Apple Watch Gift Guide: The 6 Best Accessories for Your Smart Watch
There’s no denying that owning an Apple Watch can become addictive. The Watch marked its first anniversary Sunday and, despite the predictions of naysayers, Apple sold twice as many Watches as it did iPhones in each device’s debut year.
You can accessorize it with various stylish straps, minimalistic stands, and chargers that keep the clock (or watch) ticking. Indeed, there are literally thousands of possibilities, but we’ve sorted through them in order to acquaint you with the best of the best.
Whether you want a strap to wear at work, when going out, or when traveling, you can interchange straps in seconds and change the watch’s look (and face) to fit your mood.
Here are our top picks, after spending the past year tirelessly testing over 100 such accessories.
Milanese Loop Apple Watch Band
One of the many benefits of the Apple Watch is the ease with which you can change its entire look – from watch face to band – in seconds. Perhaps the best deal is the Milanese Loop stainless steel band, available on amazon.com for a low $15.99 that belies its elegance and utility.
The woven stainless steel mesh band, a modern interpretation of a design that debuted at the end of the 19th century, comes with an infinitely positionable magnetic closure that will adjust to fit any size wrist. It is so close to the Apple product – which sells for ten times as much ($149) – that no one would ever suspect the truth. Moreover, if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll have it on your wrist typically within 36 hours of placing the order.