My Apple Watch has arrived and I’m putting together a list of items that go great with Apple’s first smartwatch.
I’ll be updating this list as I find new accessories, gadgets, and gear for the Apple Watch. If you have any suggestions, please let me know in the comments below!
- Screen Protectors: I tend to clang my watches against door frames and stair railing, so I put one of these screen protectors on my Apple Watch as soon as I could. It’s a bit of a pain to apply, but it looks good once it dries. Armorsuit also offers a lifetime warranty on their protectors (although you may have to return your damaged protector and pay a small handling fee). Be careful purchasing tempered glass on PET film screen protectors for the Apple Watch, as most of them only cover the flat surface of the watch face and not the entire glass.
- Jadaol Apple Watch Stand: I really like this wood stand for the Apple Watch which also includes a slot for my iPhone. The charging puck and cable lay flat in the stand (no sharp bends) and there are openings in the back to help keeps cords organized and tidy. Since it’s made of soft wood, I don’t need to worry about scratches to the Apple Watch.
- Pomarks 42mm Stainless Steel Watch Band for Apple Watch I miss the link band from my old watch, so this one feels right at home on my wrist. The black links, which includes black connectors, look great with my Space Gray Apple Watch Sport. The links can also be removed using the included screwdriver and a small tack hammer.
- Levin Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds: I love the waterproof and behind-the-ear design of these earbuds, and I’m happy to find that they work great with the Apple Watch. I have noticed that I need to wear the watch on my right hand so it’s closer to the Bluetooth receiver in the right earbud to prevent the music from occasionally skipping.
- Jarv Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor: The Apple Watch’s optical heart rate sensor works fine for running and cycling, but I found that it typically loses its reading when my hands or arms are in motion (weight lifting, martial arts, etc). This chest strap heart rate sensor works well when paired with the Apple Watch and continues to provide a reading during weight lifting workouts.
Also, it looks like Apple recently opened up a third-party program for developing bands, so hopefully we’ll see some new designs soon!