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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
Applied easily and smoothly, first time.
By From the Tinkers
I read and followed the instructions precisely. The screen protector went on easily and was easy to adjust to square it to the watch. The corners wrapped smoothly around the rounded edges of the watch without me doing anything. After applying the screen protector, I set the watch on the counter (not on the charger) overnight to dry as instructed. The next morning, there were a few bubbles, but by day 2 (36 hours after applying the screen protector), all bubbles were gone. The screen protector is invisible to sight and has nearly (about 95%) of the smooth touch/feel as the native screen. Good job, Skinomi! I paid full price for this product with my own money -- I did not receive any compensation for the product or for writing a review. I rarely write reviews, but this product is good (at least so far for applying it -- I haven't had any watch accidents that will call the protector into service), and I wanted to be sure there were some full-paying customer reviews available.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful.
Super impressed! Great deal and a great product.
I received this yesterday and watched the installation video online (as directed). It said that after application, I would need to wait for several hours to let it cure. So, I waited and followed the instructions to a "T" before I went to bed. I was a little concerned that the sides wouldn't lay down and I would be stuck with lifted edges. I am OCD and I just know that if that were the case, I would pick at it and eventually throw it away! I was wrong! I woke up and whala, the sides laid down and it looks so good that you cannot even tell that there is a cover on it! I took pics so that you could see this. I am truly impressed. And for the cost, you just cannot go wrong!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 166 customer reviews...
ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND PATIENCE!
If you follow the directions exactly as it says to and most important sit down and be patient with the delicate process, there should be no reason why you don't get the screen protector on perfectly in 1-2 tries AND get the corners to stay down!
Skinomi provides a step-by-step video outlining how to put on the screen protector from start to finish. It is crucial that you watch this video and understand the process BEFORE attempting to do anything. Follow the video's steps exactly as it says and the product works just like it's intended to.
Key notes about the installation process:
This is a “wet install” type of screen protector and I like the fact that it comes with a spray solution bottle, which is just very mild soap with water. The spray solution is what gets this screen protector on without a hitch. The spray makes the screen protector easy to glide/slide and position once placed on your watch. You don't have to worry about it being misaligned as long as there is still enough spray solution on the screen protector to slide around; in theory you could keep it continuously wet to keep it moving around for as long as you want.
Once the screen protector is on and gliding around on your watch, do as the video says and hold it down with one hand while squeegeeing the excess water out with a credit card wrapped in the microfiber cloth with your other hand. The screen protector will not stay aligned where you wanted it to be so after every squeegee, make sure to stop and realign because as you remove the water, it will be harder and harder to realign and the adhesive on the screen protector starts setting in.
Once aligned, leave the screen protector sit for 10-15 minutes while the edges of it dry. This is so it will adhere to the curved edges of the watch properly (THIS IS HOW YOU GET THE CORNERS TO STICK). If the screen protector is still too wet, the edges and corners will not adhere and that's where all these negative reviews for the product come from. You need to be patient and let it dry out. You'll know it's dry enough when you can press down and the majority of it sticks to the curved edges. Use your palm to evenly press down continuously on the edges and corners (one side at a time, alternate position like you're putting lug nuts on a car tire) and hold firmly for up to a minute so it adheres. Do this correctly and voila, you're good to go. Let it sit and set overnight and you're done.
You may still have some small air bubbles after squeegeeing and letting it set overnight but it will clear up by itself within 2 days or so.
This entire process is all about attention to detail and patience, if you don't have this don't bother buying it. If you did buy it and failed to follow the directions exactly as told, don't leave a bad review for your inability to follow directions.