- 1. Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Protector (40mm)
- 2. ArmorSuit Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Protector (40mm)
- 3. Apple Watch Screen Protector (42mm)(Apple Watch Nike+, Series 3/2/1 Compatible)(6-Pack)
- 4. Smiling Apple Watch 3 Case Buit in TPU Screen Protector
- 5. Smiling Apple Watch 4 Clear Case With Buit in TPU Screen Protector 40mm
1. Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Protector (40mm)
If you want a virtually invisible screen protector that won’t distract from the beautiful design of your new Apple Watch, this option from IQ Shield provides all the right protection while more or less vanishing into your device’s screen.
Made for the Series 4 Apple Watch, this screen protector uses a “wet install” method with a special liquid solution that creates a closer adhesion and greater touchscreen responsiveness through the protector. It’s made from thermoplastic polyurethane and IQ’s LIQuidSkin technology, which is super durable, non-yellowing, and so transparent you won’t even know its there. The film conforms to the curves of the Apple Watch’s screen and adheres without any bubbles. It will protect your screen from scratches and if you want to take it off, it won’t leave any residue behind. (The package comes with six protective films so you have lots of replacements.)
This film is for the 40mm Series 4, but IQ makes the same product for the 44mm model as well.
2. ArmorSuit Apple Watch Series 4 Screen Protector (40mm)
Protect your Apple Watch screen — and your wallet — with the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield, which brings the same protective film material used in military vehicles and space shuttles to your wrist. Built to withstand scratches and drops, it has UV protection for ultra HD clarity and to prevent yellowing, so your screen colors look vivid and bright. The edge-to-edge screen protector is thin and flexible, fitting comfortably and tightly against your device. The wet installation process is designed to be easy, with plenty of room to correct if it isn’t perfect the first time. However, be aware that the screen protector may not fit your watch depending on what type of case you have.
Available in a two-pack, the screen has been created to be tough and durable, including self-healing technology to erase minor damage, as well as a MilitaryShield film on top that reduces the appearance of fingerprints. The device includes corrosion and moisture protection.
3. Apple Watch Screen Protector (42mm)(Apple Watch Nike+, Series 3/2/1 Compatible)(6-Pack)
Due to their low price, many sellers of Apple Watch screen protectors don’t offer much in the way of customer service or warranty support. If you have a problem, you’re largely on your own.
That’s not the case with IQShield protectors, however. Every model they sell is backed by a lifetime replacement warranty, as well as a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
The IQShield version comes in a six-pack, so you’ve got several opportunities to get installation right or replace scratched and damaged versions.
The transparent protectors have self-healing properties, meaning that minor scratches will disappear by themselves over time. As with other models using a similar “wet” installation process, the pack includes a cleaning cloth, a spray that activates the adhesive on the back of the screen protector and a squeegee for removing small air bubbles.
4. Smiling Apple Watch 3 Case Buit in TPU Screen Protector
Just after some simple, cheap protection for a recent model of Apple Watch? This Smiling option fits the bill nicely.
Made from transparent TPU, it’s a bumper and screen protector in one, fitting over the front and sides of Apple Watch series 2 and 3 versions. There are cutouts for the band, as well as for accessing the buttons, ports and microphone. With a front thickness of just 0.3mm, it offers a good balance between protecting the screen and reducing its sensitivity to swipes and taps.
The protector can’t accidentally pop off, thanks to a nice tight fit and because it’s secured to the watch band through those cutouts. The only downside is that water can get trapped between the screen and the protector if you shower or swim with your watch — it’s easy to dry off, but requires removing the protector to do so.
5. Smiling Apple Watch 4 Clear Case With Buit in TPU Screen Protector 40mm
Many companies make cases for Apple Watches, but surprisingly, many of those cases don’t have a cover over the screen. Instead, they rely on the raised case edges to prevent the watch face from hitting hard surfaces.
If you’d like to make sure the front, sides, and screen of your expensive watch are fully protected — without distracting from the design of the Watch — this clear case from Smiling has you covered. It’s made from high-quality TPU plastic that’s textured so it won’t stick to the screen, and there are cutouts for all the buttons and controls so the functionality isn’t impaired. (Don’t worry — the touchscreen capabilities are also unaffected by the cover.) This case also goes beyond scratch protection to guard against drops and bumps on the Watch edges. Each pack comes with two plastic cases, so you’ll have a spare should the first one get damaged.
Another major selling point for this case: it’s much easier to install than standalone screen protectors. You don’t have to worry about pressing out bubbles or carefully aligning a plastic film. As with most other cases, water can get in between the watch face and the cover, which is something to be aware of if you wear your device in the shower or while swimming. Other than that, there’s little to complain about here, especially for the price.