ZAGG offers HD screen protectors for the Apple Watch

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The ZAGG HD Apple Watch Screen Protector is made of a proprietary film that ZAGG says is “exceptionally clear, unbelievably thin, and virtually indestructible, the InvisibleShield HD offers advanced clarity and a glass-like surface to accentuate the sharp images and vibrant colors in the most advanced gadget displays.”  The film was designed to protect military helicopter blades, so it offers excellent protection to the Watch’s crystal.  Like other ZAGG screen protectors, the ones for the Apple Watch have a lifetime guarantee; should your ZAGG protector become worn or damaged, ZAGG will replace it free of charge (as long as you own the device).  The HD Apple Watch Screen Protector is sized to fit either the 38mm Watch or the 42mm Watch.  Both sizes are available for pre-order for $14.99 at ZAGG.

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  • Fred April 28, 2015, 1:27 pm

    Are your shirt sleeves made of sand paper ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORIQXujC2v8

    • Janet Cloninger April 28, 2015, 6:59 pm

      Nope, but I am prone to banging my hands and arms into furniture and doorways. That’s how I scratched my sapphire crystal on the watch I wore for years and years.

  • Dadoftwogirls April 28, 2015, 9:32 pm

    Why would you pay $15 plus shipping for a 1.5″ or 1.65″ piece of plastic? I use Zagg on a lot of stuff, but at this price point on a sapphire screen, it literally makes no sense. Plus there are a lot of more economical offerings right now. Zagg really needs to rethink its pricing here.

    • Janet Cloninger April 28, 2015, 9:37 pm

      People always talk about the sapphire screens, but they seem to forget that not all Watches have sapphire screens. There are cheaper offerings, but ZAGG will send you a replacement screen protector should the one you have become damaged – which seems likely for something protecting a device at the end of a swinging arm.

  • meistervu April 29, 2015, 12:06 am

    Would you put Zagg on a Rolex? If you wouldn’t, why would you put it on a much cheaper Apple watch which will be obsolete in a few years.

    I am just trying to understand the rationale. People wear watches for at least a century, yet I never heard of a screen protector until this Apple watch thing.

    • Janet Cloninger April 29, 2015, 12:12 am

      The Apple Watch isn’t a watch. It’s a little tablet computer you wear on your wrist. People put screen protectors on tablets and phones. How is this any different? Perhaps it’s time to quit trying to understand the rationale and accept that other people do things you wouldn’t.

      • meistervu April 29, 2015, 5:42 pm

        Silly me, since Apple calls it a watch, I thought it is a watch.

        I like the idea of the Apple Watch. I am planning to develop software for it. I am no stranger to putting screen protector on electronics since the day of my original Palm Pilot. I was one of the first few thousands to own a Palm Pilot. I love gadgets.

        I also have a curious mind, and I thought that since this is a gadget site, people who are here are a bit more logical. I ask this type of questions because the answers may reveal something about people and their relationships to their gadgets. I have no problem with accepting thing that people do that I wouldn’t. I just want to understand their rationale. It’s OK for someone to say that they don’t know why they do what they do. I am sure there is a reason – perhaps they never thought about it. My question may come across as a criticism.

        Back to the question, since this is a gadget site, and a simple “because” wouldn’t do, I can list a few reasons, not mine, but others may have to use a screen protector on an Apple Watch:

        1. Perhaps people should use them on Rolexes as well. The material to make screen protectors as good as they are today did not exist back in the day.

        2. People wearing expensive watches don’t do normal things that people wearing Apple Watches, so they are less likely to scratch them.

        3. People interacts more with their Apple Watches, and the screen needs to disseminate more information than an analog watch, so a pristine screen is crucial.

        4. There were no screen protector available for Rolexes, so even if you want to buy them, your couldn’t.

        5. Really love my Apple Watch, more so than any watch I had. So I want to keep it looking new.

        • Julie Strietelmeier April 29, 2015, 7:03 pm

          @meistervu I don’t understand why you are so confused by someone wanting to put a screen protector on the Apple Watch. It’s called piece of mind. It’s the same reason why I put a clear protector on the front end of my MINI Cooper. I want to protect it from everyday wear and tear. To keep it looking as nice as the day I bought it for as long as I can. So your #5 reason comes closest, but I don’t think it’s because they love this watch more than any watch they’ve had. I think it’s just that it’s new, it’s expensive, there’s a way to protect it, so why not?

          • meistervu April 29, 2015, 7:38 pm

            No, I am not confused at all. Let me put it this way: it’s an academic question, and a logical one at that. I simply ask why a screen protector on an Apple watch and not on other watches that are equally or more expensive.

            One can go through life and not ask this type of questions and there is nothing wrong with that. But logically I think it’s a good question. I am surprised that this being a gadget site that this logical question is being scrutinized.

          • Julie Strietelmeier April 29, 2015, 7:47 pm

            I don’t think any answers that we might offer will be ones that you will accept. You’ve already made up your mind that a screen protector for an Apple Watch is a ridiculous idea.

          • meistervu April 29, 2015, 7:42 pm

            I also meant to add that your response indicate both #1 (because a screen protector is available now and not for Rolexes back in the day) and #5.

          • Janet Cloninger April 29, 2015, 9:24 pm

            @meistervu It’s obvious that you aren’t looking for the answer. With both this screen protector post and the Spigen snap-on cover for the Watch post, you just want someone to make a statement, any statement, so you can repeat that you don’t understand why anyone would want such a thing. You just want to imply, once again, that you wouldn’t do it, so it must be wrong. The logical answer is people put protective covers on devices because they want to – that’s all the answer anyone needs. If people want screen protectors for their Rolex, I’m sure some company would be happy to start making them.

