The main difference between Bond Touch vs Bond Touch More is the updated design, types of touches you can send and how many people you can send them to.
With the original Bond Touch you can only connect with one other bracelet and send simple touches. While the second generation Bond Touch More incorporates swipes into messages and connects with up to three other Bond Touch More users.
But, are these upgrades worth the investment?
We compared each bracelet in nine key areas and the results were surprising.
Along the way, you’ll discover what they are like to wear, how user-friendly each option is, and how different each feels when receiving a touch!
If you’re in a rush, here’s our TL;DR test results.
TL;DR Breakdown of Bond Touch vs Bond Touch More
While having a sleek new design and the ability to connect with up to three other Bond Touch More users are great updates. We think Bond Touch More’s enhanced touch gestures (swipe and tap anywhere on the module) and the sensations they produce from vibrations, alone justify the higher price.
Design: Bond Touch More’s module is larger but also slimmer than the original. Along with a band that is a similar thickness, it actually looks smaller on your wrist.
Comfort: Having a watch-like band means the Bond Touch More module can’t move around. Also, the magnetic charging setup on the bottom of the module creates better contact with your wrist.
Bracelet Pairing: Being able to connect with up to three other users makes Bond Touch More an option for friends groups and families.
Sending / Receiving Touches: Being able to swipe and tap different parts of the Bond Touch More module and have them exactly mimicked by precise vibrations is a better overall experience.
Charging & Battery Life: Having a magnetic docking station makes the Bond Touch More’s charging process easier. It also looks aesthetically better on your bedside table.
Price: Although, the original Bond Touch bracelets cost 25% less and do an amazing job keeping long distance relationships connected. Bond Touch More’s upgrades completely justify the price in our eyes.
Other than the printed design on the boxes there is no real difference when comparing the Bond Touch to the Bond Touch More.
It feels like an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” moment.
Both packages are quite compact and in the hand feel very sturdy. We think they look and feel very similar to what Apple produces for their products, which immediately makes you think it’s high quality.
If we had to nitpick to find a difference, the lid and box fit of the original Bond Touch is quite tight, which made it hard to open.
The thing is, you’re only going to do this once, and at least you know it’s secure.
After removing the lid, pulling the tab reveals a quick start guide (in English, Spanish, and French) and a USB-powered charging dock.
Both charging docks are quite different, which we’ll dive into in the charging and battery life section.
Overall, the unboxing experience is fun and there’s no way to split the Bond Touch vs Bond Touch More.
Bond Touch More vs Bond Touch Design Comparison
At first glance, both Bond Touch and Bond Touch More models look relatively similar. But as you dive deeper you can’t help but think that the Bond Touch More looks like a refined second-generation device.
There’s no getting around the fact that the Bond Touch More module is noticeably longer, but it is slimmer. When you couple this with the watch-like band that connects to the module housing we think it actually appears smaller and more subtle on your wrist than the original.
Tip: This is especially true if you are to pick the black module and housing combination.
Why do we think it looks and feels smaller?
The original Bond Touch’s module and band design is quite unique as the module slides onto the band rather than attaching like a watch. Although it is still quite small, this setup makes the module stick out, appearing bigger than it is.
Regarding waterproofing, both the Bond Touch and Bond Touch More are IPX7 rated. This means you can submerge them to around one yard/meter MAX and for around 30 minutes. So there will be no issues wearing them swimming or in the bath/shower.
|Bond Touch More
|1.45in / 3.68cm
|1.57in / 3.99cm
|0.78in / 1.98cm
|0.55in / 1.40cm
|0.59in / 1.50cm
|0.47in / 1.19cm
|9.5in / 24.13cm
|9.5in / 24.13cm
How the Bond Touch & Bond Touch More Feel
Putting on each bracelet can be done with one hand thanks to the loop on the end of the bands. However, we found it a little more difficult to secure the original Bond Touch because the silicone band is a lot stiffer. Making it harder to push the pin through the hole.
The silicone band of the Bond Touch More has added flexibility and even with having a larger pin it is easier to push through the hole and secure it.
How They Feel On Your Wrist
On your wrist, the overall weights of both bracelets are surprisingly low, making them hardly noticeable. Plus, pairing them with silicone bands creates a very comfortable feel.
- Bond Touch: 0.53oz / 15g
- Bond Touch More: 0.6oz / 17g
We think it’s quite impressive that the Bond Touch More models only weigh an extra 0.07oz / 2g when you think of the larger module size and enhanced tech they’ve included.
Bond Touch vs Bond Touch More Wearability
You’ll have no issues wearing either the Bond Touch or Bond Touch More throughout the day. We tested both doing everyday activities and they weren’t restrictive when worn close fitting. Just as you would wear a regular watch.
However, when it comes to physical activity we found the module on the original Bond Touch would slide around from time to time if you didn’t secure it tight enough.
Because the Bond Touch More’s setup is like a watch, there’s nowhere for the module to move as it’s secured to the band. Also, the magnets on the bottom of the module (for charging) protrude and the contact they make with your wrist creates more stability.
|Bond Touch More
|0.52oz / 15g
|0.6oz / 17g
|Attach w/ one hand
Bracelets’ Setup Process
When it comes to setting up and pairing Bond Touch and Bond Touch More bracelets, there is no real difference between the two.
Before you can start sending touches there are four steps you need to complete for both bracelets:
- Account creation
- Bracelet pairing
- Touch tutorials, and
- Partner connect
The only real difference, and a necessary one, is with the Touch Tutorials. These tutorials walk you through the process of how to send touches to each other.
