Android Wear smartwatches are already fairly customizable, as many support traditional watch bands. Google is taking things a step further today, though, with the launch of MODE.
MODE is a new type of “snap-and-swap” band for Android Wear smartwatches. They have a slide button on the inside of the band, next to the watch itself, so that you can attach and detach your band with a single click. The bands come in four different widths and fit “most” Android Wear smartwatches as well as analog mechanical watches. Google is making the bands in collaboration with b&nd by Hadley Roma.
MODE watch bands are available in leather and silicone varieties, with the leather version coming in 10 colors and 4 sizes while the silicone bands are offered in 6 colors and 4 sizes. The leather bands are $59.95 apiece, while the silicone bands are $49.95 each. Both kinds are being sold by Google, Amazon, and Best Buy.
As I said before, many Android Wear watches already support traditional watch bands, but those can be difficult for folks to swap. These new MODE bands from Google aim to fix that by offering a super easy swap method. What’s more, they come in many colors, which will come in handy when selecting a band to fit your style. The MODE bands aren’t cheap, but if you’re looking for an easy way to customize your Android Wear smartwatch, they could be a nice option.