Tech accessory brand Twelve South has just released its latest version of the ActionSleeve. Prioritizing user comfort and utility, the ActionSleeve 2 works with the newest iterations of the Apple Watch. Compatible with the Apple Watch Series 4, 5, 6, and SE, the ActionSleeve 2 provides users with a broader range of places to wear their Apple Watches. It’s an interesting take on an Apple Watch case that makes an ideal running armband.
(Off) Wrist Watch: Where to Wear Apple Watch
There’s no question that the Apple Watch is one of the most comprehensive health and fitness devices ever. But the wrist is not always the best place for it. Wrist wraps, sleeves, and boxing gloves can all fight for real estate on the wrist. Also, kettlebell movements like snatches and overhead press can result in the weight actually smashing down on the watch. At best, it hurts like hell, and at worst, it crushes the face and leaves you with a dead piece of tech on your arm.
ActionSleeve 2 seeks a solution for exercise and comfort.
ActionSleeve 2 Apple Watch Case Utility
It’s designed for wear on the bicep, forearm, or even then leg, and the ActionSleeve 2 sports a band made with non-allergenic polyurethane. The priority is user comfort; the material is soft against the skin. As well, its seams are precision stitched, and extra material is placed under the hardware to eliminate any rubbing or pinching. The open case face makes it easy to use and read any compatible Apple Watch’s touch screen. And the snug fit can actually improve heart rate monitoring accuracy.
Switching from watch to sleeve is simple: just slide the watch band off, then pop the body into the ActionSleeve 2, and you’re good to go. While wearing the sleeve, the watch’s screen, crown, and button are all fully accessible and functional, as are each of its sensors and monitors.
All of this makes the ActionSleeve 2 ideal for athletes. With its attention to user comfort and watch utility, it really stands out as a running armband.
Securing the ActionSleeve 2: Pricing, Availability
Twelve South prices the ActionSleeve 2, available now, at $40. It comes in two sizes: one for the 40-mm Apple Watch and one for the 44-mm Apple Watch.
To learn more, visit TwelveSouth.com.