Apple Watch Pride Edition bands for 2022 are here

Celebrate Pride Month and support the LGBTQ+ community with two new Apple Watch bands and watch faces

Apple Watch Pride Edition band
(Image credit: Apple)

Apple has launched its new Pride Edition bands for 2022 and this year they come in two styles with matching watch faces. The bands fit any Apple Watch and show support for the LGBTQ+ community and the equality movement. They're on sale now and so you can get them in time for Pride Month. 

The Pride Edition Sport Loop features a faded-look rainbow with the word pride across the length of the strap in Apple's original Mac font. This can be matched with the Pride Threads Watch face, which continues the colored threads through the face. 

The Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop is a darker colored strap but still features the rainbow colored threads along the length of the band. Those with a Nike Edition Apple Watch will be able to pair the strap with the special rainbow Nike Bounce face. 

Apple Watch Pride Edition

The Pride Edition Sport Loop (left) and the Pride Edition Nike Sport Loop (right). 

(Image credit: Apple)

The new straps cost £49 / $49 / AU$ 69 and are available in both 41mm and 45mm sizes so will fit any Apple Watch. 

To download the new Pride Watch face you need to visit the Apple Watch page (opens in new tab). on your iPhone. You'll need to be running watchOS  8.6 and iOS 15.5 to do so though. 

As T3's Managing Editor in the US, Mat has his finger on the pulse for the latest advances in technology. Originally from the UK, he has written about technology since 2003 and after stints in Beijing and Hong Kong, is now based in Chicago. He’s a true lover of gadgets, but especially anything that involves cameras, electric cars, musical instruments or travel.