Best tempered glass screen protectors for the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch's small display may seem easy enough to protect, but wearing it around on your wrist every day means it's going to be prone to damage. If you want to keep it scratch and scuff proof, a tempered glass screen protector is the best way to do it, but not all tempered glass screen protectors are created equal. Due to the Apple Watch screen's rounded edge, most tempered glass protectors aren't able to cover the entire thing. Some protectors address that issue by coming with a case or adding a strip of curved aluminum to protect the edges.

Ultimately, it's going to come down to how you want to style your Apple Watch, but you'll still get great protection for the flat portion of the watch face with any of the options we've outlined below, without affecting touch sensitivity.

NOTE: All screen protectors listed below will function with the Apple Watch Series 1, Series 2, and Series 3.

RinoSkin Tempered Glass Protector (38mm and 42mm)

Looking for a tempered glass option that provides full protection but still lets you show off your Apple Watch design? Look no further than this simple screen protector from Rhino Gear.

The clear, thin piece of glass is designed to fit snugly to protect against scuffs, drops, and scratches on your screen. For only $7, the RinoSkin tempered glass screen protector is an Amazon top seller and has plenty of positive reviews!

Again, make sure you select the right size for your Apple Watch before heading to check out so you aren't disappointed when it arrives.

JETech 2-Pack Premium Tempered Glass Screen Protector (38mm and 42mm)

If you're a minimalist and only want your Apple Watch's screen protected with no extra bulk or fuss, you can't go wrong with this option from JETech. These 0.2mm-thick tempered glass screen protectors are not going to provide full, edge-to-edge protection due to the screen's rounded edges, but these are the easiest to install — with included sticker guides to help with placement and wipes to deal with fingerprints and dust — and are quite serviceable.

And on top of that, it's a two-pack, so you'll have a replacement when the time comes. JETech's protector is available for both Apple Watch sizes, so make sure you get the one that's right for your Apple Watch. Grab it for about $7.

Your favorite?

If you've tried and tested a tempered glass screen protector for your Apple Watch, let me know which one and how it's been working with you!

Updated August 2018: Removed the Auideas protector due to unavailability.

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