Hikers with Apple Watch!

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by fyun89, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. fyun89 macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2014
    I'm thinking of getting a rugged silicon case just for hiking, but I'm afraid that my dirty hands (probably smudged with sand when i hike) might still scratch the sapphire glass of my AW SS SB.

    Has any of you thought of the same thing and came up with a solution? I don't want a screen film since I cannot take it on and off regularly.. It's super ugly to look at and ruins the minimal look for regular day-to-day.
  2. Thai macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2016
    Sand/dirt won't scratch sapphire...unless sand has sapphire or diamond in it...in which case, you won't need to worry about scratching it because you can buy a new Apple Watch everyday of the week....
  3. Kyle76 macrumors regular


    Jan 22, 2017
    North Carolina
    Carry a small stylus? You could hang it around your neck.
  4. mikzn macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
    I use AW hiking a lot and also when working and no scratches yet. I agree with Thai - I don't think debris on fingers or gloves can scratch the AW - not enough pressure. However protecting the AW against scraping against hard objects like metal, tools and other objects might make sense.

    I am amazed at how well my original apple watch has held up - no scratches yet
  5. japanime macrumors 68000


    Feb 27, 2006
    I kind of like the little dings and dents on my gear that were caused while hiking. When I see them, they remind me of the fantastic hikes on which they occurred. And the great memories of those hikes far outweighs the fleeting disappointment of getting a nick on my watch or a rip in my backpack.

    That one way to look at it, anyway. :)
  6. fyun89 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Oct 3, 2014
    I wouldn't mind scratches if my watch was a specific hiking gear.. I absolutely agree with you, japanime. But since I will wear this to business work as well, I'd like to keep it clean as possible.

    Mikzn, Thai; Although iPads dont have sapphire glass, I've managed to scratch it with beach sand.. I think it has lower scratch resistance than Apple Watch, but that unexpected experience was very unpleasant..

    I think I'm going to try and use Tough Armor cover by Spigen. I think it does what I want it to do. It also has a detachable touch screen protection cover. But I've heard that it's quite flimsy.. We'll see how it performs :)

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