A smartwatch as good as the Apple Watch should come with amazing accessories. We’ve put together a list of the top 20 Apple Watch accessories.
If you want to bling out your Apple Watch with a cool new aesthetic or protect it from superficial damage, here are the accessories you need.
Before we begin, be aware that the Apple Watch 7 is slightly larger than the previous model. However, because the Apple Watch 6 and earlier haven’t changed all that much, most of the available accessories should work. This is due to Apple’s continued use of the same straps and technology for the most part.
To create this list, we scoured the web for the things that impressed us the most, presenting some intriguing ideas for your Apple Watch.
The most useful Apple Watch accessories
Accessorizing a watch, particularly a smartwatch, is a matter of personal preference. Choosing the right strap material, style, and color is a fashion statement in and of itself, and the type of storage system you prefer will be determined by the number of straps you have.
When selecting a charger, consider what other devices you own that may need to be charged at the same time. Because Apple’s AirPower wireless charging pad was canceled prior to its release, third-party options are now available that claim to be able to do what Apple couldn’t, namely charge an Apple Watch and the phone in the wireless charging case at the same time.
Aside from price, the quality of these extras is critical. Replica Hermes leather straps, for example, can be had for a pittance, but we don’t recommend them because they simply do not last. As a result, you should think twice before purchasing a cheap knock-off Apple Watch, which could fall silently off your wrists and never be seen again.
It is critical to measure the circumference of the strap before purchasing it to ensure that it will fit both your watch and your wrist. Other companies may employ a different sizing scale than Apple. Amazon customer reviews are the best place to look for any significant differences in sizing.
Now, let’s take a look at our top 20 best Apple Watch accessories.
Griffin Tactical Case
Griffin’s extensive experience in smartphone protection has now been applied to the Apple Watch, with promising results.
The Survivor Tactical Case has a strong screen guard and a molded TPE/polycarbonate body that clamps over the case to cover the Digital Crown from above while still allowing it to be used from below to protect your watch’s display from scratches.
LK Apple Watch Screen Protector
In some cases, the best screen protectors are not necessarily the most expensive watch accessory, nor are they made by well-known brands. The thin films ripped off or bubbled as soon as I put or dragged a case over the Spigen and Zagg screen protectors. This TPU-based screen protector was simple to apply and is virtually undetectable once installed.
The watch fob was held in place much better with the small rubber pad than with previous installation plates. Even though it’s fairly simple to use, I strongly recommend first watching the brief instructional video. Even if you make a mistake, there are several replacements available.
Wearlizer Watch Band Clasp
As expected, Apple’s decision to abandon traditional watchbands in favor of more proprietary accessories is a setback, particularly for those of us who don’t want to pay for the stainless steel link bracelet Apple is selling just to add a little metal to our timepieces.
This Wearlizer adapter has been a godsend. It is compatible with the wearable and allows you to attach a watch strap of your choice.
Apple Sport Band
What if you want to change the band on your Apple Watch? As far as Apple watch accessories go, this is their most official accessory, but it isn’t the only one on the market.
A Product Red version is also available for those who want to do a good thing while buying the band, as Apple donates a portion of its profits to charity.
Executive French Leather Bracelet from Bluebonnet
Cloth straps, while comfortable and moisture-wicking, are not appropriate for a formal setting. The disadvantage of silicone straps is that they are strong and water-resistant, but they also cause sweating.
Leather is always a good choice because it is long-lasting. It will mold to your wrist, and you can wear it all day without getting hot or sweaty. In my opinion, it also looks far more professional than either cloth or silicone.
The Bluebonnet Apple Watch straps are made up of full-grain calf leather. The thickness of the leather and the quality of the Apple Watch inserts and buckles astounded me (whether the metal parts are silver or stainless steel varies on the color of the band).
It fits perfectly with my 41-mm Apple Watch 7. If you have a smaller wrist size, you may need to make additional holes in the band.
Anden Valet II
For Apple Watch owners who want sophistication while still keeping neat and tidy, the ANDEN Valet II is the same elegantly proportioned design as its predecessor.
Handcrafted in London using only the finest natural oils, this surprisingly simple design is a joy to look at. Five different sanding processes were used to achieve an impeccably smooth finish. And the beautifully contoured tray provides just the right amount of space for your keys, change, headphones, glasses…whatever you have in your pockets.
Apple MagSafe charger cable
Thanks to the MagSafe Charger, wireless charging has never been easier. The perfectly aligned magnets attach to your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 12, and iPhone 12 Pro, allowing wireless charging speeds of up to 15W for your devices.
You can charge them wirelessly with the MagSafe Charger if you have an AirPods model with a wireless charging case, just like you would with any other Qi-certified charger.
Apple Magsafe Duo Charger
Apple’s MagSafe Duo charger uses wireless charging to charge both your iPhone 12 and Apple Watch at the same time. Because some Apple products require an external power supply, you’ll also need to buy a one-meter Lightning-to-USB-C cable.
If you don’t have room in your luggage or even a pocket, the MagSafe Duo can fold out to charge both your iPhone and Apple Watch simultaneously, with the latter sitting up so that it can be used as a bedside clock if desired.
The design is appealing, but at £129, it is a little pricey for an Apple product. As of this writing, November 2020, it is still listed as “coming soon” on the Apple Store. Aside from the AirPower debacle, we’ll have to wait and see if this one comes to fruition.
Apple Watch Nomad Pod
If you intend to use your Apple Watch frequently, consider purchasing an external battery pack. This one is made of aluminum and has a 1800mAh battery. It appears to have been created by an Apple design team member.
To charge your Watch, connect it to the battery with your own MagSafe charging cable. Then wrap it around the inside of the Watch to charge it.
There are some advantages to carrying a small battery pack for our wearable devices.
