Save 20 percent off leather Apple Watch bands for Father’s Day [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry June 13, 2017

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18th, and Cult of Mac Watch Store is here to help you find the perfect leather strap for those Apple Watch-wielding dads out there. We’ve chosen five of our most popular, American-made brands for this special sale — Jack Foster, Arrow & Board, E3 Supply Co., Burkley, Form Function Form and OleksynPrannyk […]

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Hands on: Does watchOS 4 give Apple Watch what it needs?

by Ste Smith June 09, 2017

Along with new versions of iOS and macOS, Apple unveiled its next major update for the Apple Watch at WWDC. The first watchOS 4 beta is now available to developers, and we’ve been trying out all its new features and improvements. Check out the video below to see watchOS 4 in action.

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How to ditch Apple Watch’s horrible honeycomb app screen

by Buster Hein June 06, 2017

Apple is looking to move away from the honeycomb-style app selection screen that debuted on the first Apple Watch. With the new watchOS 4 software update coming to the public later this fall, Apple added an option that lets Apple Watch owners change the way they view and select apps. Ditch the honeycomb for good […]

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Study finds Apple Watch is most accurate wearable at measuring heart rate

by Buster Hein May 24, 2017

When it comes to measuring heart rate and calories burned, not all fitness trackers are created equal, based on the findings of a scientific study that pitted the top wearables on the market against each other. The in-depth study conducted by researchers at Stanford University was published today, revealing that Apple Watch is the most […]

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Cult of Mac Watch Store’s 20 percent off sale ends Sunday! [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry May 12, 2017

Welcome to Cult of Mac Watch Store’s first big sale! We’ve selected some of your favorite brands — Clessant, Strapple, Bucardo and Form Function Form — and are offering a 20 percent discount on all straps. You’ll find a huge variety of bands for your Apple Watch in both 38mm and 42mm sizes from Italian calf’s leather to […]

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Get 10% off Ullu’s cool, exotic bands for Apple Watch [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry May 10, 2017

Apple-centric accessories brand Ullu offers a taste of the exotic with its line of handcrafted leather bands for Apple Watch. Give your watch a custom look with high-style and durable leathers in ostrich and stingray. Peruse Ullu’s collection of colorful, exotic bands in our Watch Store. Enter the code ShopUllu! at checkout for a 10 percent discount.

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Today in Apple history: It’s time for Apple Watch

by Luke Dormehl April 24, 2017

April 24, 2015: It’s time for the official release of the Apple Watch, the wearable device Tim Cook describes as the “next chapter in Apple history.” Fans, having endured a seven-month wait since the device’s unveiling at a keynote the previous September, can finally strap an Apple Watch onto their wrists. Behind the scenes, however, […]

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Overcast app lets you send podcasts to Apple Watch

by Luke Dormehl April 21, 2017

Superior iOS podcast app Overcast has issued a new 3.1 update, allowing users to send individual podcasts to their Apple Watch to listen to when they’re not in the immediate vicinity of their iPhone. This is something that can’t be done with Apple’s official Podcasts app, even though users can send audio files from the iOS […]

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Nike unveils new Apple Watch with ‘bone and black’ band

by Buster Hein April 20, 2017

Apple’s partnership with Nike has birthed a fresh new look for the Apple Watch Series 2 aimed at runners with a passion for style. Nike unveiled its new twist on Apple’s iconic wearable today, dubbed the Apple Watch NikeLab. Nothing is new on the watch as far as hardware upgrades go, but the new “bone […]

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It’s time for Apple Watch to get serious about fitness

by Graham Bower April 20, 2017

Apple puts fitness front and center in its advertising for Apple Watch Series 2, even going so far as to claim the device is a “superior sports watch.” But in reality, it is not a sports watch at all. It’s a smartwatch. And that’s a massively important distinction. Sports watches, like the TomTom Runner or […]

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Strapple’s mock-croc Apple Watch band gives you a taste of the exotic [Review]

by Lewis Wallace April 19, 2017

Lust List: Crocodilus Apple Watch band by Strapple This crocodile Apple Watch strap is a total crock. But in a good way! Made of Italian calfskin leather but stamped to look like crocodile skin, this beefy Apple Watch band looks exotic but costs a fraction of what a real reptile hide would set you back.

