The best Apple Watch screen protectors (all models)

It’s essential to use an Apple Watch screen protector if you want to keep your watch’s display looking as good as new for a long time to come. The right protection will guard against scratches, scuffs, and cracks so that you can go about any activity without worrying about damaging your watch.

Below, I’ve picked out some of the best Apple Watch screen protectors that are high-quality yet affordable. One thing to keep in mind is getting the right size screen protector for your watch. Secondly, you should pay attention to the material of the screen protector and what kind of damage it guards against.  Check out the list below for some great options.

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Best Apple Watch screen protectors

Best overall: Spigen Ultra Hybrid

spigen ultra hybrid apple watch screen protector

Spigen is a well-known name for high-quality yet affordable iPhone cases and accessories. This ultra hybrid screen protector for the Apple Watch checks all the boxes with its shock-absorbent bumper, raised bezels, and clear screen cover. It fits snugly around the entire display and keeps off everyday wear and tear. Precise cutouts ensure easy access to the buttons. In addition to the classic transparent protector, you can also get it in a space crystal color option.

Price: $13.99

Buy for Apple Watch Series 4/5/6/SE

Buy for Apple Watch Series 7

Best Apple Watch Screen Protector + Case: Misxi

misxi apple watch screen protector

This glass screen protector from Misxi is equally effective as the Spigen Ultra Hybrid but much cheaper. I love the snap-on design that makes it double up as a case for your Apple Watch. The only downside is that it won’t offer protection underwater because liquid can get trapped under it. But this is not too big a concern because it’s super easy to snap on and off whenever needed. It comes in a handy 2-pack and you can choose from a range of color options to change up your style as you like.

Price: $10.99 for 2-pack

Buy for Apple Watch Series 4/5/6/SE

Buy for Apple Watch Series 7

Best value: LK

lk apple watch screen protector

If you’re looking for more conventional protection for your Apple Watch, you can’t go wrong with this flexible TPU screen protector that fits perfectly along the curved edges of your watch. The 0.1mm thickness keeps things light and maintains your watch’s original touch sensitivity. The best part is that it’s super affordable and comes in a handy pack of 6 screen protectors.

Price: $9.99 for 6-pack

Buy for Apple Watch 44/45 mm

Buy for Apple Watch 40/41 mm

Best aesthetics: ZAGG Invisbleshield

zagg apple watch screen protector

Just like with any other product, Apple Watch screen protectors have their flaws. One of these is their tendency to let dust accumulate around the watch’s rounded edges. If that’s bothering you, this Zagg screen protector has an aesthetic design with edges that beautifully match your watch. So, even if dust collects around the corners, it won’t be visible.

At the same time, the hybrid glass material is less prone to chipping and absorbs mild impacts to keep the display safe. It’s a great choice if you want to keep your watch looking great while still protecting it.

Price: $7.99

Buy for Apple Watch Series 4/5/6/SE (44mm)

Buy for Apple Watch Series 4/5/6/SE (40mm)

Best for just the screen – Spigen ProFlex

spigen proflex apple watch screen protector

Here’s another option from Spigen that offers full-screen coverage and robust protection from scratches and scuffs. It’s got an oleophobic coating that keeps away those dreaded fingerprint smudges too. Moreover, it comes with an auto-alignment installation kit for effortless application. Pair it with a Spigen Apple Watch case for the ultimate protection. Unfortunately, this one’s not available for the Apple Watch Series 7.

Price: $12.99 for 2-pack

Buy for Apple Watch 44 mm

Buy for Apple Watch 40 mm

Best film protector – Liwin

liwin apple watch screen protectorIf you’re looking for a non-glass screen protector for your Apple Watch, go for this acrylic film that offers supreme clarity and adequate protection from minor scratches. In fact, it claims to “self-repair” small bubbles or scuffs within 24 hours due to its flexible material. It fits perfectly from edge to edge and maintains original touch sensitivity for seamless use.

Price: $9.99 for 6-pack

Buy for all models

Best liquid screen protector – Luvvitt

luvvitt apple watch liquid screen protector

A liquid screen protector is a pretty versatile and easy-to-use option because you can “paint” it onto your Apple Watch display and other screens too. It’s made of silica dioxide (Si02) which consists of microscopic particles of glass suspended in a liquid solution. This fills in the imperfections of the screen and adds an ultra-thin layer of protection. The best thing is its ease of use and the option to apply it on multiple devices.

Price: $18.99 

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