Tip: Touch Tutorials are skippable during the setup process. But we recommend you complete them to get the most out of the bracelets.
This is an important update because of the Bond Touch More’s enhanced touch gestures (swiping and tapping any part of the module, not just the middle), which are trickier to navigate.
How Many Bond Touch Bracelets Can Be Connected
This is a great tech upgrade for friend groups and families that want to add Bond Touch to their relationships.
But there is a caveat…
Both Bond Touch and Bond Touch More bracelets are designed for one-to-one interactions. This means that although you can connect with up to three other Bond Touch Users, you can’t interact with each other as a group.
For example: You can use Bond Touch bracelets for your partner OR a friend/family member. With Bond Touch More you can use them with a partner AND friends/family members. But all Bond Touch More users can’t interact together.
We hope that this changes in the future and that there is an option to connect multiple users as a group.
If you KNOW you are only going to be connecting with one person, then the original Bond Touch bracelets will do a great job.
To note: Unfortunately, Bond Touch and Bond Touch More models aren’t compatible so you can’t pair them together. You need to buy two of the same models.
Sending & Receiving Touches
The main difference when it comes to sending touches with the original Bond Touch compared to the Bond Touch More is the type of touches and touch combinations you can send.
With Bond Touch, you are able to create unique messages with one to ten touches. You can also hold your finger down on the module to extend the length of a touch.
Bond Touch More takes touches to a whole new level with its improved haptic touch sensors. You can still create unique messages with one to ten touches and of varying lengths.
But those touches can now be made by tapping any part of the module (top, middle, bottom etc) or by sliding your finger from top to bottom and vice versa.
The end result? An unimaginable amount of touch message combinations.
What we think is really cool is what it feels like to receive touches…
How It Feels To Receive A Touch
We initially thought that how receiving a touch feels with Bond Touch vs Bond Touch More wouldn’t be very different. But we were surprised just how much better the vibrations and sensations felt from the Bond Touch More.
Because the original Bond Touch bracelets have no swipe functionality or multiple vibration points. You only feel vibrations in one spot, the center, or throughout the whole module.
With Bond Touch More, being able to swipe and tap different parts of the module and have them exactly mimicked by vibrations is a better overall experience because it creates more precise sensations.
For example: If you slide your finger from top to bottom when sending a touch. The recipient will feel vibrations follow the same length and speed at which you swiped your module.
Features Of The Bond Touch App
Regardless of which bracelets you choose, you will have access to the same features within the Bond Touch App. It’s good to see that Bond Touch isn’t gatekeeping any features that push you towards choosing the more expensive option.
We like that they’ve focused on delivering a few good features, namely:
Secret Space: A messaging platform to send texts, photos and see a log of previous touches.
Touch Language: Gives you the ability to save different touch gestures, plus name and color them.
Next Encounter: Is a date countdown timer you can use for the next time you will be together.
Charging & Battery Life
Bond Touch states that both models have a similar charging time of around three to four hours. We found this to be about right with our first complete charge (after using each set of bracelets) did take around four hours.
In the images below you can see just how much better the Bond Touch More presents itself in charging mode.
Also, the original Bond Touch charging cable is only 9in / 23cm, which is criminally short! Bond Touch More has a 39in / 1m cable (4x longer) making it easier to place on your bedside table and connect to a power socket that is likely low on your wall.
They also state that bracelets should get three to four days of use from a full charge, which we found to be fairly accurate. On an average day we used:
- Bond Touch: 20-25% battery/day
- Bond Touch More: 30-35% battery/day
Bond Touch More is on the lower end (3 days) in terms of what they stated. But we think this makes sense because they have more LED lights, vibrating motors, and better haptic touch sensors.
Tip: Instead of wearing the bracelets until they need charging. We recommend you treat them like other devices that you charge overnight (smartphone etc).
|Bond Touch More
|9in / 23cm
|39in / 99cm
Bond Touch Accessories
While we haven’t tested or purchased any of the accessories. We did purchase different colored Bond Touch and Bond Touch More bracelets where possible to give you a good idea of how they look ‘out in the wild’. More specifically:
It’s worth noting that the Bond Touch More bracelets are relatively new to the market and as of 21st February 2024 the only color options available are the ones we chose.
But if you or your partner enjoy a bit of color, the original Bond Touch bracelets are a winner having a number of options, including:
Like a little more color? Check out our article where take Totwoo’s “smart jewelry” touch bracelets and compare them to both Bond Touch options.
Bond Touch vs Bond Touch More: Our Verdict
Before giving our recommendation, we will say that whichever model you choose is going to have a profound impact on your long distance relationship.
Regardless of the type of touch message you receive. When you receive a touch, you’ll find it hard not to be overcome with happiness, warmth and positive emotion.
Because knowing that your partner, friend or family member is thinking of you at that very moment and wants to tell you is POWERFUL. Especially at times when the distance is becoming all too much.
But… when it comes to our recommendation. We can’t look past the second-generation Bond Touch More.
Why We Recommend Bond Touch More
While the sleek design and ability to connect with up to three other Bond Touch More users are great updates. We think Bond Touch More’s enhances touch gestures and the sensations they produce, alone justify the higher price.
Now, the Bond Touch More bracelets could be even better, especially if they allow groups on top of having 1-to-1 connections. This is something they might integrate if there is enough demand.
But what is likely is that the original Bond Touch bracelets won’t receive these types of upgrades and there’s no guarantee that they won’t be phased out in the future.
As you can see, Bond Touch More is our clear winner. We recommend buying directly from Bond Touch’s official website to secure the best price, and discounts and deal directly with the manufacturer for customer service.