Twelve South “Action Sleeve” for Apple Watch 38mm

Christine Cristobal

The adjustable band gives you more consistent skin contact which can result in improved heart rate tracking while keeping Apple Watch viewable and easily controllable

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Think beyond the wrist with ActionSleeve Armband for Apple Watch

Out of harm’s way but not out of reach

The Apple Watch is the most advanced health and fitness device ever, but the wrist is not always the perfect place to wear it. Sports like Kickboxing, Weightlifting, and CrossFit often require protective sports gear and full wrist mobility that can rule out the use of Apple Watch on the wrist. Enter ActionSleeve which straps your Apple Watch to your upper arm where it maintains tracking data but is out of harm’s way. ActionSleeve’s outer frame adds protection from nicks and dings and with tighter, more consistent skin contact, it can even improve heart rate monitoring.

How it works

If you’ve ever changed your Watch band then you know how easy it is. Perhaps you’re already switching from your leather band to your sport band each time you hit the gym. Using ActionSleeve is just as simple. First, remove your current Apple Watchband. Second, push the Apple Watch body into the soft frame of ActionSleeve and finally, strap ActionSleeve on and go. Your screen, crown, and button remain fully accessible and functional. The best part? With tight and consistent skin contact, the heart rate monitor might even work better.

Never miss a heartbeat

ActionSleeve can actually improve Apple Watch’s heart rate tracking. When you flex your wrist or your watch band isn’t tight enough, it can cause inconsistent readings or dropouts. ActionSleeve holds Apple Watch tightly and securely to your upper arm delivering more consistent skin contact and more accurate heart rate tracking. If you’re serious about training or you’ve had trouble with the Apple Watch heart rate monitor in the past, ActionSleeve might just be the ticker-counting ticket you’re looking for.

Maybe it’s not all in the wrist

There are so many different sports and workouts, and some just aren’t ‘wrist-watch friendly’. Kickboxing is a great high-energy workout but the gloves completely cover your wrist. Weight lifting, Kettlebell training, and CrossFit often require you to tape up and protect your wrists, so AppleWatch is a no-go. You don’t want to go to the gym and take off your AppleWatch, missing out on all that great tracking and training data. With ActionSleeve, you can simply slide off your Watch bands, pop Apple Watch into the padded bumper and go! Your Apple Watch is safely off your wrist, but still part of the action.


Fits arms up to 15 in. (38 cm) and is hand-washable