After a long day out in the sun, people bathe and wash their clothes. But they set aside the watch they were wearing for the next day. People often forget that they need to clean their smartwatches too. To do so without causing damage, every responsible watch owner should know how to clean a smartwatch the right way.
The best way to clean your smartwatch’s screen is with a microfiber cloth. Remember to wash your cloth occasionally so that it doesn't build up layers of filth. If you don't own a microfiber cloth, a coffee filter will act as a good substitute. You don’t want to use tissue paper or paper towels because they’ll leave fibers behind. If the screen is not especially dirty, a dry microfiber cloth may be all you need.
However, if there’s an excessive buildup of grime, dab the cloth in diluted vinegar. Use a teaspoon of distilled white vinegar and half a cup of water. Only use this diluted vinegar as a last resort.
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For all the small ports on the watch, use a cotton swab with a tiny bit of water or rubbing alcohol. If the cotton swap is too big, pull a bit of fiber off the top and make a finer point.
Here at the Angel Watch Company, we create high-quality smartwatches that feature silicone straps. These straps can get especially dirty because they directly touch your skin, and dirt will stay on them if you don’t address it.
To clean the strap, put liquid soap and water in a bowl. Both hand and dish soap will work as long as you use liquid products. Then, dunk the strap into the bowl, and scrub off any excess grime. If the watch is waterproof, as ours is, you can put the whole thing in the bowl. Otherwise, remove the strap before cleaning.
If you have a smartwatch with a leather strap, it will need extra care. Use a leather cleaner to clean it. First, put a small amount of the cleaner on a washed sock or rag. Test it on the back of the strap to ensure that the leather cleaner won't change the color of the dye. After that, add some cleaner and buff out the strap. Once you finish, let it air dry.
With these simple steps, you can maintain a pristine smartwatch or at least keep your kid's video call watch from remaining filthy. Now, you know how to clean your smartwatch the right way.