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Burkley’s leather Apple Watch bands give more bang for your buck [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry April 13, 2017

The Genuine Padded Leather Band by Burkley ticks all the right boxes as a standalone leather strap for Apple Watch at a price tag often far lower than its competitors in the leather manufacturing sphere. Originally designed as a replacement for Apple’s classic buckle strap, the Burkley band is one of Cult of Mac Watch […]

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Nomad charging stand warps Apple Watch into the future [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry April 09, 2017

Lust List: Nomad Stand for Apple Watch While Nomad’s Stand for Apple Watch could easily be mistaken for a futuristic tchotchke, it packs high function in its curvaceous form. This sleek Apple Watch stand fits perfectly with the modern simplicity that marks Apple’s aesthetic.

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Wrap your wrist in Italian leather with Meridio for Apple Watch [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry April 02, 2017

For the ultimate in refined, high-quality leather accessories, look to Italy’s centuries-old leather-making tradition. Now Apple Watch lovers can wear a little bit of this fine leather on their wrists in the form of Italian company Meridio’s Old Brown Leather Band for Apple Watch.

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Use Theater Mode to help you sleep with your Apple Watch

by Lee Peterson March 30, 2017

The new Theater Mode in watchOS 3.2 can do more than keep you from annoying others when you’re at the movies. If you track your sleep with your Apple Watch, Theater Mode can help you get some extra shut-eye.

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This handmade Apple Watch band is a true triple threat [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry March 21, 2017

In a tiny workshop in Austin, Texas, one of my all-time-favorite leather straps for Apple Watch is made carefully by hand. The Triple Tour Band by Arrow & Board is a “split” version of the ubiquitous Double Tour strap — popularized by the beautiful albeit monstrously-priced Hermès version. Best yet, Cult of Mac Watch Store is […]

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Go totally ballistic with these nylon Apple Watch bands [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry March 06, 2017

Breathe new life into your Apple Watch with a cool, contemporary nylon band inspired by the original NATO watch strap. Best yet, this one won’t leave you cash-dry. Spanish company Nyloon started with the goal of making high-quality versions of the NATO straps created by the British Ministry of Defence in 1973. The result is a line […]

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Apple Watch goes retro with Bucardo lockets [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry March 02, 2017

The Apple Watch doesn’t need to live on one’s wrist alone. Ladies, take notice! The Silver Constellation Locket by Bucardo is a new way to wear Apple Watch, bucking current trends by melding vintage style and tech. And, sometimes fashion precedes functionality — in wearing this beautiful locket, the sensors on the rear of the Apple Watch […]

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Make your Apple Watch do a leather loop de loop [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry February 23, 2017

A wristwatch is so much more than a means to tell time these days. That prime real estate on your arm is an opportunity to bump up your style game in spades. Heeding the call is the customizable and ultra-stylish Double Tour Apple Watch Band by OleksyPrannyk — the reasonably priced alternative to the Hermès band […]

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Nike+ Run Club is borking my runs, and I blame Apple Watch

by Graham Bower February 11, 2017

At the most essential level, a running app should provide a reliable way to log your workouts: when, where, how fast and how far you run. Fancy features are all very well and good, but let’s be honest — if an app doesn’t get the basics right, it sucks. Nike has been busy adding new […]

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Embellish your Apple Watch with one-of-a-kind batik strap

by Ami Icanberry February 10, 2017

Make Apple’s most personal device as unique as you are with a truly distinctive, statement-making strap worthy of a double take. The exotic Batik Strap for Apple Watch from Clessant is a refreshing take on an everyday accessory. No two are ever alike. And, you can get ahold of it now in Cult of Mac’s new Watch Store!

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Zens Power Bank is a great little Apple Watch battery [Review]

by Leander Kahney February 10, 2017

Most external batteries for the Apple Watch are BYOC — Bring Your Own Cable — and have bulky winding systems for tucking the cable away.

Not the compact Apple Watch Powerbank from Zens, perhaps the most portable external battery pack on the market.

Zens Apple Watch Powerbank is one of the only chargers with its own built-in magnetic power adapter. So no more tangle-prone charging cable.

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Embellish your Apple Watch with one-of-a-kind batik strap [Watch Store]

by Ami Icanberry February 08, 2017

Make Apple’s most personal device as unique as you are with a truly distinctive, statement-making strap worthy of a double take. The exotic Batik Strap for Apple Watch from Clessant is a refreshing take on an everyday accessory. No two are ever alike. And, you can get ahold of it now in Cult of Mac’s new Watch Store!

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Custom-fit Apple Watch band takes simplicity to next level [Reviews]

by Ami Icanberry February 02, 2017

Lust List: Button-Stud Apple Watch Band by Form Function Form Making Apple’s “most personal device ever” personal to you is super-serious business for one Florida purveyor of hand-made leather goods. Echoing the individuality of Apple Watch, Form Function Form takes customization to new levels in the design of its one-of-a-kind Button-Stud Apple Watch Band. This […]

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