Samsung has released six watch bands for the Galaxy Watch 4. The limited-edition watch bands are made from eco-friendly, recyclable materials including apple peels, according to the South Korea-based company.
The new watch band was designed and produced in collaboration with fashion designer Sami Miro. Miro’s previous collections have used some of the materials deployed in the new Samsung collection of watch bands.
The six watch bands are Midnight Black, Stratus Sky (both made 100 percent from apple peels), Aurora Night, Cloud Navy, Earth Sunrise, and Dawn Atlas (made of thermoplastic polyurethane recyclable materials).
Both the Midnight Black and Stratus Sky watch bands amazingly retain the premium look of leather even though they are made from non-animal materials. The six Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 replacement watch bands are available at a starting price of $39.99.
While the new watch bands align with a conscious policy by Samsung to reduce its carbon footprint, there are still several areas where the company needs massive improvements. The durability of these new watch bands may not be as strong as the traditional materials, but they are important improvements all the same.
However, much still needs to be done in terms of the reparability of most of its devices. In addition, the eco-friendly status of much of Samsung’s production facilities in several countries is still very low, while in some other countries, the company has fully transited to renewable energy in such plants.
Samsung has also introduced three new watch faces and they can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.