1. KingBuick's Avatar
    I'm debating wether or not to get a Zagg glass screen protector for the Watch. Is it worth it? I have a screen protector for my iPhone 7 (Belkin Anti Glare). I don't have one for my MacBook Pro and there's a Bodyguardz one on the iPad Air that I gave to my dad.
    02-16-2017 12:17 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    The Apple Watch screen doesn't really need extra Protection but if you feel more comfortable then by all means apply it
    02-16-2017 12:25 PM
  3. Tpence2177's Avatar
    To me just depends on how hard you are on them. I bump my arms all the time is seems so if I had an Apple Watch I would get one. My wife's has held up fine without one. I had several scratches on my Garmin vivosmart hr the very first day . I can't really have nice things.
    Last edited by Tpence2177; 02-16-2017 at 07:55 PM.
    02-16-2017 12:31 PM
  4. StraightlineBoy's Avatar
    02-16-2017 12:37 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I don't use one. No issues with my 6s Plus in a year and a half. I do use a protective Otterbox case for drops.
    02-16-2017 12:47 PM
  6. doogald's Avatar
    I have a non-glass Zagg HD on my watch, because the Ion-X glass crystal on the aluminum watch is more scratch-prone than the sapphire crystal on the stainless steel and edition watches. If mine was sapphire, I would not bother. It's not a scratch itself that bothers me - it's that a scratch increases the fragility of the crystal.
    02-16-2017 01:07 PM
  7. KingBuick's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the advice. The Watch I'm getting is the Nike+ 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black/Volt Nike Sport Band. I think what I'll do is I'll start out without a screen protector and if I feel like I need one further down the road (I plan on keeping the Watch for as long as possible) then I'll get one then.
    02-16-2017 03:04 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the advice. The Watch I'm getting is the Nike+ 42mm Space Gray Aluminum Case with Black/Volt Nike Sport Band. I think what I'll do is I'll start out without a screen protector and if I feel like I need one further down the road (I plan on keeping the Watch for as long as possible) then I'll get one then.
    I missed you meant for the watch.
    02-16-2017 04:56 PM
  9. tcuprof's Avatar
    As I've said before, if I felt I had to have a screen protector and/or case for the watch, I just wouldn't have bought it. Nothing has made me regret that sentiment.
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    02-16-2017 06:13 PM
  10. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I haven't had a protector on either one or my apple watches and the screens have been perfect. I don't know why people put protectors on their AWs considering no one puts protectors on their other watches. To me, it's a bit overboard. But to each his own ...
    02-17-2017 11:51 AM
  11. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I don't know why people put protectors on their AWs considering no one puts protectors on their other watches.
    I don't know why I've never used protection on my Other watches. Oh yeah, it's because there wasn't any.

    I never saw screen protection for Watches until I got a Pebble. And really, I assumed getting a crystal (plastic, glass, mineral, or transparent aluminum) dinged up was just the way of life. Some could be polished, most couldn't. I have one high-end watch that I would have protected, had screen protectors been available.

    No screen protectors for the time being. Maybe when I do get a scratch the barn door will be closed after the horse has left. So far my luck has held. Here's hoping it continues.
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    02-17-2017 01:43 PM
  12. eyecrispy's Avatar
    I don't know why I've never used protection on my Other watches. Oh yeah, it's because there wasn't any.

    I never saw screen protection for Watches until I got a Pebble. And really, I assumed getting a crystal (plastic, glass, mineral, or transparent aluminum) dinged up was just the way of life. Some could be polished, most couldn't. I have one high-end watch that I would have protected, had screen protectors been available.

    No screen protectors for the time being. Maybe when I do get a scratch the barn door will be closed after the horse has left. So far my luck has held. Here's hoping it continues.
    I don't own any high-end watches, except the AW, which is the most expensive watch I've ever owned. I'm generally careful with my stuff so, so far so good for me as well.
    02-17-2017 01:46 PM
  13. KingBuick's Avatar
    Thanks everyone for the advice. No screen protector for the time being.
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    02-17-2017 06:30 PM
  14. metalchick719's Avatar
    I don't think you need a screen protector on any smartwatch, Apple or otherwise. It's going to be secured on your wrist, so why would there be a need for a screen protector?
    eyecrispy likes this.
    02-17-2017 07:16 PM
  15. Mac Guy's Avatar
    I don't think you need a screen protector on any smartwatch, Apple or otherwise. It's going to be secured on your wrist, so why would there be a need for a screen protector?
    Many people inadvertently bang their watches against door jambs or other objects and sometimes scratch or damage the crystal. This happens while the watch is secured to their wrist. Other people never do that and never get a scratch. Being secured to their wrist isn't the reason the watch isn't damaged.

