How do you protect your Apple Watch from extreme elements and working conditions? With a case!

If you're someone who wears their Apple Watch under extreme circumstances, whether for work or for play, and you want to make sure it's protected, you want a case.

Spigen Rugged Armor

Spigen Rugged Armor

Name the phone or accessory and, chances are, Spigen makes a case for it — and a great one at that. Things are no different with Spigen's Rugged Armor case for the Apple Watch, which is made from flexible TPU so it feels smooth and comfortable on your wrist.

It goes on easily and holds tight; you won't feel it wriggling around on your Apple Watch. A metal button covers your Apple Watch's Side Button, but doesn't interfere with functionality, which means the scratchable surfaces are covered all the way around. The Digital Crown is left completely open and is entirely unhindered, thanks to the Rugged Armor's great fit. Though the screen is scratch resistant, Spigen has left nothing to chance, providing you with two screen protectors.

You can get it in black or white and it comes in 42mm and 38mm versions.

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SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro

"Rugged" and "SUPCASE" are synonymous, especially when we're talking about their Unicorn Beetle Pro series.

This case has an easy front cover snap-on design, which makes installation a breeze; you don't have to try and slide the straps through flexible silicone. It's made from hard polycarbonate on the outside — to withstand hard bumps and scratches — and soft TPU on the inside, so that it doesn't scratch up your Apple Watch.

All of the necessary buttons are available and the great fit doesn't hinder any sensors, so Activate on Wrist Raise works every time.

You also have the added benefit of a SUPCASE band. Yep, it's a case and a band! It changes the look and feel of your Apple Watch from delicate electronic device to rugged superhero equipment.

Note: SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro does not actually grant superpowers.

The Unicorn Beetle Pro comes in five colors and only fits the 42 mm Apple Watch. It's a little on the bulky side, but it's also incredibly useful.

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i-Blason

i-Blason

i-Blason's pack of soft TPU cases is all about value. You get five in a pack and they're each a different color, including clear — for those who don't want to change the look of their Apple Watch too much.

The flexibility of these cases make them very shock-absorbent and quite comfortable. They leave the Side Button and Digital Crown totally open, so there's no worry of any type of interference; however, the softer aluminum button is open to the elements.

Make note: due to the light-absorbent nature of TPU, the clear case might yellow over time. Other than that, if you're looking for a softer case for your Apple Watch, don't want to break the bank — and you want a color for almost every day of the week — look no further.

There are options for both 42mm and 38mm Apple Watches. Just make sure you're buying the right size at checkout.

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Fintie

Fintie

Fintie's ultra-slim polycarbonate bumpers come in six vibrant colors, so you can dress your Apple Watch to suit your mood.

These hard-shell cases add no bulk to your Apple Watch, while protecting it from bumps and dings. The front edges are slightly raised, so if you place your Watch on its face, there's no risk of scratching it up.

Like the other cases we've mentioned, these Fintie bumpers leave all the necessary ports, sensors, and buttons open, which is especially important in this case, since polycarbonate is significantly less flexible than TPU.

There are options for both 42mm and 38mm Apple Watches. Just make sure you're buying the right size at checkout.

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New Trent

New Trent

New Trent offers a very stylish-looking TPU case with a matte finish that has an almost metallic sheen. This TPU is thicker than the other cases mentioned in this roundup, so it'll have a sturdier feel to it and may be little less flexible.

The Apple Watch's aluminum surface is covered all the way around, including the Side Button, so you're entirely protected from scratches and dings. The harder TPU makes it a little more shock-resistent, too.

The front bezel of New Trent's case is raised quite a bit higher than that of other cases in our roundup, so if you're someone who likes their Apple Watch screen completely unfettered, you may feel like your fingers are boxed in when this case is on.

This is about as simple as cases get, since it only comes in black, but it does offer convenient access to the quick-release buttons on the back for swapping out watch bands.

These are available for both the 42mm and 38mm Apple Watches.

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What's your favorite?

Are you using a sweet Apple Watch case that we didn't mention? Sound off in the comments below and tell us why you think it's the best!