12 Apple Watch Accessories to Help Keep You Fit

An Apple Watch can be an effective tool to help you take control of your health and fitness—but you're probably not getting the most out of your watch if you aren't taking advantage of the full range of accessories that can complement its performance. Here are some of our favorite Apple Watch accessories that can help take your health and fitness journey to the next level.

Apple Watch with a blush pink sport band photo

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Apple Watch Sport Band

Apple Watch sport bands hold up during even the toughest workouts. Lightweight and soft, they're designed to be super comfortable, so you won't even realize you have one on as you train for a 5K or push yourself through spin class. The high-performance fluoroelastomer also makes the band highly durable, which means you can count on it to last no matter how hard you work out. Best of all, these bands come in a variety of colors, so you never have to sacrifice style for performance. Match your band to the rest of your workout gear, or just choose your favorite color to help motivate you through your fitness routine. ($49; amazon.com)

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Silver magnetic charging cable for the Apple Watch photo

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Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable

Your Apple Watch can only help you track your fitness progress if it's charged and ready to go whenever you need it. With this handy charging cable, you can make sure that your watch is always fully juiced for a workout or general activity tracking. You don't have to worry about precise alignment when you attach the charger, either. Thanks to the magnetic design, you simply hold the disc near the back of the watch; it secures itself automatically. The charger can connect to any computer USB port, but you can purchase a wall adapter separately if you prefer charging through an outlet. The magnetic charger is compatible with all series of Apple Watches, so you can trust that it'll work no matter which model you have. (from $29; walmart.com)

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Beats wireless headphones in black photo

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Beats Powerbeats3 Wireless Earphones

One of the best things about the Apple Watch is you can stream the perfect workout playlist directly from your wrist. But if you're going to blast the tunes, you'll want a pair of supported headphones for crystal-clear sound. These Beats headphones can connect to your Apple Watch via Class 1 Bluetooth for a completely wireless workout. You'll get up to 12 hours of battery life, so you don't have to worry about the jams stopping before your run does. And because they're sweat- and water-resistant, you can trust that your headphones will hold up to even the toughest of workouts. ($100, usually $200; amazon.com)

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Bamboo wood charging dock for iPhone and Apple Watch photo

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Stalion Stand Bamboo Charging Dock Cradle Station

When you take off your Apple Watch at the end of the day, you need a safe place to put it. This convenient charging cradle station is the perfect spot—and it not only has a place for your watch but your iPhone, too. Made of organic bamboo, the cradle sports a stylish look you won't mind keeping on your nightstand. The top and back cutouts are designed to keep your charging cables from tangling, and they allow you to use all of your Apple Watch features while it's safely charging. ($10; walmart.com)

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Glass screen protector for the Apple Watch photo

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Tech Armor Premium Ballistic Glass Screen Protector

If your workouts are usually pretty intense, you may worry about scratching or shattering your Apple Watch screen. Instead of dialing back your intensity, consider using this premium screen protector—it'll give you peace of mind about the safety of your watch, so you can still meet your fitness goals. Made of laser-cut tempered glass, this protector keeps your watch safe from even high-impact drops, and you still get complete screen clarity and touchscreen accuracy. Installation is a breeze, and because there are two protectors per pack, you'll have a backup in case the first one gets damaged. ($10, usually $10; jet.com)

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Tennis training system compatible with the Apple Watch photo

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Zepp Tennis Swing Analyzer

If you're trying to perfect your tennis form, look no further than the Apple Watch on your wrist for help. With this innovative motion sensor that mounts to the end of your racquet, you get instant feedback serve right from your watch. The connected app provides personalized reports on both practice sessions and matches, so you can hone your performance with every swing. You can also get video tips, training exercises, and advice from professional tennis coaches through the app to up your game. ($155; amazon.com)

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Green and silver wireless blood pressure monitor photo

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Withings Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

Your Apple Watch isn't just helpful for tracking how many calories you burn or steps you take—it can actually help you take control of overall health, particularly if you pair it with this innovative blood pressure monitor. It can easily keep track of your systolic and diastolic blood pressure as well as your heart rate, and its easy-to-use app transmits the data to your Apple Watch to create a detailed history of readings for comprehensive monitoring. You can even send the data to your doctor through the Health Mate app. ($100; walmart.com)

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Sport band in gray for the Apple Watch photo

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Apple Watch Sport Loop Band

While a rubber sport band is a durable option for your Apple Watch, it may not cut it if you want something that easily transitions from the gym to school or the office. This stylish woven band is made of soft, lightweight nylon, so it's still comfortable and easy to wear even though it has a more polished appearance. Despite the four-layer construction that gives the band serious durability, it's also highly breathable to keep you cool during workouts. ($49; amazon.com)

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Portable charging dock for the Apple Watch in black and red photo

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Moretek Apple Watch Portable Charging Holder Dock with Case

If you travel often, you'll love this convenient charging holder and travel case for keeping your Apple Watch safe in transit. The hard exterior and nylon interior protect your watch from scratches and other damage, while the USB port in the center of the dock makes for easy charging. There's even a space to hold your charging cable, so you never have to worry about leaving for a trip without it. ($12; amazon.com)

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Smart Thermometer compatible with the Apple Watch photo

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Withings Thermo Smart Temporal Thermometer

Want to be prepared for cold and flu season? This smart thermometer can wirelessly transmit temperature data to your Apple Watch and use your age, fever history, and symptoms to give you health advice via the connected app. The thermometer couldn't be easier to use, either—no actual contact is needed, so you only have to scan it across your forehead to get a reading, making it an extremely sanitary way to take your temperature. This thermometer can support up to eight users, which means you can keep track of the whole family's fever history to share with doctors. ($83, usually $100; amazon.com)

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Mattress cover that connects to the Apple Watch to track sleep and control temperature photo

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Eight Sleep Tracker and Temperature Control Mattress Cover

Getting a good night's sleep can be just as important for your health as eating a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly. While your Apple Watch can track your sleep patterns with a variety of apps, you'll get even more accurate data with this smart mattress cover. It can track your nightly sleep data, including the quality of your sleep, how often you toss and turn, and your overall time in bed. You can also play white noise through your Apple Watch to help you drift off, or adjust the temperature for your side of the bed to encourage more restful sleep. The mattress cover can connect to a variety of other smart, Wi-Fi-connected devices in your home, too. (price varies; amazon.com)

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Withings Smart Scale in dark blue photo

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Withings Body + Body Composition Scale

Keeping track of your weight and other body composition data is an important way to maintain your healthy lifestyle. This Wi-Fi scale can measure weight, BMI, body fat, muscle, bone mass, and water content with high accuracy and automatically sync the data with the connected app on your Apple Watch. You can even set a weight goal and determine your daily calorie budget to help you stay on track. The scale can also provide a localized weather report to make choosing your outfit for the day as easy as possible. And because it can store data for up to eight people, the whole household can use it. ($100; amazon.com)

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