Got a new Apple Watch? The spending doesn’t stop there. It’s time to pick up some awesome Apple Watch accessories that will make using your device even better.
You’ll want a charging stand to enjoy Nightstand mode (and maybe even StandBy on your iPhone), a portable battery for top-ups on the go, a screen protector to keep your display free from scratches, and more. We rounded up the best options for you, so all you have to do is grab your wallet.
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Choosing the best Apple Watch accessories
Picking a sweet new band is a great way to customize your Apple Watch, but you’ll probably want some protection as well — not to mention an upgraded charging experience.
And what about when you go traveling? You’re not going to stuff spare bands and accessories into your pockets. You’ll want a sweet travel case that shows you’re a civilized member of society.
Find all these things — plus armbands, earbuds and everything else you might need to go with your Apple Watch — right here.
Best Apple Watch 9 accessories: Table of contents
- Best screen protector for Apple Watch
- Best all-in-one Apple Watch charging stand
- Best dedicated Apple Watch charging stand
- Best budget Apple Watch charging stand
- Best wireless earbuds for Apple Watch
- Best armband for Apple Watch
- Best portable battery for Apple Watch
- Best travel case for Apple Watch accessories
Best screen protector for Apple Watch Series 9
You probably won’t be surprised to find that a display you wear on your wrist all day gets scratched easily. Keep your Apple Watch in pristine condition with this two-pack of tempered-glass screen protectors from JZK. They wrap around the edges of your Apple Watch to ensure a snug fit that’s free from gaps, and they’re a bargain at less than $7.
Buy from: Amazon
Best all-in-one Apple Watch charging stand
Belkin’s 3-in-1 MagSafe Charging Stand supports Apple Watch, iPhone and AirPods, with 33% faster charging for Apple Watch Series 7 and later. Its sleek and stylish design makes it a real beauty. And, unlike a lot of charging stands, it ships with the power adapter you’ll need to use it. Priced at just under $150, it’s not cheap. But it combines form and function beautifully.
Best dedicated Apple Watch charging stand
If you only have so much space and you want your Apple Watch charging stand to serve Apple Watch only, we highly recommend the Twelve South Forté for Apple Watch. It’s even more exquisite than Belkin’s offering, combining shiny chrome and soft leather for a gorgeous finish. The Forté is compatible will all Apple Watch bands, and it works great with Nightstand mode. It also costs less than $60.
Best budget Apple Watch charging stand
Looking to spend less on an Apple Watch charger? Get the simple W2 Charger from Elago. It works with your original Apple Watch charging cable and it’s made entirely out of silicone, so it’s virtually unbreakable. Its compact design means it won’t get in your way, and it holds your Apple Watch horizontally so you get a great view of Nightstand mode. It’s also a steal at less than $10.
Best wireless earbuds for Apple Watch
You may want to leave your iPhone at home while you’re working out, which means you’ll need some wireless earbuds that play nicely with Apple Watch itself. You probably won’t be surprised to learn that AirPods Pro offer the best experience, with seamless connectivity, stellar sound quality, and nifty features like active noise cancellation and transparency mode.
Get your second-generation AirPods Pro on Amazon today and enjoy $50 off when you pick the ones that use a Lightning charging case, which currently go for less than $200. The newer model, which comes with a USB-C charging case and adds a couple of extra features, retails for $249.
Best armband for Apple Watch
If you prefer not to strap your Apple Watch on your wrist during workouts, why not move it to your bicep? Twelve South’s ActionSleeve is a fabric band that lets you wear yours on your arm instead. It surrounds your device to keep it protected so you won’t suffer shattered screens when you inevitably fall over. And it keeps the Apple Watch close to your skin, so its sensors can still work their magic. Get yours for less than $40.
Buy from: Twelve South
Best portable battery for Apple Watch
For charging Apple Watch on the go, pick up this portable battery from Vacoor. It’s small enough to carry around with your keys, yet deceptively powerful, thanks to a 1,000mAh capacity that can charge your Apple Watch to 100% two to three times before it needs a top-up. Its rounded design means it fits comfortably in your pocket, and it costs only $19.99.
Buy from: Amazon
Best travel case for Apple Watch accessories
Once you’ve splashed your cash on Apple Watch bands and accessories, you might want a travel case to carry them all around in. This simple yet effective solution from Tiesome holds up to eight bands, and includes a pocket for your charging cable. You can zip it up to keep everything free from dust and moisture, and it costs less than $9.
Buy from: Amazon