ZAGG - HD Clear Shield Screen Protector for Apple Watch™ 38mm - Clear

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Preserve the display of your 38mm Apple Watch with this ZAGG HD Clear Shield screen protector. Its self-healing smart molecules prevent formation of scratch marks, and its EZ Apply tabs enable simple, precise installation. This ZAGG HD Clear Shield screen protector comes with a lint-free cleaning cloth and squeegee for easy maintenance.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Application solution, installation squeegee
  • Lint-free cleaning cloth
  • Owner's manual
  • ZAGG HD Clear Shield Screen Protector for Apple Watch 38mm

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
63% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2987 out of 4779)

Features


Compatible with Apple Watch 38mm

To protect and complement your smart watch.

Self-healing smart molecules

Provide a scratch-resistant surface to protect your device's display.

EZ Apply tabs

Help you align and apply your screen protector perfectly and quickly.

Apple Watch™ is a trademark of Apple Inc.


Customer rating

3.4
63%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works!! Use patience! Love it!

    Posted
    scenerygeek
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    This is exactly what I needed for my Apple Watch. I'm really hard on watches; and I already had a few scratches on it. But once I placed this over the watch, it's like all of the scratches disappeared. You'll need a bit of patience and be persistent. I first cleaned the glass with rubbing alcohol to get off any dirty spots and to make sure it was as clean as possible. Then I used a paper towel to dry it off really good and remove any streaks. Then I used the black cloth provided in the package to remove every bit of dust I could see. Once that was done, I set it on a flat surface. I got the screen protector and removed size 1 first. It came with this "glu-like" stuff. It didn't stick to my fingers but helped to prime the back of the screen protector. It looked kind of "soapy" and I was very worried I would end up with a lot of bubbles; so I kept gently wiping until I was able to get rid of the bubbles. I aligned myself with my watch and the tabs on the screen protector and gently placed it on my Apple Watch. It looked great; so I proceeded to use the squeegee to press the screen protector on more firmly. I started from the inside-out. I used the squeegee for the edges as well; but I felt like I wasn't getting a good enough seal. So I used my fingers to press firmly on the sides and on the top. I didn't want to take a chance of it coming back up; so I continued to press firmly for about 10 mins (I was watching a TV show to help the time pass by quicker.). Once I felt like it wasn't coming up, I proceeded to take side 2 off. Then I proceeded to press down extra, just to ensure it was sufficiently stuck to my watch. I plugged my watch in overnight to allow it to seal completely. As you can see from the picture, it doesn't go all the way to the edge; but in all honesty??? I don't even hit that part of my watch. I needed the protector where I kept hitting my watch all the time on everything. Lol. It's sealed perfectly and I haven't had any issues with lifting or anything like that. My suggestion to whoever tries this next....take your time and don't rush. Put it on before you go to bed so you can let it finish sealing the rest of the night. Think of it like Elmers Glue....it takes time for things to dry and seal whatever you are trying to use. Hope this helps someone out there!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Screen Protector, Excellent Warranty Support

    Posted
    xsponge151
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    I purchased this screen protector from a Best Buy store nearly a month ago, one week after purchasing my Apple Watch Series 1. When I got home, I immediately put the screen protector on, and in the process of putting it on (which is no easier or more difficult to do than other screen protectors), I scratched the screen protector (no harm to my watch, but the screen protector was really useless). On top of that, I realized that I had purchased a 38mm screen protector instead of the appropriate 42mm, and it seemed as if everything that could go wrong did; however, I contacted ZAGG customer support, and they were extremely helpful and provided me a free shipping code for a warranty replacement (and they let me get a 42mm with no penalty!) After receiving the replacement, I sent the old one back and have had absolutely no complaints with this one. When you put it on, be sure you get the edges on and don't wipe on it too much after you take the installation cover off - small air bubbles will go away within 24 hours (faster if you walk around in the sun for an hour or so), and if you rub too much, you could scratch it. As for the appearance, you can't really tell that it is on until you touch it (or look really close for it). It doesn't seem to reduce touch sensitivity by a largely noticeable amount, and it seems very slim. And, if by chance something happens to it (which it will, eventually anyway), ZAGG will replace it for a $5.99 shipping charge (or free if it is a special circumstance). If you are looking to buy a screen protector for your Apple Watch, get this one - you get what you pay for in the quality and the service of ZAGG. Even though $15 seems high, it is worth it to have the peace of mind knowing that my Apple Watch screen won't be scratched!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bought 3 ugh...

