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aloper

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Used an older Deltashield 42mm screen protector as a placeholder on my new S4 while waiting for Deltashield to release an updated version for the 44mm. Received those today and am a little disappointed...The original 42mm on my S2 Watch was great. Covered the screen and almost down to the end of the glass. The new 44mm version, does cover the face and some of the edges but leaves some big gaps around edges to the bottom of the glass. Compared to the 42mm version, it is slightly bigger in size but in my mind it could larger. Guessing they went conservative to get them out, before they had the actual watches in hand.

Took a pic and manipulated the light levels so you can see the edges of it...
 

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solo118

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Just curious if it is really necessary? Is it that easy to scratch the glass?
 

eclipse01

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Just curious if it is really necessary? Is it that easy to scratch the glass?

clumsy people bang their watches into walls (me included)

With that said, I rather have a scratch in my watch then to put a fugly case/protector on my watch, especially with how "disposable" these apple watches has become.
 

aloper

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Just curious if it is really necessary? Is it that easy to scratch the glass?

For me, I do a lot of hiking and stuff...Through brush and things that catch on everything. Every once and awhile, I bang the watch on something...just added protection against micro-scratches...Once on, you can't even tell it's there...I can deal with a scratch on the case, but on the watch face would bother me. Plus, a better re-sale price down the road...
 
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dotzero123

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I'm not sure if I like the body wrap but will see what it looks like when it arrives and decide then. It won't stop me from dinging it and mine is aluminum, so probably won't scratch like the SS silver does. The glass protector is probably all you need.
 

klymr

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I've always been a fan of Best Skins Ever. They have a 4 pack of Series 4 skins for $7.99 right now. I'll probably put one on my wife's Watch when we finally get it. I used one on my Series 2 for the first 6 months or so, until I learned to not to bang my wrist on things so much. Definitely saved me on more than one occasion (this was after catching it on a door frame with a duffel bag in my arms).

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aloper

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I've always been a fan of Best Skins Ever. They have a 4 pack of Series 4 skins for $7.99 right now. I'll probably put one on my wife's Watch when we finally get it. I used one on my Series 2 for the first 6 months or so, until I learned to not to bang my wrist on things so much. Definitely saved me on more than one occasion (this was after catching it on a door frame with a duffel bag in my arms).

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Yep...that's why I use the skin types of mine...for that reason!
 
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codeman7

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Does anyone have any updates on screen protectors that've worked out well, and cover most of the new display sizes? IQShield and ArmorSuit seem to have updated their protectors to fit, if their Amazon listings are to be believed.
 

Jordan921

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I didn’t use one for both my S0 and S2 and thinking about getting one for my S4. My S0 got a pretty good scratch from my cousins diamond ring :/
 

crawfish963

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Here is my ArmorSuit full body protector. Put one on my wife's 44mm S4 as well. It's not the easiest to apply, but once you do, it stays on and is not very noticeable.

EDIT: Yes, there is a screen protector on there. It fits it that well, you can't even tell it's there unless you hit it with the right light. It feels like screen protectors for your phone did pre-tempered glass. Cleans off easily as well.
 

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codeman7

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Here is my ArmorSuit full body protector. Put one on my wife's 44mm S4 as well. It's not the easiest to apply, but once you do, it stays on and is not very noticeable.

Awesome, thanks for the pictures! This might be a good solution. My S4 Aluminum already has a few nice scratches (same story with my previous S1 Aluminum, never had this problem on any previous watch). Deciding if I should fix it and try a screen protector, or if I should just switch to the Space Black Stainless Steel.
 

Jordan921

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Here is my ArmorSuit full body protector. Put one on my wife's 44mm S4 as well. It's not the easiest to apply, but once you do, it stays on and is not very noticeable.

EDIT: Yes, there is a screen protector on there. It fits it that well, you can't even tell it's there unless you hit it with the right light. It feels like screen protectors for your phone did pre-tempered glass. Cleans off easily as well.

Have a link for the full body protector?
 
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