          • meistervu April 29, 2015, 8:01 pm

            @Julie – Again, I am not looking for THE ANSWER, and I am not saying that a screen protector is wrong on an Apple watch. It’s like saying red is a bad color, or celery is a terrible vegetable, but spinach is great. It’s different for everyone. I am just curious of those people who wear a traditional expensive watch with no screen protector of their reason for putting a screen protector on an Apple watch.

            And no, it would be silly for me to assume that you can answer the question for everyone because you are not everyone.

          • meistervu April 30, 2015, 8:30 pm

            @Janet – I don’t know why you get that impression, but I don’t see things as black and white. To me there is no such thing as right or wrong. Every decision one makes has trade off’s.

            All I merely asked was a very logical question: why put a screen protector on an Apple watch and not on other watches which are as expensive?

            Why did I ask that question? It seemed like a logical question to me. I don’t have an agenda. Why do I care if someone else put a screen protector on their Apple watch? I don’t . But what is interesting to me is the reason for doing that.

            Just pretend for a moment that I am a reporter who covers Apple watch story. I expect that question would be considered by most logical people to be interesting one, as it may reveal what people feel about their Apple watches versus other watches. How I feel about the screen protector is irrelevant as I am just one person in the crowd of millions people who owns Apple watch, statistically speaking.

          • Janet Cloninger April 30, 2015, 9:33 pm

            Since you seem determined to keep beating this dead horse… It is not an interesting question to most people, because most people don’t seem to care – nor should they – so deeply about the minutiae of other people’s lives. You are not asking some deep philosophical question. People try to protect things that belong to them, at least people who value items that cost them money or time. They take different approaches to protect those things, and that’s okay. Apparently that concept is impossible for some people to accept and understand.

            And yes, Apple calls it a watch, but it’s not a watch. Apple also has a device they call an Apple TV, but it’s not a TV.

        • meistervu April 30, 2015, 11:26 pm

          @Janet – Well, I think I am about done. This will be my last post on this site.

          I have frequented this site for what seems like at least a decade. It’s small, but I don’t mind, like a little neighborhood restaurant.

          I have posted quite a few comments here. I spoke my mind, and has always been critical. I don’t sugar coat things, but I have always been courteous.

          But I get the feeling that this site is now trying to control the messages posted. Perhaps the advertisers have some influences.

          I would think for a site that cover gadgets you would welcome the type of logical questions I post, rather than telling me to stop trying to rationalize choices. It doesn’t seem like good journalism to me. Rationalization is what make us human after all.

          Thanks for the reads over the years.

          • Julie Strietelmeier May 1, 2015, 7:26 am

            @meistervu Let’s be clear, no one is controlling your comments. If I wanted to do that, I could easily just delete them. I’m going to be honest with you because Janet is too nice to come right out and say this… But what it all boils down to is that you’re annoying with the way you almost always post negative comments about some of our news posts. It’s like the old saying “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”. But you are the almost the complete opposite of that. Nine times out of 10 you leave snarky or negative comments. After awhile it starts feeling like you’re just happy to be the grumpy old man character. That’s ok if that’s your schtick, but you can’t expect us to not fire back once in awhile to defend the opposite view.

    • Sandee Cohen April 29, 2015, 8:02 am

      I wouldn’t put a ZAGG on a Rolex. But I would be able to go to any Rolex dealer and have them replace, at absolutely no charge, a scratched Rolex crystal.

      Meanwhile, Huffington Post has an article

      (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/27/apple-watch-problems_n_7153672.html?utm_hp_ref=technology<br%20/>&ncid=newsltushpmg00000003)

      on some reasons why people don’t like the Apple Watch. There is a disturbing video of the watch face cracking into bits when dropped from about wrist height. This makes it necessary to only adjust or put on the band over a bed or soft surface where it is less likely to crack.

      Also, while the glass can be protected, the sides of the watch, especially the stainless steel, can get easily scratched and scuffed.

      Now perhaps it will become the “in” thing to have a beat-up Apple Watch. Something like how long you’ve had it. Or had one of the originals. How you’re such an early-adopter, trend setter.

  • yeppers April 30, 2015, 11:00 am

    I personally wouldn’t put a screen protector on a watch (which is what this product most definately is) but I can also definately understand why some people would want to. I don’t put protectors on my ipads or iphones either, but again, I can readily see why people would want to. I think the rationale for people putting a protector on an Apple watch rather than a Rolex stems from the fact that you dont swipe your fingers all over a rolex face as you do an Apple watch. No biggie.

    • meistervu April 30, 2015, 3:02 pm

      I understand what you say, but for me the feel of is glass screen is exactly why I don’t put a protector on my phone. If I don’t touch the screen regularly, I may use a protector if it is transparent enough.

  • Tony Villanueva May 5, 2015, 11:11 am

    The Apple Watch is a beautiful smart watch. If you haven’t seen one or held one in person, go to your local Apple store and do so, you owe it to yourself. As for the screen protector, to each his own. It boils down to preference; nothing logical about that.

    • Julie Strietelmeier May 5, 2015, 11:14 am

      I finally saw one yesterday. I was walking out of the office and noticed the person in front of me had a white watch band. I immediately asked him about it and he gave me a very fast demo. It’s MUCH smaller than what I originally though it would be and the screen is gorgeous. Having said that, it was very cloudy yesterday, so I don’t know how easy it is to view outdoors on a bright sunny day.

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