Innovative Apple Watch band lets runners monitor speed and heart rate at a glance [Review]

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EdgeGear Shift review: Seeing your Apple Watch while jogging is far easier with this Apple Watch band for runners.
Seeing your Apple Watch while running is far easier with the EdgeGear Shift.
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The design of the wristwatch hasn’t changed on over 100 years, but EdgeGear has an alternative that makes it easier for runners to see their Apple Watch while on the go. The Shift is not like any band you’ve worn before, as the Watch is held near the base of your thumb, not in the middle of your wrist.

I took the EdgeGear Shift on a few runs, and can report on how it performed in the real world.

10 amazing Apple Watch accessories for under $30

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Spend your holiday cash on sweet Apple Watch upgrades.
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Apple Watch is by far the most popular watch on the market today, but making yours look unlike anyone else’s is easier than you might think. With a brand-new band or case, you can make Apple Watch uniquely yours — and for a lot less than you might think.

Here are 10 awesome Apple Watch accessories that you can pick up for under $30 each today.

Wonderful wooden stands charge Apple Watch in style

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Man, these stands look good.
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If you’re kind of a big deal. If you own many leather-bound books and an apartment that smells of rich mahogany. Then, boy, do we have the perfect Apple Watch charging stand for you.

Made in London from sustainably sourced walnut, cherry, and maple wood, these Anden stands add a touch of sophistication to any living room or home office. Get yours now from the Cult of Mac Store.

Save 15% on these awesome Apple Watch, AirPods accessories

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Elago stand for Apple Watch
Sale ends this Sunday!
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Elago’s brilliant retro charging stands for Apple Watch, inspired by iconic devices like the original Macintosh and Game Boy, are now available at 15% off their usual price in our Fourth of July sale.

The same discount applies to AirPods cases and the rest of the Elago lineup, but the sale is only good this weekend. Treat yourself to something awesome today.

Save 20% on these luxury, handmade leather bands for Apple Watch

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Form Function Form bands for Apple Watch
An Apple Watch band made just for you.
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Treat yourself to one of the best Apple Watch upgrades money can buy: A luxury leather band made just for you by the fine folks at Form Function Form. You can now get 20% off the entire lineup in the Cult of Mac Store.

This limited-time sale must end on Sunday, so enjoy it while you can.

Banish boredom with these incredibly fun Apple Watch bands

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Go stripes! It's timeless and chic, perfectly complimenting an everyday look while adding your own flare.
Bold, beautiful, and surprisingly affordable.
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Casetify’s brilliant Apple Watch bands are available in a bunch of spectacular styles that are sure to turn heads.

Whether you’re after a rush of color, subtle sophistication, or a trend-setting statement piece, the latest Saffiano collection has you covered. And it’s available right now!

Speidel’s black leather band is a tuxedo for your Apple Watch [Review]

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The Speidel Royal English Leather Apple Watch Band is simply refined.
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Simple. Elegant. These are the best words to describe the Speidel Royal English Leather Apple Watch Band. Supple black leather matches the style of Apple’s wearable, while adding a luxurious feel.

And it’s surprisingly affordable, given the quality of this band.

These gorgeous cases wrap your AirPods Pro in luxury leather

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Get yours for just $23 today.
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AirPods Pro aren’t the cheapest wireless buds you can buy, so the last thing you want to do is destroy them. Protect them with Elago’s gorgeous new cases instead, and never worry about them getting beaten up.

Made from natural cowhide leather, they’re brilliantly robust and beautiful. They come in a number of color options, and include a clip that lets you attach them to almost anything.

They’re also a steal at just $23!