Apple says new Solo Loop Apple Watch bands compatible with Apple Watch Series 4 and above
Apple has revealed that the newly introduced Apple Watch Solo Loop bands are compatible with the Apple Watch Series 4 and above, marking the first time Apple has excluded older generation watches from being able to use current generation bands.
With the new Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop straps, Apple has introduced eighteen different size options. To help customers choose which size best fits them, a new printable tool is available from Apple.com and the Apple Store app, which helps customers find a size that will comfortably fit their wrists.
Although Apple doesn’t detail exactly why the Apple Watch Series 3 and below aren’t compatible with the Solo Loop bands, presumably this is due to the smaller 38mm and 42mm case sizes which were replaced by 40mm and 44mm with the Apple Watch Series 4 and above, meaning the sizing tool online wouldn’t be compatible with these older models.