The Apple Watch Sport, according to Apple, comes with “two bands” according to the “What’s in the Box” section on the product page.
While that’s good news in text, apparently it’s not exactly as it sounds. According to a report recently published by TechCrunch, while the Watch Sport does indeed come with two bands, it’s not actually two full bands, as some might expect based on the information provided by Apple. Instead, it’s apparently three pieces which are designed to allow for two different band sizes S/M or M/L to fit on all wrist sizes:
“You see, Apple Sport Watch models technically do come with two bands, but in practice, it’s not two full bands, but rather three pieces. There’s one piece that attaches to one end of the watch with the fastener, and then two additional bands (the side with the holes) that attach to the other side of the watch. These two bands come in two different lengths — a S/M size for smaller wrists and an M/L size for larger wrists.
In other words, you won’t have an entire extra band to swap.“
While it’s a bit of a letdown that the Apple Watch Sport doesn’t come with two full bands, it’s probably not completely a surprise.