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Modal™ - Bumper for Apple Watch® 42mm (2-Pack) - Space Gray/Clear-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 2275 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Favorite bumpers, hands down

    Posted
    Jasonmwa
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    I got this set for a Christmas gift last year for someone never having seen them before. Since seeing what they looked like and how well they covered the Apple Watch I was envious. It took about five months but I finally bought the set for myself. Above and beyond, the Space Grey bumper is an amazing match for the Space Grey of the Apple Watch, so whatever band looked good for the nude device will look as good as with this bumper. The Space Grey was the main reason I bought the set. The transparent is the best transparent bumper I've used and is one I will use though I'm not a fan of transparent types usually (they typically look like plastic set over your expensive device, distracting). They are both well made and fit the device snuggly. Removing and interchanging them is a bit of a hassle but doesn't seem to stretch them out of shape eat all. Honestly, if one was to get a set of bumpers I would highly recommend this set.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Inexpensive but mediocre quality

    Posted
    Nikonster
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    I bought this two-pack of Modal bumpers mostly for the gray bumper it includes. Unfortunately for me, this is the one that fails to impress- or even last. Within two weeks the "gray" is peeling off and revealing the black base color. While the color was a very good match to the Watch, it's disappointing to me that this bumper is not one color all the way through. I have not worn the clear version as yet but I assume that "color" won't wear off nearly as fast. ;-) On the positive side it does fit the Series 2 Watch and went on without any real difficulty. I would have preferred a slightly higher rim around the Watch's face for more protection but that would be a trade-off for the slimmer style. I give two stars for achieving basic price/value and mechanical function.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    These work well and look good.

    Posted
    Rhostam
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    Minus a star because the 2-for-1 includes a clear bumper that is anything but inconspicuous. The space gray bumper, however, is spot on and looks like part of the watch's design. My hubby tossed a coin and I got stuck with the clear bumper. They are kind of annoying to slip on, but they do protect against nearly all of the types of bangs and dings I do while wearing this thing. Before this purchase, my hubby had a series 2 watch whose face shattered off after being bumped in the wrong way along the watch face edge. We replaced the watch with a series 3 (it cost about as much to replace the screen anyway) with this bumper. Works well! One other thing... getting the watch wet isn't an issue... but with the bumper it can retain water etc... you'll want to remove it to dry the unit better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This saved my Apple Watch

    Posted
    JL150
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    The face on my Apple Watch popped loose totally out of the blue one day, it remained connected so it still worked fine, but I knew that wouldn’t last long. I stopped by the Apple store and they said there was nothing they could do except sell me a new watch. Problem was, I didn’t have $400 to drop on a new watch that day. Then the guy said, “The same thing happened mine and I was able to save it for a while with a ‘rubber bumper’ from Best Buy.” I went straight to my local Best Buy and found this item, and it worked perfectly...it is barely noticeable, it doesn’t interfere with any of the watch functions, and best of all it saved my watch and allowed me to start saving for a replacement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    Posted
    PyrDad
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    You get two for a low price. That’s a plus. It’s thin and looks ok. Soft rubbery-plastic and not a tight fit. Older bumpers used to make watches look bulky, this one doesn’t. My only gripe is that water gets stuck between the bumper and the watch. For example after hand washing or whenever wrists may get wet like in rain. I’ve used the clear one. Its definitely visible the water stuck between the bumper and the watch. Even though the Apple Watch is waterproof, who would want that? To install you have to remove one or more of the wristbands. They are ok for the price you pay. Less than $20 for two.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart Purchase

    Posted
    TechGeek
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    After purchasing a half dozen or so Apple Watches for Christmas gifts and seeing the various ways that they are used by everyone (nursing, active moms, students, therapist, active male, and in island humidity--with one daughter living in Hawaii) I realized that maximum protection is key! I would recommend the protection plan, the glass protection screen, and this bumper cover to protect your watch! These watches are loved by all and are worn A LOT--which exposes them to knocks, bumps, and day to day living. These are great to protect the edges of your device to prevent damage and unnecessary accidents.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Watch Protector

    Posted
    Otto825
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    Personally for me this is a great watch protector. Though it only protects the outside of the watch it is exactly what I was looking for. Other protectors that covered the entire watch or just the outside seemed too bulky. This one is slim and fits well. Also using the grey option with my space grey watch you cannot even tell that it is on. I also recommend using a screen protector to protect the face. Additionally while using a screen protector. The casing covers the corners with keeps the screen protector from peeling up on the edges.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic looks and effect!

