Apple Watch Sport Screen Isn’t As Durable As I Thought [VIDEO]

As the Apple Watch starts going on sale in Apple retail stores, those looking to pick one up may still be on the fence about whether to buy the Apple Watch, the Apple Watch Sport, or maybe even the Apple Watch Edition. I thought this would be a perfect time to share with you a little incident that happened with my Apple Watch Sport, that may help you finalize your decision.

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So yes, I have a nasty scratch across the screen of my Apple Watch Sport. As I mentioned in the video, I think it might have happened when I bumped our granite countertop. I can’t be sure, but it’s really the only thing I’ve ever bumped or that the watch screen has come into contact with that would be hard enough to scratch the screen.

I was sure the Ion-X glass used on the Apple Watch Sport would be fine with my every day lifestyle when I bought it. Sadly it hasn’t held up. Now, does this mean it would have scratched if I had the Apple Watch with the sapphire screen? Maybe. Does it mean if you have the Apple Watch Sport the screen will scratch if you bump it? No. Does it mean I need to be a lot more careful with my Apple Watch? You better believe it.

As for what I’m going to do next, I can get it repaired. I do have Apple Care – something I highly recommend – but to be honest, I’m a little scared I’d just scratch it again. So I’m not sure what I’m going to do just yet. The scratch doesn’t affect the usage of the watch. I can however feel it when I move my finger across the screen, but the scratch is more an eyesore than anything.

What do you think I should do? Get it fixed now or wait? Let me know.

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