I go rock climbing occasionally and have never taken off my Apple Watch for the occasion. Despite my caution, I have occasionally gotten stuck on a climbing hold during a movement and have given the Apple Watch a hit - fortunately without consequences so far.
I've temporarily put bulletproof glass on the display, but I gave it up for two reasons:
For me, every glass seems like a foreign body on the watch.
There are no reasonable armored glasses that effectively protect the rounded edges of the display.
And overall, I couldn't get used to having a protective glass on my Apple Watch all the time, even though I don't need it most of the time.
I go rock climbing maybe once a week and do the occasional gardening that is really a display hazard. Otherwise my activities are relatively harmless for the Apple Watch.
I'm looking for a protective cover like the one you know from the iPhone clip-on cover from the company LK encountered This consists of a clear protective glass (not sure if it's glass) surrounded by a frame, which in my case is black plastic.
The practical thing about this Apple Watch protector is that you can attach it without removing the watch or even detaching the bracelet from the watch.
This means that you can clip the protection onto the watch in a few seconds before exercising and then remove it again afterwards. Simply the perfect solution for me, because I don't really want permanent protection, but I can protect the Apple Watch from damage all around if necessary.
And I like the quick attachment and detachment so much that I use the protective cover for the Pick of the week free.
Beware of dust and grains of sand
However, the protective cover still poses a small risk, because if dust or small grains of sand get lost on the inside, there is a risk that they will be between the protective glass and the display glass when you put them on the watch and scratch the display.
To prevent this, the screen protector always ends up in the small bag that came with the product to protect it during transport.
Operation in the swimming pool not possible
I haven't tried it, but the manufacturer noted that while you can take the Apple Watch into the water with the case on, it won't work even if you're out of the water again because of the water between the protective glass and the display collects.
Due to the water in the gap, the touch controls no longer work properly, but this can be quickly remedied by removing the protective cover and drying the display glass.
LK protective case for Apple Watch
LK's protection comes in a number of different colors and can be purchased for the 41mm Apple Watch and the 45mm model.
If you want to check out LK's clip-on Apple Watch protection, you'll find it here at Amazon or via this product box:
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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