Smartwatches are the latest wearable technology craze, and for good reason. They’re convenient, stylish, and most importantly, practical. But like all devices, they require proper cleaning and care to ensure that they perform at their best. So how do you clean a smartwatch without ruining it? We’ll show you how!
The good news is that cleaning your smartwatch is not as difficult as you might think. In fact, most of the time all you need is a few supplies and a little bit of patience. Depending on what kind of smartwatch you have and the material of the band, you'll need one or more of the following items: water, mild liquid soap, dish soap or hand soap, distilled white vinegar, microfiber cloth, unused coffee filter, cotton ball, all-purpose leather cleaner and conditioner, clean cotton sock, cotton swabs (aka Q-Tips), toothbrush, straight or toothpick, and isopropyl alcohol.
Cleaning your smartwatch is easy—most of the time, you just need a microfiber cloth. If your screen gets dirty, just wipe it firmly with the cloth. Make sure to wash and hang dry the microfiber cloth from time to time, as any oily build-up can damage the watch. And never use chemical solvents on electronic screens! No Windex. No 409 spray. If the watch is waterproof (rated "water-resistant" with a rating of 1 ATM or higher), you can get it wet to clean it.
Cleaning your watch band is essential to keeping your device looking and functioning its best. Leather bands should always be cleaned with a leather cleaner and conditioner. This will clean and protect the leather. I personally use a brand called Meltonian. If you have a silicone band, be very careful which liquids you use to clean it. Silicone is known for its resiliency, but you can ruin it with certain liquids. For example, against all intuition, a silicone-based liquid can wreak havoc on solid silicone. Metal watch bands are often the toughest to clean because they have so many chain links and other gaps where grime can get trapped. But you have a lot of options when it comes to choosing a cleaner.
The Nooks and Crannies
The tiny spaces between the edges and buttons, and around the charging ports, can be a challenge to clean. That's where cotton swabs and isopropyl alcohol can help. Isopropyl alcohol is a great cleaner because it evaporates quickly and doesn't leave a residue. It's also effective at breaking down dirt, grit, and lint. Just be careful not to use too much—a little goes a long way. And never use alcohol on leather surfaces—it can damage them.
Smartwatches are durable but they are not waterproof. That means that you need to take care when cleaning them. In this article, we will show you how to clean your smartwatch without ruining it.
Don’t buy anything until you’ve read a review. Our expert reviews are the best way to know without a doubt that you are getting the right product for your needs. We only review products we think are worth.