    I'd posit that most have relatively inexpensive watches as daily drivers and if they get scratched or the crystal is broken, they just get another watch. Not a big deal. A lot of Apple Watch owners or any smartwatch owners may have never had a watch this expensive and just buying another one isn't an option. This is why some people by Apple Care for the watches.

    With 'dumb' daily driver watches, most people look at them for just the time or occasionally the date. If you spend a lot of time looking at a smartwatch for texts, weather, notifications, and other data besides the time and date, a scratch or scratches might be a lot more annoying. I don't know about anybody else's smart watch, but I'm glad Apple has taken some steps to reinforce the crystal.
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    02-18-2017 04:03 AM
  16. Tpence2177's Avatar
    Many people inadvertently bang their watches against door jambs or other objects and sometimes scratch or damage the crystal. This happens while the watch is secured to their wrist. Other people never do that and never get a scratch. Being secured to their wrist isn't the reason the watch isn't damaged.

    I'd posit that most have relatively inexpensive watches as daily drivers and if they get scratched or the crystal is broken, they just get another watch. Not a big deal. A lot of Apple Watch owners or any smartwatch owners may have never had a watch this expensive and just buying another one isn't an option. This is why some people by Apple Care for the watches.

    With 'dumb' daily driver watches, most people look at them for just the time or occasionally the date. If you spend a lot of time looking at a smartwatch for texts, weather, notifications, and other data besides the time and date, a scratch or scratches might be a lot more annoying. I don't know about anybody else's smart watch, but I'm glad Apple has taken some steps to reinforce the crystal.
    Agreed. Never worried about it on my fossil watches. Was kinda worried about it on my citizen, but I have put that watch the heck and back and it only has 2 tiny scratches on the crystal. I knew my lg watch urbanes crystal would be worse than my citizen so it got a screen protector. I bump my arms into door jambs all the time. Would've have had a nice big scratch on my vivosmart hr yesterday if I didn't put a self healing screen protector on it lol.
    02-18-2017 05:48 AM
  17. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    My two cents: I have worn watches (many more expensive than my Apple Watch) and I have yet to put a screen protector on any of them. That doesn't change for me just because it's made by Apple and has some additional functionality.

    The glass on the Sport model is more susceptible to scratching than the other models. The sapphire crystal on other models actually more likely to shatter before it scratches. As such, a screen protector probably won't be much help on models with sapphire displays.
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    02-18-2017 05:59 AM
  18. KingBuick's Avatar
    The model I'm getting has iOn X Glass. Does this mean that it'll be easy to get scratches?
    02-18-2017 08:04 AM
  19. doogald's Avatar
    The model I'm getting has iOn X Glass. Does this mean that it'll be easy to get scratches?
    No. Easier than sapphire glass, but still not all that easy.

    See https://www.slashgear.com/apple-watc...lass-27380853/

    To put that in perspective, ion-x glass is scratched somewhere between 7 and 8 mohs. The mohs scale goes to 10 (which is diamond.) 7.5 to 8 is about the same as hardened steel. (regular steel is 4-4.5). So, it's possible that rubbing against something metal will scratch it. High end sandpaper may scratch it. But, for the most part, unless you know you'll be encountering those materials and they will rub against the watch crystal, you'll probably be fine.

    More about the mohs scale and the hardness of various materials: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohs_s...neral_hardness
    02-18-2017 03:36 PM
  20. mumfoau's Avatar
    Tried a protector on my Series 1 for a while. Once it got to a point where I needed to change it I was done with protectors.
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    02-18-2017 04:07 PM
  21. Jude526's Avatar
    I don't see a forum for the 1 series so popped in over here. I do recommend using a screen protector. I actually got armorsuit. My brother recommended it to me. Received yesterday and applied it . It is awesome. On ebay very inexpensive. Lifetime warranty on it. My brother recommended to me. Looks great and can't tell its there. Protect your screen. If you were to drop your watch....I know someone who did and it shattered.
    02-19-2017 10:17 AM
  22. KingBuick's Avatar
    My Watch will be on my left wrist all the time except when charging and at night. I don't expect to bang it into anything. I didn't buy AppleCare when I bought the Watch but I have less than 60 days to add it on if I want.
    eyecrispy likes this.
    02-19-2017 06:13 PM

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