SOURCE: SquareTrade


July 17, 2015 08:30 ET

SquareTrade Shares Top Five Tips for Protecting Wearables From the Wear and Tear of Daily Life

More Affordable Than AppleCare+, SquareTrade Offers Protection Plans for the Apple Watch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 17, 2015) - Wearables like the Apple Watch™, Fitbit Flex™ and Microsoft Band have become the latest prized accessories for the technorati, fitness buffs and health enthusiasts across the country. To help wearables users keep their devices operating in tiptop shape, today SquareTrade® released its top five tips based on customers' claims for keeping these wrist gadgets safe from harm's way.

1. Beware of water activities. Water resistant doesn't mean waterproof: A customer's daughter splashed water on her smartwatch while playing in the hot tub. The watch never powered back on.
2. Make sure your watch clasps are secure. Loose ones can cause your watch to tumble: A customer going through airport security described how his smartwatch clasp became loose as he went through the metal detector. His smartwatch hit the ground, which led to a cracked screen.
3. Don't run in the rain: A customer took his smartwatch out for a run when it started to rain. The watch display stopped working when he got home.
4. Be careful of hazards while working out: A customer was wearing his smartwatch while at the gym. At the end of his workout, he noticed a crack on the screen -- a result of his watch accidentally hitting a weight machine.
5. Keep your wearables out of reach from playful pets: A customer took off his smartwatch while cleaning the yard. His dog thought it was a game of fetch and returned the watch to him, complete with several bite marks and a broken screen.

SquareTrade offers two-year wearables protection plans that cover the drops, spills and mishaps of everyday life. SquareTrade's Apple Watch Sport plans start at $44.99 with a $59 deductible; Apple Watch plans start at $64.99 with a $69 deductible -- more affordable than AppleCare+®.

To learn more about SquareTrade's protection plans for the Apple Watch and other smartwatches, visit: For information on protection plans for Fitbits and fitness trackers, visit:

About SquareTrade
SquareTrade is a highly rated protection plan trusted by millions of happy customers for its fast and exceptional service. SquareTrade protects mobile devices, laptops and tablets, and other consumer electronics and appliances from malfunctions, accidental damage and life's frequent mishaps. Unlike old-fashioned warranties, SquareTrade is designed for today's consumer and uses innovative technology to deliver a zero hassle claims process. SquareTrade has more than 230,000 fans on Facebook, consistently wins industry awards and receives thousands of 5-star reviews for its legendary customer service. Top retailers around the world offer SquareTrade, achieving significant sales growth and happier customers. Privately held, SquareTrade's investors include Bain Capital and Bain Capital Ventures. SquareTrade is headquartered in San Francisco and London. For more information, go to

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