Armorsuit Militaryshield after 1 week

ddkkpp

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Here are some pics - I'm going to try and return it.

I followed the directions as closely as possible, maybe I'm terrible at installing these things. I took my time, didn't rush, took me about an hour for my phone and watch.

not very happy with the result. being in Canada, I kind of got gypped on shipping ($16, plus the $16 for the items). I wonder if there are any retailers in Vancouver that anyone can recommend? I don't want to spend more on shipping these things than what they're worth.
 

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Biggs91276

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Sep 8, 2014
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Here are some pics - I'm going to try and return it.

I followed the directions as closely as possible, maybe I'm terrible at installing these things. I took my time, didn't rush, took me about an hour for my phone and watch.

not very happy with the result. being in Canada, I kind of got gypped on shipping ($16, plus the $16 for the items). I wonder if there are any retailers in Vancouver that anyone can recommend? I don't want to spend more on shipping these things than what they're worth.[/QUOTE

Wow I hope mine doesn't end up like that. I got the full body armorsuit
 

ddkkpp

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May 28, 2011
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The one thing I didn't do, is apply it in a humid room. Support's directed me to run a hot shower and put it on in the bathroom. (This is not said in the original instructions)

So I'll exchange for a new set and try that.
 

Biggs91276

macrumors regular
Sep 8, 2014
209
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Kansas
The one thing I didn't do, is apply it in a humid room. Support's directed me to run a hot shower and put it on in the bathroom. (This is not said in the original instructions)

So I'll exchange for a new set and try that.

What I've done in the past with installing these is to not use too much solution. Just a light spray on the screen and then a light spray on the protector seems to do a better job at adhering to the screen and when you lay it down on the screen spray a small amount on the screen protector itself so the squeegee can move smoothly to take out any bubbles.
 

loyalist

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Mar 18, 2011
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I copied this post I made in the screen protector thread. Here's my experience...

I had the ArmorSuit screen protector on my watch but i finally peeled it off after a week because it looked like crap . The screen protector material doesn't bounce back after it's been dinged or scuffed unlike the hard plastic material that PowerSupport uses for it's iPhone screen protectors. You can see all the imperfections from the wear and tear which takes away from the luster of the watch. The fitment is perfect for the round edges but doesn't hold up to everyday use IMO.
 

NAYo2002

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Apr 16, 2011
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I had the ArmorSuit screen protector on my watch but i finally peeled it off after a week because it looked like crap . The screen protector material doesn't bounce back after it's been dinged or scuffed.... The fitment is perfect for the round edges but doesn't hold up to everyday use IMO.
I did the same thing. I actually used up two orders of armor suit before deciding to give it up all together. It's just not worth it. I also give up the idea of getting the Speck Case for gym use. I got the $7 cheap snap on case from amazon instead and used the left over I would've spent on finally getting Apple Care+.
 

chillg8r

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Apr 16, 2015
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Durham,NC
While it took me two tries to get it right, my application of the armoursuit protector looks perfectly invisible. Its now been 3 weeks and I you simply can't see that it is on my watch. It also feels smooth as glass. When I installed it the first time it had a couple of bubbles on the bottom edge but the company sent me out another set of covers, no charge of course, and the second time was a charm. I still have a couple of extras in case it gets damaged.

Just trying to add some balance to the conversation.
 

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enderg

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Apr 22, 2015
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I got the warranty replacement from Armorsuit and managed to get it on my Apple Watch perfectly! It looks and feels fantastic if you take the time to apply it correctly. Letting it dry a bit and then doing the edges really makes a big difference.

The Bad News is that I was going walking outdoors and sprayed bugspray on myself and it kinda destroyed the protector a bit since it now has a slight hazy look. I wont remove it since its not terrible and it went on so good.
 

kirkhuffy

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Oct 1, 2012
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While it took me two tries to get it right, my application of the armoursuit protector looks perfectly invisible. Its now been 3 weeks and I you simply can't see that it is on my watch. It also feels smooth as glass. When I installed it the first time it had a couple of bubbles on the bottom edge but the company sent me out another set of covers, no charge of course, and the second time was a charm. I still have a couple of extras in case it gets damaged.

Just trying to add some balance to the conversation.
I got mine on and it looks great, you can't see the seam or anything. One question however, does yours have a sort of orange peel texture to it? Mine does and I don't know if that will go away over the next few days (I applied it last night) or if the protector is defective or it's just how it is.
 

chillg8r

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Apr 16, 2015
154
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Durham,NC
I got mine on and it looks great, you can't see the seam or anything. One question however, does yours have a sort of orange peel texture to it? Mine does and I don't know if that will go away over the next few days (I applied it last night) or if the protector is defective or it's just how it is.
No, not at all. Smooth as glass. I don't recall if mine did at the beginning or not,sorry.
 

docprego

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Jun 12, 2007
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I copied this post I made in the screen protector thread. Here's my experience...

I had the ArmorSuit screen protector on my watch but i finally peeled it off after a week because it looked like crap . The screen protector material doesn't bounce back after it's been dinged or scuffed unlike the hard plastic material that PowerSupport uses for it's iPhone screen protectors. You can see all the imperfections from the wear and tear which takes away from the luster of the watch. The fitment is perfect for the round edges but doesn't hold up to everyday use IMO.
I had the same experience. When applied properly these look absolutely perfect on the watch. The fit is great and you simply cannot tell there is a protector applied. However both of mine were damaged in a very short amount of time even though I wasn't aware of striking my watch on anything, they are simply not durable.

I'm now trying another brand: KlearKare. The fit is not as good as the Armorsuit, there is a tiny gap at the bottom and top edges. But if they are more durable it might be a reasonable compromise, time will tell as I only applied it yesterday.
 
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loyalist

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Mar 18, 2011
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Well it appears I wasn't the only one to experience the lack of durability of this product. Yes, it looks great when you first install it but it will look like crap soon from everyday use. The material doesn't bounce back like other screen protectors.
 
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