13 Apple Watch accessories that will change the way you use your smartwatch

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Metal straps, mesh straps, leather straps, silicone straps. There’s more to Apple Watch life than simply changing up the strap. Check out these Apple Watch accessories that go above and beyond to extend the functionality of your smartwatch.

  • What’s the latest Apple Watch update? watchOS 5 offers better activity tracking and even a Walkie-Talkie function for instant communication.
  • What are some cool things this smartwatch can do? With a touch of the crown you can activate Siri and even use it as a camera remote.
  • Where can I find the best Apple Watch accessories? We’ve got an entire category just for that!

Are you the proud owner of an Apple Watch? While the first thing you may have done is customize the look by buying a new leather strap, chances are it still looks and functions just like everyone else’s. There’s so much more you can do with your smartwatch to extend the functionality and style. Check out these Apple Watch accessories to see just how great this little device can be.

Charged, mounted, and ready

The problem with the Apple Watch is that it’s so dang useful. There is so much you can do from your wrist that you end up using it throughout the day which can really drain the battery. Likewise, when you do need to charge, having your smartwatch out of sight can leave you feeling naked.

elago W Apple Watch Charging Stand

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elago W Apple Watch Charging Stand

Taking on the classic Apple aesthetic, this charger stands tall so you can view your Apple Watch as it chargers. The elevated design houses your magnetic charger and offers the perfect 30° tilt.
Why we love it: Conveniently, it fits perfectly in your car’s cup holder!

Satechi Apple Watch Mount

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Satechi Apple Watch Mount

Versatile and handy, this mount takes your Apple Watch off your wrist and puts it in your eye line. It’s perfect for driving and even riding your bike so you never miss a notification.
Why we love it: It lets you keep your eyes on the road at all times.

Griffin Travel Power Bank

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Griffin Travel Power Bank

At the size of a keychain, this mighty power bank is more powerful than it looks. Housing an 800mAh battery, you can fully recharge your Apple Watch four times over so you never have to be without it.
Why we love it: It has a built-in key ring to easily attach to your set of keys.

Clingy 2 Apple Watch Mount

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Clingy 2 Apple Watch Mount

The Clingy 2 allows you to seamlessly integrate your Apple Watch into your workflow. Attaching to your Mac monitor, it lifts the smartwatch off your desk while offering instant charging.
Why we love it: With 3M adhesive tape, this mount won’t budge off your monitor.

Looking its best

Some like the look of the modern Apple Watch aesthetic while others go for traditional leather. But, there’s more to straps than following the rules. These straps go above and beyond to give you an added dose of form and function.

Bezels & Bytes Apple Watch Bands

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Bezels & Bytes Apple Watch Bands

With your choice of eye-catching studs, cool zippers, and classic chain-link designs, these fashionable straps are sure to set your smartwatch apart. Because they take on a traditional jewelry aesthetic, your Apple Watch can blend in with your style like never before.
Why we love it: There are five different style options so you can tailor your look for every day.

Horn Charm Pendant Necklace

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Horn Charm Pendant Necklace

Taking your Apple Watch off your wrist, the Horn Charm Pendant lets you express your style with the Apple Watch. The stunning design incorporates the customizable background of the Apple Watch so you can change your look whenever you want.
Why we love it: The brand makes other interchangeable charm designs so you can have a new look every day.

LABB Buckleless Apple Watch Band

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LABB Buckleless Apple Watch Band

The LABB band changes the way you think about watch straps. There are no buckles, hooks, loops, or clips. Instead, it has a self-gripping band that lays flat and in place no matter how you move.
Why we love it: It’s modern on all fronts and rich in innovation.

Going the extra mile

Let’s face it, multifunctionality has become the norm with all of our gadgets and devices. And, for good reason. Why settle for a product that only does one thing? These accessories do more than meets the eye.

Leatherman Tread Apple Watch Adapter

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Leatherman Tread Apple Watch Adapter

With all the tools you could need on your wrist, this Leatherman band certainly stands out. While around your wrist, it takes on a traditional metal band design. But, with a closer look, you’ll see all the drivers and hex tools.
Why we love it: It’s a great combination of form and impressive function.

elago Wrist Fit AirPods Silicone Strap

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elago Wrist Fit AirPods Silicone Strap

Now you can keep your earbuds right where you need them. This sleek silicone strap houses your AirPods when they’re not in use. The durable material won’t stretch over time to always give a strong hold.
Why we love it: You actually have two carry options to keep your AirPods safe.

Sgnl Smart Audio Watch Strap

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Sgnl Smart Audio Watch Strap

Take calls like a secret agent with this incredible strap. Using bone conduction technology, the Sgnl strap transforms your hand into a phone. Beyond the Apple Watch, it also works with any interchangeable strap watch.
Why we love it: Loaded with technology, the Sgnl also works without the Apple Watch.

CMRA Apple Watch Camera

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CMRA Apple Watch Camera

Your Apple Watch just got its own camera thanks to the CMRA strap. Comfortable to wear, this strap can capture hundreds of images as well as 30 minutes of video.
Why we love it: Now you can really ditch your smartphone and live in the moment.

Sporty solutions

For most Apple Watch wearers, tracking activities is the main reason for purchase. But, having your smartwatch on your wrist can actually hinder your performance.

Twelve South ActionSleeve Apple Watch Armband

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Twelve South ActionSleeve Apple Watch Armband

The ActionSleeve armband helps you keep your Apple Watch on you while you workout. Unlike a strap on your wrist, this sleeve won’t get in the way of your activities. It even prevents accidental pressing of the crown.
Why we love it: It offers total protection on every side.

SHIFT Band Performance Smartwatch Band

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SHIFT Band Performance Smartwatch Band

The SHIFT band takes your Apple Watch off your wrist and puts it on a more practical spot: the top of your hand. Rather than interrupt your momentum, you can simply glance down to check tracking and notifications.
Why we love it: It integrates your Apple Watch into your workout rather than vice versa.

Do you have a favorite Apple Watch accessory we missed on our list? Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to visit our entire category to find even more!

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Ashley Timms is the Editor in Chief at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.

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