Got a lot of pride for your country? It doesn't matter what brand of shoes, clothing, or even electronics that you prefer when it comes to competing in the Olympics and winning a medal or two for your country. In times of competition, Americans and worldwide nationalities come together for a common goal: to represent their country and take their nation as far as they can. Olympics remind us that the spirit of competition is a good thing, but they also teach us that we are human, and our humanity is what binds us to all people.
Apple is tapping into the mood of Rio by selling national Apple Watch Bands in Rio at the Apple Store in Village Mall (Barra da Tijuca). Keep in mind that you'll only be able to pick these up in Brazil, so Americans who will tune in to Rio coverage from home won't be lucky enough to pick these up this time. Next, Apple is selling Apple Watch Bands for the following countries: Great Britain, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Jamaica, Brazil, France, USA, South Africa, Netherlands, Japan, and China. You can take a look at the national Apple Watch bands in the photos below. These national Apple Watch Bands cost $49, so they're as expensive as you can expect them to be. USA athlete Trayvon Bromell already has his USA band for the Rio games.
The national Apple Watch bands are composed of nylon, which means that you're getting a similar feel to the nylon bands the company released at its iPhone SE announcement. Of course, those who still want nylon bands (and can't take advantage of these gorgeous national watch bands) can always go through Amazon to get them. There's always a seller that offers them to you for a price that can't be beat.
Do you know of someone heading to Rio? Are they a huge Apple Watch fan? Do you think Apple should sell these to those who will remain in their respective countries but still want to sport pride for their country?