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These Are the Best Apple Watch Cases To Help Prolong the Life of Your Gear

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As someone who is diligent and thorough about picking the most protective case for my precious iPhone, I have never even thought about getting a case for my Apple Watch—until recently. It only takes one scratch on your trusty watch to make you wish you got a watch case a lot sooner. It seems the watch bands get all the credit, but having a case to protect your watch face is a very smart investment. In addition to helping keep it intact, you can, of course, find fashion-forward cases to highlight your personal style. Be sure to be mindful of the exact series of watch you have to ensure a perfect fit.

Best Apple Watch cases at-a-glance

The best Apple Watch cases

misxi
Bestseller: Misxi 2 Pack Hard PC Case with Tempered Glass Screen Protector — $10.00

The #1 rated smart watch case on Amazon has over 80,000 reviews. It comes in five colorways and you can get two cases for just $10. It has a snap-on design that people say is “super easy” to take on and off. One note: water will get trapped between the case and the watch if you go swimming, so best to remove it before jumping in the pool.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Tempered glass screen protector
  • Two-pack

Cons

  • Not waterproof
urban armor
Best Sport: Urban Armor Gear Civilian Watch Case — $25.00

This sporty design is drop tested and provides shock absorption to protect your watch from nicks and scratches. It fits securely and precisely on 40mm and 44mm watches (Series 4, 5, 6 & SE). It’s fast and easy to install and allows you to access all buttons, the charging port, and the screen with ease.

Pros

  • Drop tested
  • Shock absorption
  • Raised edges for protection

Cons

  • Bulkier design
  • No screen protector
recoppa apple watch
Best Value: Recoppa Apple Watch Case with Screen Protector — $9.00

This “diamond” case is sure to turn heads. This crystal watch face is available from 38mm to 44mm, to fit almost all series of Apple watches. The price–under $10–is incredible. It has over 5,000 glowing reviews on Amazon, with a 4.5-star rating. It also comes in nine colors. It’s so affordable, you could buy multiple options and mix and match to coordinate with your outfits.

Pros

  • Rhinestone design
  • Tempered glass screen protector
  • Multiple colors

Cons

  • Not waterproof
adepoy
Best Minimalist: Adepoy Apple Watch Case with Built-in Tempered Glass Screen Protector — $9.00

This ultra sleek case fits on all watches, including the most recently released Series 7. The design features a tempered glass front to shield your watch face from scratches. It comes in a variety of colors including pink, black, and blue, as well as clear, so you can maintain the original aesthetic of the watch you purchased.

Pros

  • Ultra-thin design
  • Tempered glass screen protector
  • Multiple colors

Cons

  • Not waterproof
goton apple watch case
Best Glam: Goton Bling Case Compatible for Apple Watch Case — $19.00

Available in silver and rose gold, this sturdy case is actually made of metal, not plastic. Tiny little screws ensure a perfect fit and won’t shake your case if your watch vibrates. Reviewers love the little bit of weight it adds to your wrist (actually nice if you’re used to wearing a traditional watch) and the stylish and elegant look. You’ll have full function of all buttons and the charger, and do not need to remove the case to switch out the bands. Note that this case does not include a screen protector.

Pros

  • Rhinestone design
  • Metal case
  • Raised rims for protection

Cons

  • No screen protector
  • Requires a screwdriver to install
best buy apple watch case
Best No-Frills Option: Modal Bumper Case for Apple Watch (2-Pack) — $10.00

If you’re looking to see and touch before you buy (or just click the link below!), this basic option protects the edges of your watch from scratches and dings. It actually comes in a 2-pack, featuring both a space gray and clear option. Reviews say this chic and sleek option isn’t bulky and is easy to install on the watch.

Pros

  • Easy to install
  • Flexible material
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • No screen protector
  • Dirt gets in easily
apple watch protector multi pack
Best Multipack: Cuteey 12 Pack Case with Tempered Glass Screen Protector — $18.00

If you’re looking for multiple options to match different bands or your outfits, look no further than this 12-pack. It features a variety of colors like black, green, white, and pink, as well as leopard and cow prints. Reviews say the cases are easy to snap on and off, and allow access to all buttons. They also ship fast with Prime.

Pros

  • Tempered glass screen protector
  • Shatterproof
  • 12-pack with multiple colors

Cons

  • Moisture gets trapped between watch and cover
juulk
Best Clear Option: Julk Case for Apple Watch — $7.00

This ultra-thin, transparent cover comes in a 2-pack so you and your partner can have equal protection during those couple workouts. It doesn’t affect the color and style of your watch or band, so you can show off exactly what you intended when you bought your watch in the first place. Nearly 70,000 Amazon reviews can’t be wrong!

Pros

  • Clear design
  • Flexible material
  • Screen protector

Cons

  • Moisture gets trapped between watch and cover
spigen
Best for Heavy Duty: Spigen Rugged Armor Protector — $14.00

This heavy-duty, rugged case works with SE, 4, 5, and 6 series 44mm, as well as Series 7 45mm. The flexible case has raised edges to protect the screen, while still allowing for easy charging. It comes in five fashionable colors, and unlike other heavy-duty cases, isn’t bulky. Reviews say it fits perfectly and is easy to install.

Pros

  • Shock-absorbent
  • Raised edges
  • Multiple colors

Cons

  • No screen protector
botomall
Most Stylish: BOTOMALL for Apple Watch Case — $8.00

These lightweight, flexible cases are soft and comfortable to wear while also helping to prevent scuffs and scratches. They come in 15 cool colors including lavender, mint green, and Barbie pink so you can stand out in style. They come in six sizes, have a warranty, and a 4.6 star rating with over 16,000 reviews.

Pros

  • Flexible material
  • Slim design
  • Multiple colors

Cons

  • No screen protector
charlam
Sleekest Design: Charlam Compatible with Apple Watch Case — $8.00

This chic design is minimalist, yet delivers maximum protection against falls and scratches. For both men and women, there are six color options and four sizes available. The elegant design looks great as it covers your screen while still allowing the touch screen to function properly.

Pros

  • Minimal design
  • Tempered glass screen protector
  • Scratch-resistant

Cons

  • Not waterproof
joyozy
Best All-in-One Case & Band: Joyozy Stainless Steel Mesh Bands — $16.00

This case and band combo transforms your Apple Watch into jewelry. This piece is definitely more elegant and elevated, and less sporty. Available in 10 colors and patterns, it features a rhinestone studded case and an adjustable band with no tools required to get the perfect fit.

Pros

  • Matching cover and band
  • Rhinestone design
  • Multiple colors

Cons

  • No screen protector
waterproof case
Best Waterproof: Catalyst Waterproof Watch Case — $70.00

Unlike many of the plastic cases on this list, this silicone watch case is totally waterproof and safe for the pool or the ocean: It’s safe up to 330 feet or 100 meters. The case offers shock protection as well as touchscreen access, and the band is flexible and comfortable. This watch case and band is truly perfect for athletes who can’t wait to go on their next adventure.

Pros

  • Waterproof up to 100m
  • Shock-resistant and scratch-proof
  • Cover and band combo

Cons

  • Only comes in black
  • No screen protector

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