Tempered Glass or Normal Screen Protector for Apple Watch

Discussion in 'Apple Watch Accessories' started by greckang, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. greckang macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    It's my first post here.. Just wondering which one of the two is gonna be better in protecting my apple watch sport's screen against scratches. I currently use a tag heuer which has sapphire coated glass, so I'm less bothered about it being scratched.. The thing I'm worried about it is that the tempered glass would destroy the watch's look.

    Tell me what you guys think! :)

    G
     
  2. Downs2011 macrumors regular

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    Go for glass, usually has better clarity from what I've seen. You definitely don't want to take away from the display quality of that retina display.
     
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  5. jjlannoo Suspended

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    For real. You guys put plastic on your furniture too?
     
  6. Armen macrumors 604

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    Mine comes with one. It's called Sapphire Crystal.
     
  7. uiop. macrumors 68020

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    Neat.
     
  8. BeyondtheTech macrumors 68020

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    Some people spent $200 more to get that, others will spend $15 to get a screen protector and a case. To each his own.
     
  9. bikermahn macrumors newbie

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    I've had the same glass face watch for years, still looks good to me, sure maybe a few scratches, but we are talking a decade here and not the 1-3 year lifespan of a tech gadget like this.

    I got the sport but definitely NOT putting any protective crud on it, its going to be obsolete by next year..why bother.
     
  10. durangojim macrumors regular

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    And some will do neither and not worry about it:D
     
  11. chillg8r macrumors regular

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    I ended up buying http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00T41Q1NQ/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I am actually not sure if it is the tempered glass protector or the film type, I think its the tempered glass.

    I've used both on my iPhones and I prefer the tempered glass wrt feel and look but I don't like the way they don't go to the edge of the screen because of the curved shape of the screen. I think on a watch it would drive me crazy. But i am giving this one a shot. I needed to order a $5 item to get free freight on the rest of my order so thats why I am a bit casual about it.

    If I had ordered the sapphire crystal watch I wouldn't worry about it but i ordered the Sport watch and i don't know how scratch resistant the glass will be. I like keeping my technology perfect so i can resell it as new when i am ready to buy a new product. Of course if it looks like crap i will just take it off.

    FWIW, I will not be putting any sort of case on the watch ever, but thats just my choice.
     
  12. playaproved macrumors 6502

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    Almost shot Sprite out of my mouth. Thanks for the funny.
     
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    Seriously. What's next? Hanging spare tires on the sides of your car?
     
  15. Appl3FTW macrumors 603

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    LULZ preach brotha
     
  16. Techchic macrumors newbie

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    I don't get. Apple comes through with a fantastic display and you want to detract from its perfectness by putting a screen protector over it?

    Personally I love the look and feel of my Apple products too much to cover them up in protective gear. The only exception I've made is for my iPhone 6 because the Apple leather case doesn't detract from the experience. All my other Apple products have gone nekked :) And I've still managed to keep them in all in good enough condition to sell to friends or on eBay when I'm ready for the next generation release.

    Of course there was that one time my 5s slid across the bar and landed in the bartender's bucket of cleaning solution and rags . . . . but hey, that's what Apple Care is for!
     
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  18. barrikade macrumors member

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    stop hate, make love

    Why all the hate guys? If he wants to put a screen protector on his tempered glass, and a case around his case, that's his choice.

    What's next? Making fun of his religion and telling him how to live his life b/c your way is the only/right way?? lulz

    We all love Apple products here so let's try to just help each other, even if you don't agree with other people's methods/choices.

    But on the topic, I would go with tempered glass, and choose a thin one too. Usually Zagg has the thinnest glass I've seen but you'll pay more for it. Alot of times, the cheaper brands off Amazon will be quite thick and that'll be more noticeable on a watch. The glass will yield a much clearer view of the nice screen than a plastic protector.
     
  19. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    What I planned on doing was ordering some cheap films off Amazon... (just for now,) and wait a few weeks until Zagg or the like gets on the stick and makes a glass one.
     
  20. BSben macrumors 6502a

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    Are you seriously telling me that you don't have spare tyres hanging from the outside of your car? Here in Europe we all have to do it thanks to the Brits and their insurance companies.
     
  21. Armen macrumors 604

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    It's not even a bragging thing. I'm just annoyed that people want to push a fashion jewelry/watch/gadget into a case of cheap plastic Doesn't that defeat the fashion purpose of the watch?
     
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    Tempered Glass for Apple Watch⌚️

    All you happy Apple peeps! Purchase a tempered glass for your watches! I have mine you won't worry about scruffing your watch⌚️
     
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  25. ianfann macrumors 6502

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    I wanted protection at the same time look fashionable so I went ahead to get this case that makes the watch look like the edition version of the watch.
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