Don’t let your Apple Watch get damaged; get a case!

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I love wearing my Apple Watch sans case. It looks good and is easily identifiable as an Apple Watch, which makes me feel like I’m part of an exclusive club. However, I’m no dummy. I always keep a case or shell nearby if I want to go on a nature hike, or if I’m doing some house painting. I want to be able to continue wearing my Apple Watch without fear of ruining its beautiful, stainless steel shine. If you feel the same way, take a look at these protective cases for Apple Watch.

Apple Watch Series 4

Heavy-duty protection

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro

Luke’s Favorite

This case has an easy front cover snap-on design, which makes installation a breeze. It even comes with a strap built-in, so you don’t have to worry about installing a new strap to use with it. It’s made from hard polycarbonate on the outside — to withstand hard bumps and scratches — and soft TPU on the inside, so that it doesn’t scratch up your Apple Watch. It comes in 40mm and 44mm sizes.

From $20 for 44mm at Amazon

Super comfortable

Catalyst Waterproof Case

Lory’s Favorite

The Catalyst Waterproof Case is, by far, the most comfortable watch case I’ve ever worn. The bands are connected with hinges instead of a one-piece mold. Though it makes the overall look of your Apple Watch slightly larger, it’s not cumbersome at all. I’ve worn the Catalyst on my wrist for weeks at a time without feeling like it was too big or uncomfortable. It comes in both 40mm and 44mm sizes.

$70 for 44mm at Amazon

This ultimate tank

Catalyst Impact

This heavy-duty all-in-once case and band combo are meant to stand up against major impact and have been drop-tested up to 9.9 feet. A cut-out on the back ensures your Apple Watch retains the ability to monitor your heart activity. If you still want a screen protector, there is room for that too. The included band is a breathable sports band. It comes in both 40mm and 44mm sizes.

$50 for 44mm at Catalyst

Crystal clear protection

i-Blason Halo

This thin TPU case fits snuggly around your Apple Watch Series 4 and protects the sides of your watch from getting dinged or dented. It even has a raised lip around the screen, so should you ever put your Apple Watch face down on a surface, it will protect it! The cutouts at the top and bottom make it easy to swap bands so that you can use this case with any of your favorite bands! It comes in both 40mm and 44mm sizes.

$10 for 44mm at Amazon

Simple screen protector

SUPCASE TPU cover

If you want something that protects your screen without being big and bulky, the SUPCASE TPU cover is a great option. This cover slips right over your Apple Watch, covering the entire screen and the sides of the watch, all while leaving the digital crown and bands slots free and open to use as normal. It comes in both 40mm and 44mm sizes.

$13 for 44mm at Amazon

Ultimate coverage

JUSTCOOL 360° Rugged Case

Protect every nook and cranny of your Apple Watch with this ultra-rugged iPhone case and band. The case is heavy-duty hard plastic, and the band is flexible silicone, which even has holes in it to make it more breathable so your skin shouldn’t get as sweaty from wearing it. Plus, it also has a built-in screen protector to keep your display looking shiny and new. It only comes in the 44mm size.

$19 for 44mm at Amazon

Apple Watch Series 2 & Series 3

Heavy-duty protection

SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro

Luke’s Favorite

This case has an easy front cover snap-on design, which makes installation a breeze; you don’t have to try and slide the straps through flexible silicone. It’s made from hard polycarbonate on the outside — to withstand hard bumps and scratches — and soft TPU on the inside, so that it doesn’t scratch up your Apple Watch.

From $19 for 42mm at Amazon

Comfortable pick

Catalyst Waterproof Case

Lory’s Favorite

The Catalyst Waterproof Case is, by far, the most comfortable watch case I’ve ever worn. The bands are connected with hinges instead of a one-piece mold. Though it makes the overall look of your Apple Watch slightly larger, it’s not cumbersome at all. I’ve worn the Catalyst on my wrist for weeks at a time without feeling like it was too big or uncomfortable. It comes in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.

$70 for 42mm at Amazon

Super snug fit

Spigen Rugged Armor

Name the phone or accessory and, chances are, Spigen makes a case for it — and a great one at that. It goes on easily and holds tight; you won’t feel it wriggling around on your Apple Watch. The Digital Crown is left entirely open and is entirely unhindered, thanks to the Rugged Armor’s great fit. A metal button covers your Apple Watch’s Side Button but doesn’t interfere with functionality, which means the scratchable surfaces are covered all the way around. It comes in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.

$13 for 42mm at Amazon

Armband case

Twelve South ActionSleeve

If you’re a heavy lifter, a contact sports enthusiast, or don’t have a wrist to wear an Apple Watch on, you’ll be happy to see what Twelve South has to offer. If you’ve always wanted to be able to use your Apple Watch while punching a bag, lifting weights, or playing rugby but don’t want it getting in the way, check out the ActionSleeve. It’ll keep track of your fitness while staying away from your wrist. It comes in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.

From $20 at Amazon

Sleek protection

i-Blason Unity

Most rugged cases look … well … rugged. The Unity from i-Blason is different. It protects the aluminum or stainless steel of your Apple Watch while keeping a slimmer profile. It’s made of shock-absorbing rubber, and the side button is hidden to protect it from dust and debris. This only comes in 42mm.

From $15 at Amazon

Magnetic clamp

Uniya Magnetic Frame

I love magnetic cases because they’re so easy to put on and take off. I have a Uniya for my iPhone XS. This bumper case is made from aluminum and has magnets that zip it closed, so there is no fiddling about with straps. It’s available for all Apple Watch sizes.

From $10 at Amazon

Our personal picks

Luke prefers the SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro because it’s the most complete case (it even comes with a band) that gives you the confidence that your Apple Watch won’t get damaged.

Lory’s favorite is the Catalyst Waterproof Case because it’s so comfortable that you almost forget you’re wearing a big case, but its all-over protection means you can swim, dirt bike, and even paint your house with it, and it will keep your Apple Watch in pristine condition.

Any case you get is going to give you peace of mind when you are doing rigorous and potentially dangerous activities. Just make sure you are getting the right size for the right model before you hit that buy button!

This article was originally posted on iMore

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