are you going to use a screen protector?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by Che Castro, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    No. It's a watch and I don't wear screen protectors on watches.

    Then again I did break the screen of my Withings Activité. Fortunately it was a terrible device so it was actually a little relieving ;)
  2. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    Yes I will. Regardless of the fact it's a watch makes it no different then a phone or tablet. If anything it's more susceptible to scratches.
  3. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    I would like a screen protector, just hoping some manufacturer will come out with one that is easy to put on and doesn't come off easily. A lot of screen protectors I've used on my iPads and iPhones have started "peeling" at corners, and that will be a big problem on a small screen like the watch.
  4. matthijst macrumors regular

    Jun 8, 2009
  5. franzkfk macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2011
    Czech Republic
    Absolutely not.

    Absolutely not. I don't have them on iPad nor the iPhone. I've tried the Rhino Shiled on iPhone but it was horrible. And since the Apple Watch are with saphire glass there is no reason at all. I have worn watches with saphire and they look like the first day I bought them. The metal strap and the body does not.

    But I am bit sceptical about the Sport version. Aluminium is soft and can be scratched very easily. And the're ion-X glass or whatever does not sound strong as the saphire is.
  6. gcooldude86 macrumors 6502

    Jul 28, 2014
    Ontario, Canada
    No. Sapphire screen shouldn't scratch. I don't use anything on my 6+ and its fine. I take good care of these devices.
  7. FrankySavvy macrumors 65816

    Mar 4, 2010
    Long Island, NY
    You should be more then fine without one. Im assuming the ION glass on the Apple Watch Sport is just as scratch resistant as the iPhone 6 display, and the Apple Watch and Edition which have Sapphire screens, will be even better!
  8. lunaoso macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Exactly my thinking. The sapphire is easier to shatter, but a screen protector wouldn't help much there anyway. I'm not planning on doing any contact sports with it on.
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    Last edited: Mar 2, 2015

    8CoreWhore macrumors 68020


    Jan 17, 2008
    Big D
  10. MojoRisinSD macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2012
    Nope. Don't use one on iPad or iPhone either.
  11. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Definitely not the case with the standard and edition models.
  12. Mr.C macrumors 601

    Apr 3, 2011
    London, UK.
    I disagree. The sapphire glass is NOT scratch proof but scratch resistant. Anyone who thinks that there is no need for a screen protector on a device such as an :apple: Watch, iPhone or iPad is just kidding themselves. I can guarantee there will be scratches on them even if minute.

    The only way to prevent this is by using a screen protector. Also if you use a quality screen protector there is very little difference between that and not using one at all in terms of clarity and touch. I have screen protectors on both my iPad and iPhone and can see no noticeable difference.
  13. Flow39 macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2014
    At the Apple Store
    I don't plan on myself using one. My Pebble, which has a plastic screen, has very few scratches on it and I have worn it every day. The Ion-X glass will be stronger than the plastic, so I don't have a concern with scratches.
  14. BvizioN macrumors 601


    Mar 16, 2012
    Manchester, UK
    I never used a screen protector on my phone and never had it scratched. Never mind on the watch.
  15. jafingi macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2009
    Haven't used a protector on my iPhone 6 (it simply destroys the nice feel of the rounded border), and it doesn't have a scratch. Will buy the :apple: Watch steel with sapphire, so it probably won't scratch either (none of my watches have had scratches).
  16. mostro900 macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2007
    Totally disagree. I have a Tissot watch, which I have owned since 2006 and wear on a daily basis. The SS bezel is scratched and looks 8 years old. The sapphire face is as good as the day I bought it. I have bumped my watch against brick walls, concrete, etc. and the sapphire is not scratched at all.
    I had never owned a sapphire watch prior to this and I am very impressed at its durability. The Sports edition is not sapphire, but if you take a bit of care with it, I'm sure it will be just fine.
  17. Technodynamic macrumors 6502


    Jul 25, 2012

    I have a sapphire screen on my Movado. 10 years, not one scratch, wear it every day for ten years straight.
  18. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Very doubtful I hate the way they make the screens feel. I only used one once on an iPhone 3G. Removed it a few days after putting it on.
  19. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

    Nov 7, 2007
    New Sanfrakota
    People really need to lose the iDevice mentality when it comes to the Watch.
  20. jsmith189 macrumors 65816


    Jan 12, 2014
    :apple: Watch Otterbox ftw.
  21. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    No. A screen protector will only protect the screen not the body or band. I'm putting mine in a Glad sandwich bag.


    Seriously though I'll take my chances. A screen protector on a watch would look supremely dorky and @nal.
  22. Binarymix macrumors 65816

    Nov 1, 2007
    No, there aren't any decent protectors (that actually curve, and don't look like crap) for the rounded iPhone 6 screen.

    The Apple watch has the same curved glass.
  23. Andropov macrumors regular


    May 3, 2012
    Sapphire is mostly scratch-proof. It's a 9 in the Mohs scale, with makes it harder than Silicon dioxide (typical beach sand, 7 in Mohs scale), which is one of the main reason regular displays get scratched.

    So, unless you're planning to use your Apple Watch near topaz (8), corundum (9), diamonds (10), or boron (9,5), which I highly doubt (those are some of the rarest materials in earth, while silicon dioxide is one of the most common), then a screen protector is absolutely useless.

    Anyone that owns a sapphire faced watch will confirm this. You can't scratch sapphire unless you do it purposely.

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