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Twelve South first to put Apple Watch on your arm [Watch Store]

Note: We’re happy to announce that Twelve South is now featured in our Watch Store. Check out their great accessories for Apple Watch and read an earlier review on the ActionBand armband. Twelve South does not ship outside of the United States. 

The Apple Watch is an ideal workout partner, but it’s not a good idea to have things around your wrist during certain activities. An Apple Watch armband would be perfect.

Now you can wear your Apple Watch on your arm with ActionSleeve from Twelve South. It’s the world’s first armband for Apple Watch, and it is now available in our Watch Store.

ActionSleeve Apple Watch armband by Twelve South

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ActionSleeve straps your Apple Watch to your upper arm or bicep — off your wrist.
Photo: Twelve South

An armband for Apple Watch might sound like a silly idea, but for some people, it’s going to be incredibly useful. If you regularly play sports that require large gloves, use straps while weightlifting, or just don’t like wearing something around your wrist while working out, it’s perfect.

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ActionSleeve straps your Apple Watch to your upper arm or bicep, and surrounds the device in rubber to protect it. The display and Digital Crown remain exposed so you can still see and use your Apple Watch while working out, and the heart-rate monitor works just as you would expect it to.

In fact, Twelve South says your heart rate readings might become even more accurate than if you wore your Apple Watch in the “normal” location.

“When you flex your wrist or your watch band isn’t tight enough, it can cause inconsistent readings or dropouts,” the company said. “ActionSleeve holds Apple Watch tightly and securely to your upper arm — delivering more consistent skin contact and more accurate heart-rate tracking.”

Setup is as simple as removing the straps from your Apple Watch and placing the device inside ActionSleeve’s rubber frame.

ActionSleeve is available for both the 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch, and it comes in black or red. An additional slim size is available in black for 42 mm. Made of neoprene and silicone for comfort and durability.

Note: Twelve South does not ship outside of the United States. 

Price: $29.99

Buy from: Watch Store

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Nice band. Worked well. Need to be sure to watch the video on using the tool to adjust the band.

never receive my purchase

I contacted the store but they never replayed to me i don't recommend to buy here!

Sadie, the elder, says .....

Not only is this iWatch such a practical means of holding my watch while charging, it’s a hoot - looks like my original Mac. I love it.

The case doesn’t totally align but it does it’s job. The part that stinks is that it attracts lint and dust because it’s silicone.

Great tidy solution

You know what happens, all your devices need a charger. 2 iPhones, an Apple Watch, iPad and more. My old solution was fast charger with 4 USB outlets plugged in to an outlet in the kitchen. Worked, but not pretty.

Let me start by saying this charger looks great. I got rid of all the other cables and keep this out in the kitchen. Much tidier! Phones charge quickly. Apple watch does too but you to be careful that it goes on right. Also, I have a metal band on mine so I have to close it before I put it on the stand or else it would rest on the screen of the phone below it.