Apple Watch Ultra is compatible with 45mm Watch bands

2022-09-08

Apple unveiled three new smartwatches at its Far Out event yesterday - the new Watch SE, Watch Series 8, and Watch Ultra. Alongside these, Apple also announced new straps for the Ultra model - Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band.

Apple Watch UltraApple Watch Ultra

With a case size of 49mm, the Apple Watch Ultra is the biggest smartwatch yet from the Cupertino-based tech giant. But that doesn't mean the three bands mentioned above can't be used with some older Apple Watches since Apple says they are also compatible with Apple Watches of 44mm and 45mm case sizes. Since there's no mention of smaller case sizes, it's safe to assume the 49mm bands for the Watch Ultra aren't compatible with them.

Apple Watch Ultra's bands are compatible with non-Ultra models having 44mm and 45mm cases
Apple Watch Ultra's bands are compatible with non-Ultra models having 44mm and 45mm cases

That said, if you have a 45mm band meant for the non-Ultra model, you can use it with the Apple Watch Ultra since Apple says the 45mm straps work with 42mm, 44mm, and 49mm cases.

45mm straps for non-Ultra models are also compatible with the Watch Ultra
45mm straps for non-Ultra models are also compatible with the Watch Ultra

The Apple Watch Ultra and its straps are already available for purchase through Apple's website. You can read our Apple Watch Ultra announcement coverage here to learn more about it and the new Watch SE and Watch Series 8, and head this way to check their prices in key markets.

Apple Watch Ultra's Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band strapsApple Watch Ultra's Trail Loop, Alpine Loop, and Ocean Band straps

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