Best screen protectors for Apple Watch 2023

Apple Watch Ultra
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Keep your Apple Watch's screen scratch and scuff proof with a tempered glass screen protector. The Apple Watch's screen may seem small enough that it won't easily scratch, but wearing it on your wrist every day means it's prone to damage sooner or later! It's always best to play it safe with one of the best screen protectors for Apple Watch. 

Best overall: Misxi Apple Watch hard case (Series 7 and 8)

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Misxi Tempered Glass Screen Protector

Misxi Apple Watch Screen Protector (Image credit: Misxi)

The Misxi Apple Watch hard case is a simple push-on cover for your best Apple Watch that allows you to protect the screen from scratches and the sides of the case from scuffs. Its precise cutouts will still let you move the Digital Crown with ease and access the side button when you need to. Plus, it will work with any Apple Watch band you have, whether it's leather, silicone, metal, or something else.

Get two great screen protectors for your Apple Watch Series 7 or Apple Watch Series 8 for one low price. On the downside, when water gets trapped inside the screen protector, the inside can collect condensation and fog over a bit. 

Misxi Apple Watch hard case (Series 7 and 8)

Full protection

Reasons to buy

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Protects screen and sides
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Comes in a pack of two
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Easy access to digital crown

Reasons to avoid

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Screen can fog

Best for Apple Watch Ultra: Tauri 2-pack Hard Case for Apple Watch Ultra 49mm

Tauri 2-pack Hard Case for Apple Watch Ultra 49mm

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This tough Apple Watch screen protector is designed specifically for Apple Watch Ultra 49mm. It is not compatible with other models. A 9H tempered glass screen protector keeps your Ultra safe from scrapes, scuffs, and extreme elements.

The glass is ultra-thin to maintain screen quality and provide sensitive, touch responsiveness. It’s easy to snap on and off and allows access to all controls, buttons, and sensors. You can easily charge your Apple Watch Ultra with the case on, and this pack of two will last you a long time.

On the downside, at some angles, the reflection or glare on this screen protector bothersome, and the case itself covers a bit of the digital crown, taking the functionality down a notch.

Tauri 2-pack Hard Case for Apple Watch Ultra 49mm

Best for Apple Watch Ultra

Reasons to buy

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9H tempered glass
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Thin, strong, responsive  
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Durable

Reasons to avoid

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Reflection/glare
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Crown coverage

Best Film Protectors: Liwin Screen Protector 6-pack (All Apple Watch models)

Liwin Screen Protector

Liwin Screen Protector Promo (Image credit: Liwin)

The larger screen on the Apple Watch Series 7 will require a separate screen protector as the size of the case has also gotten a bit larger, so why not get something flexible? The screen protector is a pack of six film protectors that will help keep scratches off your Apple Watch display.

What's more, it's extremely thin — measuring only about 0.1mm thick — meaning you don't have to worry about losing any sensitivity to the touch screen. Plus, it comes with everything you need to make installation as easy and clean as possible.

If you have any Apple Watch, this six-pack of film screen protectors will help keep scratches at bay.

Liwin Screen Protector — 6-pack

A six-pack of film protectors for all Apple Watches

Reasons to buy

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Six-pack
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Ultra-clear and transparent

Reasons to avoid

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Not as protective as glass

Best flexible case: BRG case for Apple Watch (38mm, 40mm, 42mm, and 44mm)

Brg Case For Apple Watch Lifestyle

Brg Case For Apple Watch Lifestyle (Image credit: BRG)

If you want full coverage protection, the BRG case for Apple Watch offers a TPU case you can put on your Apple Watch to cover the screen and the sides perfectly. The great thing about TPU is it offers some impact resistance that a tempered glass screen protector won't, so if it falls off your nightstand, there's a better chance you won't need to worry about a thing.

This flexible TPU case will help protect your Apple Watch without sacrificing comfort.

BRG case for Apple Watch (38mm, 40mm, 42mm, and 44mm)

Flexible TPU

Reasons to buy

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Precise cutouts
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Charges with the case on
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Fits most Apple Watch models

Reasons to avoid

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Does not fit Apple Watch Series 7

Best for just the screen: Geekboy screen protector for Apple Watch (44mm)

Geek Boy Screen Protector For Applewatch

Geek Boy Screen Protector For Applewatch (Image credit: GeekBoy)

Geekboy screen protector for Apple Watch offers a curved fit to your Apple Watch that protects it from just about anything you can throw at it. A nice touch to its aesthetic is the black outer lining that matches the bezel of the watch, making it look as if you don't have a screen protector on at all. The one downside is that it only seems to be available for the 44mm Apple Watch sizes and nothing else.

The curved edges of the Geekboy screen protector ensure that every bit of your Apple Watch screen is covered.

Geekboy screen protector for Apple Watch (44mm)

Edge-to-edge coverage

Reasons to buy

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Edge-to-edge coverage
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Black bezel for a seamless look
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Only fits 44mm Apple Watch models

Reasons to avoid

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Doesn't fit other Apple Watch sizes

Bottom line

If you're serious about protecting your Apple Watch as much as possible, tempered glass is the way to do it. The Misxi Apple Watch hard case for Apple Watch Series 7 and Apple Watch Series 8 not only protects your Apple Watch screen but also protects the sides of the device, meaning your entire Apple Watch is protected.

Thanks to its precise cutouts, you don't have to worry about losing any functionality, and you don't even have to take the case off to charge your Apple Watch. Plus, it won't interfere with your favorite Apple Watch band, either.

If you're serious about protecting your Apple Watch Ultra, check out the Tauri 2-pack Hard Case for Apple Watch Ultra 49mm. These durable screen protectors will protect your Ultra from any extreme element you put it in, keeping it scratch and scuff free, as you adventure. 

Thinking about upgrading your Apple Watch? Check out our favorite Apple Watch deals and where to find them. 

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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