There’s a reason why the Apple Watch continues to dominate the smartwatch market: it’s simply that good. Even though it only works with iPhones, the Apple Watch remains a long way ahead of the competition. Because it’s so popular, the smartwatch is backed up by a large accessory ecosystem. Here’s a list of the best Apple Watch accessories you can buy right now.
The best Apple Watch accessories:
Editor’s note: We will update our list of the best Apple Watch accessories as new accessories launch.
Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cables
Turns out that the folks behind the Apple Watch know how to make a good-looking charging cable for it as well. It eliminates the need to carry around a large charging dock, and you can simply place your watch right on top of the circular charging pad. For once, Apple isn’t discriminating based on your USB port — both USB-A and USB-C options are available. Just don’t expect to find any color other than white.
Belkin 3-in-1 wireless charging dock
The Belkin 3-in-1 is a dock that lets you wirelessly charge the iPhone, AirPods, and the Apple Watch at the same time. It tops out at 7.5W for iPhones, and you can manage up to 5W for your watch or wireless earbuds. This charging dock is compatible with all iPhones that support wireless charging and every iteration of the Apple Watch, including the new series 6.
The Elago W3 is a novelty and maybe it’s not one of the best Apple Watch accessories, but it’s one that old-school Apple fans will appreciate. That’s due to the vintage design reminiscent of the original Apple Macintosh computer. You can use Apple’s nightstand mode, and it’s so cool to plop your Watch in the screen gap and watch your miniature Macintosh come to life.
Barton Watch Band Adapters
Apple makes solid watch straps for the Watch, but maybe you want more options. That’s where one of the best Apple Watch accessories, the Barton Watch Band Adapters come in. Fitting the small and large Watch, Barton’s adapters work with any watch band designed for a 22mm watch lug. Barton offers its own selection of 22mm watch bands, including leather, silicone, NATO, and more.
Apple Watch Sport Loop
Just because the Apple Watch Sport Loop is one of the company’s cheaper watch bands, it doesn’t mean that it’s a bad option. In fact, it’s the best option for Watch owners looking for a more casual look. The double-layer nylon weave is very soft on the skin. It’s also breathable, letting you rock it while working out at the gym or going on a run. It’ll even do fine underwater, though the nylon material holds onto water longer than the silicone watch bands.
Native Union Belt Watch Cable
If you’re looking for a Watch charging cable arguably better than the original, the Native Union Belt Watch Cable is it. Thanks to the reinforced design, the Belt Watch Cable is very durable and can withstand bend after bend. The cable is four feet long, which should be plenty to cover the distance between your Watch and the wall adapter. A leather strap keeps the cable together, while the lifetime warranty gives you peace of mind in case you notice defects.
Choetech portable Apple Watch charger
The Choetech Apple Watch charger lets you charge the smartwatch on-the-go with its built-in 5,000mAh battery. The portable power bank is compatible with all versions of the Apple Watch and a USB-A port also lets you charge a smartphone and other devices. The magnetic charging module holds the watch the place and you can prop it up at an angle and use its nightstand mode.
Twelve South TimePorter
For those who constantly travel, the Twelve South TimePorter really is a jack of all trades. The TimePorter is a travel case that has space for your Watch charging cable, USB wall adapter, and extra Watch bands. Better yet, the TimePorter doubles as a portable charging stand. You can lay your Watch flat or prop it up as a bedside clock, though a Watch charging cable isn’t included.
That was our list of the best Apple Watch accessories. We’ll update it with new products once they launch.