How are you cleaning this darned watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by darthbane2k, May 15, 2015.

  1. darthbane2k macrumors 6502

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    How are you guys cleaning this watch? Mine (watch face) is smeared with fingerprints and grease. Yet the sports band cleans easily enough. No cloth seems to work and only makes it worse. In bright sunlight it just looks horrible.
    Any polish that you can recommend? I'm talking the ion/x glass
     
  2. eagleglen macrumors 6502a

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    I use a product I found at an Apple Store once called Whoosh! It disinfects and leaves a nice polish on the screen after it's been used. Everytime I clean someone's phone with it, they are always blown away by the resulting shine. I've since used it on the watch and it does great with it too. From the product description it claims to be non toxic and environmentally safe.

    Here is the Amazon link WHOOSH 31030MLSSR Screen Shine Go Screen Cleaning Kit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DOPW5K6/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_5iAvvb0N7VP7P
     
  3. RogerEast macrumors regular

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    I just wipe it with the black cloth that came with my iMac. Does the trick for all my devices.
     
  4. BeachDuc macrumors newbie

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    Isn't that what the hem of your shirt is for?
     
  5. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    So far all mine has had is a wee wipe on my T-Shirt every night before it goes on charge and that's been enough to keep it looking nice.
     
  6. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

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    My shirt.

    Or just shower with it and lay it on a towel to dry after (I take off the band to dry both).
     
  7. darthbane2k thread starter macrumors 6502

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    brilliant thanks
     
  8. Rayban macrumors regular

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    I wipe it down with a damp paper towel then dry it with a micro fiber cloth. Seems to do the trick.
     
  9. iTom17 macrumors 6502a

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    Or with my shirt, or with a piece of toilet paper. Works pretty well!
     
  10. Julien macrumors G3

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    Simple, you should be waring your hands 10 or more times a day and a proper hand washing includes the wrists. Just wash your :apple:Watch at the same time.
     
  11. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    I would remove the watch unless you are sure about getting ALL the soap between your arm and the watch rinsed well. Soap left between the watch and you arm will make for a nasty irritation that can last for a few days.
     
  12. Calismic macrumors member

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    I have 6 billion microfiber clothes around my house, so I use those. Work great! =)
     
  13. Recognition macrumors 6502

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    First of all wash your hands regularly, not only for hygienic reasons but will also help reduce the fingerprints.

    I use the inside of my sleeve, the hem of my shirt or even just a quick wipe on my back to remove any dust.
     
  14. x-evil-x macrumors 68030

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    the space grey and black sports band don't seem to get too bad i haven't really cleaned mine in a few days its fine to me.
     
  15. jk4lebron23 macrumors 65816

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    This.

    Toilet paper even cleans my SS great too!
     
  16. Julien macrumors G3

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    Almost 15 years and I have never had any soap left between my watch and arm that caused any irritation. Soap contains so much glycerin that there is very little chance of irritation. As a matter of fact liquid soap is often used as an electrolyte gel for HR monitoring straps by runners. I have done this many 100's of times for hour plus runs and never any irritation.
     
  17. WilliamG macrumors 604

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    Don't use paper towels. They are abrasive.
     
  18. zmunkz macrumors 6502a

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    The watch needs to add a "wash hands" alert every hour
     
  19. greytmom macrumors 68040

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    Shirt or pants, if needed. Doesn't seem to be a problem. Damp tissue on underside and strap after exercise.
     
  20. Armen macrumors 604

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    I use whatever cloth is available to wipe the screen be it my sleeve, a paper towel etc.
     
  21. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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    OP, are you eating ribs with your bare hands all day?

    Seriously, any cotton fabric around at the time or a microfiber cloth should take care of NORMAL finger prints/finger oil
     
  22. orev macrumors regular

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    And also contain glue to hold them together and can be left behind as residue.
     
  23. jrobert macrumors 6502

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    with the neat apple embroidered micro fibre cleaning cloth that came in the box :)
     
  24. techno-Zen macrumors 6502

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    Huh? My apple watch didn't come with one..
     
  25. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    Only the link bracelet watches get the cleaning cloth.
     

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