We can’t say this is the year of wearables because it’s virtual reality’s turn to become bigger in 2016. But the past couple of years, we’ve witnessed how the young industry started and how several companies introduced their own smartwatch offering. Most of them may still be in the premium range category but Chinese OEMs have started to launch more affordable ones, prompting the top brands to also lower their prices.

Google is one of the main forerunners in this game because of Android Wear. That’s not really surprising because the Android community is big. The wearable platform may be different from the mobile version but the two definitely work best together. Aside from coming up with a more feature-rich OS, there’s the challenge of how to make the watch design more attractive than ever. Customization is a must and good thing you can change watch faces, choose, apps, and even change the watch straps.

The tech giant has just introduced new set of interchangeable watch bands called MODE. It’s more than just a new strap design as it makes any smartwatch more powerful. The MODE can be easily attached to your watch with a slide button. You can choose between the leather or silicone versions available in a variety of colors. Depending on your style, need, or mood, you can personalize the look of your smartwatch with MODE bands.


Google has prepared a first set of bands from Hadley-Roma. Each band comes with a slider button that lets you to easily attach to and detach from your favorite smartwatch. MODE Snap-and-swap watch bands for Android Wear are currently available on Google Store, Best Buy, and Amazon. The silicone band starts at $50 while the leather version is $60.

SOURCE: Google Store, Official Android Blog, Android