While I love all the great ways I use my Apple Watch on a daily basis, (as I have written about here), my Apple Watch Sport looks like someone has used the glass screen for target practice. Read more about this and all the headaches caused by Apple’s lack of customer service in my post “My Scratched-Up Apple Watch Screen & Apple’s Refusal to Help!”
By comparison, the following 11 items at my house have proven to scratch far-less easily than my Apple Watch Sport with its Ion-X Glass screen.
My 8-year old Timex Marathon watch smells bad and is a little smudgy, but it is not as scratched up as my Apple Watch Sport after just 4 months!
Our glass shower door gets opened and closed several times per day without ever scratching like my Apple Watch Sport.
The mirror behind my bathroom sink gets used everyday, often having various things wiped from it, but it is not all scratched up like my Apple Watch Sport.
In the deadly 2011 tornadoes that came through Alabama, a 100-foot oak tree was docked down in our yard. It crushed my wife’s Jeep Liberty, which was parked next to my Jeep Patriot. Several of the branches hit my Patriot, scratching up the paint on the top, sides and back, yet these glass windows came out unbroken and unscratched.
This glass windshield on my Jeep Patriot has survived a tornado and 107,000 miles of driving without getting cracked or scratched.
These little glass windows on our cabinet that hold our DVD player, Wii U and Roku get touched and opened daily by kids, yet they are not scratched up like the screen on my Apple Watch Sport.
The glass on the microwave door also gets touched on daily, but it is not scratched like my Apple Watch Sport.
We go through almost all of these drinking glasses everyday, and then they are hand rinsed and washed in the dishwasher. They go through a lot every week, but they never scratch like the Ion-X glass on my Apple Watch Sport.
This giant glass jar holds our dog’s food. It is at kid-level and gets used daily, but it does not scratch like my Apple Watch Sport.
These glass panels on our backdoor get abused daily by our dog and kids, but they are still in better shape than the screen on my Apple Watch Sport.
If you are going to spend anywhere between $350-$20,000 on an Apple Watch, buy a $6 screen protector and a $15 bumper case. Sure it might give your beautiful, expensive piece of wearable tech a cheap rubbery appearance, but at least the screen won’t get scratched! I’ve got the ArmorSuit MilitaryShield screen protector and the Poetic DuoLite case that I am going to install on my Apple Watch Sport this weekend to protect the screen in the future.