Google MODE bands mean easy swapping for Android Wear watches
Apple Watch might not be as impressive in hardware specs as some of the other options available in Android Wear smartwatches, but one thing where it excels is the swappable bands. Android watches have not been that successful with swappable bands and Google wants to change it. For Android Wear they have released MODE, snap-and-swap watch bands which give you the freedom to display your style.
MODE bands in partnership with b&nd from Hadley Roma work with any Android Wear smartwatch having standard lugs to fit the watch band. Android wants to make this a universal standard for their watches, however the user has to choose from 16mm, 18mm, 20mm and 22mm options.
Swap bands in a jiffy to suit the mood and occasion
Changing the look of your Android Wear smartwatch is going to extend beyond the watch faces as you can quickly choose a MODE band for the occasion and mood. Attaching or detaching the band can be done by simply sliding a button in a jiffy. The bands are going to be available in 10 leather shades and 6 in silicone material. Each of these bands is going to be available in the four widths mentioned above. Leather bands will come for $60 while the silicone ones are priced at $50. You can also buy them from Amazon for the same price.
To make this a truly universal standard for Android Wear smartwatches, Google is going to share the MODE mechanism design with other brands and accessory makers. The new bands are going to be compatible with smartwatches like LG Watch Urbane, Moto 360 for Men, Moto 360 for Women, Huawei Watch, Samsung Gear and Asus Zen Watch.