10 Best Cases to Protect your Apple Watch Series 8 in 2022

The Apple Watch Series 8 is the latest addition to the Apple Watch line. It launched alongside the Apple Watch SE on September 16 and comes with a wide variety of new and improved features.

Some of these features include a low power mode for increasing the battery life, Crash Detection allowing the device to know if you’ve been in an accident so you can call emergency services, and can read your temperature.

The Apple Watch 8 can do a lot of things and it would be terrible to break such a device. This guide will list 10 individual cases that you can purchase to protect your Apple Watch Series 8.

Are cases worth it for Apple Watch?

Absolutely. Apple Watch cases aren’t totally necessary to have but they are definitely recommended for several reasons. Cases protect the glass screen, the most important part, from breaking. The Apple Watch is somewhat fragile so you’ll want to protect it as much as possible.

The screen won’t shatter into a million pieces, but you can protect it against scratches and cracks. Plus, you can keep the Apple Watch more hygienic. Wearing an Apple Watch for an extended period of time means it’ll come in contact with oil and bacteria on your skin.

Especially if you exercise with the Apple Watch on. Having a case on your device will keep it clean and free of dirt and bacteria. With all that out of the way, here are the 10 best cases that you can get for your Apple Watch 8.

What are the best cases for the Apple Watch 8?

1. Spigen Rugged Armor Pro – One of the best all-around

Starting off the list is the Spigen Rugged Armor Pro, a good starting point because it’s an all-around great case. It provides total protection for an Apple Watch 8. It’s made out of a scratch-resistant material that allows it to absorb shocks.

A material like that is great on the off chance you drop the device. The case is also covered in these raised bezels which give it that blocky look. Those bezels actually have a purpose by giving the watch an extra layer of protection.

Raised bezels do this by creating further distance between the screen and the ground. That way, if the Apple Watch 8 ever lands face first, the bezels are what make contact.

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2. Otterbox All Day Case – Antimicrobial material

The Otterbox All Day Case is a great choice for those who want a more colorful option. In addition to pink, the All Day Case also comes in black, blue, and purple. It’s made out of polycarbonate plastic that protects the Apple Watch face.

It’s not as protective as the Spigen Rugged Armor Pro and it only fits on the 41mm model of the Apple Watch 8. But the All Day Case stands as it has antimicrobial protection, the only entry on this list to have this feature.

You don’t have to worry about bacteria getting caught on the edge, and in this day and age, that’s crucial. Not only that, the case is environmentally friendly being made out of 90 percent recycled plastic.

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3. TAURI Hard Case – Houses hard tempered glass

The third entry is the TAURI Hard Case, one of the cheaper options on this list. It’s made out of a combination of tempered glass and hard polycarbonate plastic. It’s available for both the 41mm and 45mm models of the Apple Watch 8 plus it comes in four colors: black, blue, green, and clear plastic.

The glass itself has been given a 9H rating in hardness. This means the Hard Case has the toughest form of tempered glass and is highly resistant to scratches.

Of course, you still have to be careful and not drop your Apple Watch but you can expect it to survive falls with very little damage done.

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4. Misxi Hard PC Case – Shock-absorbing plastic

The Misxi case is very similar to the previous TAURI case. It’s cheap and made out of the same tempered glass and polycarbonate materials that can absorb shocks from falls. The case totally covers the Apple Watch 8 face.

Installation is easy as all you have to do is snap it on the device. That tempered glass still allows the watch face to react to touch. A common concern with these types of cases is whether or not the Apple Watch will register you touching it if the glass is too thick.

Worry not because the glass is thin and the Watch 8 will register touches as if it was bare.

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5. Zebre Hard Case – Cheapest case on the list

Next up is the Zebre Hard Case which is very similar to the previous Miski entry. Available in 41mm and 45mm sizes, the case is made out of hard tempered glass housed in hard plastic covering the entirety of the Apple Watch 8.

