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Turn an Apple Watch into a toolkit with this strangely awesome watch band

Best Tech Tool Apple Watch Adapter
Best Tech Tool Apple Watch Adapter (Image credit: BestTechTool)

What you need to know

  • A watch band and adapter kit turns your Apple Watch into a toolkit.
  • The watch band is made by Leatherman and isn't a band at all, while an adapter turns it into something for your Apple Watch

Apple's Apple Watch Series 6 is already a great wearable for all kinds of reasons including its ability to save lives, open doors, and help us keep fit. But did you know that it can tighten screws, too? You do now!

First reported by Yanko Design, this whole thing is a bit bizarre but also very awesome. See, Leatherman makes a multitool bracelet that includes 29 different tools and costs $150 from Amazon (opens in new tab). But you need a way to attach that to an Apple Watch, which is where the $58 BestTechTool adapter (opens in new tab) comes into the mix.

Best Tech Tool Apple Watch Adapter Black

Best Tech Tool Apple Watch Adapter Black (Image credit: BestTechTool)

As Yanko Design reports:

The magic lies in two parts – the existing Leatherman Tread Bracelet, which packs 29 high-strength stainless-steel multitools in a portable, travel-friendly band that sits along your wrist… and the adapter, which turns the bracelet into a strap that attaches to your Apple Watch (or any other smartwatch). The bracelet's individual links hold as many as 3 tools per module, from flathead screwdrivers to Phillips head screwdrivers, a wide range of hex-drivers, and even an oxygen tank wrench

Impressive stuff, no? I'm the least capable person on the planet in terms of manual labor and building or fixing things, but even I want one of these things strapped to my wrist.

If you do too, start by saving some money on the Apple Watch itself. These are the best Apple Watch deals we've come across and you might be able to save enough to justify at least those adapters.

Oliver Haslam
Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.