If you’re a sports-playing klutz like me, it’s easy to scratch the screen of your pricey Apple Watch. If you’re playing a team sport, you should simply take it off so you don’t whack someone in the face with it. But, of course, you’ll want to leave it on during workouts, so you can track your progress.
If you’re afraid of marring your Apple Watch screen during such activities, one solution is the $49 glass+ 360. Available in black, olive, and grey, it provides edge-to-edge protection for the smartwatch. Its full-screen adhesive (yep, adhesive) preserves touch-sensitivity so your watch responds as expected to touches, taps, and swipes.
The glass+ 360 has two parts. One is the adhesive “InvisibleShield” layer that glues to the Apple Watch display. I found it tricky to apply without leaving air bubbles, but you may be more talented than I am at this.
One you apply it, you’ll probably want to leave it on. However, if you do decide to remove the protective layer, that’s also a bit tricky. Use your fingernail, or other hard-edged object, to carefully lift a corner of the InvisibleShield off your device.
Use caution when lifting the edge so that you don’t scratch your Apple Watch screen. Lift enough of the InvisibleShield so you can securely grasp it. Slowly peel the entire InvisibleShield off the smart watch.
If you’re having trouble removing it, apply some low heat for about 5-10 seconds, then try removing it. The InvisibleShield should come off cleanly, but if any residue is left over, you can rub it off using the microfiber cloth that comes with the glass+ 360.
The 360 bumper is a piece that goes around the watch face to protect the edges. It’s easy to apply and remove.
Is the glass+ 360 for you? If you’re constantly banging your Apple Watch against things, it’s probably a good investment. If not, save your $49.
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