Can the Apple Watch Ultra use my old bands?

The short answer is: Yes, you can use the same band for your Apple Watch Ultra.

Can the Apple Watch Ultra use my old bands?
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However, that might not be the case with you if you are using a smaller version of the smartwatch by Apple. This answer is for those who have been using an earlier or a bigger model of the Apple Smartwatch.

As the Apple Watch Ultra is way bigger than other Apple Watches at 49 mm in size (bigger than Series 8 also) you have to think about purchasing new tapes too to align with it.

We recommend you check it with a physical Apple store and find whether your old band is compatible with your new Apple Watch Ultra or not.

Here’s some information to help you understand the facts:

According to Apple (on the official website) the all-new 49mm Apple Watch Ultra is compatible with older bands being used for Series 8 and earlier models in 42, 44, and 45mm case sizes.

In short, any band that is being used for Apple Watch Series 3 and newer models can be used for Apple Watch Ultra too.

That’s something only Apple can do (as Tim Cook claims) and you (the consumers) can enjoy world-class compatibility provided by Apple.