Accessories

I’ll update this page regularly with reviews of charging stands, third-party watch straps, and other accessories.

Bluetooth Headphones/Earbuds

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Grade: A-

Apple Watch can function as an iPod, even if you leave your iPhone at home. But you’ll need a pair of Bluetooth headphones or earbuds, because the watch lacks an audio-out port. I’ve tried a number of Bluetooth earpieces, but my favorite so far is Beats’ Powerbeats2 ($200). powerbeats2

Love it: Earbuds stay in place during a run. Music quality is better than average. Comfortable to wear. Stylish design. Gets six hours on a charge.

Leave it: Pricey. Bluetooth connection occasionally causes music to skip or drop out. Placement of in-line microphone makes it hard for others to hear what you say during phone calls.

Buy it: If you can afford $200, you like the Beats product line, and plan to regularly listen to music on your watch.

Read it: Check out my CIO.com review.

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