Are you using a screen protector on your Apple Watch?

Are you using a screen protector?

  • Yes, It's the first thing I did/thought about

    Votes: 33 18.9%
  • Yes, with a case too

    Votes: 7 4.0%
  • No, it's just a watch.

    Votes: 97 55.4%
  • No, but I'm going to purchase one soon

    Votes: 13 7.4%
  • I'm still waiting to get my Apple Watch!

    Votes: 25 14.3%

  • Total voters
    175

modernaccord

macrumors 6502a
Apr 20, 2015
620
198
Seattle, WA region
I don't plan to for a while at least. I sell watch and iPhone accessories and I ordered a few preliminary samples from my contacts in Shenzhen. What I found is that most of the factories don't know how curved the geometry is on the Watch display, and thus either don't fit, or they only cover the flat part of the display.

If you choose to get a screen protector that does have edge to edge protection, be sure to get one that is wet-apply, as you can be sure that the dry ones on the market will peel up like nobody's business (most of the reviews of the products currently on Amazon do reflect this fact).

For this reason, I chose not to sell them as I knew immediately that the product reviews would be garbage.
 

supermiff

macrumors newbie
Dec 10, 2014
14
7
Are you using a screen protector on your Apple Watch?

If you have the sapphire model then you probably won't get a lot more protection from a plastic or glass cover anyway as sapphire is much more scratch resistant. The screen protectors that are currently available are all pretty cheap and not something I would stick on my watches screen. If you are truly dedicated to keeping your watch in mint condition then there are some pretty decent cases knocking around, some of which have a built in screen guard.
 

SixtyK

macrumors 6502a
Jun 25, 2013
639
38
Nebraska
I haven't gotten my Watch Sport yet but I am considering using one when I get it. I work in a print shop and quite simply, I bump stuff. A simple screen protector is inexpensive (I've seen several available for a few dollars), inconspicuous (the best ones seem to blend in very nicely), and would provide enough peace of mind that I'd be willing to wear my watch at work.
 
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Kent01

macrumors 6502
Apr 22, 2015
349
30
Massachusetts
I feel the edges of the screen protector would pick up too much lint and dust to where I would get annoyed with it.

I don't use protectors on my phone. My colleague has one on and you can see all the crap building up along the edges it's disgusting. He even has a low-profile glass protector.
 

Sirious

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 2, 2013
1,491
2,563
United Kingdom
I don't plan to for a while at least. I sell watch and iPhone accessories and I ordered a few preliminary samples from my contacts in Shenzhen. What I found is that most of the factories don't know how curved the geometry is on the Watch display, and thus either don't fit, or they only cover the flat part of the display.

If you choose to get a screen protector that does have edge to edge protection, be sure to get one that is wet-apply, as you can be sure that the dry ones on the market will peel up like nobody's business (most of the reviews of the products currently on Amazon do reflect this fact).

For this reason, I chose not to sell them as I knew immediately that the product reviews would be garbage.
This is true and probably the only thing that annoys my friend lol
 

cruzmisl

macrumors regular
Nov 10, 2012
228
22
I initially wasn't going to, but after I saw the near-invisible installs of the Armorsuit screen protector I went ahead and ordered one.

It came yesterday and I got it installed. I can't tell that it's there. I think this is well worth avoiding scratches on the screen.
 

dfine1966

macrumors 6502
Apr 9, 2011
421
44
I always had problems with screen protectors using wet installs. Never could get them on right.
 

supermiff

macrumors newbie
Dec 10, 2014
14
7
Are you using a screen protector on your Apple Watch?

Iv tried a few different types in different price ranges from Amazon and they fitted and looked fine. Unfortunately though they felt pretty cheap and took away the exotic, high quality feel of the screen. If you have a sapphire screen then don't bother as you really don't need one anyway but if you have the sport then a cover will definitely help if you don't mind the cheap feel.
 

Che Castro

macrumors 603
May 21, 2009
5,704
529
I'm using a zagg & it covers the entire watch face & corners
You can get them at best buy & have them install it

Or you can buy armorsuit on Amazon for a few dollars and do it yourself , is the same as zagg
 

oftheheavens

macrumors 68000
Jul 9, 2008
1,986
498
cherry point
didn't give me the option I wanted so I chose the first. I didn't get a screen protector until I scratched my sport the first time. Thought it was dumb to get one now I guess it isn't (for the sport)
 

Sirious

macrumors 65816
Original poster
Jan 2, 2013
1,491
2,563
United Kingdom
didn't give me the option I wanted so I chose the first. I didn't get a screen protector until I scratched my sport the first time. Thought it was dumb to get one now I guess it isn't (for the sport)
I think a screen protector, or something is more a necessity for the Sport. If you're fine with small dings and scratches, then I guess no need to worry ;)
 

oftheheavens

macrumors 68000
Jul 9, 2008
1,986
498
cherry point
I think a screen protector, or something is more a necessity for the Sport. If you're fine with small dings and scratches, then I guess no need to worry ;)
even with the protector I have gotten a few dings on the body (I know that it doesn't protect the body just saying). The sport is really easy to scar. I plan on getting a nicer one for the 2nd or 3rd edition as I have found that the watch has easily become part of my day.
 

LiemTa

macrumors 6502
Jun 2, 2014
336
136
Why the hell would I use a screen protector? So I can inconvenience myself by having to deal with the uneven, raised bit of the screen protector every time I want to swipe from the edge? For what, so some loser who wants to buy my old watch in a year won't haggle down the price 10 bucks? No thanks. I'll gladly pay the $10 premium to not look like a tryhard loser who has nothing in their life so they guard their inanimate objects like royalty.
 

AdonisSMU

macrumors 604
Oct 23, 2010
6,603
2,180
Why the hell would I use a screen protector? So I can inconvenience myself by having to deal with the uneven, raised bit of the screen protector every time I want to swipe from the edge? For what, so some loser who wants to buy my old watch in a year won't haggle down the price 10 bucks? No thanks. I'll gladly pay the $10 premium to not look like a tryhard loser who has nothing in their life so they guard their inanimate objects like royalty.
It's like putting plastic on a couch... It is a big fat NO! Just NO!
 

flur

macrumors 68020
Nov 12, 2012
2,195
922
I voted "No, it's just a watch" but I have the SS, so...no need to put a protector on sapphire. I've owned sapphire watches before so I trust the material. I definitely don't think "it's just a watch, whatevs."
 
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