Best cases for Apple Watch Series 4 & 5 in 2023

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Rugged Protective Apple Watch case
SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro Rugged Protective Apple Watch case (Image credit: SUPCASE)

After spending all that money on a beautiful Apple Watch 4, 5, or newer, consider protecting that investment with a case, especially if you work or play someplace where damage can easily occur. Here are some of the best cases for Apple Watch Series 4 and 5 that you can buy.

Stay protected with best Apple Watch 4 & 5 cases

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You might not want to use a case as part of your everyday look, but it's a nice item to have when you're in a situation when your Apple Watch might get scratched or damaged. A case can save your Apple Watch Series 4 or Apple Watch Series 5 from scratches, scrapes, and shattering. Unfortunately, there is no easy or inexpensive fix once your Apple Watch screen is damaged, so it's well worth it to take a peek. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. There are so many different ways to protect your Apple Watch that it can be hard to pick just one.

Note that the Apple Watch Series 4 and 5, as well as the Apple Watch Series 6, and Apple Watch SE, are all the same size, so cases are interchangeable between these four models. However, earlier models are not the same size, so we have a different list of the best cases for Apple Watch Series 2 & 3. The Apple Watch Series 7 has slightly different dimensions than its predecessors, so you can't assume cases will be interchangeable. Check the listing to be sure.

We love the look, price tag, and design of the SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro rugged protective Apple Watch case. It's a perfect accessory if you want a case that's heavy duty and ready to protect. Just snap it on; you don't even have to remove the watch or the band to pop it into place. You can choose one of the five available colors or choose several to expand your watch wardrobe.

If you want all-over protection, plus a variety of cases to suit different looks, check out the Misxi Hard PC Case with Tempered Glass Screen Protector. You get two different colors to change the whole look of your Apple Watch, plus that tempered glass screen protector can help keep that Apple Watch screen pristine.

Now that you've got your Apple Watch covered and protected, how about some new bands? We've rounded up the best Apple Watch bands for you.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.