing nations. But only those who are attending the games in Brazil will be able to get their hands on them.

According to GQ, the limited edition bands are only being sold at the Apple Store at Village Mall in Barra da Tijuca, where many of the matches will be held. The collection will include themed nylon straps for the United States, France, the Netherlands, Great Britain, South Africa, Mexico, New Zealand, Japan, Jamaica, Canada, China, Australia, Germany, and of course, Brazil.

The bands, which are set to retail for $49, will go on sale in August, but American sprinter Trayvon Bromell was able to get his early and posed with it in a Twitter photo this week (above). There is no word on whether or not Apple will extend the sale of the bands to places outside of Village Mall.

[h/t GQ]

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