When talking about smartwatches, it’s easy to forget that they’re more than just extensions of a smartphone. They offer a ton of useful electronic functionality, but they’re still watches, and watches are fashion accessories. Samsung is taking advantage of that fact and releasing a handful of new bands for their Gear S3 to mix and match any kind of fashion.
The Gear S3 is already compatible with a standard 22mm watch band, but Samsung wanted to take things a step further. They’ve partnered with Strap Studio and SLG Design to craft bands in several different textures and colors (it’s a ton of leather though, heads up) in a few different price points. If you’re not happy with the plain band that came with your watch and want something a little more personalized to your Gear S3, now you have options.
The custom bands will be available from the respective companies directly, although Samsung is planning on selling them directly through their own online store soon. They’ll also get a physical presence in a few countries, hopefully by the end of the year, but for most users ordering them online is the way to go.
If you’re interested in seeing the many different styles available, Samsung has created an interactive demo that will allow you to change out bands and colors on a Gear S3 and Gear S3 Frontier.