“Like any other major sporting event, the Olympic games are going to inspire a ton of clothing brands and accessory makers to produce stuff you can wear while rooting for your favorite team,” Justin Fenner reports for GQ. “Apple is no different.”

“When the games start in August, the tech company will be selling Apple Watch bands [US$49] that reference the national flags of 14 major competitors, meaning you can symbolically cheer on Team USA (or Team France, or Team Brazil) every time you get a text message,” Fenner reports. “Minor detail: You can only get them if you’re in Brazil for the games.”

“Specifically at the Apple Store at VillageMall in Barra da Tijuca,” Fenner reports. “It’s the sole location selling the straps, which will be available in early August.”

Apple's USA-themed Olypmic Apple Watch Band

Apple’s USA-themed Olypmic Apple Watch Band

 
The 14 bands:
• USA
• Great Britain
• Germany
• France
• The Netherlands
• Canada
• Australia
• New Zealand
• Japan
• South Africa
• Mexico
• Jamaica
• China
• Brazil

Trayvon Bromell, sprinter for Team USA, already has his:

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Of course, if you’re not going to be in Brazil, you can still get many third-party Apple Watch Bands with country flags and more — most far less than $49, too — delivered to your door from Amazon.

For example:


MoKo Apple Watch Band, Soft Silicone Sports Band, American Flag, $16.99


iWatch Apple Watch Leather Band, Retro American Flag, $24.99