You'll want to keep that Apple Watch Series 7 screen pristine, and a good screen protector is a great way to go. Comparing the Apple Watch Series 7 to the Apple Watch Series 6, it does have a larger screen, so your old screen protectors won't work. However, the Apple Watch 8 is the same size, so screen protectors for either will work. The Apple Watch Ultra is different, and we have a special section for that included here.
Each of the options below comes in both the 41mm and 45mm sizes unless otherwise noted. Here are some of the best screen protectors for the Apple Watch Series 7.
The best screen protectors for Apple Watch to prevent scratches and cracks
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You'll get eight of these well-priced, scratch-proof, ultra-tough, optically clear, military-grade, yellow-resistant screen protectors in a package, enough to share with your buddies. Keep extras on hand in case of mishaps. The 41mm and 45mm sizes are listed separately.
For the whole family
Get eight of these TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) film screen protectors in this package, so you'll have plenty to share with friends and family (or extras if you apply it incorrectly). Each film is so thin that it won't add any bulk to your Apple Watch, even as it protects the screen from scratches and cracks.
Slap on this soft TPU case, which covers your Apple Watch screen as well as the metal case for all-over protection. It still allows 100% touchscreen accuracy and 99.99% HD clarity and doesn't interfere with charging. Get two in a package.
This elastic polymer screen protector has a matte finish to reduce glare. The satin anti-glare material increased visibility in bright environments. Get six in a package. The 41mm and 45mm sizes are sold under separate listings.
The TPU case has a glossy finish, and the screen protector is built right in. No need to remove the case while charging; the Apple Watch is fully functional within the case. You'll get three in a package.
The ultra-clear and virtually indestructible screen protector has a glass-like surface and advanced clarity. The shape is case-friendly, and installation is easier than ever. You only get one in a package, but it does have a limited lifetime warranty.
Looking for Apple Watch Ultra screen protectors?
Everything you need
Get four tempered glass screen protectors plus the installation frame you need for perfectly straight and bubble-free application every time. The screen protector is virtually invisible once applies, and it offers great touch sensitivity so you'll barely even know it's there.
Pick up five tempered glass screen protectors for one low price. With 99.99% HD Clarity, this 0.33mm ultra-thin glass stays out of your way and lets you carry on with your Apple Watch Ultra adventures, just with a little more peace of mind.
The whole case
If you want more than just a screen protector, you'll like this snap-on case that protects both the Apple Watch Ultra's screen and the titanium watch case itself. You still get natural touch and HD clarity so it won't get in the way; the bumper is a hard polycarbonate and the screen is glass. You get two in a package, so share one with a friend or keep a spare on hand.
Which of the best screen protectors for the Apple Watch Series 7 should you buy?
Which sort of protection is best for your Apple Watch Series 7 (or your Apple Watch Series 8) depends on your needs. If you just want a simple film to cover the screen, the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield 8-Pack Apple Watch Series 7 Screen Protector offers you great protection. Plus, with eight screen protectors in one well-priced package, you can share with everyone you know who has the same model Apple Watch. Be sure to keep some extras on hand if you mess up the application or just experience normal wear and tear over time.
If you're looking for a case and screen protector in one, or something you can easily take on and off, check out the JZK 2-Pack Apple Watch Series 7 Screen Protector Case. You don't have to commit to a full-time screen protector; you can just use the TPU case/screen protector when you're going on some kind of adventure where your Apple Watch might be at risk.
As for the Apple Watch Ultra, the 2-pack Roity Tempered Glass Screen Protector Compatible for Apple Watch Ultra offers the most complete protection. You get all the advantages of a tempered glass screen protector, plus a hard plastic bumper to keep the titanium metal case from getting scratched. Best of all, you can just pop it on and off, so you can use it only when you need it.
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Karen is a contributor to iMore.com 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.