When an organization makes a smartwatch or fitness tracker, they probably never ask themselves if a person can wear a watch when doing Muay Thai? Duh. Of course not and this result in one having to forego tracking when it come to certain sports. What an irony, isn’t it? A fitness tracker that can’t track because you can’t wear it. But that won’t be the case if you have ActionSleeve Armband for Apple Watch by Twelve South. ActionSleeve Armband is exactly what it says it is: an armband designed to let you wear the Apple Watch on your arm, or bicep, so you can proceed with your kickboxing, crossfit or whatever it is that you do that makes wearing an Apple Watch on the wrist impossible.
ActionSleeve is similar to the armband for smartphones, but only a lot less cumbersome since Apple Watch on its own is tiny. It is designed specifically to allow access to Apple Watch as it is safely cocooned within the sleeve. Twelve South said the sleeve offers a “tighter, more consistent skin contact,” which kind of makes sense since arm and bicep won’t make huge movements like the wrist do and this could potentially improve heart rate monitoring with less or no occurrence of signal drops.
Moreover, when you doing rigorous activities, it is always a good idea to keep precious gadgets away from your wrist where the risk of smashing it against something is significantly higher. Don’t believe? Just ask yourself how many have you hit your watch against the wall or anything, and mind you, that’s just casual, no rigorous activity. So, as you can imagine, it is probably a good idea to relocate your Apple Watch higher up where it is less prone to clashes with your barbell or whatever.
ActionSleeve Armband is available to fit both 38mm and 42mm Apple Watch and if you are keen, you can pick one up from Twelve South website for $29.99 a pop.
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