Whether you’re on your first iPhone, or rocking the latest in a long line of Apple’s smartphones, having the right accessories can really improve your experience. If you want to get the most out of your iPhone, these are your must-have accessories.
1. Best iPhone Accessory for Car & Travel: Automatic Smart Driving Assistant
Automatic is the best iPhone accessory you’ve never heard of. This little box syncs with both your iPhone and your car’s onboard computer system, allowing you unprecedented access to your car’s driving information. Automatic can help you save money on gas by analyzing your driving habits. Additionally, Automatic can diagnose what you “check engine” light means.
Pros: Easy to install Remembers where you parked Provides accident reporting in the event of a crash Minimizes battery consumption in your iPhone Detects fill-ups and even tracks local gas prices Cons: Requires iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s or Android 4.0+ (older phones not compatible) Does not work with diesel, natural gas, or electric cars (also does not work with cars older than 1996) Some features will not work with certain car models Crash Alert only works in the US Crash Alert only works if unit is undamaged in the crash
2. Best iPhone Accessory for Runners & Fitness Fiends: Wahoo Fitness Blue HR Heart Rate Monitor
The Wahoo Fitness heart rate monitor fits snugly around your chest, proving you with the most accurate heart rate and calorie burn information. While wearing something around your chest may take some getting used to, this iPhone accessory is a must-have for runners and athletes, as well as people who just want to shed a little extra weight.
Pros: Works with popular apps like RunKeeper, Cyclemeter, Strava, MapMyRun, Endomondo, Runtastic, Wahoo Fitness Replaceable battery lasts a whole year before needing to be swapped out Also works with iPod Touch (5th generation), iPad (3rd and 4th generations) Access to customized Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Burn and Burst training plans Waterproof up to 5 feet Cons: Not compatible with iPhone models prior to the 4s Does not transmit data while swimming Device may feel uncomfortable to some Pairing device with app could be faster iPhone must be within 10 feet of device to record data
3. Best iPhone Accessory for Business: Anker Portable Charger External Battery Pack
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