7 Best Pro­tec­tive Cas­es for the Apple Watch Series 6

Namrata Gogoi

The mixture of great features and equally great hardware makes the Apple Watch Series 6 a compelling smartwatch out there. However, at more than $399, the new Apple Watch Series 6 is expensive. If you have already bought one, or planning to buy one I am sure you would want to keep it free from scratches and scuff marks. And that's where protective cases for the Apple Watch 6 comes into the picture.

Top Best Protective Cases for the Apple Watch Series 6

These cases wrap around the watch body, and in this way, keeps it out of harm's way, be it a harmless bump against a door frame or an accidental knock against your office desk.

There are quite different types of protective cases for the Apple Watch Series 6 and we have curated a list of the best ones in this post. Let's take a look.

1. Onmroad Protective Cover

Size: 40mm and 44mm

Onmroad Protective Cover

The Onmroad Protective Cover boasts of a flexible PC case and a screen protector that provides all-around protection to your smartwatch. It's a simple clip-on case, and all you need to do is snap it on top of the watch body, and that's about it. It will obviously add a tad bit of bulk to the watch, but the good news is that it maintains the sleek profile of the watch.

Since it's a clip-on case, you do not have to take it off to charge the watch. Just place it on top of the charger just like you'd do without a case and it would do the job just fine.

The protective cover on top keeps the glass of the watch shielded from scratches, wear & tear. And at the same time, lets the watch shine in all its glory.

Do note that it's not waterproof, and if you wear it while swimming, it's likely that moisture may seep in between the watch and the protective screen.

However, do not expect the world out of this case. Considering its price, this case will most likely wear out sooner when used on a daily basis.

2. Reedcale Bumper Case

Size: 44mm

Reedcale Bumper Case

The Reedcale Bumper Case is the one for you if you are not too keen on having a clip-on case. Instead of just covering the top and the sides of the watch body, this case wraps around the top and the bottom of the watch, and the body keeps it shielded from all the sides. Simultaneously, it gives easy access to all the ports, sensors and allows you to charge it without any issues.

The highlight of this case is that it's neither too hard nor too soft, thereby making it easier to take it off. Simultaneously, the hard nature makes it a tad difficult to tear or break easily.

It's lightweight and slim and doesn't add too much bulk to the phone's overall profile. It's durable and manages to protect the watch from both hard hits and minor bumps. Lastly, it's durable, and provided you take good care of it (wiping it clean frequently), it will last you a long time.

3. Fintie Protective Bumper Cover

Size: 40mm and 44mm

Fintie Protective Bumper Cover

How does the idea of switching between different colored cases sound to you? If it sounds exciting, then you might want to get the Fintie Protective Bumper Covers. These are simple PC cases that wrap around the phone body, and the best part is that the 8-case pack comes in a slew of attractive colors and hues. To top it all, these cases are available for around $10.

Unlike the cases that follow a top-down approach, the Fintie case needs to be fixed from the case's bottom. This design makes the watch's crown easily accessible. The slim edges keep the watch's screen safe from scratches and the likes.

It's an affordable and sturdy case. However, I wouldn't put too much money on its durability. On the flip side, they are good for short-term use, especially if you switch between the different colors frequently.

4. Misxi Hard PC Case

Size: 44mm

Misxi Hard PC Case

The Misxi Hard PC Case is a low profile case and is the one for you if you are looking to protect both the watch's screen and the edges from scratches and damage. This is a hardshell case and snaps on top of the watch. The fit is tight as a glove, and several reviewers have backed this on Amazon. More importantly, the touchscreen's response stays as such, and if you ask me, this is a huge plus.

It's slim and lightweight and doesn't add much bulk. Since it's a clear case, you'll be able to flaunt the original color of your Apple Watch in all its glory.

The Misxi Hard PC Case is quite popular on Amazon, and so far, all its variants have attracted more than twenty thousand reviews on Amazon. Out of those, it has managed to amass an average review of 4.4-stars out of 5 on Amazon.

Users love it because it has a good value-for-money proposition and does its job as advertised. And the accurate touchscreen response is the cherry on top.

5. elkson Bumper Case

Size: 44mm

elkson Bumper Case

The highlight of the elkson Bumper Case is its lightweight and unobtrusive nature. This makes the watch incredibly light on your wrist. This is a simple case, minus the glass protection, with all the essential features such as bumpers around the edges and bottom, raised bezels, and corner protection.

It's made of thermoplastic material, which gives it a flexible look and makes it convenient to install. The cutouts are precise, and the corners are reinforced enough to deflect against knocks and

More importantly, the fit is perfect and works as advertised.

It doesn't cost much, and if you want the right balance of price to features, this is the one you should certainly give a try.

6. Spigen Rugged Armor

Size: 44mm

Spigen Rugged Armor

Even though it's named Rugged Armor, Spigen's case for the Apple Watch Series 6 is a low profile case designed to protect the watch body and keep it safe from knocks and bumps. This clip-on case is made of polycarbonate. Surely enough, it's soft and flexible, which makes it easy to install. And at the same time, it's rigid enough to maintain a solid structure.

The precise cutouts along the ports and sensors mean easy access to all the essential watch functions. The button has a textured cover, makes it easy to press even without looking.

You must already know that Spigen is a well-known name in the case & covers industry, primarily because of its durability and quality. Provided you take good care of the product, they last a long time. Just ask Siri to remind you to wipe the insides of the case from time to time, and you'll be sorted.

This case has been received well by many users, and so far, it has managed to amass an average of 4.7-stars with users loving the fact that its durability and easy installation process.

7. Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

Size: 40mm

Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro

If you are around heavy machinery a lot or stay in proximity to one, you may want to check the Unicorn Beetle Pro series by Supcase. This is a heavy-duty armored case, and unlike the one above, it's the whole deal—you get both the case as well as the band. Apart from the raised bezels, this case also comes with lightly textured edges.

Another highlight of this case is its shock-resistant nature, and it's a huge plus, especially if you work outdoors or are out on the road a lot.

All these added safeguards mean that the Unicorn Beetle Pro is bulky, and you might lose out on the original profile and the comfort quotient associated with the Apple Watch Series 6. But if you compare a bulky design against a shattered screen, the former is the winner any day.

However, if you have a small wrist, the Supcase Unicorn Beetle Pro might not be the one for you.

Wrap It Up

The right case or cover for your Apple Watch ensures that it remains in pristine condition for a long, long time. And at the same time, it safeguards against everyday wear and tears.

As it goes with phone cases, the same thumb rule holds for watch cases as well. You have to take care to clean it now and then, especially the crevices and nooks on the inside. This practice ensures that corrosive particles are flushed out, thereby preventing unnecessary scratching and scuff marks on your watch.

Next up: Do you want to leave the hassles of carrying a power cable with you during your tours and travels? Check out the post below to find our curated list of the best power banks for iPhone with wireless charging feature.


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Namrata loves writing about products and gadgets. She has been working for Guiding Tech since 2017 and has around three years of experience writing features, how-tos, buying guides, and explainers. Previously she worked as an IT Analyst at TCS, but she found her calling elsewhere.