Android Wear watches have some of the nicest designs you'll see on the market, but there's been one thing holding them back: the watchband have not been customizable, meaning that, if you wanted to change your watchband in the past, you were out of luck. The worst part is that Android Wear watch owners looking to sell their devices had to sell the same sweaty bands that they used for some extensive length of time on their devices (different kinds of body sweat don't mix).
Google debuted their MODE watchbands for Android Wear some time ago, allowing users to customize their watchbands as they see fit. Well, Google has opted for modular bands that match what a number of manufacturers are doing on the market (Samsung with its swappable, exchangeable bands, for example, in the Gear S2).
To encourage US Android Wear customers to invest in its MODE watchbands, the search engine giant is offering 20% off now through June 20th at the Google Store. Now, this is exciting news for US Android Wear customers, but there is one thing you need to know outside of price, that is. First, you should know that, if you're a first-generation Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3, Moto 360 Sport, or an LG Watch Urbane LTE Second Edition owner, your device is ineligible to take advantage of the MODE watchbands.
You can purchase MODE leather and silicone bands, with leather bands coming in at around $59.95 while MODE silicone bands cost $49.95. You can select between 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, and 22mm sizes, so those looking for something larger (42mm, for example) will find themselves disappointed with Google's MODE watchband offerings.
If you're ready to pick up your discounted MODE watchbands, head on over to Google here.