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Apple Watches have become an essential tool for people who enjoy outdoor activities, including watersports. Whether you're surfing, swimming, or kayaking, your Apple Watch can provide valuable information about your health and fitness, as well as track your progress and help you stay connected. However, as with any electronic device, damage is a significant risk. So, it's essential to protect your Apple Watch while engaging in watersports.

In this post, we'll take a look at some of the best protective gear for your Apple Watch for watersports enthusiasts and beachgoers.

Why Is It Important to Protect Your Apple Watch?

Water is one of the biggest enemies of electronics. Even though the Apple Watch is water-resistant, it's not completely waterproof. If you expose it to water for too long, or at a depth greater than it's rated for, water can seep into the watch and cause damage. Also, seawater can corrode the metal components and can harm the sensors and other delicate parts of your watch.

Note: the new Ultra models are waterproof.

Therefore, it's essential to use protective gear for your Apple Watch while engaging in watersports. Protective gear can shield your watch from the elements, accidental bumps and scratches, and potential water damage.

Key Product Features for Apple Watch Protective Gear

When looking for protective gear for your Apple Watch, there are several key features to consider:

  • Shock Absorption: Some protective gear features shock-absorbing properties that can help protect your watch from accidental bumps and impacts.

  • Visibility: Look for protective gear that does not obstruct your Apple Watch's display. The best products will offer full access to your watch screen and all its functionalities.

  • Durability: Make sure the protective gear is made from high-quality materials that can withstand the wear and tear of outdoor activities.

Best Protective Gear for Apple Watch for Water Sports

Top Combo Strap + Case

Rip Curl x UAG Huntington Watch Strap + Case for Apple Watch

Experience unparalleled style, durability, and functionality with the Huntington watch band by Rip Curl and UAG. Its robust materials guarantee that your Apple Watch stays firmly in place even during intense physical activities. The soft-touch silicone exterior and interior ensure comfort for all-day wear, whether you're hiking in the mountains or hitting the beach. Plus, with the built-in case, your Apple Watch remains fully protected from scratches, dings, and other types of damage.

The Huntington band's sturdy stainless-steel hardware provides a secure fit, and its multiple notches make it easy to adjust the sizing. Its lightweight and breathable design make it perfect for any water sports activity. This band and case combo is designed specifically to fit Apple Watch Series 8/7 45mm, ensuring a perfect fit. With its soft-touch silicone and custom stainless-steel hardware, the Huntington watch band is the ideal accessory for anyone who wants both style and functionality.

Top Strap

[U] Lucent Watch Strap for Apple Watch

Discover the ultimate blend of style and comfort with the U Collection Lucent series watch band, specially designed for water sports enthusiasts. Our most striking design yet, this band boasts a modern and comfortable translucent soft-touch TPU material, adorned with a playful allover dot pattern and a gradient design on the inner band. The durable stainless steel hardware ensures your Apple Watch is securely fastened, so you can enjoy your water adventures without any worries. With the debossed logo detail on the strap loop, this stylish Lucent strap is sure to elevate any look.

This watch band is perfectly designed to fit a wide range of Apple Watch Series, including Ultra, SE 2, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 & SE. Its water-resistant soft-touch TPU material provides comfortable all-day wear, even during the most intense water sports activities. Its trendy and translucent outer band, coupled with the gradient design on the inner band, adds a touch of sophistication to your look. Whether you're surfing, paddleboarding, or swimming, this band ensures that your Apple Watch stays in place, and you can focus on enjoying your water sports experience. Upgrade your water sports gear with the U Collection Lucent series watch band, and make a statement with style and comfort.

Top Case

Scout Watch Case for Apple Watch 7

Elevate your water sports experience with the Scout watch case, a perfect blend of style and protection for your Apple Watch. This sleek and modern case offers featherlight PC protection, ensuring your device stays safe from bumps and scratches, while also complementing your style. The raised screen surround provides added protection, allowing you to take on any water sports adventure without any worries.

With easy snap-on installation, this case offers a secure and precise fit, ensuring your Apple Watch remains in place even during intense physical activities. You can easily access the touch screen, buttons, and charging port, so you never have to remove the case for any reason.

This watch case is designed specifically for Apple Watch 45mm (Series 7) and 41mm (Series 7), ensuring a perfect fit for your device. With UAG's Scout watch case, you can take on any water sport with confidence, knowing your Apple Watch is protected from potential damage. Whether you're surfing, paddleboarding, or swimming, this case is the ultimate accessory to keep your device safe and secure. Gear up for your water sports adventure and take on the day with the UAG's Scout watch case.


If you're an avid watersports enthusiast and want to protect your Apple Watch from water damage and other elements, investing in protective gear is a must. Look for products that offer shock absorption, durability, and visibility. By investing in the right protective gear, you can enjoy your outdoor activities while keeping your Apple Watch safe and protected.

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