Your Apple Watch is great for tracking your performance stats during workouts. Problem is, the darn thing is right smack in the middle of your wrist, ensuring it will likely get in the way when engaging in many types of workouts. The ActionSleeve Armband lets you strap the Apple Watch on the upper part of your arm instead.
Made by Twelve South, the accessory lets you wear the smartwatch away from your wrist, so it can stay out of the way of your gloves, hand wraps, and the kettlebell you’re flipping over in your hand. No more damaging the watch or scratching it while engaging in vigorous activity, allowing you to properly track any kind of workout without any worries.
The ActionSleeve Armband is designed to mount the Apple Watch like any wristband, so the back will be touching your skin the entire time, allowing it to continue harvesting heart rate information. According to Twelve South, the closer skin contact might actually enable more precise heart rate monitoring, so the position might even be preferable to traditional wrist-based wearables. The display should also remain fully visible, while the crown and button remain completely accessible, ensuring you can use the watch the same way you’ve always done before.
A built-in rubber bumper surrounds the watch for protective cover, ensuring it can survive the roughest day in the gym. It comes in three lengths: one that can fit arms between 9 to 13 inches in diameter; one for 10 to 15 inches; and one for 11 to 17 inches.
Available in black and red, the Twelve South ActionSleeve Armband is priced at $29.99.
- Use Apple Watch when sports gear or activity restricts wrist placement