Screen protectors? (sports model)

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  1. iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

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    Do we know if a 3rd party is planning this? hopefully something high quality that won't peel off too easily.

    I've never used one on my iPhone but I actually may on my watch, until I know how Ion-X Glass holds up for most people.. Then I may take it off..
     
  2. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    Oh geez.

    If Apple makes a car, I bet someone is going to ask for a windshield protector or a case for their car...
     
  3. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This has nothing to do with Apple products..

    bought a regular watch a few years back, at somepoint I noticed the protective film was still on the screen, (I had never noticed it before)I removed it and a few weeks later it was all scratched.
     
  4. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    I suggest you go with SS for the sapphire crystal then.
     
  5. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Screen protectors? (sports model)

    20$ screenprotector VS 400$ upgrade for a tougher screen? The choice seems easy to me..

    With my savings I'll get myself an Applecare+ for extra protection and I should be just fine.
     
  6. Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    You know what you can do? I'm sure you have an extra screen protector for your phone. Cut it into the shape of the watch, stick it on, get a hair dryer and use it so the corners curl and stick to the screen. I just saved you $20.
     
  7. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That'll never look good. Thanks for advice but I'll pass. ;)
     
  8. Wallabe, Apr 5, 2015
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    Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    How good do you want it to look? Just make sure the corners and the edge are cut smoothly.

    What are you expecting from a screen protector? Even if 3rd party makes one, it will come flat when they ship it to you. The Apple watch screen is curved on the corner. One way or another, you will need to use a hair dryer to get the corners to fit. It's the same technique used on car tints.

    I've used a similar material for the back of the iPad. So instead of having a full case, I can use the iPad bare and when I put it down, the "screen protector" material protects the aluminum. The corner needs a bit of hair dryer work to get the curves to stick.

    Here's what you're asking for: http://www.techarmor.com/tech-armor...t-screen-protector-retail-packaging-4588.html

    It's the same thing. They're selling at the same price as the iPhone ones but you're getting a smaller screen protector. Also they went the lazy route by not making it cover the whole screen. You wouldn't need to use the hair dryer, but the corner of the screen will be scratched.
     
  9. Presonance macrumors regular

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    Hehe. Not sure I'd get a case, but I might consider a *bumper*.:p
     
  10. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    i wonder if Zagg and the likes will make a glass screen protector. I wonder would it work with force touch?
     
  11. MVallee macrumors 6502a

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    There are a bunch popping up on Amazon already.

    These ones mentions that they go right to the edge of the screen:
    http://www.amazon.com/Edition-Protector-Mega-Tiny-Corp/dp/B00T41Q1NQ/ref=pd_sim_sbs_cps_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1GNART7FQZ8F500XKHEB
    http://www.amazon.com/Skinomi®-TechSkin-Pack-Replacement-Anti-Bubble/dp/B00NG09HHS/ref=pd_sim_sbs_cps_6?ie=UTF8&refRID=0XC5HGM117GJWCR7NDAQ


    These ones look like they would cover to the edge but the don't specifically say they do:
    http://www.amazon.com/ArmorSuit-MilitaryShield-Anti-Bubble-Responsive-Replacements/dp/B00UH3L82Y/ref=pd_cp_cps_0
    http://www.amazon.com/iLLumiShield-Protector-Replacement-Anti-Bubble-Anti-Fingerprint/dp/B00NG4J87I/ref=pd_sim_sbs_cps_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=0MSDJTZ45HH5951Y6CG6

    I've never used any of these brands so I can't comment of quality. Personally I never use a screen protector on my iPhone and have never had any scratches on the screen but I may consider a screen protector for the watch. It will be much easier to bump a watch into things and potentially scratch the screen than it would be for an iPhone.
     
  12. Wallabe, Apr 5, 2015
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    Wallabe macrumors 6502a

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    Someone is going to complain that the bumpers will get rock chips and they want a screen protector (bra) for their bumpers and hood.

    Maybe someone will claim to have made a crash resistant case. :D
     
  13. docprego macrumors 65816

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    If this is anything like the iPhone 6 with its curved screen, a glass protector is going to be quite an eyesore on the Watch. On the phone they cannot extend to the edge of the screen due to the curve. I live with it but don't like it. On the Watch it will look utterly ridiculous.
     

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