Sapphire screen. Do I need a protector?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by rayjay86, Nov 19, 2016.

  1. rayjay86 macrumors 6502

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    I'm a screen protector person. Every Apple device I've ever had gets a Best Skins Ever slapped on it as soon as it arrives.

    I recently got the SS Apple Watch but have some questions. I've read that the aluminum ones may scratch more but the sapphire on the SS models is much more resistant. Therefore is it worth putting a screen protector on? I figure if you're going to hit the watch so hard as to scratch the sapphire it's probably going to crack, which is worse.

    I ordered the BSE for the watch anyways, $7.99 for 3, so not a huge deal.

    Any thoughts on this?
     
  2. testcard macrumors 68030

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    Personally, I wouldn't bother. I've had my SS 42mm for 18 months and the screen is as good as new - not a single scratch.
     
  3. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    I previously owned the Apple Watch Sport and the Ion-X Glass scratches relatively easily, from my experience. I then upgraded to the stainless with the sapphire display. Sapphire is the second hardest material to diamond. And I have zero scratches on my screen. If you put a screen protector on the sapphire display, it's understandable. But I don't think it's necessary. The sapphire display is worth the price tag alone for the stainless model.
     
  4. FrisbeeK9 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't feel it's necessary on either model but I'm not slamming my arm In to walls or anything.
     
  5. MrGimper macrumors 601

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    I'm a screen protector person too, and I didn't have one on my Gen 1 SS watch, and I don't have one on my Series 2 SS. I would probably put one on if I owned the aluminium watch, but I was never going to own the aluminium watch, so it's a moot point.
     
  6. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    IDK lol. I have never been a screen protector person and so far my 4th iPhone 6 Plus screen is scratch free LMAO. My first three had micro scratches. On phones I have come to the conclusion I just don't care enough to deal with screen protectors and taking them on and off because of dust and etc. Bought the SS for the peace of mind that Sapphire is more resistant.
     
  7. Relentless Power macrumors Core

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    The sapphire Display is difficult to scratch. I don't believe it's necessary with one.
     
  8. Closingracer macrumors 68020

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    Well I was really referring to the Xion glass which is basically gorilla glass/ Apple iPhone glass.
     
  9. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    I'll just give you my experience and it should answer your question. When i had a sport I scratched it on this certain place on my granite counter top twice. I also scuffed it simply reaching in my mailbox as i grazed the top side of it reaching in. I have hit all these spots and more that I was 100% sure I was going to look down to a scratch on my S2 Black SS with link and hate myself until I got apple to send me a new one under AC+. To my surprise I haven't even the slightest scratch on the screen or body. I am 100% sure that it would have beat the sport to crap but the SS holds up amazingly and I have now started wearing my SS for every activity instead of putting my old sport on for the rough stuff like long boarding or hiking or whatever.
     
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  11. oftheheavens macrumors 68000

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    It can shatter but highly unlikely you will hit it hard enough. It can also chip but again you have to be donig something pretty serious to chip sapphire.
     
  12. abdulkar.im macrumors 65816

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    The sapphire screen reflects light a little more, so can be a tiny bit harder to read outside, but not much in it.
     
  13. Itsedstech macrumors 6502a

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    On my series 0 Stainless Steel i never had a scratch in 18 months. on my series 2 stainless steel, there were scratches after 2 months. Before anyone says its just the oleophobic coating, It might be, but its still on the screen, and cant be removed.
     

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