Google’s new Android Wear watch bands will make it easy to spice up your smartwatch

Watch Band Mode Google Android Wear

Bored with your wearable? Google wants to spice it up with a collection of new, easy to change ‘Mode’ watch bands.


The straps feature a simple slide toggle to attach and detach your band in a single click. They were designed in partnership with b&nd by Hadley Roma, a company that specializes in making watch straps.

The bands come in 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm mm sizes. That should fit most Android Wear watches – and most mechanical watches too.


Watches are as much fashion accessory as they are tools; that’s why Apple designed an extensive set of watch bands to add some pizzazz to an otherwise staid piece of hardware. It looks like Google had the same realization.

So far the bands come in ten leather and six silicone designs.  They’re priced at $59.95 and $49.95, respectively, and you can buy them in the US from the Google Store (US), Amazon, and Best Buy.

Google says this is just its first collection of bands too, so expect more to pop up in due time.

Published April 26, 2016 — 17:33 UTC

Introducing MODE: Snap-and-swap watch bands designed for Android Wear on Android Official Blog