Best Apple Watch chargers, stands and cases for Series 3 [Updated]

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Power up your Apple Watch Series 3 in style with our top picks for best chargers and stands.
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From pocket-size, portable chargers to sleek, modernist stands and cases, Cult of Mac Watch Store has your Apple Watch Series 3 charging needs covered.

We’ve rounded up our favorite stands and docks for Apple Watch Series 3 from some of the best brands on the market — Nomad, Zens, Twelve South, Just Mobile and more. Plus, a number of new brands including Amber and Proper. Whether you’re on holiday, on the go, at work or at home, we’ve got a charging solution to fit your needs. Check out our great lineup below.

April Sale: Grab two Casetify Apple Watch bands, get 20% off [Watch Store]

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Take your pick of any two Casetify Apple Watch bands and get 20% off! Includes Stainless Steel, Woven Nylon and Saffiano Leather bands.
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Spring has finally sprung here on the West Coast, and with that I say out with the old and in with the new — Apple Watch bands, that is.

Now’s the perfect opportunity to up your Apple Watch style game and swap out that old strap for something fresh. Enter Casetify’s collection of fun and super stylish Apple Watch bands in Stainless Steel Mesh, Woven Nylon and the artist-inspired line of Saffiano Leather bands.

Browse the full lineup of Casetify bands in our Watch Store, and remember to use code CULTOF20 at checkout for 20 percent off when you purchase two Casestify Apple Watch bands. And, as always, enjoy free shipping with your Casetify purchase! Sale ends April 31st.

Cult of Mac Magazine: How Apple Watch could shape up for fitness, and more!

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Apple has been hard at work getting its Workout and Activity apps into shape, with major upgrades rolling out every year. WWDC 2018 should be no exception, but will these Apple Watch fitness features show up?
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: When it comes to fitness apps on Apple Watch, sometimes it feels like Cupertino is running before it can walk. Fancy new features like Heart Rate Recovery are very welcome, but a few of the basics remain missing.

Apple could make major strides when it releases watchOS 5. So in the second of three posts about the future of watchOS, I’ll focus on five essential fitness features I’m hoping we’ll see at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference.

You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Elevate your Apple Watch with handmade cuff straps at $30 off [Watch Store]

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The Cuff Strap in Horween English Tan Leather by Jack Foster is a rugged high-style take on an Apple Watch strap.
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Feeling a bit rugged? Go ahead and swap out the standard strap that comes with your new Series 3 for something a little more unique.

The Cuff Strap by Jack Foster fits the bill, and the rich leather juxtaposed with the sleek Apple Watch looks really good. Better yet, these beautiful cuffs are handmade and very high-quality, yet cost just a fraction of what you’d spend for Hermès’ similar double-buckle leather strap.

Jack Foster’s beautiful collection of leather cuffs and bands for Apple Watch are now on sale in our Watch Store.

These metal Apple Watch bands are stretchy and sleek [Watch Store]

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Rilee & Lo's gender-neutral Apple Watch bands fit like a glove. Add a few stacking bracelets to complete the look.
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Fusing tech and fashion is the cornerstone of Rilee & Lo — makers of highly stylish stainless steel Apple Watch bands. Patent-pending for a reason, these bands fit perfectly and come in a range of beautiful finishes.

The bands contain a stretching mechanism allowing them to expand and contract for a super-comfy, close fit.

Grab a band for yourself or a give as a gift — for both sexes. Check out the full lineup of  Rilee & Lo’s stunning bands in our Watch Store.

Cult of Mac Magazine: Get ready to glimpse Apple’s future at WWDC 2018, and more!

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In this week's Cult of Mac Magazine: What might Tim Cook announce at this years WWDC keynote?
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In this week’s Cult of Mac Magazine: What’s next for Apple? We’ll find out in June, when the company hosts devs from around the world at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2018.

Every year, the event gives Cupertino execs a chance to show off Apple’s new software and hardware. It’s a chance for outsiders to get a direct look at what’s in the Apple product pipeline. In the video below, we round up all the latest WWDC 2018 rumors to give you a heads-up about what’s on the horizon.

You’ll find that story and more in this issue. Get your free subscription to Cult of Mac Magazine from iTunes. Or read on for this week’s top stories.

Twelve South first to put Apple Watch on your arm [Watch Store]

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Made of neoprene and silicone for comfort and durability, ActionSleeve from Twelve South puts Apple Watch on your arm.
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Note: Twelve South does not ship outside of the United States. 

The Apple Watch is an ideal workout partner, but it’s not a good idea to have things around your wrist during certain activities. An Apple Watch armband would be perfect.

Now you can wear your Apple Watch on your arm with ActionSleeve from Twelve South. It’s the world’s first armband for Apple Watch, and it is now available in our Watch Store.

Carterjett’s Apple Watch bands will fit even the most massive wrists [Watch Store]

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Carterjett’s Tire Tread Sport Apple Watch Band is the perfect choice for sport and outdoor enthusiasts. And, they come in XXL!
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Cult of Mac Watch Store is proud to feature a growing and evolving collection of the best Apple Watch bands and accessories on the market. And, we’re excited to announce the latest addition to our curated collection of Apple Watch bands: Las Vegas-based Carterjett.

Founded in 2015 by Tracey and Thaddeus Corea, Carterjett is a literal mom and pop shop. Artists and entrepreneurs at heart, the couple sought to fill a void they found while searching for Apple Watch bands to fit their active, outdoorsy lifestyles.

The result of this creative collaboration is Carterjett’s collection of well-made, great looking Apple Watch bands well-suited for sweat and outdoor activity yet stylish enough to take you into the evening. Best yet, these Apple Watch bands are easy on the wallet.

Juuk’s three-link Velo Apple Watch bands are tapered to fit perfectly [Watch Store]

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The striking Velo aluminum band comes in an array of vibrant colors.The striking Velo aluminum band comes in an array of vibrant colors including Ruby.
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Juuk’s precision-made aluminum Apple Watch bands are always on point. The Velo is the latest style in Juuk’s lineup of amazing steel bands — the Locarno, the Revo, the Ligero and the Vitero — and is decidedly different in design from its predecessors. Redesigned and reengineered from the ground up, the Velo Apple Watch band features a three-row link design.

This beautiful band comes in three different finishes — MidnightSilver and Ruby. Obsidian and Cosmic Grey are currently in production. Check out Juuk’s latest lineup below!

Rugged silicone Apple Watch band will beat the elements in style

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The Nomad Rugged Strap puts a stylish twist on the Apple Watch sports band.
The Nomad Rugged Strap puts a stylish twist on sporty.
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Best List: Nomad Rugged Strap for Apple Watch

Nomad, maker of minimalist, practical accessories for Apple Watch and iPhone, now offers a strap that is not only designed for active wearers, but is really good-looking as well. And, at 40 bucks, it’s a super-sporty and stylish alternative to the higher-priced Nike Sport Bands by Apple.

With the intention of creating a silicone strap designed to “withstand the stresses of all forms of sport and exercise,” Nomad has succeeded — the Rugged Strap is a strong, lightweight, sweat- and water-resistant band that is also-super comfortable on the wrist. The best part is that it will take you from a hard workout to a night out, and will look great in both situations.

Read on to learn more about this band, which is perfect for year-round sports junkies. And check it out in our Watch Store.