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  1. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    Do you guys use one? If so any recommendations?

  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Zagg. Costs more, easier to put on (even I can do it with no bubbles), works well and great guarantee. I've used others in the past - no more.
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    Oh nice I love zagg as well....I have it on my note 3.....did not know they had one for the gear.....Thanx for the suggestion.
  4. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    I'd suggest this for the GEAR, seems like the perfect application for such:

    Welcome to Liquid Glass Protection - Crystalusion

    Using it on my GN3 instead of a screen protector.

    I've got another packet of this,hadn't thought about using it on the GEAR until this thread popped-up.

    A BTW w/this:

    Do not use this AND a screen protector,on the GEAR or any phone,as doing so may result in a less than responsive touchscreen.

    One or the other.Per a correspondence w/the mfg,this stuff (CRYSTALUSION) can last anywhere from 7-12 months before wearing off.
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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    hmmmm never heard of it. does it really work against abrasions? all my watches usually ends up getting scratched somehow......i really do not want to mess up my gear.

    curious, does anybody know if the gear uses gorilla glass?
  6. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    W/the GEAR,unprotected, I've banged it around quite a few times during the course of a work-day w/o any flaws.

    As for the GN3,(protected w/CRYSTALUSION, it sees much less of an opportunity for such, as the GEAR & B/T headset I use reduce the amount of actual phone handling substantially.

    My concern w/both isn't so much the physical abuse, but, protection from dirt/grit.
    Supposedly, this is a touchscreens' biggest challenge & the CRYSTALUSION so far seems up to the task of providing adequate protection.
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  7. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    yeah for me my concern i more physical then from dust and debris. not sure how or why, but all of my watches always end up getting scratched really bad so i really want to protect it.

    weird that i could not find zagg shield for the gear on amazon.....their website has it but it won't get shipped until the 28th of nov!!!!
  8. dlg_az

    dlg_az New Member

    I made my own. Had some extra skins laying about and cut one to size. Used the Gear's charging unit to measure it out. Place it on the skin, face down, use the watchface cutout on the charging unit to make your template. Cut it a bit in from the lines because its a tad too big for the display. Then cut it and apply. Works like a charm.

    I also cut a piece for the underside metal bracket of the band, cutting out a hole for the two openings on the clasp.
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  9. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    welcome to AF!!!!!!!!!!!!

    i'm not much of a DIY'er like you......i just bit the bullet and bought a zagg invisibleshield for $9.99 and it will be shipped in a few weeks.
  10. dlg_az

    dlg_az New Member

    Thank you very much. I lurk a lot, rarely post unless I have something I think is worthwhile to the masses. Thought my DIY screensaver would be helpful. just couldn't bring myself to pay that much for a tiny piece of screensaver I could make myself. I have enough older phone skins laying about that its a waste not to use them for something. Poof voila! Gear screensavers! ;-)
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  11. mrcaptain

    mrcaptain Well-Known Member

    Too late for me, I already have a scratch on mine. :'(
  12. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Perhaps something like this:

    CleanSeal Liquid Screen Cleaning and Protection - 50ml ::

    Or this:

    Crystalusion Liquid Glass Screen Protection ::

    May minimize the appearance of the scratch & possibly prevent further marring of the screen.

    Not trying to sell anything,just offering a much less expensive option to servicing/replacement of the screen,if you're looking @ the possibility.
  13. mrcaptain

    mrcaptain Well-Known Member

    I'll have a look and see if I can get them in the UK. Thanks.
  14. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    so far so good with my watch face, but i noticed a few scuffs on the band where the speaker is.

    do you think the crystalusion would protect it further from scratching?
  15. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    Ya might wanna try something,as you've already scuffed the opposing side,probably just a matter of time 'til the same happens on the face.

    Another reason I'm suggesting to use something is I've just noticed a slight scratch on the glass,close to the upper r/h corner.Visible,but not to the annoying point.Could be w/others,as the same scratch on my phone,whether scaled to size or actual,would bother me much more than on a watchface.

    I have another CRYSTALUSION that I'm gonna apply over the holiday weekend,& let it set.I should actually have an idea by Thanksgiving evening whether this stuff will hide this scratch.
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  16. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    yeah i ordered the zagg shield.......just have to hold out for a few weeks til it arrives..........i might look into the the liquid stuff and see if it will keep the speaker part from getting more scratched then it already is.
  17. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    I applied the CRYSTALUSION on the GEAR tonight,will allow for it to set-up overnight & post a follow-up tomorrow evening................

    Liquid Glass Protection | Liquid Glass Solution - Crystalusion
    How it Works Liquid Glass Protection - Crystalusion
    Benefits - Crystalusion
    How to Apply - Crystalusion
    FAQ's - Crystalusion
    Contact us - Crystalusion
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  18. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    After curing overnight & a day of use @ work,it appears the CRYSTALUSION is working to prevent smears/smudging/fingerprints.

    As for how well it will protect against substantially more (grit/scratching),only time will tell.Shouldn't be too long before I report on the effectiveness.I don't abuse my watch,but,I don't coddle it either,just proceed throughout the day as I did pre-GEAR.

    As for curing/hiding pre-existing scratching/etc...?
    To a slight degree,it does.Not hiding,but,lessening the appearance of a scratch on the watchface.

    As for on the clasp/mic?
    The scuffmarks are just as visible,but,hopefully a little better protected from future shock.Again,time (real soon) will tell.I use my watch,not keeping it in a cocoon/display case.I'd rather my GEAR take the abuse & spare my phone against such.

    As for the clasp & mic,perhaps the proper cleaner/polish would better lessen/protect against scratching,will research this once the Thanksgiving Weekend is behind us.

    Contacting SAMSUNG for recommendations on this & cost of a new watch face/glass purchase/replacement service.Looks simple enough,but,I'll do my homework before potntially opning a can ofworms inside a Pandora's Box.......

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