Now you can upgrade and accessorize your Apple Watch in many great ways. Charging technology and protective cases can really improve the usefulness of your watch, but it doesn’t stop there. Your Apple Watch can now be used to operate your front door or the temperature of your hot drink.
There’s also a range of ways to match your watch to your style, from alternative straps to metal covers. Read on for our pick of the best Apple Watch accessories available.
The best Apple Watch accessories to buy in 2022
Anker 2-in-1 PowerWave+ Mat
Keep your essentials in one docking station with this 2-in-1 charging station from Anker. Perfect for your bedside table, the (very) convenient charging station combines a wireless phone charger with an Apple Watch dock so both can be charged at the same time.
The wireless pad provides full-speed “Qi Energy” wireless charging and is compatible with protective phone cases up to 5mm in width. Plus, you can activate Apple Watch’s nightstand mode while both devices charge to create a true tech station complete with time, date, and all set alarms.
OtterBox Watch Bumper
Give your Apple Watch the protection it deserves with a watch bumper. This bumper from OtterBox can help reduce any impact from bumps, scrapes and scratches.
With the choice of a few different colors, you can easily match it to the style of your watch. Designed to be protective but also sleek, the bumper shouldn’t take up too much space unnecessarily on your wrist.
Ember 2 Temperature Control Smart Mug
Perhaps one of the warmest uses of tech we’ve seen recently, with this mug you can control the temperature of your drink right from your Apple Watch.
Using the Ember app (on your watch or smartphone), you can choose the temperature and set presets for your hot beverages. It can also send you notifications when your drink is ready or when the mug needs refilling.
The Ember Temperature Control 2 Smart Mug has a battery life of up to 80 minutes when used independently, but with the charging coaster it can keep your drink warm all day.
Italian leather watch strap
An Italian leather band is a guaranteed way to increase the fashionable impact of your Apple Watch. Casetify offers three different colored watch strap kits made with genuine leather sourced from Italy.
Available for all Apple Watch sizes, each kit comes with two alternative strap lengths depending on the style you’re looking for. Whether you want it straddling around the wrist or minimalist and compact, you can choose what suits you best.
Support Elago W6
The design of this Apple Watch dock may look familiar to some. Inserting your watch creates the look of the infamous iPod Classic, where your watch display works like the iPod screen.
You can position your own charger in the holder so that when your Apple Watch is in place, it charges. It’s a cool retro display that will be perfect for the bedside table, in the office or around the house.
Support Elago W3
For something even more retro, this stand from Elago is reminiscent of the classic Macintosh computer from 1984. Used in the same way as the W6 “iPod Classic” stand from Elago, you can insert your own charger and use it as a functional screen.
Apple Watch 44mm Nike Pride Sport Band
If you’re the sporty type, chances are your Apple Watch will be a close companion. A band that supports the lifestyle is a big choice, and Nike has released a sport band for Pride with welcome dynamism.
There are colored holes designed to be breathable when exercising, and the synthetic rubber material should be light enough for sports activities.
Yale Linus smart lock
Why not use your Apple Watch as a front door key? The Yale Linus is a keyless alternative to standard door locks, where your Apple Watch or smartphone can lock and unlock your door.
Using the Yale Access app, you can remotely grant access to visitors and guests, and you can give virtual keys to loved ones. You can also see who has entered and left the house and check if the door is closed.
Silver Apple Watch case
This shiny, metallic-style watch case is actually made of silicone to help protect your Apple Watch from scratches and bumps. Available in silver, gold, or black, the bumper can provide some protection for your watch while creating the visually appealing look of a more traditional watch.
LAUT steel buckle
To get yourself a steel strap without paying the full price of an Apple strap, this LAUT Steel Loop is a stylish choice. The stainless steel watch band has a magnetic clasp for easy adjustment and can be installed directly on your watch.