Best Screen Protectors for Apple Watch Series 5 iMore 2020

A screen protector on your Apple Watch may seem a little unnecessary at first. However, considering you likely wear your Apple Watch everywhere, it's reasonable to expect it may be prone to scratches and scuffs. Just like with a phone, a screen protector is one of the best ways to ensure the display on your Apple Watch stays in mint condition. Here are the best screen protectors for your Apple Watch Series 5.

Case and screen protector: i-Blason case and screen protector (44mm)

Staff Favorite

A great two-for-one deal. A glass screen protector and TPU bumper case for the ultimate protection. The case easily slips on the Apple Watch to protect the casing from getting scratched or dinged. The screen protector is only 0.3mm thick, meaning it won't interfere with the sensitivity of the touchscreen at all.

Quality flim six pack: ArmorSuit screen protector (44mm)

Made from scratch-resistant and self-healing film material, the ArmorSuit screen protector won't yellow over time. Since it comes in a 6-pack, if one gets a little dirty or scuffed up, it's easy to switch to one of the other five. The film has also been designed to resistant yellowing over time from exposure to the sun, so your Apple Watch display should remain crystal clear.

Smudge free protection: LK screen protector (40mm)

This flexible TPU screen protector has curved edges to cover as much of the front glass on the Apple Watch as possible. Plus, thank its oleophobic coating, the film is resistant to fingerprints, so you shouldn't smudge your Apple Watch screen as you use it.

$15 at Amazon

Anti-bubble installation: RhinoSkin screen protector (44mm)

A fantastic guide makes it easy to ensure you get a bubble-free installation every time you place a RhinoSkin screen protector. Its wet application technique ensures you can reposition the film as much as you need to get the correct placement. RhinoGear even throws in a microfiber cleaning cloth to make sure you can clean your Apple Watch thoroughly before installation.

Glass is best

Just like with your iPhone, a tempered glass screen protector offers the best protection for your Apple Watch Series 5. It's why we suggest the i-Blason case and screen protector. It will prevent scratches and scuffs a little better than film protectors, and it seamlessly fits from edge-to-edge on your Apple Watch.

Flim protectors are cheaper and easier to install, which is why you'll often find them come in bulk. If a film protector is more your style, we love the RhinoSkin screen protector. Not only do they come in a pack of six, but it has one of the best and easy bubble-free installation guides, so you don't have to worry about messing up the first time.

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