Apple Watch has always been Apple's most personalized product. To make it easier to choose a case and strap that suits your own style, Apple is introducing a new retail feature called Apple Watch Studio, along with Series 5. Available both online and in-store at Apple Watch Studio lets you mix and match styles to build your own custom model. Here's how the process works when you sign in to the Apple Store.
Prior to the Apple Watch Series 5, Apple only offered a standard set of model watches with preset combinations of cases and straps. Apple styles are tasteful, but represent only a small fraction of the options available to everyone If you want a strap that is not included in the warehouse configuration, you will need to buy it separately. This added cost for many purchases and could leave you with a group you may never wear. Last year, Apple began packing watches and tapes of the Series 4 separately and try out new displays in the mag other, changes that heralded the Apple Watch Studio.
Apple Stores will offer a new spreadsheet dedicated to the Apple Watch Studio experience on September 20. Wooden trays filled with an assortment of straps unrelated to watch cases allow you to handle the Each material and style Leather mats are provided for testing. Separate centerpieces in the center of the table carry a variety of loose clocks These trays have special cutouts, grinded to fit both box sizes, and contain integrated chargers.
A member of the Apple Store team will explain the options you have and answer questions about the differences between each model and material. You can freely mix and match each of the inventory shown to see which type fits your style. More options are available in the table drawers if you ask an employee for a specific bar. When you're ready to buy, the iPad Pros on the Studio Table launches a personalized app similar to the Apple Watch Studio online experience. Swipe between cover and strip styles to build your design and see pricing.
One advantage of the online experience is that you can't mix and match between collections, which means you can't buy a Nike Sport Band with a titanium case or Hermès strap, which is not Hermès. On a personal level, technically nothing prevents you from trying out these unsupported combinations if inventory is available. Apple, however, says mixing and matching are only available in collections. If you want another tape, you can buy it separately later.
If you are away from visiting the Apple Store, Apple Watch Studio is the best way to get the Apple Watch Series 5 and see which bands you prefer before investing. Apple says nearly 1,000 combinations can be configured. If you can't get to a physical store, Studio's online tool is almost as solid. You won't get the expertise of Apple staff or the ability to test different faces of the watch with the band you choose, but the flexibility of customizing to your heart's content adds pleasure to your purchase experience.
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