And like the Tauri case, the glass has a hardness rating of 9H so you can rest easy that it’ll easily survive bumps, scratches, and drops on the ground. The company also says the case is waterproof allowing the Apple Watch 8 to survive rain; just don’t go swimming with it. You’ll still ruin it.

For this particular package, you get four individual cases if you ever lose one, break it, or want to give one to another person. Colors range from black to pink and midnight blue.

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6. RHINOSHIELD Bumper Case – Various colors

Stepping away from the hard plastic, we have the Bumper Case from RHINOSHIELD. As a company, RHINOSHIELD is well known within the industry for its protective cases for all manner of Apple devices.

That reputation persists here. The Bumper Case is made out of the company’s “special impact resistant polymer” that protects the Watch 8 from damage as high as four feet in the air. It features a raised crown around the face for added protection.

And for people who want that extra flair, the rim of the Bumper Case can be removed and replaced with the rim of another. That way, you can mix and match designs to fit your personality.


7. M1 Sport Series Rugged Case – Most expensive

Now we go to one of the more expensive entries on this list: the M1 Sport Series Rugged Case from amBand. Similar to the first entry of this list, the Rugged Case is outfitted with all of these raised bezels to protect an Apple Watch 8.

Plus it makes the case look pretty cool. If you’re worried its design would obscure certain features, there are cutouts around the case to make sure the buttons and crown are easily accessible.

The Rugged Case has an adjustable strap that can fit wrist sizes from 5.71-inches up to 8.74-inches so it can fit the majority of arms. It even comes with a QR code with a purchase for a free watch face design.

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8. amBand Rugged Metal Bumper – Made out of metal

For the retro fans out there, we recommend getting the Rugged Metal Bumper case, also from amBand. Having this case on your Apple Watch 8 will make it look like one of those old-school Casio watches from the 1980s.

To ensure that retro look, the Rugged Metal Bumper also comes with a QR code that you can scan to download a watch face very similar in design to old Casio devices. With that said, that metal actually does protect an Apple Watch 8. It’s not just for show.

It also has raised bevels to protect the device. The strap is also adjustable (from 5.71-inches to 8.74-inches). Considering its metal, the Rugged Metal Bumper is also the heaviest on this list at 4.6 ounces.

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9. FULLIFE Waterproof Case – Best water-resistant case

As the name suggests, the Waterproof Case from FULLIFE protects your Apple Watch 8 from water. According to the company, the case will protect your device while showering, during a rainstorm, sweating, and hand washing.

The one thing that you can’t do is go swimming with it or go diving with it. It’ll still get ruined. Perhaps it would have been better to call this a “water resistant case”. Apart from its resistance, the case is basically a suped-up version of the Zebre Hard Case mentioned earlier.

It features the same tempered glass with a hardness rating of 9H enveloping a Watch 8 while still allowing it to register touches. The case also protects against scratches and bumps.

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10. Unicorn Beetle Pro – Great customization options

And for the final entry, we recommend the Unicorn Beetle Pro from Supcase. A bit of a strange name, we must admit, but still offers great protection. Like other entries, the Beetle Pro has raised bezels with a raised rim to protect the screen from scratches.

Plus the case is shock resistant, comes with unique design strap bands, and is easy to install, according to the company. What also makes the Beetle Pro highly recommended are its various designs.

You have the basic black metal as its standard, but there’s a neat-looking clear FrostBlack design, ostentatious Mint Green, and an eye-catching Myth gold. Honestly, one of our favorites.

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Can you get scratches out of Apple Watch?

Unfortunately, you cannot. Once the face of an Apple Watch has been scratched, it’s going to stay there. It’s strongly recommended that you don’t add anything or try to fix it yourself. While Apple does have a self-service repair program, it’s only for iPhones and Macs.

What you can do is go to the Apple Watch Service and Repair page and contact Apple Support. You enter the information concerning what’s wrong with your Apple Watch, like a scratched screen, and you’ll be eligible for support.

Feel free to comment below if you have any questions regarding the above processes or anything else macOS-related.

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