Apple Watch accessories are already out of control! Here are 10 of them for an early appetizer

Apple Watch accessories are already out of control! Here are 10 of them for an early appetizer
Since its March 9 announcement, the Apple Watch is reverberating in the public consciousness. Tech investors, Swiss watchmakers, Apple fans, fashion executives - all sorts of individuals are keeping their eye on it, believing that if this one doesn't succeed, others won't. Well, calm down, you people - it's just a pretty watch, after all! 

But the Apple Watch is also one that's accompanied by a whole bunch of accessories, be it Apple-endorsed, reverse-engineered by third-party producers, hand-crafted of wood by passionate craftsmen, or put together in someone's garage. The industry around the Apple Watch is already forming up, and after taking an early dive into its waters, we emerged with 10 incredible accessories that will truly turn the aWatch into a experience. Check them out, it's good stuff!

FEATURED VIDEO

47 Comments

1. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

some of those accessories look pretty net. I still dont see the need for a smartwatch just yet, but i hope apple and google push the envelope on whats possible.

5. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

I love the idea #9, you place your smartwatch on a piece of wood and it magically charges

17. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I can see uses, and I'd really like to use one. But I just hate the feel of a watch or anything tight on my wrist. I can't even wear long sleeves without rolling them up.

18. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I'm exactly the same. All of my sleeves are rolled up and a watch only sits on my wrist for big meetings or special occasions. lol i feel free

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I've worn a watch almost everyday since I was like 10. I feel weird when I don't have one on. I'm all in with the AppleWatch.

34. engineer-1701d unregistered

the actionproof case is badass looking makes it look like a mans watch hahahaha and the charge as you go is just kinetic charge band like eco-drive watches the rest are a waste.

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

#6 is pure genius and the reason why the Apple Watch will see more success than it's competitors.

4. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The only reason it will be more successful than the rest of smartwatches is because of the Apple logo on it's back. Moto 360, LG smartwatches, Asus Zenwatch, and the recently announced Huwaei give you the option to install regular watches straps. I don't think you can beat that, since there are hundreds of thousands of options when it comes to watch straps. And the best part is? Well, not getting overcharged for a piece of strap.

9. Iodine

Posts: 1478; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

There is an acesory adapter so you can put regular straps on your Apple watch. And the Apple watch will deffinitelly be insanelly sucesfull. It's already getting mindlessly hated like every Apple product that kicked out a new era.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Please show this accessory adapter, so you can put regular straps on. Please show a link. So you are saying there will be a partial band for either side of the Apple watch. That will give you the option to use either 18mm - 22mm regular watch bands. This I have to see. Especially that accessory would kill off most of Apples bands. Why pay $250 for Apples leather band when you can buy much cheaper leather watch straps for regular watches. Not to mention there is much cheaper and stainless steel watch bands.

12. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Any link for this magical adapter? Lol

14. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I just found it on kickstarter. It was put up a few days ago. It looks like you can use regular 22 mm watch straps. Its fairly inexpensive. $10 will get you one. Now if only Apple can drop the price of there devices and accessories. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1516117990/click-the-first-watch-band-adapter-for-apple-watch?ref=discovery

15. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

This is still a project that is seeking donations to turn it into a real thing. Cool idea though, but i am not sure how Apple will react to it.

33. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

I don't think Apple will react at all to it. Apple products have a lot of third party accessories. I still have iPod Nano 5 generation with a watch strap on it.

29. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

37. engineer-1701d unregistered

thats still a startup not an actual product. plus if tag and google release the base model for 350 everyone will buy it.

13. maherk

Posts: 6775; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Any link for this magical adapter? Lol

20. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

he provided a link. lol You don't think there will be a million apple accessories? Thats always been their strength.

32. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

how can you think that apple started this?

24. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Perhaps, but have you ever changed a strap yourself? You can say what you want about the Apple Watch, the ease of changing a strap is brilliant. You can match to the clothes you wearing tonight. And as you can see, not only Apple makes them, so I'm pretty sure there will be cheaper ones as well.

26. sgodsell

Posts: 7219; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

There is an appeal to their quick change in bands. However it quickly looses its appeal when you see what Apple charges for their bands. Look when Apple charges $50 for a rubberized band. There leather band is $250, and the stainless steel link band is $450. Those prices are ridiculous. So if other OEMs can make the bands cheaper then Apple, then the Apple Watch might have a chance.

41. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Read response number twenty four again, carefully. Another thIng, if you purchase a BMW or Audi, you can't concern yourself with the price of fuel or maintenance. If you buy Apple, you already know what you are getting into; they are not targeting the indigent population. You either can afford them or not. That's what you have Android for, value.

46. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Most people i know who own such vehicles do not blindly throw away their cash. Their are quite aware of fuel, and want more economy hence the ibmw series as well as costs to maintain and go to nondealer shops. But those are just the people i know.

42. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Those prices are absurd, agreed. But one strong point of Apple devices has always been the multitude of after market accessories. From expensive ones to cheap ones.

35. engineer-1701d unregistered

not at 50 to 100 a pop

36. engineer-1701d unregistered

i would never put that strap on any of my bikes

3. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Somehow I think this market is going to miss the target. With iPhones there are millions, but sales of watches won't be great enough for niche products like these.

11. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Oh trust me, it will sell. But I probably won't adopt until the 2nd or 3rd generation hardware becomes commercially available, where they iron out crucial kinks

19. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

You mean when thy me it as functional as a gear s

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple Watch will be a huge success like iPod, iPhone and iPad. I remember when stupid people said that the iPad will be a big failure. Same thing now for the Apple Watch. This is Apple guys!!!!!!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.