Along with the presentation of the Apple Watch Series 6 Apple has presented two new straps, the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop. These straps are also sold separately in the Apple store, but are they compatible with all watches? Similarly, along with the presentation of watchOS 7 Apple has announced new spheres, in which Apple Watch models can we use them? Let’s see.

Solo Loop strap compatibility and its braided little sister


The Solo Loop strap that Apple has presented with the Apple Watch Series 6 is one of the great novelties that joins this launch. With a buckle-free design, no overlapping parts, no magnets, the Solo Loop is the simplest and most comfortable-looking strap in the entire catalog. Apple has us used to All straps are compatible with all Apple Watch models, but in the case of the Solo Loop the situation is somewhat different.

Solo Loop and Braided Solo Loop are only compatible with Apple Watch Series 4 and older, as well as the newly introduced Apple Watch SE. The 40mm case is compatible with sizes 1 to 9, while the 44mm is compatible with sizes 4 to 12.

The reason for this compatibility seems to focus on the issue of sizes. Apple sells 12 strap sizes to which you then have to add the size of the case. Thus, a size 7 strap, for example, will be tighter on a 40mm Apple Watch than on a 44mm Apple Watch. So the truth is that the Solo Loop strap should be compatible with the Apple Watch Series 3, but we would have to take into account the size of the box manually.

Compatibility of the new spheres


Apple has also presented new dial designs for the Apple Watch. These designs arrive with watchOS 7, which will officially arrive today. The complete list of spheres is as follows:

GMT: showing us multiple time zones.
Count up: which includes an elapsed time counter that we can access very quickly.
Chronograph Pro: which has a tachymeter to count speeds.
Typograph: where we can choose between many fonts to show the hours.
Artist– With creative designs created by Jeff McFetridge.
Memoji: where we can place our Memoji and see it react when we touch the screen.
Stripes: showing thousands of color combinations to create flags or adapt to the colors we wear on a specific day.

From this list, taking into account the screen size change that occurred on the Apple Watch Series 4, only the Artist watch face is backward compatible. The rest of the dials are available from Series 4 as well as on the new Apple Watch SE.

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Whether we are considering a new strap for our old watch or some of the new spheres that Apple has presented have caught our attention, it is important that we take into account compatibility. For the two cases that we discuss in this article, the minimum requirement is the Apple Watch Series 4, although with some exceptions.

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