Armorsuit’s Screen Protector Makes Sure My Apple Watch Doesn’t Get Damaged

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One thing I feared when I got my 42mm Space Grey Sport Apple Watch after 3-4 days of scouring Reddit, and MacRumors forums was cracking the screen. Or worse (there’s such thing).. getting hairline scratches on it. While it may not be a big deal to some, it’s a major thing to me when the screen is off.

So there was no surprise when I saw my first little sighting of said hairline scratch, I started looking for screen protectors and stumbled upon Armorsuit’s Apple Watch Screen protector.

Armorsuit’s screen protector for the Apple Watch is just what you’d expect from their products for the iPhone and Samsung devices: quality products at an affordable price that will protect your smart device, with an included warranty. Sure, there are a lot of $6.95 protectors out there, but to be completely honest with you, they look like crap.

Armorsuit's Screen Protector Makes Sure My Apple Watch Doesn't Get Damaged

The good thing is after opening Armorsuit’s case, you don’t just get one of these protectors for your watch, but two, in case you somehow down the line screw things up. Unlike most of the screen protector for the smartwatch, Armorsuit’s screen protector actually covers the vital parts of your Apple Watch in their entirety.

Armorsuit's Screen Protector Makes Sure My Apple Watch Doesn't Get Damaged

What my naked Apple Watch looked like prior to the Armorsuit

I’ve seen a few people with glass screen protectors online, and while they give off an overall fluid feeling to your watch, it’s blatantly obvious that it doesn’t go completely down the sides of your Apple Watch, instead just covering the top of it, which means the edges will cover up with dust and debris over time.

Armorsuit's Screen Protector Makes Sure My Apple Watch Doesn't Get Damaged

Included in the kit for the Armorsuit are not only two screen protectors, but a rubber squeegee and some solution to spray onto the back of the armor suit. A lot of people who I watched attempt to put the Armorsuit failed immediately from the beginning. The trick to the whole thing is to simply apply some of the solution to your fingers first THEN  taking the Armorsuit off of the wax paper. Once you take it off of the wax, spray the solution on the end that came off of the paper and apply it to your watch.

Armorsuit's Screen Protector Makes Sure My Apple Watch Doesn't Get Damaged

The trick to this is to actually practice a bit of patience and work over the edge. I found holding one finger on the left edge and using the squeegee on the bottom left edge helped get that side done pretty fast. After you’ve done this, simply do the same to the right side.

Armorsuit's Screen Protector Makes Sure My Apple Watch Doesn't Get Damaged

You may find yourself frustrated when you’re 8-10 minutes into it and things aren’t going your way, but trust me, the payoff is well worth it. Armorsuit advises that you do this at night, right before you dock the watch so I did just that and the next day voila.

Armorsuit's Screen Protector Makes Sure My Apple Watch Doesn't Get Damaged

After finally setting up it has a few bubbles but that’s to be expected for a few hours

You can only tell there’s a screen protector on the watch when your finger rubs across and you realize the material and not the actual glass, but it’s wonderful. if anything it’s made my tactual input a bit more accurate as a result.

Armorsuit's Screen Protector Makes Sure My Apple Watch Doesn't Get Damaged

The overall appeal of my watch after it’s all said and done.

So if you refuse to pay Apple for Applecare+ on your watch and want to be assured your screen won’t suffer to the elements, especially with the last days at the beach upon us, you’ll probably be out there “naked” so to speak, I suggest you take the time to purchase yourself an Armorsuit, and it will be worth the look of shock on your face in the long run. They are available for the 38mm and 42mm models, so why not? Go here to purchase.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit

What I Like: protects my entire screen, even hiding that minor hairline scratch that came from being on the beach with it (sand).

What Needs Improvement: I would like to see a version that doesn’t require a liquid solution.

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About the Author

Greg Alston
Diehard Apple fanboy, and lover of all things tech. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends, live sporting events, good bourbon, Tetris, and pizza. In that order.