Best Apple Watch cases in 2023

The best Apple Watch cases can protect your investment. Sure, you love wearing your Apple Watch sans case. It looks good and is easily identifiable as an Apple Watch, making you feel like part of an exclusive club. But it's a good idea keep a case or shell nearby in case you find yourself on an adventure that make result in damage to your precious Apple Watch. If you feel the same way, take a look at these protective cases for Apple Watch. Be sure to check the listing carefully and make sure you're purchasing a case for the correct size and series; they are not all interchangeable.

Apple Watch Series 8 and Series 7

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Apple Watch Series 4, Series 5, Series 6, & SE

Apple Watch Series 2 & Series 3

Apple Watch Ultra

Best Apple Watch cases: Which is for you?

We like the Catalyst Waterproof Case. Despite its heavy-duty protection, it's so comfortable that you almost forget you're wearing a big case. Its all-over protection means you can swim, dirt bike, even paint your house, and it will keep your Apple Watch in pristine condition. You can find this case for just about every size and every generation.

For the Apple Watch Series 8 and Series 7, Beuxece 2-Pack Protective Case Cover for Series 7 provides many options in terms of color and style. Get two in a package so you can split it with a friend. Plus, the price is right.

Any case you get will give you peace of mind when doing rigorous and potentially hazardous activities. Just make sure you're getting the right size for the right model before hitting that buy button! While you're shopping, don't forget to pick up one of the best Apple Watch bands

Luke Filipowicz
Staff Writer

Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way. 


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