    Posted
    Sweetreviews
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    So there are two!!! For the price of one! So the space grey looks just like your watch color and protects it well. RAISED EDGES. Yes the raised edges are great especially when you rest it down, or bump into things. ACCESS IS EASY. The Digital Crown is easily accessed and turned and the button is great and can be pushed. Doesn’t add size, is comfy, and looks great! THE CLEAR from the side makes it look white and from the top, you can’t tell it is there. More of a plasticy feel than silicone which is space grey. Perfect gift to get and split between you and another person. GO GET IT

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Envieddesigns
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    It does what it’s sulposed to do just like the phone cases but for some reason phones and the watch look way better naked. I eventually took mine off an just wear the watch without it. Yea I’ve banged my watch an it has minor scuffs but whatever we only love once can’t baby the thing. Technology is changing by the day so eventually the watch will have to be upgraded just like all Apple products eventually the device won’t take their newer software upgrades but if you love the product and the company eventually you give in and upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cheap bumper that does the job

    Posted
    Tedsay
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    I use this on my iwatch 1st generation for work. My work is primarily outdoors and this bumper works well for me and at a good price. I tried the thicker, like Casio G-Shock, covers and they would constantly snag on things. Plus, they made the iwatch a lot bulkier. This bumper, along with the zagg glass screen cover, keep the watch looking sleek, and since it is rounded it doesn’t snag on things as much. This will not prevent all mishaps, like the screen cover glass is cracked in a few spots and dirt will get under the bumper, but feel like it keeps the iwatch safer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great protector for Apple Watch

    Posted
    BillT
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    I bought this for my Apple Watch Series 2 gray. It comes with 2 packs: transparent and black. I'm using the black one but the other one also looks great. It can protect my watch from being accidentally hit in daily activities. It doesn't have a screen protector but in my opinion this is enough since I used a protector from another brand that has a screen protector but it reduces the touch screen accuracy. In overall this is a great product, also good price when it comes with 2 packs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't fit

    Posted
    Charly
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    The Modal-Bumper for Apple Watch (42mm 92-pack) didn't fit my iWatch series 3. Unfortunately for me, I lost both bumpers--separately--while showing one each to two iWatch friends. They verified the bumpers didn't fit my iWatch. Hard to believe--but true-- In both cases I put a bumper in a shirt pocket and I couln't find it when I got home. So, I couldn't return the bumpers for ones that would fit. Next time, I'll have the Best Buy employee open the box to make sure the fit my iWatch. NOT HAPPY!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Basic protection

    Posted
    Brent0311
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    This name says it all this will only protect from bumping into something. It doesn’t protect the wheel or the underside of the watch. I would take my watch everywhere, hiking , rivers , beach and the guard after about 3 months starts to discolor which is honestly pretty good for the price and the abuse I put it through. It does collect quite a bit of dirt or debris if you put it through outdoor activities so make sure you take it out and clean and then pop back in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    What can I say, I can make calls without iPhone

    Posted
    AnHaro
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    Well, this is a good product in that, if you forget your phone (iPhone) and or go for running without your bulky phone, you still are connected to your family and friends and your colleagues. So for that reason and if you are wiling to pay 15 dollars extra monthly, it is a good thing to have. I am giving this a 3 star only because it still relies on your phone for many things. I hope in the future and in series 5 it is fully independent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Saved my Apple Watch

    Posted
    Steve
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have a first generation Apple Watch that I’ve worn every day for the past few years. I noticed that the top to my watch started to get loose and eventually would pull away from the watch, revealing the instead of the watch. No bueno. Instead of having my watch repaired or purchasing a whole new watch for hundreds of dollars, I bought this little bumper that prevents the face of my watch from popping up. Best couple of bucks I’ve ever spent!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    fits ok, but not great

    Posted
    James
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    This fits ok, but perhaps not great. There are better products that Best Buy says, but given the low price this isn't a bad deal if you're looking for a quick and simple way to protect your watch. The package comes with two watch covers: black and transparent. The transparent one is real nice and allows you to see the beauty of your Apple Watch without "covering it" too much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty decent

    Posted
    Aclark32
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    This bumper case is good for minimal every day wear and tear; however, the clear case tends to show any dirt or dust that gets trapped and the grey one scuffs rather easily. For the price, they aren’t bad, but if you’re looking for complete protection you won’t find that with this product. For someone who isn’t overly active like me, this product serves its purpose well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the small investment!

    Posted
    Bumper
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    This bumper protector is well worth the very small investment to protect a much larger investment (Apple Watch). The grey color isn't even noticeable on the Space Grey watch, doesn't add much bulk at all, and protects the aluminum case from scratches and dings. The only minor seemingly downside is it appears to slightly push up against my Zagg screen protector causing a slightly raised edge on one side. No big deal though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bumper

    Posted
    alawgirl
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    I love this product for 3 reason: 1) it protects my watch. As a nursing student I am always using my hands and I bump my watch a lot and this thing has saved it from so many scratches and nicks, 2) the price is very affordable especially for reason 3, 3) you get TWO different bumpers. I took off a star for 2 reasons: 1) the clear one turns a bit discolored over time and looks yucky, and 2) I hate having to take off both ends of the watch to secure it around the main face.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Protective Accessory!

    Posted
    redfishbluefish
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    So, in March of 2018 I bumped the corner of my original Apple Watch and busted it. I found a great deal on a Series 2 and got that, well in May of 2018 I bumped the corner of the new watch (literally 2 months to the day from the first, on the same object at work) so when I got a new watch a few weeks back, I decided to put some protection on it and this has not disappointed me yet! I like the clear on my silver watch because it’s almost invisible!

    I would recommend this to a friend