Your Apple Watch deserves the same protection as your phone, but many people don’t always think about putting a case on their Apple Watch. That means its risk of damage is probably much higher than you’d like.
Choosing the right cover to keep your watch safe without interfering with performance or ruining your style can be tough. This list has some of the best cases we’ve found with a variety of features to suit any wearer’s needs. Once your watch is protected, make sure you check out the best Apple Watch apps as well.
Monocarbon Real Carbon Fiber Case
If you want to avoid placing a cover over your watch face, but you still want that extra protection, try the Monocarbon Fiber case. Its extremely lightweight body of 0.7 grams is constructed with genuine carbon fiber material. Its glossy finish fits snugly and looks stylish on your wrist. You can get this case for Series 4 and 5 watches in both sizes. Each unit fits your watch precisely and promises to enhance your smartwatch experience and appearance. It comes in glossy black only.
RhinoShield Bumper Case
RhinoShield’s thin, light bumper case — at just 1.9mm thin and 4 grams — provides an impact-resistant polymer exterior that gives you the ultimate in drop protection up to 4 feet, for your Apple Watch Series 4 and 5. The case rises just slightly above the screen surface to protect your watch face from damaging impacts. Precise cutouts provide full access to the watch’s digital crown, heart rate sensor, and charger. The case comes in a variety of colors to complement your watch strap.
The Supcase TPU protects your Apple Watch in the most minimal way possible. When it’s on your watch face, you don’t even know it’s there, as the built-in screen protector shields your watch from dust, fingerprints, scratches, and bumps. Precise cutouts let you easily access all controls, buttons, sensors, and watch features. The flexible TPU case protects against damage without camouflaging your watch’s good looks or adding bulk. Just snap it on and go. It comes in a two-pack for both 40mm and 44mm sizes.
Catalyst Waterproof Case
Engineered for adventure, Catalyst’s Waterproof Case for Apple Watch Series 4 is designed to protect your watch wherever you go and whatever you do. The case features 360-degree protection. It maintains full function IP68 waterproof protection at 330 feet (100m) and MIL-STD 810G drop protection up to 6.6 feet (2m). You get direct access to your touch screen even though it’s protected from water, dust, dirt, and snow. A raised bezel protects the screen from routine scratches and bumps. The case’s acoustic technology promotes crisp, clear audio. Not only is the case rugged, but it also comes with a comfortable hypoallergenic silicone band. The ECG functionality does not work with the waterproof case on. Similar cases for previous Apple Watch models are also available.
Sunkeyou TPU for Apple Watch
The Sunkeyou is a thin protective TPU bumper case for all generations of Apple Watch. Its curved edges offer full protection with a soft, durable, shockproof, and waterproof shield. It’s engineered with multiple plating processes to prevent the case from fading and provides easy access to all functional watch buttons and ports so you can charge your watch directly without having to remove the case. The cover is easy to install and remove. It comes in six colors to coordinate with your watch strap, or you can buy a four-pack with assorted colors.
Yushuang Apple Watch Case
If you go around banging your hands and arms into everything, your Apple Watch will appreciate the protection it gets from this bumper-style, shock-proof, black, TPU case. Its raised bezel shields the watch face and sports a simple, rugged but effective style and function. The sides sit a bit higher than the surface of the watch and precise cutouts ensure that the case does not interfere with any of the watch’s buttons or controls. You do not have to remove the case to charge the timepiece and there’s no need for a film or glass screen protector. It comes in both 40mm and 44mm sizes.
Spigen Rugged Armor Pro Apple Watch Case
This shock-resistant case protects your Apple Watch like it’s wearing a suit of armor. It features a matte black frame made from durable, flexible TPU with fashionable faux carbon fiber accents and a gunmetal clasp. While fitting snugly, the case has tactile buttons and precise cutouts for all watch functions. The 1.2mm border around the screen shields the watch face from contact with hard surfaces. It comes bundled with a flexible strap. A similar version of this case is also available for previous versions of the Apple Watch.
Smiling Black Case for Apple Watch
If you’re looking for an ultra-slim protective case for your Apple Watch, the Smiling Black Case is a good way to go. Available for both the 44mm and the 40mm models, the case is constructed with anti-scratch TPU and has a built-in screen protector. Precise cutouts let you access all watch functions, buttons, and ports while covering the front and curved edges of the watch to protect against scratches, drops, and bumps. The front cover measures 0.3mm and the case weighs 0.5 ounces so it adds practically no bulk. You won’t even know it’s there. If you own a Series 3 watch, you can buy this same case for it.
X-Doria Defense Bumper for Apple Watch
Your Apple Watch will be impervious to threats once it’s wrapped in the X-Doria Defense Bumper Apple Watch case and screen protector. Its metal frame is chip-resistant, and the tempered glass cover’s play-through design allows you to fully use your device while it’s protected in its case. It has a shock-absorbent rubber interior that holds your watch tightly and is available for Series 4 and some older Apple Watch models.
Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro Rugged Protective Case for Apple Watch
If you’re a rugged outdoorsman, look no further than the Unicorn Beetle Pro—it’s ready to take on activities from rough mountain bike rides to sweltering runs. This case protects your Apple Watch incredibly well while keeping it completely functional, with all buttons easily reachable. Its raised bezel offers shock absorption and damage protection, and the snap-on design is simple to put on. The case has an anti-scratch, built-in watch band in multiple colors, and two-tones to finish the look.
Viqiv Bling Protective Face Bumper Case
There might be times when you want to dress up your Apple Watch a bit. For these occasions, the Viqiv transforms almost any Apple Watch model into a unique piece of jewelry. Its lightweight crystal rhinestone cover and extra sparkles around the watch face will ensure that you stand out and light up the night. The watch case is simple to put on—just clip it over your watch without even taking off the band. Vacuum plating gives color to the strong plastic frame to make a distinctive look for any event, and the cover is available in gold, rose gold, pink, black, and silver. Be aware that this case is not waterproof. It’s an excellent choice for customizing your watch’s appearance, but if you’re mainly after protection, you’ll want to consider some other models.