    Posted
    Megan2018
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    I bought the first one the same time I bought my watch. I read the instructions before installing. The instructions weren’t clear enough, so like any sane person I watched a couple of YouTube videos to get a clearer picture. It helped clear some things up but it was still difficult to install and lasted a week till three corners came up. I've always had difficulty putting any screen protectors on so I blamed myself for the first one and purchased a second for my husband to put on for me. He had the same issues I had with wiping the soapy looking fluid on the backside of the protector, then the supposed “squeegee” that’s plastic and not at all good for the curved corners, and confusing way to get the second tab to lift off the screen with out taking the whole protector back off. But he got a better application than me and it lasted a month before one corner came up which I just stuffed under the cover for the watch, it lasted about 6 months looking ugly since the corners were collecting dust and slowly coming up. The last one I bought, the installation was going good until the last step of taking the last tab off to separate the protector... it had become stuck and the only way of getting it off was to take the whole corner back off. By the time we got it separated the corner was too stretched and dirty to attach properly. My hope is that their new Elite version with the curved corners will be easier to apply and last longer.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Just Doesn't Work for Most People

    Posted
    TheSplern

    Despite the horrible reviews I tried this out since it's the only protector my local BestBuy carries for the Fitbit Ionic. As others mentioned the directions were lacking and I read that going into this so I tried to be extra careful. The protector did not want to separate from the adhesive so when I finally manage to get them apart it left a yellow streak on the protector. It was hardly noticeable and I was ok with it and the proctector seemed ok for several hours. I went to sleep several hours after installing and it came off in my sleep. I managed to get it back on but it wouldn't stick down all the way on the edges. I ultimately purchased one from a company that sells everything from A to Z online by a manufacturer whose name is a combination of what knights wear and businessmen wear. It was about $6 cheaper, has 2 films instead of Zagg's 1 and the install is much cleaner and I had no problems. At least the Zagg got me through long enough for a decent protector to arrive through 2 day shipping from the online retailer. The other bad reviews are right. This is an awful screen protector with a laughably huge card to remove air bubbles. It doesn't seem to stay on for most people and $15 for about a 1.5" piece of plastic that won't stick is absurd.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Durable but installation is easily messed up

    Posted
    Bob50
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    This protector is excellent in its “rehealing” capabilities. It offers great protection and if it is dinged or nicked it quickly restores itself to its nice smooth surface. It’s clear, has little to no glare, and is hardly noticeable on the watch face. I’ve also noticed no reduction in responsiveness on my touch screen capabilities. Even when my fingers are wet the screen is perfectly responsive. My only issue is that there is no template to aid in installing the protector on the screen. If the protector is not centered perfectly on the screen one corner hangs over more than others. Initially this is hardly noticeable. However, after about a week that corner began to peel away and the peeling continued down both adjacent edges. The protector is still on and doing it’s job but the seamless, almost invisible look, is gone. Zagg will replace the protector under warranty for about $5 if your protector is registered with them. But it’s a slow process. It’s been nearly two weeks already since I ordered my replacement. And, once my replacement finally arrives I have to mail the old one back or face additional charges. Despite the issue, I’ve looked at a couple other options and, at least locally, it’s about the best screen protector on the market. Particularly considering it’s half the price of the others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not the Caliber of Quality I expect from Zagg

    Posted
    Dano
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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I have been installing shields on my Apple Watch and iPhones for a quite a while and have never had this many issues with a Zagg product. I purchased the 38mm clear shield for my wife's Apple Watch. The shield layers did not come apart correctly on the first one that I purchased - I was trying to apply (what I thought was the shield) only to find out that it separated incorrectly and was very difficult to see. Once I figured out that I was working with the wrong layer I was able to get the shield to adhere to the watch face but my wife said the corners started to peel after about 48-hours. Returned and repeated the process with the same results - the bottom edges have already lifted but my wife is dealing with it because she figures some protection is better than none. I have bought numerous Zagg products and have always been impressed until this purchase. I hoping it is just a bad batch and that others have not had this issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible aplication instructions

    Posted
    Jean
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    Upon receiving the item, I thoroughly read the instructions on how to install the screen protector. Now while most of the instructions are self explanatory, the one step that was confusing and led to disaster was Prime. When it specifically states coat the adhesive's entire surface, I was unsure if it should be plentiful or just enough where it was not excessive and cause the adhesive to not stick (yes, it sounds petty but they should include a statement to say, "very light coat" or something along those lines). Because I primed too much, it caused the adhesive not to stick and took forever to try and remove the excess gel. Long story short, it was frustrating and I trashed the screen protector. Did I forget to mention the yellow plastic film where the screen protector is attached to caused a little confusion to? It was very difficult to see the screen protector and notice if it was sticking or not. I'm usually pretty good at applying screen protectors on phones but this one was pretty terrible. Overall, it was both user error and unclear instructions. *** I am not saying do not buy, just be careful when installing. Zagg always makes good screen protectors so I'm sure this one is up to standard, just very difficult to install.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not HD clear

    Posted
    jcon
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    I am not so thrilled with this screen protector. It is NOT HD clear! I paid to have mine installed, which I am glad that I did because I currently have the 4th protector on my watch. It has never been clear, not once. The first application was probably the best one, however I didn't realize that this protector wouldn't be HD clear since it is named HD clear. So I would take it back in and they would remove it and put a new one on. The 4th time I went in, I actually asked if maybe I could just get a refund because by this time I am tired of making weekly trips to have the "HD" protector changed out. They were willing to refund or let me try once more for an "HD" experience. I really wanted some kind of protection, so I let them put the 4th one on. I am convinced it will not get any better. This one isn't the worst of the 4, but it is NOT HD by any means.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend





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