Griffin’s WatchStand protects your wearable and iPhone while you sleep. A front lip supports your phone, while a raised arm proudly displays your Watch.
Although the MagSafe charger can be attached, there does not appear to be a location for the iPhone cable. As a result, the Apple Watch dock’s matte black plastic construction is one of the more affordable options for a docking station for the device.
ZENS Apple Watch Powerbank
This is the most basic and smallest charging method available. In Zens’ tiny Apple Watch power bank, which lacks a Lightning connector, a 1300mAh internal battery is connected to an implanted inductive charger.
On the side, four LEDs indicate how much power the battery still has. The cube can be recharged three times via its micro USB port before it needs to be replaced (although, irritatingly, the adapter is not included).
The Powerbank can also be used as a nightstand, making it an excellent travel companion.
Twelve South HiRise
A new take on Twelve South’s HiRise stand for the iPhone or iPad (both of which we love) keeps your Apple Watch charged and visible when not attached to your wrist.
You can choose between a black or silver aluminum body with soft silicone coated edges to prevent scratches when picking up or setting down the wearable, giving it an Apple-like appearance.
If you intend to use this as your primary charging method, you’ll need to purchase an extra MagSafe cable.
Twelve South Actionsleeve 2
Wearing an Apple Watch while engaging in certain sports or exercises may be detrimental. When lifting weights at the gym, for example, while wearing wrist straps or boxing gloves. Twelve South’s arm strap allows you to wear your watch on your upper arm rather than your wrist.
The Watch creators claim that it can measure your heart rate more accurately here (thanks to a tighter and more consistent fit against your skin). This strap not only protects your watch from potentially damaging weights and gym equipment but also keeps the display from becoming a constant source of distraction while you’re working out.
Twelve South TimePorter
This chic case serves as a stand for your Apple Watch and stores a charging cord, a USB charger, and an extra watch band, making it an ideal travel companion.
The charging disc slips into an inbuilt opening at the top of the case to charge your Apple Watch while it is draped over the front of the case. Because of the strong hinges that keep the casing open, you can rest your watch on a nightstand while it charges.
Sena Leather Watch Case
Sena has some of the best leather sleeves for iPhones, iPads, and other gadgets. This handy travel case keeps the Watch safe. It can also charge your phone when used as a stand.
The charging cord is conveniently stored in a compartment at the bottom, despite the fact that it is small and light. This is a useful option when you’re on the road and don’t have a flat surface to rest your Watch on. You can also keep your charging cable connected at all times.
Furthermore, the lid is magnetic, preventing your Apple watch from falling out of the case when you close the top.
Apple AirPods (3rd gen)
The new Apple AirPods connect to your Apple Watch and other devices, such as the iPhone, in a matter of seconds. Thanks to dynamic head tracking and adjustable EQ, these Apple accessories now sound better than ever before. They’ll also be able to tell when you take them out and put them back in, saving you time and aggravation.
The Apple AirPods Pro features active noise cancellation, but these sweat and water-resistant earphones are also great for relaxing at home. The ease with which it integrates with your Apple Watch is a huge plus.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay EQ wireless earphones
Using Bluetooth earphones to track your workouts while listening to music is a great option for those long and solitary runs.
The Bang & Olufsen EQ wireless earbuds are at the top of the wireless earbuds market in terms of price and quality. You can make and receive phone calls using the built-in microphone, and the magnetic earbuds can be worn around your neck and turned off automatically when not in use.
With the purchase of these headphones, you will receive a magnetized charging cube and a large number of interchangeable tips.
Von Holzhausen Watch Band Pouch
As your collection of watch accessory bands grows, it may become difficult to keep them all together. You can keep your watch safe and secure with the Von Holzhausen Watch Band Pouch. One of the three strap compartments can hold your watch and a charging puck.
The material used to make it, Technik-Leather, is not only vegan but also made from sustainably sourced performance fabric. This makes it both long-lasting and environmentally friendly. The interior lining is made of recycled plastic water bottles. If you only use one strap, it’s an expensive bag.
Belkin’s Boost Charge Pro 3, 3-in-1 wireless charger
If you own an Apple Watch, chances are you also own several other Apple accessories or products. With the Belkin Boost Charge Pro 3-in-1 Wireless Charger, charging them all is a breeze. Because of MagSafe compatibility, it can hold your AirPods, Apple Watch, and iPhone 12 or newer.
Some customers may find it unnecessary, especially if they don’t have AirPods or an older iPhone model. But it’s a huge time saver for the vast majority. It also looks great on a bedside table or other piece of furniture.
Native Union Belt Cable
A cable isn’t usually exciting. However, if you get this one from Native Union, you won’t need to replace it for a long time. Its reinforced construction ensures long-term durability. The genuine leather strap, which wraps and secures to prevent tangling, is also included.
The only disadvantages are that it could be a little longer and that it is somewhat expensive. Even if you’re a serial cable destroyer, this could be a long-term solution to your problems.
Last words on the best Apple Watch accessories
The Apple Watch has been the most popular wristwatch since its release in 2015. Because it is so popular, the Apple Watch outsold the entire Swiss Watch industry (including brands such as Rolex, Swatch, TAG Heuer, and Tissot) in 2019, not just other smartwatches. With more Apple Watches on the market, more customers are looking for accessories to personalize their devices, such as new bands, cases, and chargers. There are numerous options.
The Apple Watch’s design has not changed significantly due to recent developments. It still has the same appearance and charges in the same manner. There are basically only two things to consider when purchasing an Apple Watch attachment.
We’ve provided a plethora of options to help you make your Apple Watch genuinely unique. Chargers, stands, cases, and storage systems are all available as Watch accessories and extra straps.
What are your favorite Apple Watch accessories?
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