1. tech_fan's Avatar
    I noticed that on Ebay people are selling wraps and skins for the device. Has anyone tried a wrap or skin? How did it come out? This particular vendor had carbon fiber, wood and other designs. Looked quite impressive.
    12-16-2013 11:33 AM
  2. Floridadomer's Avatar
    I have this one:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...cUvbUpU3325204

    Some people complain the watch can't charge in the holder due to it being to tight to close. While I agree it is tighter, I have had no issues with closing it up and charging it.
    12-16-2013 01:48 PM
  3. tech_fan's Avatar
    Thanks. How does the skin look? Was it difficult to put on? Was it one piece or multiple pieces?The last time I put a skin on a device was when I had a Kindle about 3 years ago. I assume a lot has changed since then.


    I have this one:
    Skinomi TechSkin - Samsung Galaxy Gear Screen Protector Ultra Clear Shield + Brushed Steel Full Body Protective Skin + Lifetime Warranty: Watches: Amazon.com

    Some people complain the watch can't charge in the holder due to it being to tight to close. While I agree it is tighter, I have had no issues with closing it up and charging it.
    12-16-2013 02:04 PM
  4. Floridadomer's Avatar
    It's multiple pieces. Two front pieces, a back piece, two side pieces and a clasp piece. Oh duh, and the screen protector. I usually suck at putting on these kind of things and always have my wife do it. This time I did it myself and really didn't have any issues. It took a few times to get some of the pieces just right but still was able to get it all done in about 10 minutes.

    I posted pictures here:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ed-theirs.html
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    12-16-2013 03:21 PM
  5. Live2ride883's Avatar
    12-16-2013 03:59 PM
  6. UsedName's Avatar
    I order that same one and wasn't happy with it. The holes or cutouts for the charging and home button wasn't precise and like someone mentioned the charging cradle didn't fit with it on..... I ditched it. I'll just wait until my Gear gets all scratched up then i'll cover it up with a skin.LOL..hahah
    12-16-2013 09:52 PM
  7. tech_fan's Avatar
    What are your thoughts on the liquid screen protectors like Liquid Glass and Dynaflo Liquid Armour? With these, you apply them using a wet wipe and then reapply every 3-6 months.
    12-18-2013 10:26 AM
  8. Raptor007's Avatar
    I did the Skinomi kit on my GG, I opted for the Clear one though. I can say after I put the full kit on which includes an coverage for the bottom of the GG it didn't fit into the charging cradle. I had to remove the bottom portion to get it to fit in and close the the charger. Annoying but I wasn't going to break the charger since they were not available at the time.
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    12-19-2013 08:51 AM
  9. tech_fan's Avatar
    I have this one:
    Skinomi TechSkin - Samsung Galaxy Gear Screen Protector Ultra Clear Shield + Brushed Steel Full Body Protective Skin + Lifetime Warranty: Watches: Amazon.com

    Some people complain the watch can't charge in the holder due to it being to tight to close. While I agree it is tighter, I have had no issues with closing it up and charging it.

    the manual of the skinomi says that you have to wait 12-24 hours after application before you turn the device on. Did you wait the suggested time or just turn it on?

    Thanks
    12-19-2013 10:37 PM
  10. Live2ride883's Avatar
    I finally received my carbon fiber skin from Skinomi today and put it on. While it does make the watch tighter in the charger, and on my wrist it does charge. Now I just have to decide if I am gonna keep it on, in some ways it seems to take away from the Gears appearance, but maybe I just need to get used to it.
    12-23-2013 10:58 PM
  11. tech_fan's Avatar
    I bought the skinomi clear version. It's OK. It went on well. I did try crystalusion off of Amazon to go on my note 8. I was so impressed with that liquid screen protector that I think I'll get one for this watch. It seems to be very resistant to fingerprints

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    12-24-2013 10:46 AM
  12. Live2ride883's Avatar
    I took my carbon fiber skin off today. Overall I just wasn't happy with it.
    12-26-2013 09:27 PM
  13. tech_fan's Avatar
    Interesting, I was just about ready to do that with my skinomi. When I looked at it in a certain angle is didn't look right. I think I'll try the liquid screen protector

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    12-26-2013 10:09 PM
  14. Live2ride883's Avatar
    Interesting, I was just about ready to do that with my skinomi. When I looked at it in a certain angle is didn't look right. I think I'll try the liquid screen protector

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    Let us know how it works..
    12-27-2013 10:04 AM
  15. tech_fan's Avatar
    Let us know how it works..
    Actually, I tried it with my Note 8 and had some good results so, I ordered one for my wife and one for my watch. There is someone else in the Phandroid forum that recommended it to me.
    12-27-2013 03:57 PM
  16. tech_fan's Avatar
    Let us know how it works..
    I applied the Crystalusion liquid screen protector to my watch today. Went on well. I peeled the Skinomi off of my watch and noticed a definite difference right away. You are supposed to reapply the screen protector yearly so, we will see how it holds up over time. I think that the watch band will give me more problems than the screen protector because I have the lighter color band. But, overall I am very pleased with the liquid screen protectors. If I had not ordered the glass screen protector, I probably would have used it on my phone as well.
    12-28-2013 10:17 PM
  17. evilgenyus's Avatar
    I think I'm going to try the skinomi skin because thru the end of today you can get 60% off so it's only 7.98 w/ this (60% off with coupon code: endofthe2013)

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    01-01-2014 09:15 PM
  18. JasW's Avatar
    I was thinking about a protector/skin, but then I realized: I also own a vastly more expensive dress watch (an Omega Constellation). I never thought of protecting it. It has a few signs of wear -- some of which can get polished out when I bring it in for servicing every few years -- but none of them bother me. Why would I let a scratch or something similar bother me on the Gear?
    01-02-2014 01:23 PM
  19. ldscalgaryguy's Avatar
    I bought some cheap screen protectors for my gear. After putting one on yesterday, I realized that the top and bottom edges don't suck because the glass is curved. This is causing the protector to peel off and also collect dirt right away. Had anyone had better success with a certain product over others?
    01-15-2014 07:23 AM
  20. tech_fan's Avatar
    I use the liquid screen protector that I bought from amazon.com. It's called crystalusion. Seems to work well.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    01-15-2014 09:41 AM
  21. phraegius's Avatar
    I bought the brushed steel skin and screen protector from skinomi. Installation was a breeze, and fits just fine in the charger.
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    01-15-2014 10:00 AM
  22. Michael Lynady's Avatar
    Crystalusion doesn't protect from scratches-found out the hard way

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-15-2014 12:45 PM
  23. evilgenyus's Avatar
    I bought the brushed steel skin and screen protector from skinomi. Installation was a breeze, and fits just fine in the charger.
    I bought the carbon fiber one also during the 60% off sale it does make it tighter in the charging cradle but I have no problems closing it. And it doesn't feel like it's gonna break at all. I didn't use the screen protector yet bc I already had one applied but all in all I like it.

    Sent from my SM-N900P using Tapatalk
    01-18-2014 06:07 AM
  24. Michael Lynady's Avatar
    Best way to protect gear-bought a cheap one from Amazon-bought a tech 21 screen protector(love it on my s4)-used cheap one as a template-cut the tech 21-installed and glad I did and disguised the scratch on my gear-should have thought of this on day 1-will do this immediately on gear 2 upon release

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-18-2014 11:52 AM

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