Apple Watches, as many have learned, are not indestructible. Like most everything Apple makes, the sleek and attractive look of their products comes at the expense of a relatively fragile design. Drop your Apple Watch? Close it in a door? Take a spill off your bike while wearing one? If you don’t have an Apple Watch case the likelihood that you’re going to do damage is pretty high.
But thankfully, there are a decent number of Apple Watch Cases out on the market today. True, there are nowhere near as many when compared to iPhone cases, but there are still enough to want a bit of guiding hand in trying to figure out which is best for you. That’s what we’re here for. We spent some time pulling together a list of what we think are some of the best Apple Watch cases for everyone from office workers to mechanics – so you can get yourself a smart watch without worrying about ruining it with your first big bump or scrape.
Benuo Apple Watch Series 3 Case
This simple case from Benuo is ideal for those looking to protect their screen from scratches without compromising the sleek, attractive design of your new Apple Watch. The super thin HD clear case is only 0.3mm thick, so it still allows for great call reception and remains touch-screen accurate – though maybe not quite as sensitive. Find it isn’t quite suited to your needs? No worries. The case comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee.
Spigen Rugged Armor Apple Watch Case Series 3
Don’t want to make any compromises when it comes to screen sensitivity or accuracy? You may want to consider this shock resistant Apple Watch case from Spigen. Designed to be compatible for series 1, 2, and 3 watches, this flexible and rugged TPU case will protect your screen thanks to a raised 1.2mm bezel, and provide a buffer on the case for any rough hits or drops. Pick it up in either black of white.
Ocyclone Apple Watch Band Series 3
More than just an Apple Watch case, Cyclone developed a full band and case for series 1, 2, and 3 watches. The strap has a wide, two-pin design and a rugged plastic polycarbonate hard-shell case with raised bezel for protecting the screen from scratches or cracks. An ideal pick for those who love the look of a G-Shock but are looking for contemporary functionality.
Supcase Apple Watch 3 Case
This Apple Watch Case is tough when it comes to protecting your timepiece from bumps, drops, and scrapes, but it still manages to feel great while it is on your wrist. That is all because this case is constructed from a combination of polycarbonate and soft polyurethane materials that work together to provide a solid feel and rugged protection.
Caseology 42mm Vault Series 2 Case
Caseology has a really great track-record when it comes to producing solid cases for both Android and Apple products. This case from the brand was engineered for the 42mm Apple watch series two. It uses a dual layered system 3D geometric patter for easy grip and a comfortable fit that you’ll forget is even there.
X-Doria 42mm Apple Watch Case
A rubber case not quite something you’re looking to go for? This Apple Watch case may be worth considering. The case features an exterior aluminum case with a soft rubber interior lining to protect from everything without totally abandoning the attractive metal look that the Cupertino-based tech giant dreamt up.
LUNATIK EPIK Aluminum Case Series 1
This Apple Watch case features the best of both worlds. Made from aircraft-grade aluminum, it has an attractive, high-quality build that still retains the bulkier and more rugged design of previous picks but with a more refined touch. And to top it off, the watch case comes with a leather and suede lining for a comfortable fit.
Catalyst Case For 42mm Apple Watch Series 3 Case
Want to turn your Apple Watch into a tank? This is the case for you. Designed for series 3 and 2 watches, this case has been tested to exceed the military standard of 810G for drop tests of up to 6.6 feet, and can dive as deep as 330 feet below the surface while retaining its waterproof design. All things said it’s an incredibly tough, rugged case with a sharp look any guy would be happy to sport on his wrist.
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