The Apple Watch Ultra is one rugged smartwatch. It has a titanium build and a flat sapphire crystal display that is resistant to cracks. However rugged it may be, sapphire can also get scratched or cracked upon impact. This is why getting an Apple Watch Ultra screen protector can be a good idea.
While all screen protectors do the same job of protecting your display, they come in various types. Some are made of glass, and some of them are plastic. Some cover just the screen while others have a border that goes around the edges. No matter which one you get, they will surely protect your Apple Watch Ultra’s display. So, pick the one that seems the best for you from the list below.
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With that out of the way, here are all the screen protectors we recommend.
1. SWUU 2-Pack Auto-alignment Tempered Glass
This is a standard tempered glass screen protector from SWUU that covers the entire display of your Apple Watch Ultra. It comes with an auto-alignment tool to help you apply the tempered glass with perfection. You get 2 tempered glass screen protectors in the box. So, if you mess one up during installation or it breaks, you can always replace it with the other one.
Are you applying a screen protector for the first time? Or you don’t have expertise in aligning screen protectors accurately? If the answer to either question is yes, you will be more than happy to get this pack of 2 tempered glass screen protectors from SWUU. They come with auto-aligning trays that help you apply the screen protector without much effort.
All you have to do is wipe the screen and place the tray over the display. The screen protector will then sit flush with the display and adhere to it. While the reviews say this is a good product, the only notable con is that the edges are not curved. So, you may face some discomfort while swiping across the screen once you’ve applied it.
2. ZUSLAB 3-Pack TPU Flexible Screen Film
If you’re not a fan of glass screen protectors for whatsoever reason, you should consider getting a plastic one despite the fact that it offers lower protection. This one from ZUSLAB comes in a pack of 3 and since it’s plastic, it’s extremely thin. As a result, you can use it with a rugged case, unlike some tempered glass screen protectors. It also has self-healing capabilities. So, if you end up scratching it, it should recover in 24 hours.
This Apple Watch Ultra screen protector is made of flexible TPU and is, hence, not as protective as a screen protector made of glass. If you hit your Apple Watch Ultra’s display on hard objects or surfaces often, or if you’re involved in activities that involve rugged use, we would advise against getting this screen protector. Instead, you’re better off investing in a glass screen protector.
However, if you plan on using a thick case that covers the front of the Apple Watch Ultra and overlaps the bezels, a glass screen protector may not play well. In such a case, this is a good alternative. Also, note that since it is made of plastic, the touch response doesn’t feel as smooth as it does on glass. You get 3 in the pack, so if one gets scratched up beyond recovery, you can replace it instantly.
3. TOCOL 4-Pack Tempered Glass Screen Protector
The TOCOL tempered glass is similar to the first product with the exception that this time, the screen protector has a slight curvature at the edges making it easy to swipe across the display. The curved nature also gives it a premium look and feel. Apart from that, the rest of the product remains more or less similar. You’re paying slightly more here, but you’re also getting an extra screen protector in the pack.
If you’re looking for a tempered glass screen protector for the Apple Watch Ultra with curved edges, this is a good option with multiple units in the package. It’s completely clear so there are no colored edges if you’re not a fan of that. The brand claims that the product is 10X military-grade shockproof and while we’re not sure what it means, the reviews say the screen protector does a good job of protecting the Apple Watch Ultra in day-to-day scenarios.
The fit is also said to be perfect since the protector goes all the way to the edges. You don’t have to be worried about some parts of the display being exposed to damage. While you’re getting curved edges here along with an extra screen protector in the pack, you’re missing out on the alignment tray that you get with the first listing. So, if you have even a bit of experience applying a screen protector, you should opt for this.
4. Misxi Clear Case with Built-in Screen Protector
This product from Misxi is quite different when compared to the rest of the options on this list. Instead of being just a screen protector, it is a full-fledged case that envelopes the entire chassis of the Apple Watch Ultra. The case also has a built-in screen protector which covers the display and protects it. If you’re looking for all-around protection and want to prevent scratches and dents on your Apple Watch Ultra’s body, this is a good pick.
Some users who use their Apple Watch Ultra during extreme scenarios like trekking or while playing sports may feel like their watch is more prone to damage not only on the display but also on the exterior chassis. If you belong to that category of users, getting a case like this might be a wise option. This is a clear case so while protecting your Apple Watch Ultra, it also shows off that beautiful titanium casing.
The built-in screen protector adds to the protection since it wraps around the display entirely. If you’re not a fan of the clear colorway, the brand also offers multiple other colors to choose from.
The biggest downside of this product, though, is that the screen protector doesn’t adhere to the screen and instead, floats on top of it. This may cause some issues with touch response from time to time. Thus, ruining your experience of using such an expensive smartwatch.
5. ZPIAR Tempered Glass with Titanium Alloy Border
ZPIAR has made one of the best screen protectors for the Apple Watch Ultra in our opinion. This particular version is made of standard tempered glass but is surrounded by a titanium border that adds to the look of the watch. In fact, it also adds to the protection since it prevents the edges and corners of the screen protector from getting damaged upon impact. You can get it either in the titanium color or a black version if you want something more subtle and sober.
This is one of our favorite tempered glass screen protectors for the Apple Watch Ultra mainly due to the metallic border on the edges. It adds a great deal of protection to your Apple Watch Ultra while improving the way it looks on your wrist. You would get a visual as though the titanium chassis overflows into the display frame to form a single unit.
It covers the entire front of the Apple Watch Ultra. So, no matter where the impact is, the display will be protected. All the reviews for the product say one main thing about the screen protector — that the fit is extremely accurate and among the best that you can find. It blends into the look of the watch making it an excellent purchase. You get 2 in the pack which is nice.
6. Spigen GlasTR EZ Fit Tempered Glass
Spigen’s screen protectors are widely regarded as some of the best in terms of quality and protection. So, if you want a reliable screen protector for your Apple Watch Ultra made of tempered glass, you’re at the right place. The best part of this screen protector is that it comes in an application tray making the entire process extremely simple. You just have to place the tray on the Apple Watch Ultra’s display and it will automatically align itself perfectly.
If you’re looking for a no-frills tempered glass that you can apply with extreme ease and one that provides a good deal of protection, you can easily pick up the Spigen screen protector for the Apple Watch Ultra. It is slightly on the expensive side, especially if you consider some other options on this list. You are getting 2 in the pack, though, if that’s any consolation.
The edges of this glass are curved which improves the looks and usability of the product. As per the reviews, you will not face any issues using this screen protector even with a case since Spigen itself makes thick and rugged cases. Some users have said that the glass cracks easily upon impact but that’s the whole point of a screen protector — absorb the impact and break so that the actual glass on the display doesn’t.
Apple Watch Ultra-Rugged
The Apple Watch Ultra is one of the most rugged smartwatches that you can buy. But, it’s time to make it more rugged by adding an Apple Watch Ultra screen protector to the mix. You can even couple it with a case if you want full-fledged protection.