12 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying

12 Apple Watch Accessories Worth Buying

If you’re in the market for a smartwatch, and have a few dollars to spare, Series 5 offers more than any Apple Watch before it.

It took the fifth iteration of the Apple Watch to convince PCMag’s lead software analyst Michael Muchmore that it’s a worthy purchase. But there are lots of reasons to pick up a predecessor, too. Series 4 has been discontinued but a Series 3 can be had for $200 less than the newest model.

Whichever Apple Watch you choose, you’re going to want some accessories to go along with it. Our picks help you keep your watch charged, make it look like a modern-art showpiece, and pack it up perfectly. They work with every model of Apple Watch unless otherwise indicated

Elago W3 Apple Watch Stand

For nostalgia and style, it’s hard to beat this Macintosh-inspired Apple Watch stand.

Candywirez Portable Clip-On Speaker

When you want to share what you’re listening to without the burden of carrying anything too heavy, connect this tiny, clippable Candywirez speaker to Bluetooth via your watch.
  • Ember Travel Mug

    The Ember Travel Mug keeps drinks at a specified temperature through a commute or a day at the office. Using it with the Apple Watch app ups its portability.

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  • Native Union x La Boite Concept PR/01 Speaker

    Native Union partnered with La Boite Concept for a speaker that is a thing of beauty in terms of looks, sound, and function. The speaker slides open to cables and chargers, including for Apple Watch, so that its surface can be used as a wireless charger.

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  • HoldMyBands Compatible with Apple Watch Charging Stand and Bands Holder

    If you have a wardrobe of bands for your Apple Watch, you need a place to keep them. This case keeps eight of them and a charger organized and ready to go.

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  • Julk Case for Apple Watch

    For full protection of the Apple Watch face, get a Juuk case. Or two. This two-pack has one clear and one rose-gold-trimmed protective cover. They’re made of TPU and don’t stand in the way of touch-screen functionality.

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  • Tangram Smart Rope

    Instead of fumbling with a phone during a workout, use the Tangram Smart Rope in tandem with the Apple Watch.

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  • Twelve South TimePorter Accessory Travel Case + Bedside Charging Stand

    If you have room for just one travel companion, make it the all-in-one Twelve South TimePorter. It stores the Apple Watch, some extra bands, and a charge. It can also be used to wirelessly charge the Watch.

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  • Abanen Watch Band Organizer

    For those Apple Watch bands that don’t see regular use, the Abanen Watch Band Organizer is just the thing.

  • Belkin Valet Charger

    The Belkin Valet Charger is a 6,700mAh portable battery that can charge an iPhone and an Apple Watch simultaneously, making it an ideal travel accessory.

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  • Native Union Belt Watch Charger

    This durable Native Union Belt Watch Charger is an everyday essential to keep in your bag to make sure your Apple Watch is always charged. It stays tangle-free, has a 4-foot reach, and a handy leather snap to keep it tidy.

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  • Beats Powerbeats Pro

    Whether you’re out for a walk or working out, Beats Powerbeats Pro paired with your Apple Watch makes for a perfect listening experience.

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