Android Wear watches just got a whole new level of customization with MODE watch bands. These accessories are easy to add on and take off the watch - installing a new watch band is just two clicks away: one click to take the existing band off, one click to put the new one on. The MODE bands are available in four widths to fit every Android Wear watch out there. They are already available in the Google Store (in the US), on Amazon, or at Best Buy. Most of the bands that are currently available are priced at either $49 or $59. Here's how they look like in action: The new bands are a welcome addition to the Android Wear ecosystem and I'm sure that many watch wearers will enjoy having something more to customize on their watches. For me, using my original Moto 360 for a year left my band a bit worse for wear (pun unintended), and having more bands and switching between them would both make your watch match your outfit and activity, and make the bands last longer in top shape. Speaking of the original Moto 360, if you're looking to get one of the MODE bands, make sure you check compatibility first - the original 360, for example, isn't compatible with the bands. The idea isn't new with Android Wear's implementation. Pebble Time, the second generation of the first popular smartwatch, did just that. Here's how it looks like on a watch: The metal rod is just a bit more hidden, but it's based on the same principle: easy access to changing the watch band. The system Android Wear allows for a faster band change, but otherwise the similarities between the two are obvious. So if you're an Android Wear user and customization is key, then you're going to love the new MODE bands. Check them out in the Google Store and let us know how they look to you, and if you'd use them. Image source: Android Blog
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool